[New Zimbabwe] RWANDAN flag carrier, RwandAir has abandoned receipt of unstable bond notes and RTGS payment systems amid the continued rejection of Zimbabwe’s much resented currency.
LAST YEAR Emmerson Mnangagwa strutted around the World Economic Forum (WEF) declaring his country “open for business”. This year Zimbabwe’s president did not even make it to Davos. Instead, on January 21st, having cut short a foreign jaunt that was meant to end at the WEF, he arrived home to a country in chaos
[ICG] The DR Congo is facing a major political crisis over the 30 December election’s result.
[ICC] Today, 15 January 2019, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”), by majority, Judge Herrera Carbuccia dissenting, acquitted Mr Laurent Gbagbo and Mr Charles Blé Goudé from all charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed in Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and 2011. A fully reasoned decision will be issued in writing in due course. The Prosecutor may appeal the decision after the full decision is filed.
[The Herald] Zimbabwe consumed almost 480 million more litres of petrol and diesel in six months between June and November last year than in the same period in 2017, a gargantuan 77 percent extra, at an additional foreign currency cost of more than US$200 million, The Herald can report.
[New Times] Tributes from East Africa and beyond have continued to pour in following the chilling murder of Rwanda’s top model Alexia Uwera Mupende on Tuesday evening with many recalling her calm and jolly personality.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it is reducing its schedule for its Nairobi-New York route to five flights in a week effective January 15, 2019 from the current daily flights.
[Leadership] Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 3,089 cases of sexual, domestic violence were reported in the state in the past eight months.
[East African] Three East African governments will spend more than $14 billion on debt repayment in the 2018/19 financial year.
[Vanguard] Annual inflation in Nigeria stood at 14.33 per cent in February, slowing for the 13th month in a row.