Zambian leader orders construction of chiefs’ palaces

Zambian leader orders construction of chiefs’ palaces

Zambian President Michael Sata has ordered the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to begin the process of constructing palaces for all 268 chiefs in the country.Deputy ...

Zuma’s daughter lands top job, critics cry foul

Zuma’s daughter lands top job, critics cry foul

South African President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile, may have made history as South Africa's youngest head of a minister's office, sources said Saturday.But Thuthukile's ...

Zimbabwe: Army officer quizzed over shadowy Facebook character

Zimbabwe: Army officer quizzed over shadowy Facebook character

Police in Zimbabwe have questioned a senior army official and another man as investigations into a shadowy Facebook character that has been campaigning for a revolt against ...

Zuma appoints financial, fiscal body members

Zuma appoints financial, fiscal body members

South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members to the country's Financial and Fiscal Commission for a period of five years with effect from 28 July, the ...

Zambia: Displaced chiefdom wants mining project halted

Zambia: Displaced chiefdom wants mining project halted

The Musele Chiefdom in north-western Zambia has demanded that agreements signed between the government and mining investors to set up mining operations in its chiefdom be ...

Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Friday awash with news of the downgrading of Hosea Kutako International Airport, proposed constitutional changes delays parliament from going into a recess ...

Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

The Botswana government's alcohol levy is impacting negatively on the liquor industry's profits in the country, industries warned Friday.Kgalagadi Breweries managing director Johan ...

Zambian leader orders construction of chiefs’ palaces

Zambian President Michael Sata has ordered the Ministry of Chiefs and Traditional Affairs to begin the process of constructing palaces for all 268 chiefs in the country.Deputy Chiefs and Traditional Affairs Minister Susan Kawandami told journalists on Sunday that the ministry was currently working on logistics for the construction that was expected to cost millions of Kwacha. She said the ministry was ...

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Zuma’s daughter lands top job, critics cry foul

South African President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile, may have made history as South Africa's youngest head of a minister's office, sources said Saturday.But Thuthukile's appointment has raised eyebrows among her critics who have described the move as “a form of nepotism.� Thuthukile, aged 25, is a 2011 university graduate in anthropology and does not have the required administration experience to ...

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Zimbabwe: Army officer quizzed over shadowy Facebook character

Police in Zimbabwe have questioned a senior army official and another man as investigations into a shadowy Facebook character that has been campaigning for a revolt against President Robert Mugabe, state media reported Saturday.The official Herald daily said a Lieutenant-Colonel Kembo was quizzed by the police on Friday together with fashion designer Herbert Huruba in connection with the Baba Jukwa saga as ...

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Zuma appoints financial, fiscal body members

South African President Jacob Zuma has appointed three new members to the country's Financial and Fiscal Commission for a period of five years with effect from 28 July, the Presidency said on Friday.According to the Presidency, Zuma has appointed Sipho Lubisi, Gilingwe Mayende and Sibongile Muthwa as the new members of the body. “We congratulate these members on their new roles and we are certain that they ...

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Zambia: Displaced chiefdom wants mining project halted

The Musele Chiefdom in north-western Zambia has demanded that agreements signed between the government and mining investors to set up mining operations in its chiefdom be immediately halted because they have not taken the interests of people of the region into consideration.Zambia is governed both by the Republican constitution and customary law which is headed by traditional leaders who head tribal ...

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Airport downgrade, law amendments grab Namibian headlines

The Namibian press was Friday awash with news of the downgrading of Hosea Kutako International Airport, proposed constitutional changes delays parliament from going into a recess and the planned challenge to constitutional amendments.The main headlines included the downgrading of the country's largest airport to category 5 from category 9 following an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation. ...

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Botswana’s alcohol levy hurting industry – Official

The Botswana government's alcohol levy is impacting negatively on the liquor industry's profits in the country, industries warned Friday.Kgalagadi Breweries managing director Johan de Kok said the alcohol levy was impacting on the operations of the company. Addressing the media in Gaborone, de Kok said there has been a great decline in sales, the closure of its Palapye Brewery subsidiary in the northern part ...

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Zimbabwe media reports on minister’s quizzing, elections

Top stories in Zimbabwe's media on Friday were the questioning of Information Minister Jonathan Moyo over his alleged links to a shadowy Facebook character calling for a revolt against President Robert Mugabe and the elections for members of the ruling ZANU PF Women's League. All newspapers carried articles on Thursday's alleged quizzing of Moyo by the police who wanted to find out what he knows about a ...

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Zimbabwe media mourns death of two journalists

Zimbabwe's media fraternity was plunged into mourning Thursday following the tragic deaths of two young journalists.The fraternity woke up Thursday to news that freelance journalist Zecheaus Nemadire was murdered on Wednesday night while coming from work in the capital. His body was found by passers-by lying in a bush near his Harare home in what the police suspected was a robbery case. His laptop was ...

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Malawi press reports on debate on law on recall of lawmakers

Malawian newspapers on Thursday highlighted the raging debate on a repealed law that previously empowered political parties to recall non-performing lawmakers.The Nation reported that former Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda called on the National Assembly's Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to lobby for the reinstatement of the repealed Section 64. Banda said there is need to bring back the law which ...

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