In Seychelles, nature is prized above mass tourism

IN a shady patch along a pristine white beach on Mahe Island, a radio spits out reggae and snapper sizzles on the barbecue, as Seychelloise Nareen tops up her rum…

Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi sworn in

By ZBC Reporter THE newly sworn-in president of Mozambique president Filipe Jacinto Nyusi says his country is bound to grow economically in leaps and bounds taking advantage of the peace…

Botswana’s court of appeal accepts election challenge by opposition

BOTSWANA’S court of appeal has accepted the opposition’s challenge to the outcome of elections held last year after a lower court had earlier rejected their petition for lack of evidence.…

Egyptair suspends flights to Baghdad for 3 days

EGYPTAIR, Egypt’s flag carrier, said on Tuesday it will suspend its flights to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, for three days starting from Wednesday because of the unstable security situation in…

Russia’s VTB sues Mozambique firm at centre of $2 bln scandal

Russian state lender VTB has filed a lawsuit in Britain’s High Court against a Mozambican government company it lent hefty sums to as part of a project now at the…

Power-starved Ethiopia rallies around Nile dam as Egypt dispute simmers

Cell phone batteries constantly dying, health centres bereft of modern equipment, a dependence on flashlights after sundown — Kafule Yigzaw experienced all these struggles and more growing up without electricity…

South Africa steps up its game to end mother-to-child transmission of HIV

By Ute Feucht & Jeannette Wessels SOUTH Africa’s prevention of mother-to-child transmission programme has achieved remarkable successes in recent years. It has improved the health and life expectancy for pregnant…

Nigeria allows terrorism to flourish, says Bishop

A NIGERIAN Bishop has accused the government of creating the conditions for terror groups to flourish in the aftermath of a string of attacks on Christians by Islamist groups. On…

SA business icon Richard Maponya dies

By ZBC Reporter PROMINENT South African businessman Richard Maponya has died at the age of 99 after a short illness. The prominent businessman dubbed as the father of black retail…

28 killed in attack on military camp in Libya

TRIPOLI: At least 28 people were killed in an attack on a military academy in the Libyan capital late on Saturday, the health minister of the Tripoli-based government said. Tripoli,…