Daily Archives: August 8, 2019

Zimbabwean Bank Alleges Loan Defaults by 26 Public Figures

The Zimbabwean president's son, a former first lady and 24 prominent politicians are accused of abusing their positions to acquire loans without collateral from a leading bank in the southern African country. The Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) says...

Ebola Fears Slow Crossings at Rwanda-DRC Border

Witnesses say fears of the Ebola virus have brought border traffic between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo to a virtual standstill. Long lines and lengthy delays at the border crossings have left many traders frustrated, but officials say

Uganda Para-Badminton Players Strive for Paralympics Despite Limitations

Uganda's Para-Badminton team is preparing for the World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, later this month. The team has the second-highest ranked player in Africa and aims to compete at the 2020 Summer Paralympic Games in Tokyo, when Para-Badminton...

Top Court Hears Malawi Presidential Election Result Challenge

Malawi's top court on Thursday began hearing an opposition application to overturn the results of the presidential elections held three months ago, over alleged election irregularities.The hearing comes after the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the larges...

Limba Community Promises Support for President Julius Maada Bio at State House

State House, Freetown Members from the Limba Community across Sierra Leone have paid a courtesy call on His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House to pledge their support for his New Direction Government.In his remarks, Limba

Breastfeeding Lawmaker Sparks Uproar in Kenyan Parliament

The Kenyan parliament's ejection of a female lawmaker for bringing her five-month-old baby to a session Wednesday has sparked debate on breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. Kenya's parliament in 2017 passed a motion compelling employers to provide s...