New Zim leader seeks end to sanctions

  Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is seeking the removal of sanctions imposed by Western countries, saying they are crippling national development. He also indicated that elections due next July could be brought forward. Speaking to governing Zanu-PF party leaders, Mr Mnangagwa said the government would do everything to make sure they were

DRC, Zambia to boost border security

    Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo have agreed to enhance security along their borders in order to foster economic development in the two countries.   In a communiqué issued after the at two-day Joint Permanent Commission on defence and security held in Samfya, Luapula Province, the two countries agreed to promote

Kenya’s Odinga ‘told to call-off swearing-in’

  The US has asked Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off his plans to unofficially swear himself as president next week, the East African country’s Daily Nations newspaper reports. Mr Odinga boycotted October’s repeat presidential election and has said he does not recognise Uhuru Kenyatta's victory. Mr Kenyatta was officially re-elected

Mozambique cuts perks of office

Mozambique’s government is cutting down on the perks of office – so driving a Mercedes-Benz and getting free housing will be things of the past for high-ranking officials. The BBC reports that Finance Minister Adriano Malaeiane said the aim was to save $120m (£90m) next year. His announcement comes a month after

Hospital fiasco newborn dies

    A newborn baby who was "mistakenly" declared dead by doctors in India's capital Delhi has died in another hospital where he was being treated. The doctors at the privately run Max Hospital had pronounced the baby dead hours after his twin who was stillborn on 30 November. The parents said the baby

Trump praises Zambia’s democracy

    U.S President Donald Trump has praised Zambia for being a model of democracy on the African continent.   President Trump says Zambia and the United States share common values and interests of fostering peace and stability with a sound record of commitment to democracy and democratic transitions.   He has also applauded Zambia's diplomatic