“Engagements between Troika and Eswatini govt a sign in right direction”

23 October 2021, 1:32 PM
The Ngwane National Liberatory Congress says it believes that the engagements between the Troika delegation which was led by Jeff Radebe with the government of Eswatini are a sign in the right direction towards peace and stability in Eswatini.
Nigerian state to shut camps for people displaced by insurgency 23 October 2021, 5:23 AM

Nigeria's Borno state, the epicentre of an ongoing Islamist insurgency, will shut all camps that are holding thousands of internally displaced persons by the end of the year, its governor said on Friday, citing improved security in the state.

UN plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray 23 October 2021, 1:17 AM

An Ethiopian government airstrike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday forced a UN aid flight to abort a landing there, the United Nations said.

WHO issues plan to prevent sexual abuse after DRC scandal 22 October 2021, 6:01 PM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) issued its plan on Thursday to prevent any further misconduct by aid workers deployed in its field operations after WHO staff were caught up in a major sexual abuse scandal in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Eswatini’s constitution allows for change in political reform: Deputy Prime Minister 22 October 2021, 10:40 AM

The Deputy Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Eswatini, Themba Masuku says the country's constitution allows for change in political reform.

Tunisia President promises ‘dialogue’ over political system 22 October 2021, 5:23 AM

Tunisia's president said on Tuesday he would launch a "national dialogue" on changing electoral law and the political system, but gave no detail on how he would allay international concerns about his seizure of near total power.

Eswatini Deputy Prime Minister denies use of live ammunition on pro-democracy protesters 21 October 2021, 9:01 PM

The Kingdom of  Eswatini's Deputy Prime Minister, Themba Masuku, has denied that police have been using live ammunition on the pro-democracy protesters.

DA calls on Eswatini government to show restraint, open dialogue 21 October 2021, 2:23 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader, John Steenhuizen, has condemned what he terms the police's unnecessary use of excessive force against pro-democracy demonstrators in Eswatini.

Prospects of successful interventions in Eswatini depend on the citizens: Radebe 21 October 2021, 12:41 PM

Former Minister Jeff Radebe says prospects of success in interventions in the Eswatini situation depend on the citizens of the Kingdom.

MTN Eswatini says ordered to suspend access to Facebook, messenger app 21 October 2021, 11:18 AM

MTN Eswatini and other mobile network operators have been told to suspend access to Facebook and its messenger app until further notice, the Eswatini unit of MTN Group said in a statement, after anti-monarchy protests flared up in the southern African kingdom.

Jeff Radebe, Mashego-Dlamini appointed as Special Envoys to Eswatini 21 October 2021, 7:12 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has confirmed the appointment of former Minister Jeff Radebe and former Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini as Special Envoys to Eswatini.

Ethiopia hits Tigray’s capital with third airstrike : TV channel 20 October 2021, 8:16 PM

Ethiopia launched it's third airstrike in a week on the capital of Tigray on Wednesday, as it steps up its campaign to try and weaken forces loyal to the northern region's ruling party.

Situation tense in Eswatini as pro-democracy groups intensify protest 20 October 2021, 5:08 PM

The situation remains tense in the Kingdom of Eswatini as pro-democracy groups intensify their protest and police use force to quell the situation.

Kenya lifts COVID-19 curfew as infection rates ease 20 October 2021, 4:41 PM

Kenya lifted a nationwide curfew on Wednesday that has been in place since March 2020 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced.

EU urges Tunisia’s president to reopen parliament 20 October 2021, 12:13 PM

The European Union on Tuesday called on Tunisia's President Kais Saied to restore the democratic order in his country after he suspended parliament and seized near total control in July.

King Mswati III must engage with protestors to avoid further troubles: Expert 20 October 2021, 11:10 AM

A senior executive at Oxfam South Africa Thembinkosi Dlamini says eSwatini's King Mswati must urgently initiate dialogue with pro-democracy protesters to avoid a further deterioration of the situation in the country.

COVID-19 testing in Africa has been challenging from the beginning: WHO 20 October 2021, 7:31 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region’s Technical Officer Dr. Mary Stephen says testing has been challenging from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic on the African continent.

US says Credit Suisse to pay $475 mln to resolve Mozambican scandal charges 20 October 2021, 1:31 AM

Credit Suisse Group AG has agreed to pay about $475 million to American and British authorities to resolve bribery and fraud charges related to Mozambican bond offerings while a subsidiary pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in New York, another blow for the scandal-plagued Swiss bank.

Burundi launches COVID-19 vaccination drive 19 October 2021, 4:44 PM

Burundi has rolled out its first COVID-19 vaccines, months after most African countries, the latest step in the East African nation's shift towards a more active approach to containing the pandemic.

President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Samora Machel 19 October 2021, 4:07 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will continue to remember the contributions made by the people of Mozambique in the fight for freedom.

LIVE | Samora Machel Anniversary 19 October 2021, 12:02 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique will mark the 35th anniversary of the passing of President Samora Machel of Mozambique.

UNSG says he’s concerned about developments in Eswatini 18 October 2021, 8:09 PM

Students have been protesting for weeks in the landlocked country, seeking free schooling as well as the end to the autocratic rule of King Mswati the third.

Twelve million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia need food assistance : FAO 18 October 2021, 6:53 PM

At least twelve million people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are in urgent need of food assistance following a prolonged dry spell and the expected short rain season. That's according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's (FAO) Early Warning systems experts.

UN says situation in Ethiopia’s northern region remains “volatile and unpredictable” 18 October 2021, 3:38 PM

Conflict in parts of Ethiopia's northern region rages on as both the government and the Tigray People's Liberation Front claim they are making progress in repelling offensives.

Young people in Eswatini to use schools being closed to join pro-democracy protests 18 October 2021, 3:30 PM

Young people in Eswatini say the indefinite closure of schools in their country will give them enough time to take part in the protests against the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Swayoco plans to intensify protest action against Eswatini 18 October 2021, 12:53 PM

The Swaziland Youth Congress plans to intensify protest action against the Kingdom of Eswatini this week.

King Mswati III orders closure of schools in Eswatini amid pro-democracy protests 18 October 2021, 7:06 AM

King Mswati III has ordered the immediate and indefinite closure of schools in Eswatini following a protest by students and learners boycotting lessons and calling for free schooling, as well as an end to the King’s rule.

Glencore opens talks with Chad over debt restructuring 18 October 2021, 12:15 AM

Glencore and a consortium of banks have started talks with Chad over the restructuring of the country's more than $1 billion commercial debt, according to a letter from the company to the International Monetary Fund seen on Saturday.

Sudan protest calls for military coup as political crisis deepens 17 October 2021, 11:00 PM

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transition.

Ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo launches new party, vows to stay in politics 17 October 2021, 9:52 PM

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo vowed on Sunday to continue in politics "until my death" as he launched a new party following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court and return from a decade abroad.

Son of ex-Somali political aide held over UK lawmaker stabbing 17 October 2021, 8:37 PM

Ali Harbi Ali, the son of an ex-media adviser to a former prime minister of Somalia, has been arrested by British police under anti-terrorism laws following the killing of lawmaker David Amess, a source close to the investigation and British media said.