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By fstimes On 16 Dec, 2013 At 09:23 AM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe denounced divisions in his Zanu-PF party as factions aligned with members hoping to become his successor. “We cannot build a united party when we divide people into camps of those who belong to so and so and those who belong to so and so,” the 89-year-old told thousands of stalwarts at […]

By fstimes On 14 Dec, 2013 At 11:51 AM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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The liquidity crunch gripping Zimbabwe has paralysed the operations of Parliament, and both its houses have been forced to adjourn until January 29. Broke and running on a shoestring budget, the state has withheld funding for the legislature, forcing both houses of Parliament – the lower house and the Senate – to adjourn until January […]

By fstimes On 5 Dec, 2013 At 10:07 PM | Categorized As Africa, Columns, Local, Mandela Special Edition, National, News, World | With 0 Comments
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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the father of the nation, died on December 5 2013 at the age of 95. President Jacob Zuma made the announcement from the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday night. He said Mandela passed away at 20:50 in his Houghton home surrounded by his wife, Graça Machel and members of his family. Zuma said Mandela would have a […]

By fstimes On 3 Dec, 2013 At 08:43 AM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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A Swaziland government official has condemned divorce, while telling men to keep their eyes off female colleagues’ cleavages. Swaziland’s Senate chief said on Friday lawmakers should not divorce to avoid embarrassing the country’s polygamous king, who has declared that only death can undo marriages. Gelane Zwane, leader of the upper house in Africa’s last absolute monarchy, said lawmakers should […]

By fstimes On 23 Nov, 2013 At 11:18 AM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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The CAR’s president has insisted he has been negotiating with Joseph Kony after Washington rubbished claims that Kony was involved in any talks. The Central African president insisted on Friday he was negotiating with Joseph Kony after Washington rubbished claims the wanted Ugandan militia boss was personally involved in any talks. Michel Djotodia is in contact with Kony, […]

By fstimes On 18 Nov, 2013 At 01:35 PM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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The government’s urban policy of destroying illegal homes is being hampered by the fact many of the settlers are Zanu-PF supporters. In the slum last Sunday, word went round that the bulldozers were coming. And so, under the Zanu-PF flag, members of the Magamba eChimurenga housing co-operative sat around planning how to defend their homes. The settlement […]

By fstimes On 4 Nov, 2013 At 08:42 AM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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Cairo – Egypt’s deposed Islamist president is to go on trial on Monday on charges of incitement of violence and murder, in what will be Mohammed Morsi’s first public appearance since his ouster in a coup on 3 July. If convicted, Morsi, Egypt’s first freely elected president, could face the death penalty. The trial is […]

By fstimes On 25 Oct, 2013 At 02:03 PM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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A seminar to interrogate issues in Zimbabwe’s diamond mining sector to be held in South Africa. Zimbabwe’s civil society, which has long been accused by the government of pointing out problems and not coming up with solutions, appears to be changing tack by attempting to fix the issues plaguing the country’s diamond sector. The government […]

By fstimes On 25 Oct, 2013 At 02:42 PM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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Johannesburg – Malawi said on Friday South African President Jacob Zuma’s recent controversial remarks which implied it was backward would not damage relations between the two nations. Zuma was left red-faced after making disparaging comments on Monday about roads in the fellow southern African country, where South Africa’s deputy international relations minister was summoned to […]

By fstimes On 14 Oct, 2013 At 12:26 PM | Categorized As Africa | With 0 Comments
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The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has again not been awarded for a fourth time in five years. The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership – the world’s biggest individual prize – was not awarded for a fourth time in five years, it was announced on Monday. At a press conference in […]