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12 December 2018 4:00 PM WATCH: Indonesia just banned this K-pop supergroup's commercial for being 'indecent'

Jakarta - A television ad featuring members of K-pop supergroup Blackpink dressed in miniskirts has been banned from Indonesian airwaves, prompting a furious backlash from fans. The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission ordered 11 domestic TV stations to yank the commercial late on Tuesday, saying it was indecent. The order followed a petition signed by more than 100,000 people 22

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 Zimbabwe.com, public hospital doctors issued a petition to Health Minister Obadiah Moyo this week, demanding to be paid in the diminishing 38

24 October 2018 6:00 AM Zanu-PF bigwigs 'owe their farm workers thousands of US dollars in unpaid wages, allowances'

Several Zanu-PF heavyweights have reportedly been taken to court after they failed to pay their farm workers' wages for more than a year. According to Daily News, in a court petition, a union that represented farm workers, the Progressive Agriculture and Allied Workers’ Union of Zimbabwe (Paawuz), said that it was left with no choice but to approach 29

03 September 2018 11:45 AM Thousands turn out in show of support for Mali leader

Thousands of supporters of Mali's leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita marched through the capital on Sunday, a day after opponents held a protest against his re-election in a disputed presidential run-off. Demonstrators brandished banners reading "Long live President IBK", "We want peace" and "Mali is one and inseparable". "Mali belongs to all its sons, we need to avoid 51

24 August 2018 7:17 AM LIVE: All eyes on Zim ConCourt as ruling on election challenge expected today

Zimbabwe's vice president Constantino Chiwenga has reportedly said that nothing will change the election of Emmerson Mnangagwa as president of the southern African country, despite an opposition Constitutional Court petition challenging the vote. According to NewsDay, speaking at Inyati Imhenyu Farm in Banket early this week, Chiwenga said Mnangagwa 62

20 August 2018 12:51 PM Mali's top court declares Keita president after contested vote

Mali's Constitutional Court on Monday declared Ibrahim Boubacar Keita president after the 73-year-old incumbent won elections that his opponent, former minister Soumaila Cisse, 68, said were marred by fraud. Keita was victor in a runoff on August 12 that credited him with 67.16% of the vote. His re-election came despite fierce criticism of failures to tackle 54

15 August 2018 9:28 AM Zim: Mnangagwa files opposing papers to MDC's election challenge

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly filed his opposing papers to the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's petition challenging his victory in the just ended elections. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, Mnangagwa's lead defence counsel, Advocate Lewis Uriri confirmed on Monday that the opposing 53

16 July 2018 4:05 AM DRC universities urge Kabila to step aside

Several universities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday signed a petition against President Joseph Kabila running for a third term in office later this year. University professors and staff signed the document calling Kabila's candidacy in the December polls "an unacceptable offence of high treason against the nation and the state" following 56

13 July 2018 1:42 PM Erin Energy CEO, other top leaders resign

Three months after it filed for bankruptcy, the top leadership of JSE-listed Erin Energy has resigned, including its Chief Executive Officer Femi Ayoade. The Houston-based energy company is dual-listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the local bourse. In a short statement on Friday afternoon, Erin Energy said its board has accepted the resignations 47

27 April 2018 6:26 PM Thousands of women protest rebel killings in eastern DRC

Thousands of women are demonstrating in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Beni, calling on the army and United Nations peacekeepers to stop deadly rebel attacks in the region. Colonel Richard Kazingufu, commander of Beni's police, says about 10 000 women marched peacefully on Friday, a larger crowd than the day before. He says the women 42