South African 'homeland' leader who resisted the end of apartheid dies
2018-01-19 09:32:39 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Lucas Mangope, a leader of one of South Africa’s tribal homelands who resisted the end of apartheid, died on Thursday at the age of 94, local media reported on Friday.
Mangope was president from 1977 to 1994 of Bophutha...
Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash
2018-01-19 07:31:03 UTC
New Mexico/ Albuquerque — Authorities in the US state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash.
State Police Lieutenant Elizabeth Armijo confirmed Bennett's death on Thursday, a day af...
Zimbabwe fires more than 30 senior police commanders
2018-01-18 19:21:36 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has fired more than 30 senior police commanders as part of a process to clean up the image of the force, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported in its online edition on Thursday quoting unnamed police sources.
Immigrants from Africa Boast Higher Education Levels Than Overall U.S. Population
2018-01-13 10:19:57 UTC
NEW YORK - Today, New American Economy (NAE) released a report on the contributions of immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa to the U.S. economy. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of African immigrants in America more than doubled - rising from rough...
All African countries decry Trump's insult as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic"
2018-01-13 08:01:19 UTC
All 54 African ambassadors to the United Nations decried Donald Trump's reported remarks as "outrageous, racist, and xenophobic" on Friday, a day after US media reported that Trump had referred to African states, Haiti, and El Salvador as "s***hol...
Zimbabwe's former first lady Grace Mugabe faces arrest
2018-01-07 03:54:07 UTC
HARARE — Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe could soon be arrested over an array of corruption-related allegations as woes mount for the ex-Zanu PF women’s league boss.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption commissioner responsible for investigatio...
Harare water unsafe to drink, due to chemical shortage
2018-01-02 08:32:35 UTC
The mayor of Harare says a shortage of chemicals has resulted in unsafe water being pumped into residents’ homes for consumption in the Zimbabwean capital.
Bernard Manyenyeni told The Herald newspaper: “Our claims that the water is chemically s...
Who Is Zimbabwe’s General Constantino Chiwenga?
2017-12-30 21:28:59 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - His wife is a beauty queen, his troops unseated Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe, and his motorcade is fit for a president. General Constantino Chiwenga, head of the armed forces until earlier this month, is on a roll.
Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles.
He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga as party VP
2017-12-23 20:52:38 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday.
The appointments paved the w...
Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new leader of the South Africa's ruling party ANC
2017-12-18 18:02:56 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled sinc...
No Future For Grace Mugabe After Her Husband Dies
2017-12-17 07:07:38 UTC
<blockquote>The Catholic priest who negotiated former president Robert Mugabe’s exit had no kind words for his wife Grace and blamed her for Mugabe’s demise.
Father Fidelis Mukonori told the Jesuit Review that Grace Mugabe’s greed for power was...
South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1% of GDP
2017-12-16 16:46:53 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will raise subsidies to universities to 1 percent of gross domestic product over the next five years from nearly 0.7 percent at present as recommended by a commission on higher education funding, President Jac...
Mnangagwa: ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair election
2017-12-15 17:49:27 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday the ruling ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair elections always, while his party endorsed him as its leader and official candidate for the top job when the vote comes.
Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain.
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of polit...
South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
2017-12-14 16:50:30 UTC
HARARE — South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu's latest snub of Zimbabwe for the third time in a row has shown that she no longer feels secure in the country and is clearly not interested in performing here.
The entertainer was supposed to pe...
Zimbabwe's government will Extend Amnesty on Outstanding Taxes
2017-12-08 07:04:50 UTC
HARARE — Zimbabwe's Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa proposed an amnesty for interest and penalties on outstanding taxes accrued prior to December 1, 2017 for taxpayers who come forward and settle their obligations withi...
Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet giving top posts to generals
2017-12-04 17:28:20 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa swore in his cabinet on Monday, with allies defending him against criticism for giving top posts to the generals who helped his rise to power.
Sworn in as president on Nov. 24 after...
Mugabe's finance minister Chombo faces corruption charges
2017-11-25 21:44:10 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, among those detained by the military before Robert Mugabe resigned as president, was charged on Saturday with corruption, including trying to defraud the central bank in 2004.
South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence to 13 years and five months
2017-11-24 08:58:28 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued that his original sentence of six years was “shockingly lenient”.
Pistorius was impris...
Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa Told Mugabe He Will Be Safe
2017-11-24 12:00:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Incoming Zimbabwe leader Emmerson Mnangagwa assured former president Robert Mugabe he and his family would be safe in the country when the two men spoke for the first time since Mnangagwa returned home this week, state media sai...
African leaders wonder who is next after Zimbabwe’s Mugabe was forced out
2017-11-22 18:39:59 UTC
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hours after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was forced out after 37 years in power, Uganda’s president, another former guerrilla in office for more than three decades, was tweeting about pay rises for civil servants and bright prospec...
Mnangagwa to be sworn in as Zimbabwe's interim president
2017-11-22 06:40:28 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said.
Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President
2017-11-21 18:07:12 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African stro...
Zimbabwe’s Ruling 'ZANU-PF' to Discuss Mugabe's Impeachment
2017-11-20 20:20:15 UTC
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF will discuss the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe on Monday, its chief whip said, after a noon deadline expired for the 93-year-old to resign and bring the curtain down on nearly four decades in p...