Ghana budgets $13.9bn in 2018

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 5, 2017 shows Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo speaking to the press after a meeting with his Ivory Coast counterpart at the presidential palace in Abidjan. After winning the elections Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo promised to eliminate corruption and he is facing increasingly pressing demands coming from the streets […]

Fall from Grace: Mugabe’s wife was his weakness

Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe attends the opening of the annual agricultural fair on August 25, 2017 in the capital Harare. Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe appeared in public for the first time since she returned from South Africa where she was accused of assaulting a model and granted diplomatic immunity. The first lady, who […]

Politics of identity, Nigeria’s greatest problem, says Ugandan President

President Muhammadu Buhari welcoming President Yuweri Musaveni of Uganda to the State House on his one-day visit to Nigeria, yesterday Photo: Philip Ojisua Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, has identified politics of identity as Nigeria’s greatest problem to achieve its developmental goals, saying unless citizens do away with it, the country’s quest for economic growth will […]

Slight growth lifts South Africa out of recession

South Africa has exited its first recession in eight years after the economy recorded 2.5 percent growth in the second quarter, official statistics released Tuesday showed. Statistics South Africa said gross domestic product (GDP) “increased by 2.5 percent in the second quarter of 2017, following a decrease of 0.6 percent in the first quarter of […]

South African model challenges Grace Mugabe’s immunity

A South African model who was allegedly attacked by Zimbabwe’s first lady has filed court papers challenging the government’s decision to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity, a lawyer said Thursday. The wife of President Robert Mugabe allegedly attacked a 20-year-old model Gabriella Engels with an electrical extension cord at a hotel in Johannesburg where the […]