Africa, Egypt, North Africa, South Africa

Egypt’s grand mufti faces hostile reception in South Africa

Egypt's grand mufti Dr. Shawqi Allam has been discouraged from visiting South Africa where a large number of Muslims are bitter about his role in supporting the death sentence of deposed Egyptian president Mohammad Morsi - TRT World.

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Africa, Business, Market, South Africa, West Africa News

Why Standard Bank is expanding to francophone West Africa

South Africa’s Standard Bank – also trading as Stanbic Bank – has recently acquired a full banking licence in Côte d’Ivoire. The pan-African lender plans to use the market as a gateway to expand across the francophone West Africa region. The bank first set up a representative office in Côte d’Ivoire’s economic capital Abidjan over two years… Continue reading Why Standard Bank is expanding to francophone West Africa

Africa, South Africa

South Africa’s Ruling Party Loses Grip On Key Metros

The African National Congress trailed the main opposition party in four of the country’s biggest cities, including the capital. Results from local elections show rising discontent among urban voters over a flat-lining economy and scandals surrounding President Jacob Zuma. Bloomberg

South Africa

Mandela’s family angered by S.Africa opposition using late leader’s voice

JOHANNESBURG - The family of the late Nelson Mandela is furious that a recording of the revered South African leader's voice is being used by the main opposition party for campaigning in local government elections due to be held next month. In a campaign ad, which the Democratic Alliance (DA) posted on YouTube at the… Continue reading Mandela’s family angered by S.Africa opposition using late leader’s voice

South Africa, United Nations

El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF

AfricaRenewal UN NEWS – One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has placed the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported. “Children face protection risks as families and communities move in search… Continue reading El Niño puts more than 26 million children at risk in Eastern and Southern Africa – UNICEF