China must step up Africa debt relief – Ghana finance minister

7 April 2020, 12:24 PM
China must do more to help ease the debt burden of African countries facing economic calamity as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Ghana’s finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta said.
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HIV is still taboo in the DRC: chronicles from Kinshasa 29 August 2017, 7:33 AM

In 2016 I conducted in-depth interviews with patients at a 42-bed Aids unit run by Médecins Sans Frontières in Centre Hospitalier Kabinda in Kinshasa, as well as caregivers and health staff.

Kenya’s opposition gets access to electoral commission’s servers 28 August 2017, 8:15 PM

Kenya’s Supreme Court has allowed the opposition to have access to the electoral commission’s computer servers and documents used in the counting, tallying and declaration of the presidential election results. The court on Monday began hearing a petition filed by the opposition. They are challenging the commission’s declaration that Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with […]

Kenya’s opposition gets access to electoral commission’s servers 28 August 2017, 8:15 PM

Kenya's Supreme Court has allowed the opposition to have access to the electoral commission's computer servers

‘Why whites still have so much power in SA’ 27 August 2017, 8:28 AM

Zimbabwe‘s President Robert Mugabe has launched a veiled attack on white South Africans. He’s also broken his silence on his wife’s alleged assault of a Johannesburg model by lamenting the behaviour of young people. The South African government granted Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity following the alleged attack and allowed her to leave the country. Mugabe […]

‘Why whites still have so much power in SA’ 27 August 2017, 8:28 AM

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has launched a veiled attack on white South Africans.

ANC salutes Botswana for SA’s liberation 27 August 2017, 7:48 AM

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says it is important for liberation movements to stick together through trying times. Speaking at the 55th anniversary of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in Serowe, Botswana, Mantashe thanked the Botswana ruling party for their role in South Africa’s liberation. Botswana gave the ANC refuge to hold […]

ANC salutes Botswana for SA’s liberation 27 August 2017, 7:48 AM

African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe says it is important for liberation movements to stick together through trying times.

Kenyetta lambastes legislators’ refusal to salary cuts 26 August 2017, 6:15 PM

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sharply criticized Kenyan legislators for objecting to a move to reduce their salaries and benefits. However, Kenyatta has vowed not to assent to any law reversing the reductions in legislators’ wages. “It is shameful that we are barely a week away and they have not recognized that many of their colleagues […]

Kenyetta lambastes legislators’ refusal to salary cuts 26 August 2017, 6:15 PM

President Uhuru Kenyatta has sharply criticized Kenyan legislators for objecting to a move to reduce their salaries and benefits.

SA commits to facilitate lasting peace in Mozambique 26 August 2017, 7:50 AM

President Jacob Zuma has lauded efforts by h counterpart Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to engage the leadership of the Renamo opposition movement to curb the resurgence of political violence in the restive southern African state. The former guerrilla movement has launched a series of attacks in some northern and central parts of Mozambique. Since 2013, tensions […]

SA commits to facilitate lasting peace in Mozambique 26 August 2017, 7:50 AM

President Jacob Zuma has lauded efforts by Mozambican President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi to engage the leadership of the Renamo opposition movement to curb political violence.

Kenyatta says his election win is based on his development record 25 August 2017, 6:53 PM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta who was declared winner of the recent presidential elections in the country, says his win was based on his development record during his first term In a sworn affidavit filed at the Supreme Court on Thursday night, Kenyatta said his victory was endorsed by Kenyan voters and termed as “disparaging” remarks […]

Kenyatta says his election win is based on his development record 25 August 2017, 6:53 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta who was declared winner of the recent presidential elections in the country, says his win was based on his development record during his first term.

Zuma calls on private sector to support regional initiatives 25 August 2017, 4:28 PM

President Jacob Zuma says Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders should intensify efforts to encourage the private sector to support regional initiatives to bolster industrialisation and economic development. The President was speaking after holding private talks with his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, in the capital Maputo. The two leaders co-chaired the South Africa-Mozambique Bi-national […]

Zuma calls on private sector to support regional initiatives 25 August 2017, 4:28 PM

President Jacob Zuma says SADC leaders should intensify efforts to encourage the private sector to support regional initiatives to bolster industrialization and economic development.  

