Whistleblower claims ANC got vast bribes in South Africa inquiry – The Irish Times

Whistleblower claims ANC got vast bribes in South Africa inquiry – The Irish Times

A former executive of a multibillion-rand facilities company giving evidence at an inquiry into public sector corruption in South Africa has implicated the ruling party in fraud that benefited its election campaigning. Angelo Agrizzi, a former chief operating officer at a corporate group called Bosasa, which has recently been renamed African Global Operations, on Friday […]

RCN ships to head to Africa next week – Ottawa Citizen

RCN ships to head to Africa next week – Ottawa Citizen

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston. DND photo. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Kingston and Shawinigan will set sail Tuesday for Africa as part of Op PROJECTION. The exercise involves work with African nations to build partner capacity, promote maritime security, and foster relationships in the region, according to the Royal Canadian Navy. The RCN has conducted […]

Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown – BBC News

Zimbabwe blocks Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter amid crackdown – BBC News

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Hundreds of people have been arrested during the crackdown this week Zimbabwe has blocked Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp messaging app amid a crackdown on days of violent protests. A coalition of local human rights groups says at least 12 people have been killed and many more beaten and tortured by […]

Ghana journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale killed – Quartz

Ghana journalist Ahmed Hussein Suale killed – Quartz

“1 journalist killed in 2019”, is the latest update to the press freedom barometer on Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders). It’s an ominous data point from Ghana where such extreme bad news rarely emanates. According to RSF’s own annual 2018 World Press Freedom index, Ghana ranks first in Africa and 23rd out of 180 […]

Feds meet with family of Canadian woman missing in West Africa – Windsor Star

Feds meet with family of Canadian woman missing in West Africa – Windsor Star

Luca Tacchetto and Edith Blais are seen in this undated handout photo from the Facebook page “Edith Blais et Luca Tacchetto : disparition au Burkina Faso.” HO / THE CANADIAN PRESS SHERBROOKE, Que. — Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and International Development Minister Marie-Claude Bibeau met this morning with family members of a Quebec woman […]

Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 January 2019 – BBC News

Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 January 2019 – BBC News

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week: Image copyright EPA Image caption A lizard sunbathes on a car tyre on Sunday in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Image copyright AFP Image caption Members of South Africa’s governing ANC party gather to mark its 107th anniversary […]

HP announces Elisabeth Moreno as VP & Managing Director for HP Africa – IOL

HP announces Elisabeth Moreno as VP & Managing Director for HP Africa – IOL

CAPE TOWN – HP on Wednesday announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new Managing Director for HP Inc. Africa, effective immediately.  Based in Johannesburg, Elisabeth Moreno replaces David Rozzio who will move to another leadership position at HP, leading its Central Europe cluster. In this new role, Moreno will be responsible for providing country leadership for South Africa and driving profitable growth across the company’s Printing, Personal Systems and Services businesses across […]

Getting runs while batting first key in South Africa – Sarfraz – Cricbuzz

Getting runs while batting first key in South Africa – Sarfraz – Cricbuzz

PAKISTAN TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA, 2018-19 Zaman is key to Pakistan’s fortunes in the ODI format. © Getty After being comprehensively beaten in the Test series, Pakistan look for a change in fortunes when they meet South Africa at Port Elizabeth, where they sealed their first-ever away series win over the hosts in 2013, for […]

SA v Pak, 1st ODI, preview South Africa, Pakistan look for momentum ahead of World Cup – International Cricket Council

SA v Pak, 1st ODI, preview South Africa, Pakistan look for momentum ahead of World Cup – International Cricket Council

South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns in a five-match one-day international series, the first of which will be played in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 19 January. Overview South Africa v Pakistan1st ODISt George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, Saturday, 19 January, 1.00pm local time, 11.00am GMT Having completed a comprehensive sweep over Pakistan in the three-Test […]

The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to 'Come Home' – Amsterdam News

The Transatlantic Slave Trade – Africans Urged to 'Come Home' – Amsterdam News

The Transatlantic Slave Trade started with slave ships, whips, chains and a most demonic kind of evil: Europeans and others hunting down Africans like animals. The result: an estimated 12 million enslaved Africans were shipped as cargo across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas between the 16thand 19th centuries – and, according to the Encyclopedia […]