Category Archives: Politics

Cyclone Idai lashes Mozambican port, hits communications

Cyclone Idai was bringing more floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi where scores of people have already been killed and tens of thousands displaced by floods over the past few weeks.

In low-lying Beira, a gateway for …

Cyclone Idai lashes Mozambican port, hits communications

Cyclone Idai was bringing more floodwater and destruction to areas of Mozambique and Malawi where scores of people have already been killed and tens of thousands displaced by floods over the past few weeks.

In low-lying Beira, a gateway for …

Ex-Credit Suisse bankers arrested on U.S. charges over Mozambique loans

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were arrested in London on Thursday on U.S. charges of involvement in a fraud involving $2 billion in loans to state-owned companies in Mozambique, U.S. prosecutors said.

Andrew Pearse, …

Former Botswana President Feuds with Government over Trump

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader’s harsh criticism of the American president.

The spat pits Ian Khama, who stepped down as president in April after a …

NEARLY 40 HURT IN NEW DR CONGO PLANE ACCIDENT

BENI (DRCONGO), Thirty eight people, mostly Congolese soldiers, were hurt on Monday when an Antonov transport plane missed its landing at Beni in eastern DR Congo, military officials said.

The plane was carrying 68 passengers and four crew, they said. …

Minister: Comoros Army Regains Control in Anjouan

The Comoros military Saturday regained control of Mutsamudu’s old city center on the island of Anjouan, a minister told AFP, after armed rebels staged an uprising earlier this week.

Soldiers and rebels opposed to President Azali Assoumani had fought in …