Month: February 2018

Zimbabwe: ZB Eyes Guarantees for Construction Sector

By Melody ChikonoZB Financial Holdings has increased its focus on guarantee programmes for loan growth targeting the construction...

Florida shooting: Bullets flew for 4 minutes as deputy waited outside

But instead of going inside, the officer waited outside for four minutes as the shooter killed students and...

More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for...

Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner

LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say...

Barnaby Joyce: Australia’s Scandal-hit Australia deputy PM to resign

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barnaby Joyce says he will quit as Australia's deputy leader Barnaby Joyce says...

Ten PSL players suspended – News

Posted: 23 February 2018 Time: 11:51 Aubrey Modiba, James Keene and Roland Putsche are among 10 players suspended...

‘Black Panther’ Was Great Because of Women, But Its Soundtrack Sidelined Them

Director Ryan Coogler was tasked with creating a sense of home in Wakanda. The fictional East African nation...

More bombs fall on Syria’s eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Friday, which a witness in...

Kenya Improves Slightly to 143 Rank on Global Graft Index

By Kennedy KimanthiThe annual corruption perceptions index, released by Transparency International (TI), has ranked Kenya number 143 of...

Modi Hugs Trudeau Amid Indo-Canada Invitation Embarrassment

New Delhi (AP) -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a...

Nigeria: EFCC Recovers N102m for Bank of Agriculture

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Kaduna zonal office, has recovered N102 million diverted from the Bank...

ISIS claims Libya suicide attack on strongman’s forces

Tripoli - The Islamic State group on Thursday claimed a suicide car bomb attack in central Libya against...

Tanzania: Contract Farming ‘Here to Stay’

By Peter SarambaMwanza — Cotton farming, which is among the key sub-sectors in the Tanzanian economy, has registered...

Fed agency now serves ‘Americans,’ not ‘nation of immigrants’: report

America a "nation of immigrants"? Not anymore. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service has eliminated the phrase from...

The fall of ISIS in Syria could spell more trouble for the US

Fears of Turkey abandoning its NATO membership and allies may be premature in the current environment, Aliriza told...

Cameroon: Poachers Killing Elephants, Their Protectors in the North

By Moki Edwin KindzekaCameroon says a wave of attacks by armed elephant poachers has killed at least eight...

Ivanka Trump Arrives in South Korea for Games and Diplomacy

Despite South Korean hopes that Ms. Kim and Mr. Pence would use the Games as an opportunity for...

Highlanders edge Blues in thrilling NZ derby

Cape Town - The Highlanders have beaten the Blues in a thrilling opening Week 2 New Zealand Super...

Blatter says Morocco would be logical choice for 2026 World Cup | Sport

BERN (Reuters) - Banned former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has put his support behind Morocco’s bid to host...

Russia’s Alina Zagitova, Evgenia Medvedeva go 1-2 in women’s figure skating

Alina Zagitova dazzled in her long program to capture gold with a 239.57, edging teammate Evgenia Medvedeva. (Damir...

Anger in NE Nigeria over Boko Haram ‘abduction’ response

By AFPMore by this Author Anger erupted in a town in remote northeast Nigeria on Thursday after officials...

South Africa: Ramaphosa Must Fuse Fixing Broken Institutions and Economic Policy

By Mark SwillingThe state of the nation speech delivered by South Africa's new president Cyril Ramaphosa was designed...

East Africa:EAC Budgets U.S.$78 Billion for Infrastructure Projects – AllAfrica.com

The East African Community needs $78b in the next 10 years to fund more than 200 infrastructure projects...

Brexit Bulletin: May’s Deal Might Not Hold

Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.Theresa May shut her...

Crunch Brexit talks hint at compromise within Conservative factions

George Parker, Political Editor February 22, 2018 Theresa May’s Brexit inner cabinet has broken up after eight hours...

Growing Scandal Forces Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister To Resign : The Two-Way : NPR

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce speaks to the media last week in Canberra, Australia. Michael Masters/Getty Images hide...

Alina Zagitova Outduels Evgenia Medvedeva for Figure Skating Gold

Updated Feb. 23, 2018 2:42 a.m. ET GANGNEUNG, South Korea—Alina Zagitova, a 15-year-old Russian, upended her compatriot, training...

Ethiopia: Nile Basin Day 2018 – Shared River Requires Collective Action

By Dr Eng Seleshi BekeleEthiopia is hosting the 2018 Regional Nile Day Celebration in commemoration of the establishment...

Uganda: Data Wars – Telecom Firms Slated to Make More Cuts

By Jeff MbangaThe price wars by the two main telecom firms could further squeeze the profit margins of...

Zimbabwe: Ex-Zifa Treasurer Dumps Cabal

Former Zifa accountant Fabian Vanganayi has made a sensational U-turn by offering an apology to domestic football governing...

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, AU, Boko Haram

Grace Mugabe's PhD supervisor investigated, faces arrest - reportHarare – One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe's...

At least 101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack – parents

Maiduguri - Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected...

In the new KICK OFF Magazine

Cover stars Luvuyo Memela and Siphiwe Tshabalala tell us their stories and what they hope to achieve by...

Zimbabwe: Diaspora Women Donate Sanitary Wear

By ManicalandZimbabwean women in the Diaspora have pledged to supply sanitary wear for female students and other less-privileged...

Barnaby Joyce: Fall of a leader who built power on ‘authenticity’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Barnaby Joyce forged his career on support from rural voters One of Australia's...

Florida school shooting: Armed officer ‘did not confront killer’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSheriff Scott Israel: "Peterson never went in"An armed officer assigned...

East African Countries to Improve Cross Border Health Care

By Godfrey SsaliKampala — The East African Community heads of state Thursday resolved to expand access to specialized...

East Africa: Museveni – EAC Must Lower Transport, Internet and Power Costs

By The IndependentKampala — President Yoweri Museveni has stated that it is fundamental that the cost of transport,...

Tanzania Mining Law to Lock Out Foreign Banks

By Beatrice MateruThe ongoing reforms in Tanzania's mining sector could lock foreign commercial banks out of the mining...

Tragic end to taxi ban in Zimbabwe CBD as cops shoot three dead – Iol.co.za

A ban on minibus taxis in Harare's central business district ended tragically when Zimbabwe Republic Police officers opened...