Zuma to attend SAfrica-Mozambique Bi-National Commission in Maputo 25 August 2017, 11:29 AM

President Jacob Zuma is expected to attend the second session of the South Africa-Mozambique Bi-National Commission (BNC) on Friday, in the Mozambican capital Maputo. Zuma will co-chair the BNC with Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi. He arrived in Maputo on Thursday night. “The BNC is the highest mechanism governing bilateral relations between the two countries. The […]

Zuma to attend SAfrica-Mozambique Bi-National Commission in Maputo 25 August 2017, 11:29 AM

President Jacob Zuma is expected to attend the second session of the South Africa-Mozambique BNC on Friday, in the Mozambican capital Maputo.

Situation in Libya dominates the African Leadership Forum 24 August 2017, 10:01 PM

Libya has topped the agenda of the 4th African Leadership Forum in Boksburg. The two day conference has brought together former African heads of state including Thabo Mbeki and former President of Tanzania Benjamin Mkapa. It is focusing on peace and security on the continent. As the former leaders debated on peace and stability on […]

Situation in Libya dominates the African Leadership Forum 24 August 2017, 10:01 PM

Libya has topped the agenda of the 4th African Leadership Forum in Boksburg.

Harnessing natural gas resources to top SA-Mozambique Commission 24 August 2017, 9:21 PM

Government’s proposal to lead regional efforts to harness natural gas resources to boost industrialisation will top the agenda during the South Africa-Mozambique Bi-national Commission which gets underway at the Mozambican capital Maputo on Friday morning. President Jacob Zuma and his host Filipe Jacinto Nyusi will co-chair the high level ministerial meeting, which will review the […]

Harnessing natural gas resources to top SA-Mozambique Commission 24 August 2017, 9:21 PM

Government's proposal to lead regional efforts to harness natural gas resources to boost industrialisation will top the agenda during the South Africa-Mozambique Bi-national Commission.

Angola’s ruling MPLA takes commanding lead in provisional vote count 24 August 2017, 8:41 PM

Angola’s ruling MPLA party held a commanding lead in provisional general election results, with 64.57 percent of the votes tallied compared with the opposition UNITA party’s 24.4 percent, the electoral commission said on Thursday. Angola, home to sub-Saharan Africa’s third-largest economy, held a smooth national election on Wednesday with the MPLA’s former defence minister Joao […]

Angola’s ruling MPLA takes commanding lead in provisional vote count 24 August 2017, 8:41 PM

Angola's ruling MPLA party held a commanding lead in provisional general election results, with 64.57 percent of the votes tallied compared with the opposition UNITA party's 24.4 percent.

Kenyan president blasts lawmakers for fighting pay cuts 24 August 2017, 6:11 PM

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta rebuked newly elected members of parliament on Thursday for resisting modest cuts to their salaries and perks, worth more than $10,000 a month, and said citizens were angry with extravagance in the government. Kenyatta, whose Aug. 8 re-election is being challenged in the supreme court by opposition leader Raila Odinga, vowed […]

Kenyan president blasts lawmakers for fighting pay cuts 24 August 2017, 6:11 PM

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta rebuked newly elected members of parliament on Thursday for resisting modest cuts to their salaries and perks, worth more than $10,000 a month.

WATCH: African Leadership Forum underway 24 August 2017, 2:38 PM

The African Leadership Forum which brings together former African heads of state is taking place in Boksburg. Ahead of the forum, former President Thabo Mbeki said every African country was ready to have a female president. Mbeki’s remarks come as South Africa grapples with the question of a first female president. This while the term […]

WATCH: African Leadership Forum underway 24 August 2017, 2:38 PM

The African Leadership Forum which brings together former African heads of state is taking place in Boksburg.

SA government to assist Sierra Leone 23 August 2017, 6:38 PM

The South African Government has announced an R8 million pledge to assist Sierra Leone - following the deadly mudslides in that country.

SA government to assist Sierra Leone 23 August 2017, 6:38 PM

The South African Government has announced an R8 million pledge to assist Sierra Leone , following the deadly mudslides in that country. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has called on the business sector to also follow suit. The SABC has also joined the campaign .Sierra Leone a country once ravaged by war and also dealing […]

Angola votes for new leader in 38 years 23 August 2017, 10:47 AM

Angolans headed to the polls on Wednesday in a parliamentary election expected to usher in the ruling party's defence minister as the new leader.