Zimbabwe court set to hear Chamisa election challenge

Zimbabwe court set to hear Chamisa election challenge

Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court will hear on Wednesday the presidential election results challenge filed by opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa and his Movement for Democratic Change Alliance party. The hearing moves forward in a nation on edge, following the initial July 30 election that gave Zanu PF President Emmerson Mnangagwa the slimmest…

Smoke and Mirrors: Can South Africa’s cigarette tax collector save itself?

It’s a story with all the hallmarks of a supermarket tabloid: sex, betrayal, spies and smuggled cigarettes. Yet the turmoil at the South African Revenue Service (Sars) has resulted in a very real crisis, centering on a deluge of illegal cigarettes which, according to a new report, have cost the…

Arnaud Gallet

Arnaud is a French freelance writer with an African heart who has lived in 10 different Sub-Saharan countries in the past decade. He is currently based in Paris.

Zambia says fraud, fake news demand stricter digital-platform laws

Zambia’s communications minister is defending the southern African nation’s plans to more tightly control social media use, saying the government is concerned about scams and other Internet abuses. Brian Mushimba, the Transport and Communications minister, said in a statement issued Friday that more than 600 Zambians have lost tens of…

U.S. sentences accused Liberian warlord Jabbateh to 30 years

Mohammed Jabbateh, a Liberian living in the United States, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after a guilty verdict in October on charges of immigration fraud and perjury. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) identified Jabbateh as a brutal warlord during the 1992-1995 years of Liberia’s first civil…

SA: ‘Reasonable prospect’ of success as Zuma faces 16 charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will face 16 charges on fraud, corruption, racketeering and money laundering tied to a 1990s-era arms deal that has haunted his political career for years. The decision announced Friday by National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams reinstates charges originally filed against Zuma…

Zimbabwe police promise to crack down on tsikamutanda practices

Authorities in Zimbabwe say they plan to crack down on self-styled “witch hunters” who prey on people in traditional communities, essentially extorting their cash, livestock and other goods – and often doing so with the knowledge of complicit and corrupt local chiefs. Charity Charamba, the national spokeswoman for the Zimbabwe…

CAR: 20 candidates call to suspend the vote count

20 of the 30 candidates competing for the position of president in Central African Republic have demanded that authorities halt the vote count due to what they consider to be abnormalities in the ballot, reported Reuters. Polling stations opened on the morning of Wednesday December 30 after numerous delays. The…