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4 months ago | June 14, 2020

‘Why I care about Rhodes’

The toppling of Edward Colston’s statue certainly made for a dramatic scene. The frantic energy of large crowds ...

SA seeking IMF aid crosses a red line

The economic calamity of coronavirus broke South Africa’s resistance to borrowing from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

5 months ago | May 31, 2020

Wave of protests in US . . .Cop charged with murder of George Floyd

Protests have broken out in cities across the United States. The demonstrators are calling for justice, following the ...

Rwanda’s SMEs reel from coronavirus

At least 57,5 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating across different industries closed ...

Covid-19 solutions for resource-poor countries

As the novel coronavirus moves through poorer parts of the world, many expect high infection rates. Crowding, ...

8 months ago | March 8, 2020

Malawi legalises cannabis for medical use

ON February 27, 2020, the Malawian parliament passed a Bill into law that legalised the cultivation of cannabis in the ...

Oil prices nosedive over coronavirus concerns

OIL prices plummeted on Friday after major producers failed to reach an agreement to reduce production, as concerns ...

Afghanistan bloodshed continues despite truce

Two gunmen opened fire on a crowded event in Kabul attended by the opposition leader Abdullah Abdullah on Friday, and ...

8 months ago | March 1, 2020

Nigeria confirms first coronavirus case

Nigeria has reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa, as investor alarm over a potential ...

8 months ago | February 23, 2020

Locusts threaten 25m people in East Africa

Swarms of desert locusts, which have been ravaging crops and grazing land across east Africa, have now crossed the ...

Malawi MPs lose bid to overturn election results

The High Court Lilongwe Registry has dismissed with costs an application by former legislators, who lost that country’s ...

EU summit collapses as leaders haggle over budget

A SUMMIT of EU leaders seeking to fill a €75 billion hole in the bloc’s budget left by Brexit dramatically collapsed ...

8 months ago | February 16, 2020

US strikes deal with the Taliban

American officials said on Friday they had agreed with the Taliban on a seven-day reduction in violence in Afghanistan ...

No quick fix for SA power woes

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans to overhaul the energy industry have some way to go before they provide ...