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Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens after Odinga quits

Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens after Odinga quits

By: Reuters     11th October 2017 Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta's path to a... 

MPs dismayed as chief procurement officer silent on Eskom contracts

MPs dismayed as chief procurement officer silent on Eskom contracts

By: African News Agency      11th October 2017 Acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula apologised to Parliament’s standing committee on finance on Wednesday for giving a “sub-standard... 

Opponent of Rwandan president denies insurrection, forgery charges in court

Opponent of Rwandan president denies insurrection, forgery charges in court

By: Reuters     11th October 2017 A prominent opponent of Rwandan President Paul Kagame pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of forgery and inciting insurrection and said she... 

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DA calls on Zuma to suspend Mkhwebane while Parliament holds inquiry

DA calls on Zuma to suspend Mkhwebane while Parliament holds inquiry 

By: News24Wire      11th October 2017 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has piled the pressure on the African National Congress (ANC) and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, calling on... 

Testimony in Parly probe into Eskom / Gupta links to start next week

Testimony in Parly probe into Eskom / Gupta links to start next week

By: African News Agency      11th October 2017 The list of names of witnesses to be called to testify at a parliamentary inquiry into state capture at South Africa’s sole power utility, Eskom,... 

No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission

No Congo election until mid-2019, says electoral commission

By: Reuters     11th October 2017 A long-delayed election in Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila cannot take place until at least April 2019, the... 

Sudan banks receive first foreign currency transfers as sanctions end

Sudan banks receive first foreign currency transfers as sanctions end

By: Reuters     11th October 2017 Sudan has for the first time in 20 years begun receiving foreign currency inflows, the central bank said on Wednesday, days after the US government... 

South Africa vulnerable to any sharp rise in global rates, World Bank warns

South Africa vulnerable to any sharp rise in global rates, World Bank warns

By: Terence Creamer     11th October 2017 A quicker and sharper-than-expected normalisation in interest rates in the US could trigger a reversal in capital flows to South Africa, the World... 

ANC caucus slams Public Protector inquiry despite agreeing to it

ANC caucus slams Public Protector inquiry despite agreeing to it

By: News24Wire      11th October 2017 In a bizarre series of statements, the African National Congress (ANC) caucus has tried to distance itself from its decision to hold a portfolio... 

Zille welcomes SANDF intervention in Cape’s gang areas

Zille welcomes SANDF intervention in Cape’s gang areas 

By: African News Agency      11th October 2017 The Western Cape government has welcomed the national minister of police’s decision to deploy the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in... 

Court application brought to dissolve Free State ANC PEC

Court application brought to dissolve Free State ANC PEC

By: News24Wire      11th October 2017 The African National Congress (ANC) is facing yet another court battle as two Free State members have made an urgent application to the... 

ARM appoints two nonexecutive directors

ARM appoints two nonexecutive directors

By: Martin Creamer     11th October 2017 Diversified mining company African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) on Wednesday announced the appointment of two new nonexecutive directors. They are David... 

DRC: Millions displaced and at risk from stark rise in violence

DRC: Millions displaced and at risk from stark rise in violence

By: African News Agency      11th October 2017 The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Wednesday warned that violence and repeated armed clashes in several provinces of the... 

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