[ISS] South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms.
[Deutsche Welle] China’s military leaders have invited African army chiefs to Beijing — officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China’s military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say.
[ANGOP] Luanda -The former Angolan footballer João dos Santos de Almeida “Chinho” was found dead inside his car last Monday morning, in Luanda, victim of several gun shots.
[The Conversation Africa] The recent squabble over the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank has very little to do with real economic policies. It is rather emblematic of the intensely polarised levels of political distrust that currently exists within the African National Congress (ANC), the governing party
[UN News] After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.
[ISS] Is Zambian President Edgar Lungu going to drag his country back to Kenneth Kaunda’s disastrous post-independence experiment with nationalisation of the copper mines, simply by default? This is the suspicion sparked by his aggressive moves to evict the giant London-based mining company Vedanta Resources from its 80% ownership of Zambia’s largest mining enterprise, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).
[The Conversation Africa] When the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) opens in Cairo, Egypt, the focus will be on the games between the continent’s top football teams to see who is going to raise the cup on Friday 19 July at the end of the three-week tournament.
[Seychelles News Agency] After a two-year battle, Ralph Volcere won his petition asking the government to make regulations for the medical use of cannabis on May 31.
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWEANS have expressed mixed feelings over President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s novel decision to take a live radio interview.
[Zimbabwe Standard] The future of tobacco farming in Zimbabwe is bleak due to viability challenges, and farmers are calling for an emergency meeting with the regulatory body and government to solve the issues affecting them.