Archive for Category: "South Africa"
Bingu Wa Mutharika was sworn in for a second term as Malawi’s President and vowed to fight corruption and expand a subsidy program that has turned the southern African nation from an aid recipient to a food exporter.
Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika led by a wide margin on Thursday in vote counting from an election viewed as a test for political stability in the poor but rapidly growing country.
Malawi’s main opposition on Wednesday rejected all election results in the country’s central province, citing irregularities in vote counting. The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) called for counting of ballots in the country’s presidential and parliamentary elections to be halted due to a number of irregularities, including ballots being delivered to counting stations in the central [...]
President Bingu wa Mutharika took an early lead in Malawi’s presidential election with results showing him winning 4,444 votes to 2,358 for his main challenger, John Tembo, the electoral commission said.
South Africa’s transport minister faced calls on Tuesday to return a luxury car he was given by contractors, in what has become a test of new President Jacob Zuma’s promises to run a clean government. Zuma, sworn in 10 days ago, is under close scrutiny because of his eight-year battle against corruption charges, which were [...]
Polling stations opened early Tuesday in Malawi’s national elections for president and parliament, in a contest dominated by concerns over hunger in one of the world’s poorest countries. Voting began at 6:00 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) for 12 hours of balloting at 3,900 stations around the southern African country.
Mozambique is in talks with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund about borrowing $120 million, O Pais reported, citing Planning and Development Minister Aiuba Cuereneia.
South African regulators demanded on Friday that Telkom, the country’s biggest telecoms operator, get approval to sell a stake in mobile firm Vodacom scaring investors and raising doubt about the biggest bourse listing in months.
South Africa’s retail sales fell 5.3 percent year-on-year in March, official data showed on Wednesday, showing consumers are struggling and the economy may already be in recession. Statistics South Africa said sales deteriorated from a slightly revised contraction of 4.4 percent in February, and the key measure of consumer spending was down 2.9 percent in [...]
Zimbabwe has exceeded its target of securing $1 billion in credit lines from African countries and financial institutions to help rebuild a shattered economy, Economic Planning Minister Elton Mangoma said on Wednesday.
Ancien vice-président et ancien Premier ministre centrafricain, Abel Goumba est décédé ce matin à Bangui. Il avait 83 ans. Abel Goumba était un peu le Mandela centrafricain. Ancien compagnon de route du père de l’indépendance Barthélémy Boganda, le professeur Abel Goumba est l’un des fondateurs de la République centrafricaine.
Trevor Manuel was appointed to head a powerful new planning body on Sunday, keeping South Africa’s former finance minister at the heart of policy-making in President Jacob Zuma’s first cabinet. A day after taking office, Zuma named tax authority chief Pravin Gordhan to replace Manuel in another sign of continuity as Africa’s biggest economy heads [...]
Eighteen Zimbabwean opposition activists detained in jail and facing terrorism charges will be released on bail on Wednesday, a defence lawyer said. “The attorney-general has consented to bail, so we are going to court… to have the agreement effected by the magistrate,” defence lawyer Harrison Nkomo told Reuters. The activists were ordered back to jail [...]
Les députés élus le 22 avril élisent ce mercredi le nouveau président de la nation «arc-en-ciel». Et ce sera, sauf accident grave, Jacob Zuma, dont le parti, l’ANC, a remporté 264 sièges sur les 400 que compte la chambre basse.
Eighteen opposition activists whose detention on terrorism charges caused tension in Zimbabwe’s unity government were released on bail on Wednesday. Magistrate Catherine Chimanda granted the activists, including human rights campaigner Jestina Mukoko, bail of $600 on condition they surrender their passports and report to police once a week.