Daily Archives: September 21, 2019

‘Welcome Back’: A Reporter’s Fraught Re-Entry to Zimbabwe

HARARE, ZIMABABWE – The immigration officer lifted his stamp to put the visa into my passport and I heaved a sigh of relief. But then my passport was taken by a smiling woman who asked, “Have you been to Zimbabwe before?”

Through questioning she determined that I had worked as …

Somali Pirates Free Iranian Hostage Captured in 2015

ADDIS ABABA – An Iranian man held by Somali pirates for more than four years was flown to Ethiopia’s capital Saturday after his captors released him because he needed urgent medical care.

The release of Mohammad Shariff Panahandeh means just three hostages remain in the custody of Somali pirates, according …

Supreme Court postpones “Zenu” dos Santos trial

Luanda – The Supreme Court has postponed sine die the beginning of the trial of former Angolan Sovereign Fund Chairpersont, Jose Filomeno dos Santos “Zenu”, initially scheduled for September 25.

The postponement is due to a request from the lawyer of the co-defendant, Valter Filipe Duarte da Silva who alleges …

Angola / Rwanda Joint Commission meets before year’s end

Luanda – The Angola / Rwanda joint commission will meet before the end of the year in Kigali to discuss the future of economic cooperation between the two countries, outgoing Rwandan ambassador Alfred Gakuba Kalisa announced Saturday in Luanda.

Speaking to the press, after giving farewell greetings to the President …