FOR President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the timing of Turkey’s victory in the Afrin region of northern Syria could not have been better. After a two-month offensive against Kurdish militants, Turkish troops took control of the enclave’s main town on March 17th. The next day Turkey celebrated the anniversary of the battle of Gallipoli, the only big Ottoman victory of the first world war.
A BIT like President Donald Trump, Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli, likes to fire employees on television. In November Mr Magafuli used a live broadcast from a small town in the north of the country summarily to dismiss two officials after they failed to remember instantly details in their budgets.
[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma spent R15.3m on legal fees during his nine-year so-called “spy tapes” challenge, according to a letter by the state attorney on Tuesday.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s parliament has passed a resolution to amend the constitution and allow expropriation without compensation.
[News24Wire] Day Zero for Capetonians has now been extended to June 4 from May 11, 2018.
[News24Wire] Drilling has started near Cape Town’s Hospital Bend to find extra borehole water for Groote Schuur Hospital in case Day Zero is declared, the Western Cape’s Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW) said on Wednesday.
[News24Wire] Former acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane, his wife and a car dealer are expected to hand themselves in to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) tomorrow morning to be charged with corruption.
[Leadership] Barely 4 days after the Nigerian Military said it has completely defeated Boko Haram, the sect leader, Shekau has appeared in a new video saying they are still in Sambisa with abducted Police wives.
[Nairobi News] Majority of Kenyans are optimistic that 2018 will be a better year than 2017, the latest survey by research firm Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) has shown.
[Zimbabwe Standard] EXACTLY a month after the fall of long-time ruler former president Robert Mugabe, signs are there that new Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa might struggle to undo his predecessor’s legacy.