UK immigration will ‘put people before passports’ — PM Johnson tells African leaders

  Peter Walker, theguardian.com UK Prime Minister Hon. Boris Johnson has officially inaugurated the UK-Africa Investment Summit with a commitment to mobilise new, secure and substantial investment to create sustainable jobs, boost mutual prosperity, boost access to education, improve public services and give young people in Africa the opportunity to shape their own future. Malawi leader Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is among the African leaders invited to attend the summit which has brought together 21 African countries. Johnson promised…

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South African Airways puts Airbus A340 fleet up for sale

  By Joanna Bailey, simpleflying.com Cash strapped South African Airways has launched a new fundraising initiative and in a bold move, the airline is looking to sell off a number of its A340 aircraft as well as spare engines and auxiliary power units (APUs) for those planes. What’s happened?: South African Airways has been in some financial difficulties for some time. Now, it seems the airline is looking for creative ways to dig itself out of its debt laden pit,…

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Pirates has adapted quickly to new coach Zinnbauer’s system — Gaba

  By KickOff.com Orlando Pirates forward Gabadinho Mhango claims the team have adapted quickly to new coach Josef Zinnbauer’s system following their 1-0 win over Mamelodi Sundowns in the Absa Premiership on Wednesday evening. “I thank God, my teammates, the Orlando Pirates supporters,” Gaba, who scored the winning goal of the match, told SuperSport TV after receiving his Man of the Match accolade. “It’s something that we planned from training because everybody was putting 150 percent effort, congrats to…

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Mugabe’s nephew kicked out of farm by minister

  By Mary Taruvinga, New Zimbabwe One of late President Robert Mugabe’s nephews, Robert Zhuwao has been given orders by Lands Minister Perrance Shiri to vacate his 232 hectares farm in Zvimba district, Mashonaland West. Zhuwao is brother to exiled former cabinet minister, Patrick Zhuwao. His mother, the late Sabina Mugabe was younger sister to Mugabe. In his court papers filed at the High Court in Harare this week, Zhuwao claims he was offered the farm under the government’s…

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South Africa boycotts 2020 Futsal Cup over Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara

  By Jerry Chifamba, allAfrica.com  South African Football Association (SAFA) has decided to withdraw the national team from the 2020 Africa Futsal Cup of Nations to be hosted in Morocco after “Morocco insisted on hosting the tournament in Laayoune which is in disputed Western Sahara.” In a series of tweets, SAFA said it supported the stance taken by its government by displaying their solidarity with the Sahrawi in withdrawing from the tournament to increase pressure on Morocco to grant…

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Malawi-China ties grow ever stronger

    By Xinhua Walking or driving in the main cities of Malawi, one would notice how these cities have changed significantly in terms of infrastructure and other aspects of development. For the past 12 years, Malawians have witnessed the emergence of world-class infrastructure such as high-quality roads, public stadiums, five-star hotels, mentioning but a few. These achievements, on the one hand, can be attributed to the hard efforts of Malawians. On the other, they are also due to…

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Kenya hit by widespread swarms of desert swarm; threaten food security

  By Reuters & The Nation Swarms of desert locusts have spread from Ethiopia and Somalia into eastern and northern Kenya, posing a threat to food production and grazing land, its Agriculture Minister Mwangi Kiunjuri said. The locusts began crossing into Kenya around December 28, initially destroying pastures in semi-arid counties mainly occupied by herder communities. They have since spread to the counties of Garissa, Isiolo and Samburu to the south and west, Kiunjuri said. “We recognise that the…

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77% of Americans surveyed can’t find Iran on a world map

    By James Crowley, Newsweek A new poll by Morning Consult and Politico showed that 77 percent of registered voters could not accurately locate Iran on a world map. The poll asked 1,995 registered voters to locate Iran on both a global map and a zoomed in map of the Middle East.  While more people were able to properly locate Iran on a map of the Middle East when the area was enlarged, the number of correct responses…

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UK government warns its citizens on Malawi political situation

  By Duncan Mlanjira United Kingdom ((UK) government has issued an alert on its nationals in Malawi or traveling there on the political situation as the country awaits the Constitutional Court ruling on the disputed May 21, 2019 tripartite elections. The alert issued on www.gov.uk says the Constitutional Court ruling on the electoral challenge that is expected to be announced in late January or early February 2020 could provoke further violent protests. “Protests have taken place in central Lilongwe…

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Top Nigerian journalist believes Tabitha deserves the CAF Player of the Year award

  By Duncan Mlanjira Top Nigerian journalist, Osasu Obayiuwana believes that Malawian Tabitha Chawinga deserved to claim the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Player of the Year award than his compatriot Asisat Oshoala, who plays for Barcelona women’s side. In a Tweeter message, Obayiuwana said: “I understand that some members of the Nigerian media are unhappy that I didn’t vote for Asisat. That’s a shame. But I am NOT obliged to vote for her. “Congratulations to her on yet…

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