Tuesday, 2nd March 2021


Libya parliament to discuss new unity gov’t lineup on March 8

The speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament has announced that the chamber will hold a special session on March 8 to discuss holding a vote of confidence on a new unity government.

Aguila Saleh, speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) in Tobruk, said in a statement late on Friday the meeting in the central city of Sirte will take place if…

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Kenya to get vaccine this week as positivity rate hits 9%

Kenya will receive the first batch of Covid-19 vaccines this week, with reports indicating the consignment might land on Tuesday.

The news comes as the virus caseload continued to rise, with 325 more people testing positive on Sunday from a sample size of 3,282.

 This represents a positivity rate of 9.9 per cent, the highest rate ever recorded in…

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Botswana, Namibia explore partnership on water projec

Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi met with his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob in Windhoek on Thursday to explore the possibility of collaborating on a water project.

Namibia has already begun talks with an investor who is offering desalination water from the Atlantic Ocean. Being a good neighbour and alive to Botswana's water challenges,…

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Ramaphosa and Mboweni push for new state bank in South Africa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his support for a state bank, indicating that a number of other developing countries have these institutions in place.

Speaking to journalists as part of a SA National Editors Forum meeting on Friday (26 February), Ramaphosa said that the country’s banking sector is controlled by just a few banks and South…

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Dangers of big oil spending cuts are visible in Angola’s slump

The decline of Angola, from being Africa’s top crude producer five years ago to barely pumping more than war-torn Libya today, shows the heavy toll of a slump in oil-industry investment. 

The nation’s production has fallen by more than a third since 2015, when international oil companies started slashing investment in response to a plunge in crude…

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