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14 January 2019 10:25 AM LIVE: Zim govt warns 'rowdy' protesters

AFP is reporting that Commuters were stranded in Zimbabwe's two main cities on Monday as angry protesters reacting to the weekend more than doubling of fuel prices, burned tyres and used rocks to barricade roads and blocked buses from carrying passengers. Residents in Epworth, a poor suburb east of the capital Harare, on Monday woke up to find boulders 93

07 January 2019 7:45 AM We've seized control of govt 'to restore democracy', says Gabon army

Soldiers in Gabon have appeared on state television saying they have launched a coup in the west African country. Early Monday an army soldier, flanked by two others holding guns, read out a statement saying the military has seized control of the government "to restore democracy" to the country. Residents of the capital, Libreville, report that military 71

21 December 2018 5:34 PM Life Esidimeni: Gauteng govt, eligible families reach payment agreement

More than 300 family members affected by the Life Esidimeni tragedy will finally receive payment from the Gauteng provincial government after reaching an agreement. A meeting was held at the Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein where the government and the families agreed to terms and conditions. In March, former Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke ordered 86

22 November 2018 2:54 PM Portuguese govt approves sale of Mercantile Bank to Capitec

The Portuguese Council of Ministers on Thursday announced its approval of the sale by Caixa Geral de Depósitos (CGD) of its entire stake in Mercantile Bank to Capitec Bank. CGD, which owns 100% of Mercantile, is selling the bank as part of a strategic recapitalisation plan approved by the European Commission and requiring CGD to reduce its foreign assets 79

05 November 2018 3:45 PM 'No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals,' says Tanzania govt

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups. Dar es Salaam's powerful governor, Paul Makonda, urged citizens last Monday to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups in a country where anti-gay rhetoric 58

02 November 2018 8:56 AM Limpopo govt backs municipalities in their handling of VBS saga

The Limpopo provincial government has given the thumbs up to municipal councils that have suspended or dismissed officials responsible for investing millions of rand with the almost defunct VBS Mutual Bank. Economic Development and Environmental Affairs MEC Seaparo Sekoati told the media on Thursday, that the provincial cabinet supported the municipalities 84

24 October 2018 6:04 PM Zim govt workers demand to be paid in US dollars – reports

Government workers in Zimbabwe are reportedly demanding that their salaries be paid in US dollars amid a worsening economic crisis that has led to shortages of basic commodities such as drugs and fuel. According to New, public hospital doctors issued a petition to Health Minister Obadiah Moyo this week, demanding to be paid in the diminishing 59

08 October 2018 8:17 PM Western Cape govt hears about progress at Robben Island after ferry incident probe

Western Cape government officials are concerned about the lack of legislative regulation addressing the allowed number of standing and seated passengers on vessels. This emerged after the SA Maritime Safety Authority (Samsa) and Robben Island management briefed the Western Cape provincial parliament's Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities on its implementation 62

04 October 2018 10:38 AM Zim land beneficiaries to compensate white farmers, says govt

Beneficiaries of Zimbabwe’s controversial land reform programme will have to pay compensation to the displaced white farmers, a senior government official told parliament on Wednesday. Zimbabwe’s second president after long-time president Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to compensate white farmers who lost their land during his predecessors 54

29 September 2018 4:28 PM SA govt sends condolences to Indonesia following earthquake and tsunami

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has urged family members of any South Africans residing or on holiday in Indonesia, whom they cannot contact or locate, to reach out to the department. This is after a tsunami, triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake, devastated the island of Sulawesi on Friday, claiming the lives of hundreds 41