Tanzanian MP sentenced for defaming Magufuli

A Tanzanian opposition MP has been handed a five-month prison sentence after being found guilty of defaming President John Magufuli, The Citizen news site reports. Joseph Mbilinyi

Botswana tells Kabila to step down

Botswana has urged the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, to step down. The foreign ministry said the situation in DR Congo is particularly

VAT increase in SA irks unions

South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) leadership will meet next month and could recommend strikes to protest against the hike in the rate of value-added tax

43.5 per cent gender pay disparity at Barclays International shocks UK government’s treasury oversight body

By Staff Reporter Female employees earn up to 43.5 per cent less at Barclays than men, according to gender pay gap figures the bank has submitted to

‘Britain Would Collapse If It Tried to Pay Back the Money it Drained From India’

Britain would collapse if it tried to pay back the money it drained from India, eminent economist Utsa Patnaik said at a conference at Jawaharlal Nehru University,

Brazil President spells doom for successor

President Michel Temer’s decision to throw in the towel on reforming Brazil’s loss-making pension system leaves the unpopular measure as a campaign issue for October’s elections and

Apple courts major cobalt sources

Apple Inc is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power its mobile phones, three cobalt