Coups will no longer be tolerated on the African continent- Zuma

By Chris Bathembu Sun City – President Jacob Zuma has warned that Africa will no longer tolerate those who take power by force and remove democratically elected governments by means of military coups. “We have taken a conscious decision as the AU [African Union] that any attempt by people to take over a country by … Continue reading “Coups will no longer be tolerated on the African continent- Zuma”

Wa Mutharika is dead: Govt

The Malawi government just announced through government owned radio that President Bingu wa Mutharika is dead. Their statement confirms earlier reports citing sources and medical practitioners that claimed Wa Mutharika died on Thursday after being admitted to Lilongwe hospital after suffering a heart attack. One medical source said Wa Mutharika was confirmed dead on Thursday … Continue reading “Wa Mutharika is dead: Govt”

US issues condolences to Malawi, urges swift transfer of power

In what seems to be confirmation that Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is dead, the United States Department of State issued a statement, through its African Affairs assistant secretary Johnnie Carson, offering their condolences to the Mutharika family and urging Malawi to quickly swear-in Vice-President Joyce Banda as president who is entitled to the promotion … Continue reading “US issues condolences to Malawi, urges swift transfer of power”

Is wa Mutharika dead or alive?

There is confusion regarding the state of Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika’s health. Wa Mutharika was admitted into Lilongwe hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday. Media reports are unanimous that he was flown to South Africa some while after he was admitted to hospital. But there  are different reports on his health, … Continue reading “Is wa Mutharika dead or alive?”

Interviews for World Bank top job underway

Washington – The World Bank on Tuesday said it would conduct interviews with the three candidates for the bank presidency this month as previously planned. The Washington-based global financial organisation said in a statement that the Bank’s Board of Executive Directors would conduct interviews with the three candidates in Washington, and the schedules of interviews … Continue reading “Interviews for World Bank top job underway”

S.Africa donates R10 bil Brazzaville

By Kemantha Govender Durban – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has donated R10 million to assist the Republic of Congo after the March 4 explosions in Brazzaville that left hundreds dead. The department will work through the charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, to reach the people in need. The money will … Continue reading “S.Africa donates R10 bil Brazzaville”

Mali’s Ecowas membership suspended

Pretoria – The 15-member West African bloc, Ecowas, has suspended the membership of Mali to press the junta to return to the constitutional order. The decision was made at an extraordinary summit held on Tuesday in Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote d’Ivoire, whose President Alassane Ouattara chairs Ecowas. Ecowas also requested that the soldiers … Continue reading “Mali’s Ecowas membership suspended”

Thabethe: “Invest in Zim”

Pretoria -Trade and industry deputy minister Elizabeth Thabethe has called on business to invest in Zimbabwe, saying there were vast opportunities in the neighbouring country. Thabethe is in Zimbabwe as part of the dti’s Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI), together with a 45-person business delegation. “Zimbabwe has been carrying out economic and structural reforms, which … Continue reading “Thabethe: “Invest in Zim””

Wade admits defeat in Senegal elections

Pretoria -Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade has admitted defeat inth e presidential run-off held on Sunday, and has congratulated his rival former Prime Minister Macky Sall. According to the preliminary results, Sall won 69% of votes against Wade with 30.84%. A total of 5 080 294 Senegalese nationals are registered as voters on the country’s electoral … Continue reading “Wade admits defeat in Senegal elections”

Gossip Watchers: from Sophie Ndaba’s “fake” bishop, Kony “bewitching” Russell, Mshoza saying she is AVAILABLE, to Senzo and Pearl’s separating

Yet another week, yet another installment of your favorite gossip review column- the Gossip Watchers. In this week’s installment we take you through the entertainment arena’s happenings in the recent past week. Whitney Houston‘s cause of death has just been established, according to the coroner’s report -reports Whitney died of drowning and she … Continue reading “Gossip Watchers: from Sophie Ndaba’s “fake” bishop, Kony “bewitching” Russell, Mshoza saying she is AVAILABLE, to Senzo and Pearl’s separating”