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King renames Swaziland as ‘eSwatini’

King Mswati III of Swaziland addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar The king of Swaziland, one of the world’s few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name …

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Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe on May 9

A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on May 9 over diamond corruption costing billions of dollars, underlining his dramatic fall from power after 37 years of autocratic rule. Mugabe, now 94, ruled Zimbabwe from 1980 until he was ousted last year when the …

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Kenyatta Commends Elumelu’s $100m African Entrepreneurs’ Scheme

Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, has commended Nigeria’s entrepreneur and philantropist, Tony Elumelu, for the $100 million commitment by his organisation to identify, fund, train and ultimately empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs.   The African grown Tony Elumelu Foundation, Kenyatta said, is doing a good job supporting growth, while expressing gratitude for …

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Zimbabwe sacks thousands of striking nurses

Zimbabwe has fired all nurses who were on strike to demand higher salaries, in a hardline response to growing labour arrest by the country’s new leadership . Several thousand nurses were sacked in a terse statement issued on Tuesday evening by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, who accused the strikers of …

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African Trade Pact – AU Moves to Eliminate Obstacles

The African Union is currently holding a series of meetings to prevent economic malpractices from hampering implementation of the recently signed African Continental Free Trade Area. The fight against illicit financial flows and corruption is the main topic of discussion in meetings taking place at the headquarters of the African …

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In Egypt a pharaoh rises as a nation is destroyed

Egypt is a nation cocooned in a nightmare, its elite devoid of ideas and adrift in changing region and world. The philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote that ‘behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution’. Well, in Egypt, behind its very own modern ‘fascism’—or for the pedantic, ‘totalitarianism’—you’ll find the …

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