Africa

  • Zimbabwe's government will Extend Amnesty on Outstanding Taxes
    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
    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
    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
    South_africa%e2%80%99s_supreme_court_increased_oscar_pistorius%e2%80%99_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
    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
    African_leaders_wonder_who_is_next_after_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_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
    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. Mnangagwa, who...
  • Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President
    Robert_mugabe_resigns_as_zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_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
    Zimbabwe%e2%80%99s_ruling_zanu-pf_to_discuss_impeaching_mugabe 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...
  • Mugabe Agrees to Stand Down as He Faces Impeachment
    Mugabe_agrees_to_stand_down_as_he_faces_impeachment 2017-11-21 17:54:29 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...
  • Mugabe and his wife “ready to die rather than step down”
    Mugabe_and_his_wife_were_%e2%80%9cready_to_die_rather_than_step_down%22 2017-11-18 19:03:21 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday. The sources said a party ...
  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe’s Fate Hung in the Balance
    Robert_mugabe%e2%80%99s_fate_hung_in_the_balance 2017-11-17 04:19:43 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule. The U...
  • Zimbabwe: Military appears to prevent Mugabe’s wife from succeeding him
    Zimbabwe-_military_appears_to_prevent_mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_from_succeeding_him 2017-11-15 18:50:18 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Military seized the state broadcaster and a general appeared on television to announce the takeover. But it has avoided calling the move a coup. Armored vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliam...
  • Zimbabwe military seized power, Robert Mugabe Arrested
    Zimbabwe_military_seized_power__robert_mugabe_arrested 2017-11-15 19:18:51 UTC
    ZIMBABWE/ HARARE (Reuters) — Zimbabwe’s military said it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who were causing social and economic suffering, but gave assurances the 93-year-old leader and his family...
  • Mugabe’s wife sued a man for not delivering a $1.35 million wedding anniversary ring
    Mugabe%e2%80%99s_wife_sued_a_man_for_not_delivering_a__1.35_million_wedding_anniversary_ring 2017-10-18 16:52:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influent...
  • Chad, a U.S. Counterterrorism Ally, Included in Travel Ban
    Chad_counterterrorism 2017-09-27 04:15:49 UTC
    Is Chad “an important and valuable counterterrorism partner of the United States” or is it a nation that “does not adequately share public-safety and terrorism-related information”? Both, according to the White House proclamation that listed the c...
  • Kenyan President Calls For Peace
    Kenya_president_calls_for_peace 2017-09-01 16:52:58 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday he disagreed with a Supreme Court ruling that nullified his win in last month’s presidential election, but that he would respect the decision and urged citizens to do the same. ...
  • Court Nullifies Kenya Presidental Vote: Kenyatta Respects Decision
    Uhuru-kenyatta 2017-09-01 15:33:26 UTC
    NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of governme...
  • UN Reports on Venezuelan 'repressive policy'
    Un_reports_on_venezuelan_'repressive_policy' 2017-08-30 14:14:28 UTC
    30 August 2017 – Extensive human rights violations and abuses have been committed in the wake of anti-Government protests in Venezuela and point to “the existence of a policy to repress political dissent and instill fear in the population to curb ...
  • More than 300 people killed in Sierra Leone mudslide
    More_than_300_people_killed_in_sierra_leone_mudslide 2017-08-14 16:01:50 UTC
    FREETOWN (Reuters) - By Christo Johnson More than 300 people were killed when a mudslide struck the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Monday, sweeping away homes. The Red Cross said at least 205 bodies had been taken to the cen...
  • Rwanda's Paul Kagame wins 3th presidential term with 98% of the vote
    Rwanda's_paul_kagame_wins_3th_presidential_term_with_98__of_the_vote 2017-08-05 06:47:48 UTC
    With more than 80 percent of the results tallied there is no major change expected when the final results are announced later on Saturday. President Paul Kagame earned the expected victory over two little-known rivals. His win extends his time in ...
  • Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe: There is no one with my political stature to replace me
    Zimbabwe's_robert_mugabe-_there_is_no_one_with_my_political_stature_to_replace_me 2017-07-29 16:04:49 UTC
    CHINHOYI, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday said he was not stepping down nor dying and that there was no one with his political stature who could immediately take over from him. The 93-year-old leader has been...
  • African immigrants in Germany help refugees to integrate
    African_immigrants_in_germany_help_refugees_to_integrate 2017-07-21 06:52:17 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>How African migrants are turning the tide for refugees in Germany</h2><h3><i>There's hardly anyone more qualified to help migrants and refugees new to Germany than former newcomers themselves. This is the premise of AfricanTide, an...
  • Death toll from cholera outbreak in Yemen rises to 1,500
    Death_toll_from_cholera_outbreak_in_yemen_rises_to_1_500 2017-07-03 06:06:50 UTC
    The death toll from a major cholera outbreak in Yemen has risen to 1,500, Nevio Zagaria, the World Health Organization's (WHO) representative in Yemen, said on Saturday, and appealed for more help to put an end to the epidemic. Yemen has been d...
  • Merkel's Plan is a Miracle for Africa
    Merkel's_plan_is_a_miracle_for_africa 2017-06-14 05:08:30 UTC
    Alpha Conde, head of the African Union and Guinean president, nudged German Chancellor Angela Merkel conspiratorially: yet another of his African counterparts had just described the so-called "Marshall Plan" for Africa, laid out by German Developm...