Category: International News

Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi dies in court

237 ViewsEgypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died in court, state TV says. He reportedly fainted after a court session where he was facing espionage charges and subsequently died. He was 67. Morsi, a top figure in the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown following mass protests a year…

Despite challenges, Africa’s debt is still under control – AfDB

45 ViewsThe African Development Bank remains strong with growing operating revenues and allocable income generated since 2010 reaching $2.5 billion, the Bank Group’s Treasurer, Hassatou Diop N’sele, stated on Thursday. In 2018, the Bank earned $214 million in allocable income, 48% of which has been reinvested in the institution to reinforce reserves and its business…

‘SA President Cyril Ramaphosa benefited from proceeds of corruption’

259 ViewsSouth African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been found guilty of benefiting from proceeds of corruption. According to a report leaked to the media, Ramaphosa received a draft copy of a report on Public Protector Busiswe Mkhwebane’s probe into the R500 000 donation from Bosasa to Ramaphosa’s election campaign for the presidency of the ANC.…

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

80 ViewsBotswana’s High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality in a landmark decision for campaigners. The court rejected laws that impose up to seven years in prison for same-sex relationships, stating they were unconstitutional. The move contrasts with Kenya’s recent ruling against campaigners seeking to overturn laws on gay sex. Angola, Mozambique and…

Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa expands Financial Journalism Training program

60 ViewsThe Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) today announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) program to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania, joining Ghana and Zambia where training programs launched earlier this year. This unique educational offering will support the advancement of financial journalism and contribute to economic development on the continent. The…

AU suspends Sudan, demands end of military rule

141 ViewsThe African Union (AU) has announced that it has suspended Sudan from membership until power is transferred to a civilian-led authority, reports Al-Jazeera News Network and monitored by Zambian Eye. The bloc had previously urged a smooth transition of power, but was accused of dragging its heels on a suspension in the wake of…

Commonwealth Secretary-General outlines robust framework to stamp out corruption

44 ViewsSecretary-General Patricia Scotland has outlined a framework to help member countries investigate and prosecute corruption offences, which cost the global economy around $2 trillion a year.  The Commonwealth Anti-Corruption Benchmarks framework is currently being developed by the Secretariat in consultation with member countries. The framework would provide clear steps to promote integrity and combat graft within public and…