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Eskom’s financial crisis won’t be debated in Parly, DA says

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has declined the DA’s request to debate Eskom’s financial crisis, the party said. This comes after DA MP Natasha Mazzone in May, announced the DA’s intentions to write to the speaker requesting a debate by the newly sworn in sixth Parliament to address the power utility’s financial woes. […]

Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe owns 16 farms

Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe, owns 16 farms, in what is against the country’s land policy which allows ownership of one farm per family. This was revealed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa during a radio interview in Harare on Friday. Using Grace Mugabe’s monicker, Mnangagwa said, “I know of one lady […]

South Sudan seeks $500m loan from African Export-Import Bank

South Sudan is seeking a loan of $500m from the African Export-Import Bank to help fund its 2019-20 spending plans, a government official said. The government’s expenditure of $1.3bn will support a proposed unity government aimed at ending a five-year civil war that has left 400 000 people dead and displaced four million others. The […]

Beto O’Rourke Facebook ad spending lags other 2020 Democrats

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke speaks to the press after taking part in a Pride month run, June 12, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images Beto O’Rourke established a dominant presence on social media during his nail-biting run for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas last year. […]