ECOWAS committed to 60% access to electricity by 2020

ECOWAS says it is committed to enhancing access to electricity in the sub-region by 60 per cent in line with the set target of 2020. This formed part of discussions at the meeting organised by the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREE) on the Regional Off-Grid Electrification Project (ROGEP) in Accra on Wednesday. ROGEP aims to enhance […]

South Africa

#100MenMarch puts violence against women in the spotlight

With the acknowledgement that violence against women is a serious problem in South Africa, government and various social partners will on 10 July host a national #100MenMarch. Various formations will in the spirit of #ThumaMina heed the call by President Cyril Ramaphosa that all citizens should take a stand to stop violence against women and children. The march is expected […]


Nigeria: Former Ekiti Chief whip defects to APC from PDP

Mr. Sunday Akinniyi, former Chief Whip of Ekiti State House of Assembly, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the state governorship election on July 14 Akinniyi defected on Tuesday with the excuse that he joined APC due to high-handedness of Governor Ayodele Fayose. He accused the outgoing governor of disrespect […]

Menlyn mall

Police investigate robbery at Menlyn Mall in Pretoria

The South African Police Service (SAPS) is investigating Monday’s robbery at an upmarket jewellery store in Menlyn Mall, in Pretoria. On Monday just after 18:00, four unidentified men wearing beanies and hats entered the mall and proceeded to the Vault store where they used a hammer to smash the display window, police said. They went off with several Rolex watches. […]

Western Cape, South Africa

South Africa: Rain brings relief in Western Cape

The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) says last week’s rain in the Western Cape has brought some relief as major dams have steadily improved. According to the department, the increased inflow into the rivers was sufficient to lead to significant inflows into the dams. The latest dam level assessments of 11 June shows the combined average dam level for […]


South Africa trade delegation arrives in Nigeria

South Africa’s business delegation led by the Department of Trade and Industry is in Nigeria on the second leg of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OSIM). The OSIM to Lagos, Nigeria, aims to increase trade and investment between South Africa and the West African nation. The Acting High Commissioner of South Africa in Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, welcomed the delegation, […]


South African Airways resumes US flights

South African Airways (SAA) has resumed its flights to the United States as bad weather conditions there have cleared. “South African Airways advises all its customers that flights to the US have resumed as per the normal schedule as adverse weather conditions have cleared. Our US operations will operate as per the normal schedule following disruptions over the past few […]


South Africa to engage US on steel, aluminium tariffs

The Department of Trade and Industry is engaging the United States on its decision to impose a global tariff of 25% on imports of steel and of 10% on imports of aluminium. “The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is fully engaged with the matter and has undertaken discussions with the United States in a number of forums,” said the […]

George Weah

George Weah wants 6,000 Nigerian teachers

Nigeria’s media are reporting on Liberian President George Weah’s request for thousands of Nigerian teachers to plug the country’s deficit. “We are seeking 6,000-plus teachers to make up for the shortage of good teachers in our educational system,” President Weah told reporters after his meeting with Nigeria’s President Buhari yesterday in Abuja. Liberia’s new president has put education at the […]