Zuma Legacy Leaves South African Anti-Graft Panel With Huge Task
A South African judicial commission faces a daunting task in investigating allegations that members of the Gupta family and their allies connived with former President Jacob Zuma and his son Duduzane to loot billions of …
Firing of Striking Nurses Stokes Concern About Zimbabwe’s Democracy
The Zimbabwean government’s dismissal of thousands of striking nurses drew condemnation from labor unions and dimmed hopes that the removal of Robert Mugabe as president last year would usher in a new era of stability …
Ramaphosa Leaves London Meeting to Address South Africa Protests
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will meet the top leadership of the country’s ruling party to decide on the future of the premier of the North West province after clashes broke out between protesters and …
Troubled Gupta Coal Mines Threaten South Africa With Power Cuts
South Africa’s state-owned power utility is working with the National Treasury to source more coal for seven of its plants that don’t have adequate supply, raising the specter of a return to rolling power cuts …
Zimbabwe Working on Logistics for Diaspora Vote, Moyo Says
Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs minister, said the country is working on the logistics of allowing citizens who live outside the country to vote in general and presidential elections scheduled for this year.
Ramaphosa Vows to ‘Hunt’ $100 Billion in South Africa Investment
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is spearheading a drive to attract $100 billion in new investment as he seeks to kick-start an economy that looks to be on the rebound following years of stagnation.
KPMG South Africa Audits Own Staff After Breaking Public Trust
KPMG South Africa, which has faced scrutiny for its audit work on failed VBS Mutual Bank and companies linked to the politically connected Gupta family, said all staff face background checks every two years to try improve …
Kenya’s $3.5 Billion Road Project Delayed by Debt Concerns
Kenya’s second-biggest infrastructure project since independence five decades ago, a $3.5 billion inter-city expressway, will be delayed amid concerns by lawmakers that East Africa’s largest economy is taking on too much debt, the company building …
Ghana $600 Million Cocoa Plan Prioritises Processing, Trees
Ghana’s cocoa regulator wants to use the bulk of $600 million in finance that it’s planning to raise for the sector on projects to increase local processing and to replant diseased trees, according to a document seen …
Nigeria’s Wheat Plan Falters With Imports Set to Surge
Nigeria’s decades-old program to boost wheat production and reduce imports worth more than $4 billion a year has faltered with farmers cutting output because of soaring input costs, leaving foreign suppliers to meet rising domestic …
Biggest South Africa Cement Maker PPC Eyes Growth Post Turmoil
PPC Ltd. is weighing expansion into new markets as South Africa’s biggest cement maker seeks to draw a line under a tumultuous two years that included an emergency rights issue and takeover interest from competitors.
Sudan has for long been the skunk in Africa. The International Criminal Court issued two arrest warrants against its president, Omar Al-Bashir: five counts of crimes against humanity, two counts of war crimes and three …