Category Archives: Business & Finance

South Africa: Pres Ramaphosa to challenge ‘flawed’ graft report in court

PRETORIA: South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said he will challenge in court a watchdog body’s fundamentally and irretrievably flawed findings concerning a donation to his 2017 campaign to head the ruling party.

After careful study I have concluded that the …

South Africa: Ruling party ANC voices “full confidence” in president implicated in election donation scandal

CAPE TOWN, The ruling African National Congress (ANC) on Saturday voiced full confidence in President Cyril Ramaphosa who is implicated in an election donation scandal.

Ramaphosa has the ANC’s full confidence in his ability to champion efforts of building South …

Forced Displacement Causes Controversy in Ethiopia’s Omo Valley

A dam project and sugarcane plantation intended to transform southern Ethiopia could mean the end to a way of life for indigenous people living in the region.

The $1.7 billion hydroelectric Gibe III dam, completed in 2015, harnesses power from …

South Africa: Corruption inquiry adjourns after former president Zuma’s lawyers say questioning unfair

PRETORIA, A South African judge adjourned until Friday morning a public inquiry into state corruption after lawyers for former President Jacob Zuma said he was being questioned unfairly.

The inquiry is looking into allegations that Zuma, ousted by the ruling …

Media Advocates Decry Burundi’s Increasing Restrictions

NAIROBI/WASHINGTON � Press freedom advocates are coming down hard on Burundi, after increasing restrictions prompted the BBC to shut down its bureau in the central African country this week.

Burundian authorities have also suspended VOA from operating in the country …