Mutharika takes lead in Malawi’s election with 75% of votes counted

24 May 2019, 5:16 AM
Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has so far taken 40.44% of votes cast in the May 21 presidential election, with 75% of the vote counted, the Electoral Commission said on Thursday.
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Red Cross halts aid to swathe of South Sudan after staff member killed 13 September 2017, 5:53 PM

The Red Cross has halted operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen shot dead a staff member, in what the U.N. said on Wednesday was the biggest such suspension.

Red Cross halts aid to swathe of South Sudan after staff member killed 13 September 2017, 5:53 PM

The Red Cross has halted operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen shot dead a staff member, in what the U.N. said on Wednesday was the biggest such suspension during the country’s four-year civil war. Kennedy Laki Emmanuel, a driver for the Red Cross, died on Sept. 8 when gunmen fired on a […]

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria’s northeast 13 September 2017, 7:17 AM

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria that has struck more than 1 000 people housed in camps for those who fled Boko Haram are being hampered.

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria’s northeast 13 September 2017, 7:17 AM

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria that has struck more than 1 000 people housed in camps for those who fled Boko Haram are being hampered by the lack of a referral system to identify new cases, a United Nations official said. Health officials in Borno, the northeastern state at the epicentre […]

AfriForum won’t be deterred in Mugabe’s assault case 12 September 2017, 4:45 PM

AfriForum says they won't be deterred in their case against the embattled Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe.

AfriForum won’t be deterred in Mugabe’s assault case 12 September 2017, 4:45 PM

AfriForum says they won’t be deterred in their case against the embattled Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe. This after news agency, Reuters reported that Mugabe gave a statement to South African police denying that she assaulted model, Gabriella Engels with an electric cable in a Johannesburg hotel – claiming instead that an “intoxicated and unhinged” […]

Zimbabwe can feed itself again, Mugabe claims 12 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe told parliament on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe can feed itself again, Mugabe claims 12 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe told parliament on Tuesday. From the year 2000, hundreds of white farmers were evicted from their farms, often violently, and land was handed to allies of the ruling ZANU-PF […]

In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech 12 September 2017, 6:25 AM

Kenyan police detained ruling party lawmaker and former opposition senator on Monday for alleged hate speech.

In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech 12 September 2017, 6:25 AM

Kenyan police detained a ruling party lawmaker and a former opposition senator on Monday for alleged hate speech, as political tensions simmered following the Supreme Court’s decision to annul the presidential election. Both the candidates in that ballot, incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, also ratcheted up the temperature in public […]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads -WHO 11 September 2017, 6:24 AM

More than 500 people have died so far in a  cholera epidemic that is sweeping the  Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads -WHO 11 September 2017, 6:24 AM

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water. But this year’s epidemic, which has […]

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company 10 September 2017, 3:32 PM

The Tanzanian government said it had confiscated diamonds worth nearly 30 million dollars after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value.

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company 10 September 2017, 3:32 PM

The Tanzanian government said on Sunday it had confiscated diamonds worth nearly 30 million dollars after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value when trying to export the gems. Speaking on government television channel TBC 1, Finance Minister Philip Mpango said the diamonds extracted from the Williamson Diamonds mine had been […]

AU pushes for lasting peace in Libya 10 September 2017, 1:04 PM

The AU High Level Committee has welcomed the interest shown by the Libyan people to resolve the current political conflict in their country. The meeting of the six-member panel that includes President Jacob Zuma, ended in Congo-Brazzavile on Saturday night. The one-day meeting was called to find lasting solutions to the Libyan crisis. War has […]

AU pushes for lasting peace in Libya 10 September 2017, 1:04 PM

The AU High Level Committee has welcomed the interest shown by the Libyan people to resolve the current political conflict in their country.

Zuma calls for inclusive dialogue in Libya 10 September 2017, 8:30 AM

President Jacob Zuma says he’s confident that peace and stability will soon be achieved in Libya. Zuma was speaking to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in Congo Brazzaville on Saturday night at the end of the meeting of the African Union (AU) High Level Committee on Libya. War has been raging in that country […]

Zuma calls for inclusive dialogue in Libya 10 September 2017, 8:30 AM

President Jacob Zuma says he's confident that peace and stability will soon be achieved in Libya.

Factionalism in Zanu-PF comes to fore 9 September 2017, 9:24 PM

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa. She made the comments at the eighth and final leg of the Presidential Interface Youth Rally, addressed by President Robert Mugabe. He interacted with the youth on the challenges they face and their expectations from government . Speculation is rife that […]

Factionalism in Zanu-PF comes to fore 9 September 2017, 9:24 PM

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Illegal Zimbabweans granted a second chance 9 September 2017, 7:23 PM

Home Affairs has opened the process of special dispensation for Zimbabwean nationals. The new Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) will allow Zimbabwean Nationals who do not meet the criteria to be in the country through mainstream applications an opportunity to be in the country. The announcement comes as the Zimbabwean Special Permit (ZSP) which was started […]

Illegal Zimbabweans granted a second chance 9 September 2017, 7:23 PM

Home Affairs has opened the process of special dispensation for Zimbabwean nationals.

Mugabe calls on Mngangwagwa to admit his role in dividing Zanu-PF 9 September 2017, 5:52 PM

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on a faction led by the country's vice-President Emmerson Mnangwagwa.

Mugabe calls on Mngangwagwa to admit his role in dividing Zanu-PF 9 September 2017, 5:52 PM

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has launched a scathing attack on a faction led by the country’s vice-President Emmerson Mnangwagwa. Mnangwagwa was treated for poisoning at a South African hospital last month, after he became ill at a rally addressed by President Robert Mugabe. Speaking at a rally in Bindura, Grace Mugabe called on Mngangwagwa […]

Expert ‘sees no end’ to Lesotho’s political crisis 9 September 2017, 11:20 AM

Constitutional expert at the University of Lesotho, Dr Hoolo Nyane, says the country's problems will persist as long a section of the army insists on controlling political power.

Expert ‘sees no end’ to Lesotho’s political crisis 9 September 2017, 11:20 AM

Constitutional expert at the University of Lesotho, Dr Hoolo Nyane, says the country’s problems will persist as long a section of the army insists on controlling political power in the Mountain Kingdom. A SADC Double Troika team consisting of ministers and experts has been deployed to Lesotho on a fact-finding mission. This follows the assassination […]

Zuma joins African leaders to tackle Libyan crisis 9 September 2017, 11:00 AM

African leaders are set to intensify efforts to find a lasting solution to the Libyan conflict.

Zuma joins African leaders to tackle Libyan crisis 9 September 2017, 11:00 AM

African leaders are set to intensify efforts to find a lasting solution to the Libyan conflict. President Jacob Zuma and four other African heads of state will meet in Congo-Brazzaville later Saturday morning for the African Union (AU) High Level Committee meeting on Libya. The one-day meeting will among others discuss ways to solving the […]

Zimbabwe’s economy recovering: Mugabe 9 September 2017, 7:12 AM

President Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe’s economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be driven by mining and agriculture.

Zimbabwe’s economy recovering: Mugabe 9 September 2017, 7:12 AM

President Robert Mugabe said on Friday that Zimbabwe’s economy, hobbled by foreign currency shortages and a widening budget deficit, was slowly rebounding and would be driven by mining and agriculture. Without giving details, Mugabe told a meeting of the ruling Zanu-PF’s Soviet-style central committee that the former British colony was on the way to regaining […]