“South African Airways should be shut down”, says Finance Minister Tito Mboweni

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South Africa’s state-owned airline should be shut down, the country’s new finance minister has said. “It’s loss-making, we are unlikely to sort out the situation, so my view would be close it down,” Tito Mboweni told an investor conference in the US. One of Africa’s biggest airlines, South Africa Airways (SAA) has lost money every year since 2011, and survives with government support. SAA is among the struggling state firms that the president promised to revive. No sacred cows Just over three weeks into his post, Mr Mboweni is keen…

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A look at Africa’s powerful women

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Following Sahle-Work Zewde new position as Ethiopias first president, we take a close look at Africa’s most powerful women who have joined the ranks of African women that are leading history as pioneers and leaders in male-dominated spheres like politics. Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde Ethiopia’s first female president is a trailblazer, having also been the first woman appointed to head United Nations Office to the African Union. Serving as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative to the African Union, Zewde is an exceptional diplomat who has served the global organisation and…

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Zuma’s son to stand trial in South Africa in March

RANDBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 12: Duduzane Zuma outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court during appearance on two counts of culpable homicide on July 12, 2018 in Randburg, South Africa. The case, which involves the deaths of two people after former president Jacob Zuma’s son crashed his Porsche into a minibus taxi in 2014 was postponed to August 23. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla)

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s graft-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, will stand trial for culpable homicide in March over a fatal late night car crash in 2014, a magistrate said Friday. Duduzane, 34, appeared before the Randburg Magistrates’ Court in Johannesburg accompanied by his father, who was flanked by security personnel. He is accused of causing the death of Phumzile Dube after his Porsche hit a minibus she was travelling in. Three others were injured and one passenger, Nankie Mashaba, died in hospital weeks later. Magistrate Heidi Barnard…

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TANZANIA: Kidnapped billionaire Mohammed Dewji found

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Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was kidnapped over a week ago, has been found, his family said Saturday. Mr Dewji, 43, was abducted by unidentified gunmen last Thursday October 11, when he went for a workout at the high-end Colosseum Hotel in Oyster Bay, Dar es Salaam. His family spokesperson Azzim Dewji confirmed to a Tanzanian media outlet that the businessman is safely at home. “Mo is 100 per cent fit but traumatized by the whole experience,” Azzim said. “We thank the President for ordering security organs to make sure…

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Tanzanian President Magufuli Applauds And Awards Jose Chameleone For Promoting Swahili.

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Legendary singer Joseph Mayanja alias Jose Chameleone will be awarded at the Urithi Festival celebrations on the 1st of September at Dodoma Jamhuri Stadium for the job well done in promoting the Swahili language in Africa by Tanzanian President Magufuli. Tanzanian President Magufuli The ‘BADILISHA’ hit maker is expected to arrive at Dar Es Salaam on 31st of August then travel to Dodoma for the celebrations on 1st of September where he will attend, perform and receive the award. He will head back to Dar Es Salaam on the same day. And leave…

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