Motsepe-Radebe calls for investigation into money laundering claims against her

17 November 2019, 5:01 PM
Businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe has challenged her detractors in Botswana to produce evidence that she was involved in money laundering in that country.
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New AU chair set to be announced 30 January 2017, 9:35 AM

The African Union Chairperson for 2017 will be announced on Monday.

Mogae laments ‘fragile’ South Sudan conflict 30 January 2017, 6:28 AM

The fighting that erupted in July in Juba South Sudan has reversed all the gains that have been made and now the country is back to square one.

AU mediator Mbeki says new constitution draft plans are set for Sudan 29 January 2017, 9:21 PM

Thabo Mbeki says after a marathon of discussions the government of President Omar al-Bashir and the opposition groups have agreed in principle to constitute an interim government.

SA President Jacob Zuma arrives in Addis Ababa 29 January 2017, 9:15 AM

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Ethiopia for the 28th African Union (AU) ordinary session of the assembly of heads of state and government.

Mbeki expresses optimism in Sudanese peace process 29 January 2017, 6:31 AM

African Union mediator in the Sudanese conflict Thabo Mbeki has expressed optimism about the peace process in the troubled country.

Officials arrive in Addis Ababa ahead of AU Summit 28 January 2017, 12:15 PM

Heads of state and government have started arriving in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the African Union Summit.

Al Shabaab kills dozens of Kenyan troops in base raid 28 January 2017, 6:30 AM

Al Shabaab said its fighters killed dozens of Kenyan troops when the Islamist group attacked a remote military base in Somalia on Friday.

AU members to pay 0.2% levy on eligible imports 27 January 2017, 7:18 PM

Member countries to the African Union will be paying a 0.2% levy on eligible imports as a way to finance the organisation.

Starvation looms for 6 mln children in Horn of Africa 27 January 2017, 2:23 PM

Hunger, malnutrition and death threaten 6.5 million children in the impoverished dry lands of Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya due to back-to-back droughts.

Cameroon’s Camrail responsible for deadly train accident 27 January 2017, 7:06 AM

Cameroon's Camrail bears "total and entire responsibility" for a passenger train accident that killed at least 79 people in 2017.

Barrow returns to Gambia 26 January 2017, 8:51 PM

Thousands of people lined the streets of Gambia's capital Banjul on Thursday to welcome home new President Adama Barrow days after authoritarian leader Yahya Jammeh fled into exile .

African nations must address youth struggles: AU 26 January 2017, 7:22 PM

The time has come for the African governments to address the alienation of young people which fuels frustrations and create a sense of helplessness, says the AU’s Dr Aisha Abdullahi.

Kenyan doctors given five days to call off wage strike 26 January 2017, 2:05 PM

A Kenyan labour court has given the country's doctors' union five days to call off its on-going strike by medics in the public health sector.

Gambia’s President to return home on Thursday 26 January 2017, 7:13 AM

Gambian President Adama Barrow, who was inaugurated in neighbouring Senegal as mediators engineered an exit deal for predecessor Yahya Jammeh, is to return to Gambia on Thursday.

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma urges African leaders to take charge of unity 25 January 2017, 5:03 PM

The outgoing chair of the African Union Commission Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has called on African leaders to stay determined and take charge of their destiny and unity.

Somali militants ram car bomb into hotel, killing at least 15 25 January 2017, 1:22 PM

Islamist militants rammed a car bomb into the gate of a hotel in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Wednesday and stormed inside, killing at least 15 people, government officials said.

Equatorial Guinea confirms hosting ousted Gambian leader 25 January 2017, 7:34 AM

Equatorial Guinea has confirmed that it is hosting ousted Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh.

Dlamini Zuma’s unavailability a missed opportunity: AU 24 January 2017, 12:18 PM

SA’s decision not to avail outgoing African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to serve for a second term has been described as a missed opportunity.

Femi Kuti urges stars, fans to focus on Boko Haram victims 24 January 2017, 6:10 AM

Femi Kuti has urged his fellow celebrities and their fans to pressure the government to do more to help millions of people struggling to survive in Boko Haram-hit north-east Nigeria.

Dlamini- Zuma to step down as AU Chairperson 23 January 2017, 8:40 PM

Dr Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma is stepping down as the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, after four and a half years.

Uncertainty over whether Jammeh will return to Gambia 23 January 2017, 7:31 PM

Commentators are doubtful that former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh will ever return to his country, despite a joint statement that Jammeh will only be leaving the country temporarily.

Conference on African youth Empowerment underway in E Cape 23 January 2017, 4:55 PM

Youth empowerment and food security on the African continent are at the centre of discussions at the economic development conference underway at Alexandria in the Eastern Cape.

SADC committee continues to monitor Lesotho’s instability 23 January 2017, 9:05 AM

The Southern African Development Community Oversight Committee mandated to be an early warning mechanism for instability in Lesotho is on its second mission in the mountain kingdom this week.

Gambians celebrate as West African troops enter capital 23 January 2017, 6:43 AM

Gambians celebrated in the streets on Sunday after a West African regional military force entered the capital city of Banjul and took control of the presidential palace.

Gambia’s former leader Jammeh goes into exile in Equatorial Guinea 22 January 2017, 7:15 AM

Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh on Saturday flew into exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down under pressure from West African nations to accept that he lost a December election.

Gambian refugees sceptical of returning home 21 January 2017, 7:01 PM

Gambian refugees are not ready to go home yet despite Yahya Jammeh's concession to step down.

People First participates in Zimbabawe by-elections 21 January 2017, 3:53 PM

The party of former Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru, Zimbabwe People First, is standing in an electoral contest for the first time on Saturday.

SA welcomes Jammeh’s decision to step down 21 January 2017, 10:45 AM

South Africa has welcomed former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh's decision to step down without a fight.

Gambia’s Jammeh agrees to go into exile 21 January 2017, 6:21 AM

Gambia's long time ruler Yahya Jammeh, who refused to accept his election defeat last month, has agreed to go into exile, a senior adviser to new President Adama Barrow said on Friday.

Kenya targets 1 million digital jobs for youth in a year 20 January 2017, 2:32 PM

Kenya has started a digital skills training programme to enable 1 million young people to secure freelance online work in the next year.