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Zimbabwe police arrest PM’s aides – Aljazeera.com

Zimbabwe police have arrested the country’s most prominent rights lawyer and four senior officials with the prime minister’s party, a day after the nation voted in a referendum on a new constitution that calls for more protection against human rights violations. Rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is being charged with allegedly “obstructing or defeating […]

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg Amla, de Villiers set up South … – ESPNcricinfo.com

South Africa 343 for 5 (Amla 122, de Villiers 128) beat Pakistan 309 (Afridi 88, Hafeez 57) by 34 runsScorecard and ball-by-ball details South Africa were pretty and effective in pink as they took the series lead in a thriller at the Wanderers. But they almost saw red as Shahid Afridi scored his first […]

Van Zyl wins again in South Africa – MiamiHerald.com

Jaco Van Zyl came from behind on Sunday to win the Telkom PGA Championship by one shot. Van Zyl closed with a 3-under 69 to finish his second Sunshine Tour win of the season at 20-under-par 268 at the Country Club Johannesburg. Dylan Frittelli fired a 5-under 67 to grab second at minus-19. Chris Swanepoel, […]

India should expand trade with Africa: Godrej – New York Daily News

New Delhi, March 17 — India needs to enhance trade and business with Africa to enhance “South-South” cooperation, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej said here Sunday. “South-South trade is largely determined by trade flows between the major south economies like India, China, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey. Moreover, this trade itself […]

Ali Hewson: ‘In the next 20 years, Africa is going to blow our minds’ – The Guardian

You’ve just launched the new capsule collection from your clothes label Edun, this time in collaboration with Diesel, at Paris fashion week. How did it go? We held a great party, with various young artists and musicians from Africa, and Solange Knowles agreed to play a few numbers. It’s a small collection, so we had […]

Somali journalist held over rape report freed – Aljazeera.com

Somalia’s Supreme Court has freed a reporter imprisoned for interviewing a woman who alleged she had been raped by soldiers, in a case that has sparked widespread international criticism. A Supreme Court judge said on Sunday the charges had been dropped and the court “has given journalist Abdiaziz Abdinuur his freedom back”. […]

Ali Hewson: ‘In the next 20 years, Africa is going to blow our minds’ – The Guardian

You’ve just launched the new capsule collection from your clothes label Edun, this time in collaboration with Diesel, at Paris fashion week. How did it go? We held a great party, with various young artists and musicians from Africa, and Solange Knowles agreed to play a few numbers. It’s a small collection, so we had […]

South Africa v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Johannesburg – ESPNcricinfo.com

50 overs South Africa 343 for 5 (Amla 122, de Villiers 128) v South AfricaLive scorecard and ball-by-ball details When only 26 runs came off the first ten overs, it did not look like South Africa would post a 300-plus total, but Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers proved otherwise. The pair had a […]

Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft – The Seattle Times

When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent’s big growth opportunities, calling Africa a “game changer in the global economy.” Similarly, IBM, Google, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and other tech companies in recent years also have expanded their presence in Africa. As the […]

Democracy key to Africa’s growth – Independent Online

AP Joaquim Chissano. There are those who would argue that there is no correlation between security and development. Let me state categorically that after the protracted war of destabilisation in Mozambique, we had a very clear appreciation of the place of peace […]