Deadly form of plague continues to spread across Africa

Deadly form of plague continues to spread across Africa

Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries. More than 1,300 cases have now been reported in Madagascar, health chiefs have revealed, as nearby nations have been placed on high alert. Two thirds of those are suspected to be pneumonic – […]

South Africa whistleblower complains of political persecution

South Africa whistleblower complains of political persecution

A whistleblower who spoke out about how powerful business interests gained undue influence over decision-making in South Africa’s government said she has suffered politically motivated persecution and been cold-shouldered by employers since giving her testimony. Mosilo Mothepu, a former executive at Trillian Capital, a company that was owned by an associate of the powerful Gupta […]

After Niger Attack, U.S. Stumps Up $60 Million for Africa Counterterrorism Force

After Niger Attack, U.S. Stumps Up $60 Million for Africa Counterterrorism Force

The United States pledged $60 million towards a new counterterrorism force in West Africa on Monday, almost a month after four American soldiers were killed in an Islamist militant attack in Niger. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the funding, which is subject to congressional approval, at a U.N. Security Council meeting […]

The ‘Africa rising story’ was based on faulty logic – here’s how to fix it

The ‘Africa rising story’ was based on faulty logic – here’s how to fix it

Until a couple of years ago, all financial institutions and investment banks were celebrating ‘Africa Rising’, in a symphony of compliments that should have cautioned any reasonable African leader as well as citizens on the continent.  But what did they really mean when they were saying that Africa was rising?  They simply meant that its […]

All eyes on South Africa’s latest job numbers

All eyes on South Africa’s latest job numbers

Cape Town – All eyes will be on Statistics South Africa this morning when the entity will announce South Africa’s job statistics for the third quarter of 2017 at around 11:00 in Cape Town. The quarterly labour force survey, as it is called, reflects the growth in employment numbers across various sectors in the economy. […]

Shoprite targets East Africa for expansions

Shoprite targets East Africa for expansions

JOHANNESBURG – Africa’s biggest food retailer, Shoprite, yesterday announced a 6.4% growth in turnover for the September quarter, announcing that it would continue its international expansion programme to shore up its base.  Shoprite said sales in its South African home surged 8.1 percent with the market recording a sharp reduction in internal inflation to 0.9 […]

Mavericks to play in Africa basketball finals

Mavericks to play in Africa basketball finals

Mavericks Innocent Kurira, Sports ReporterSOUTHERN Mavericks women’s basketball team will have another dance at the Africa Women’s Cup finals in Angola next month after the Federation of International Basketball (Fiba) gave them a wild card entry. The Zimbabwean team failed to secure the top two automatic qualification slots at the just ended Fiba Zone VI […]