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Mugabe admits land reform blunder

HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms...

3 Mar 2015 11:00

One step forwards, one back for democracy

If journalists in Zimbabwe had stood up in that country's parliament to protest against interference with their cellphone signals, they would have been laughed out of the place...

By Anton Harber 2 Mar 2015 06:14

Media leak: Africans who have stashed their money in HSBC Switzerland

Eritrea is not exactly the Africa's or the world's richest country, yet the biggest single African client is in Eritrea...

18 Feb 2015 09:19

DR Congo's small firms bear the brunt of mobile services block

KINSHASA, DRC: Sales are down and business is slow - small entrepreneurs in the Democratic Republic of Congo are bearing the brunt of an official clampdown on mobile Internet services and text messages...

12 Feb 2015 07:21

Social media - keeping the news alive in Kenya

Two scandals have rocked Kenya in the very recent past - and social media has ensured that the people know about them (Video)...

5 Feb 2015 13:52

The globalisation of the African continent

Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year...

3 Feb 2015 14:05

Zimbabwean President elected AU chair

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been elected as the new chairperson of the African Union (AU)...

2 Feb 2015 11:11

Bad karma? Hackers hit Gaborone daily

GABORONE, BOTSWANA: The Editor of the Gaborone Mmegi suspects a state organisation is behind a hacking attack last week, reports Mail & Guardian...

30 Jan 2015 08:48

SADC Media Awards entries now open

Entries to the 2015 South African Chapter of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Media Awards competition are officially open...

28 Jan 2015 09:13

Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

Ghana opens probe after government websites hacked

ACCRA GHANA: Ghana launched a probe on Wednesday after most of the West African government's websites fell victim to hackers...

23 Jan 2015 06:49

Ethiopia clamps down on independent media

AfricaWatch: The Ethiopian government is clamping down on independent media, claims HRW, as reported by Mail & Guardian (Video)...

23 Jan 2015 06:38

Political billboards a security threat?

AfricaWatch: A Ghanaian researcher reckons billboards (in Ghana) depicting Nigerian political personages, are a threat to security...

22 Jan 2015 11:14

Africa wants its own air transport market by 2017

African Ministers of Transport have declared their full support for the African Union Commission's proposal for the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017...

22 Jan 2015 11:33

SA to deploy healthcare workers to help contain Ebola

South Africa has deployed its first batch of trained healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone, in an effort to help contain the spread of Ebola Disease Virus in the country and other parts of West Africa...

20 Jan 2015 10:22

Senegal bans Charlie Hebdo and Liberation daily

The Senegalese government banned the dissemination of Wednesday's editions of the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo and the French daily Liberation...

17 Jan 2015 11:41

World's press condemns attack against Charlie Hebdo

WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum condemn yesterday's attack against French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo that has left 12 dead and at least four seriously wounded (Video)...

8 Jan 2015 07:40

Egypt court to hear jailed Jazeera reporters' appeal

CAIRO, EGYPT: Egypt's top court hears an appeal today by three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists as expectations of their release grew amid a thawing of Cairo's ties with Qatar, the channel's base...

31 Dec 2014 10:11

Australian journalist marks a year in Egyptian jail

CAIRO, EGYPT / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australian Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste marks a year in prison in Egypt today, with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop downplaying hopes that he will be released before a 1 January appeal...

29 Dec 2014 09:53

Doing business in Africa

Award-winning lawyer Peter Petrou provides an international perspective on doing business in and with Africa...

By Mfonobong Nsehe 19 Dec 2014 09:21

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