Monday, 20 November 2017
  • Second Republic vice president, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, is dead.
    The elder statesman’s death was disclosed in a statement issued by the Ekwueme family of Oko, in Anambra State.
    The statement was reportedly released in the early hours of Monday.
    The statement, signed by the former vice...


  • By JEFFREY MOYO and ALAN COWELL: After Coup, Even Mugabe’s Own Party Is Dumping Him By JEFFREY MOYO and ALAN COWELL: After Coup, Even Mugabe’s Own Party Is Dumping Him
    HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s governing party moved on Friday to expel President Robert Mugabe from its ranks, taking the first step in legally ousting the 93-year-old leader following a military intervention two days earlier. A majority of the leaders of the party, ZANU-PF, recommended Mr. Mugabe’s expulsion from the very organization that he had controlled with an iron grip since independence in 1980, according to ZBC, the state broadcaster. Military officers have insisted that their takeover was not a coup,…
    Saturday, 18 November 2017 13:56
  • By Tunde Odesola: Kakanfo my foot! By Tunde Odesola: Kakanfo my foot!
    The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to me, is the greatest Yoruba oba alive today. Greatest in terms of his intellectual capacity and his understanding of the responsibilities culture has placed on his divine shoulders. Although the vault of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Sijuwade Okunade, bespoke on riches untold, Alaafin’s unspeakable wealth lies in his unequalled understanding of the Yoruba’s resplendent history, mores and culture. He exemplified his matchless repertoire of Yoruba history during the inauguration of…
    Friday, 27 October 2017 11:35
    ECONOMY Growth in Agriculture and Solid Minerals: The number of sub-sectors of the economy experiencing negative growth has almost halved; falling from 29 sub-sectors for the whole of 2016 to 16 in Q1 2017. Growth in manufacturing has returned to positive territory after five quarters of negative growth. It grew by 1.36% in Q1 2017 after falling to -7.0% in Q1 2016. Our priority Sectors of Agriculture and Solid Minerals have seen improved performance, in spite of the recession. Agriculture…
    Sunday, 15 October 2017 17:01


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Recent News

  • Mugabe’s party to launch impeachment process Tuesday Business and Economy Mugabe’s party to launch impeachment process Tuesday
    Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will launch the parliamentary process on Tuesday for impeaching President Robert Mugabe, a government lawmaker told AFP. The decision on Monday came after Mugabe missed a deadline to resign given to him by his party over the weekend. Once a simple majority of parliamentarians vote for impeachment, an investigative committee is formed by lawmakers, who report back to both houses of parliament. Each house must then vote by a two-thirds majority for him to be stripped of office. “We are expecting the motion to be over (Tuesday),” said ZANU-PF lawmaker Paul Mangwana, referring to the initial procedure to commence impeachment proceedings. He added that ZANU-PF had approached the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party to seek their cooperation to pass the necessary parliamentary votes. In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old veteran leader defied expectations he would quit, pitching the country into a second week of political crisis. The speech provoked anger and disbelief among many Zimbabweans, fuelling concerns that Mugabe could face a violent backlash. Zimbabwe’s crisis erupted on November 13 after a factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted into the open prompting the army to seize power.
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  • Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance Business and Economy Zimbabwe latest: Defiant Mugabe makes first public appearance
    Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare, handing out degrees. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle over his successor. The military said on Friday it was "engaging" with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks "as soon as possible". Meanwhile Christopher Mutsvangwa - the leader of the influential war veterans' association, once loyal to Mr Mugabe - said he should step down at once. He called for a huge turnout in street protests on Saturday. "We want to restore our pride and tomorrow is the day... we can finish the job which the army started," Mr Mutsvangwa said. "There's no going back about Mugabe. He must leave." Liberal groups opposed to the president have also backed the rally. The leader of last year's #Thisflag protests, Evans Mwarire, urged people to turn up. Image copyrightAFP Mr Mugabe is chancellor at the Open University Mr Mugabe's attendance at the graduation is an annual tradition but he was not expected this year. BBC Online Africa editor Joseph…
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