[The Conversation Africa] Ten years ago a colossal corruption scandal involving Siemens, one of the world’s largest electrical engineering companies, shocked the world. The scale of it marked it out as the biggest corruption case of the time.
[New Zimbabwe] Former health minister David Parirenyatwa was recently given his passport back by a Harare court so he could travel abroad for a meeting.
[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana’s parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
[Namibian] The N$190 million Peugeot Opel assembly plant at Walvis Bay was officially opened on Wednesday by president Hage Geingob.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia plans next year to join an exclusive club of African nations: those with their own national satellites.
[Capital FM] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia has arrested 63 senior military and intelligence officers accused of corruption and human-rights abuses, the country’s attorney general, Berhanu Tsegaye, said Monday.
[Premium Times] Many may have received this message on Whatsapp: “ASAP… pls (SIC) don’t ignore send to your family & friends immediately because the drink is already in Nigeria, send to everybody to save lives. These drinks are poison.
[The Herald] One of China’s top billionaires, Mr Li Jinyuan, has committed to invest in Zimbabwe after he held talks with President Mnangagwa last week.
[HRW] South Africa’s highest court has delivered two landmark decisions protecting women’s rights to equality and land ownership, as well as the rights of communities living in mining areas.
A smoking economy OWNING A CIGARETTE company ought to be a surefire way of making money in Egypt. Half of Egyptian men smoke, one of the highest rates in the world