THE ROOM went dark, then filled with beams of light. A man danced with a drone on stage. That is how Saudi Arabia’s big investment conference, nicknamed Davos in the desert, began on October 23rd
[The Herald] ZIMBABWE and Nottingham Forest defender Tendayi Darikwa has singled out the duo of Teenage Hadebe and Marshal Munetsi for special praise following the Warriors’ solid performances in the back-to-back clashes against the Democratic Republic of Congo during last week’s African Cup of Nations soccer qualifiers.
[Monitor] Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries.
[New Zimbabwe] THE city of Bulawayo, which has remained a relatively free spot for cholera and other waterborne diseases outbreak, has recorded four suspected cases of the deadly disease with authorities tracing the ailments to Harare.
[Premium Times] The United Kingdom Department for International Development in Abuja on Monday gave details on how the UK government plans to create 100,000 jobs in Nigeria would be realized.
That was so last year LAST year Saudi Arabia’s young and powerful crown prince, Muhammad bin Salman, pulverised Awamiyah, a rebellious Shia town near the eastern coast. Throughout the summer Saudi forces shelled its 400-year-old neighbourhoods and erected siege walls to trap some 200 gunmen.
QUEBEC’S proudly Francophone separatists may want to learn some Arabic. On August 5th, as Canadians enjoyed a long weekend, Saudi Arabia abruptly expelled their ambassador and froze bilateral trade and investment. Its state-run funds have reportedly been ordered to dump their Canadian assets, no matter how much it costs to do so.
[Monitor] President Museveni has urged the United Kingdom to drop sanctions on South Sudan because they will not help to resolve the challenges the world’s youngest nation is facing.
[Nairobi News] Uganda Prime Minister Ruhakama Rugunda says the government could to review the recently implemented tax on the use of social media.
[Guardian] On leaving home for the recently held 22nd convocation of the Lagos State University (LASU), Fuhad Ogunsanya Adetoro, the best graduating student of the 2017/2018 session obviously knew that honour awaited him as the valedictorian.