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Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema sworn in as President in rare victory for an African opposition leader
Zambia’s Hakainde Hichilema sworn in as President in rare victory for an African opposition leader

Zambia is an inspiration to stubborn laggards in democracy. Strong institutions are key for effective power transfer and smooth transitions,” he said in a statement when asked about the significance of today’s inauguration.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 24, 2021
South African police hunt serial cat-killer

Alan Perrins from the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa said all the cats had been tortured and disemboweled. Post-mortems on two of the cats revealed their hearts and lungs were removed as well.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 23, 2021
Botswana President’s secretary is new SADC executive secretary

Magosi, the Permanent Secretary to the Botswana President, replaced Tanzania’s Stergomena Lawrence Tax, whose term came to an end after serving her mandatory two terms. Tax has served as SADC head of the secretariat since 2013.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 17, 2021
Zambia counts votes in closely fought elections

President Edgar Lungu is seeking a second term but faces a strong challenge from the main opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema, against the background of a flagging economy.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 13, 2021
President Lungu, rival Hichilema cast ballots in high-stakes Zambia poll

The ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party has campaigned on the back of massive infrastructure it has put up in the last nine years, while the opposition UPND has hammered in the fact that the country’s economy has floundered over the years and worsened after the outbreak of Covid-19.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 12, 2021
Nigeria’s Twitter ban to be lifted soon – minister

The minister told reporters after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday in Abuja that talks with the social media company had reached an advanced stage and that “an amicable solution is very much in sight”.

By The Standard and Newsday Aug. 12, 2021
Gvt forfeits 200 gold mines in Matabeleland South

“The following mine locations have on this day Wednesday the 4th of August 2021 been forfeited in accordance with the Mine and Minerals Act (Chapter21:05),” the circular read.

By The NewsDay Aug. 6, 2021
Qatar Airways launches historic Harare-Lusaka route  

Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker said the coming in of their airline will enhance trade and tourism pushing Africa to compete as the fastest growing economy.

By The Standard Aug. 6, 2021
Ramaphosa to announce new Cabinet at 20:30 as Mkhize resigns

Two reliable and well-placed sources said Mkhize submitted his resignation amid mounting evidence against him related to an irregular communication tender with Digital Vibes.

By The NewsDay Aug. 5, 2021
‘If I don’t pay they’ll come for my kidney’

And even with laws such as the 2019 Kenya Data Protection Act – designed to prevent the misuse of personal data – it seems impossible to stop the digital lending juggernaut.

By The NewsDay Aug. 5, 2021
UZ eyes value addition to agric produce  

Through its Agro-Industrial Park which was officially opened by President Emmerson Mnangagwa early this year, the country’s oldest learning institution said it will be channelling all its produce for further processing to promote self-sustenance.

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Leveraging Space Technologies to Achieve SDG 2 – Zero Hunger

In 2015, the United Nations embraced a global call to action to protect the environment with a robust framework for global sustainable development. This motion birthed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a collection of 17 interwoven global goals carefully designed to balance social, economic, and environmentally sustainable development across the world by 2030. The SDGs or […]

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Satellite Data- A Solution for African Farmers

When rockets blasted off the launch pads of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in the USA, French Guiana in the Caribbeans or Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the effort and relevance of such space missions were seen as affairs of the United States, European Union, Russia, or other developed countries. However, in the late 21st century, when […]

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Madagascar arrests generals over plot to kill President Rajoelina

High-ranking army and police officials have been arrested in Madagascar in connection with a failed attempt to kill the country’s president. The arrested include five generals and several active police officers, meaning 21 people are now being investigated over last month’s foiled assassination. Authorities have also seized a gun and $250,000 (£180,000), local media said. […]

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Multinationals don’t approach investing in Africa the same way: the differences matter

There are growing expectations across the world for companies to show their commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR). This is especially so for large multinational companies. Their size, influence and geographic spread make such responsibility all the more important. But, in reality, how do multinationals respond both to global norms and diverse local expectations? This […]

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding? Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, public health communications put a special focus on helping high-risk populations, such as seniors, stay safe. Yet, information for pregnant or breastfeeding individuals has been inconsistent and hard to find. Though most pregnant people who become ill with COVID-19 have mild symptoms, pregnancy does increase the risk of being admitted […]

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Community initiative keeps Kenyan women breastfeeding exclusively for longer

But Kenya’s exclusive breastfeeding rates vary with age. For example, the percentage of children exclusively breastfed decreases sharply from 84% of infants age 0-1 month to 63% of infants age 2-3 months and, further, to 42% of infants age 4-5 months.

By The NewsDay Aug. 2, 2021
Botswana pays equivalent of $15 a dose for Sinovac’s COVID-19 vaccine

Botswana’s health minister said on Friday that the government was paying the equivalent of $15 a dose for the COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech and almost $29 a dose for U.S. company Moderna’s shot. African countries have struggled to procure enough vaccines in the global scramble for doses, with coverage secured through World […]

By The Standard Jul. 30, 2021