Old wine in new cans? South African startup sniffs new export opportunity

 A South African startup is hoping to cash in on a growing global taste for canned wines as a lighter, more convenient alternative to bottles. Canned wines...

Egypt to bury former president Mubarak in military funeral

 Egypt will on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died at the age of 91, in a military funeral in Cairo. Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years...

Malawi ruling party forms coalition ahead of May presidential poll re-run

with AGENCIES Malawian president Peter Mutharika’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tuesday entered into an alliance with United Democratic Front (UDF). The UDF governed Malawi...

Wrestlers fight for peace in ravaged South Sudan

Stephen Tekajwok South Sudanese wrestler Kur Bol Jok strode into the arena, his chest - smeared with ashes and dust - puffed out as he faced his opponent,...

South African finance minister to walk budget tightrope

By Agencies South Africa’s finance minister is expected to walk a tightrope during the annual budget presentation to parliament on Wednesday, as the economy teeters on the edge of...

ECOWAS calls for urgent proactive approach to Africa’s development, peace, stability

By Agencies ECOWAS Vice President, Mrs Finda Koroma, on Tuesday called for urgent need to adopt a more proactive approach to Africa’s common quest for development, peace and stability.

ProPetro’s board audit finds ‘multiple material’ weaknesses

Liz Hampton U.S. oilfield services provider ProPetro Holding Corp (PUMP.N) said on Monday a board committee had found multiple material weaknesses related to its financial reporting and disclosures.

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dies at the age of 91 (family)

Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who was forced to resign after the 2011 popular uprising, died on Tuesday at the age of 91 in the Galaa military hospital in Cairo, his brother-in-law...

Arrest warrant issued for South African opposition leader Julius Malema

By Agencies A bench warrant was issued Monday for the arrest of Julius Malema, a fiery leader of one of South Africa’s main opposition parties, the Economic Freedom Fighters...

Tanzanian journalist freed after pleading guilty to economic crimes

By Agencies Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, who was held in jail for seven months in a case that prompted international concern, was freed on Tuesday after pleading guilty to...

Oil, gas producer Kosmos targets 2030 operational carbon neutrality

by Shadia Nasralla; Oil and gas producer Kosmos Energy, which plans to produce at least 62,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day this year, aims to make...

Togo president declares landslide election win, opponent slams ‘masquerade’

John Zodzi Togo President Faure Gnassingbe declared an electoral victory on Monday as official preliminary results showed him re-elected in a landslide, though an opposition candidate also claimed...

Algeria court seeks prison sentence for protest leader

By Agencies An Algerian prosecutor is seeking a year’s prison sentence for Fodil Boumala, a leading figure in the country’s protest movement, an advocacy group said Monday.

Zimbabwean villages live on food aid

by AP Residents of Mudzi, localed some 230 kilometres in the northeast of the Zimbabwean capital, Harare say access to basic food is their biggest challenge.