[Democracy Works] On the steps of Cape Town City Hall on 11 February to celebrate the 28th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela from prison in Paarl, African National Congress president Cyril Ramaphosa promised: “a new beginning” for the party and the country under his watch.
[The Conversation Africa] It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013.
[Leadership] Abuja -The Miners Association of Nigeria (MAN) has opposed the removal of mining from the exclusive lists of the federal government to allow more states’ participation.
[ISS] There was a time in late 2015 and early 2016 – when Tanzania’s President John Magufuli had only just been elected – that the man they call ‘The Bulldozer’ could do no wrong.
[Citizen] Butiama -The government is expected to spend a whopping Sh8.2 billion for mineral resources estimation, a project that would end challenges facing small scale miners.
[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has stopped a multi-billion copper mining project with a Chinese company at Kilembe Mines following information that a former minister pocketed a $1m bribe to influence the deal.
[Namibian] A CASE in which three Namibian fishing industry associations are challenging the granting of a mining licence to a company planning to mine seabed phosphate off Namibia’s coast was again postponed in the Windhoek High Court this week.
[Daily News] Dodoma -Members of Parliament (MPs) yesterday passed a resolution to commend President John Magufuli for his efforts, daring and high level of patriotism in helping Tanzanians to benefit from their nationally endowed natural resources.
[News24Wire] A cache of damning e-mails between members of the Gupta family, some of their trusted lieutenants and President Jacob Zuma’s son, Duduzane, has brought forward fresh details on the mechanics of the Guptas’ dubious state capture strategies.
[Citizen] The United Nations is still silent on the expulsion from Tanzania of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director Awa Dabo.