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Flashy façade hides abuse, poverty

Equatorial Guinea spends its oil revenue on prestige projects and not on health and education

Many Cameroonians sceptical as elections approach

Elections in Cameroon, scheduled for October 7, will be held against a backdrop of uncertainty in the English-speaking regions

Equatorial Guinea votes in ‘sham’ polls

Citizens of Equatorial Guinea have voted in local and legislation elections that have been denounced as a sham by the opposition.

France probes Africa’s big spenders

Police raids mar the luxurious haven of the super-rich leaders and their families.

Respect gay rights, UN’s Ban tells African leaders

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, in an unusually outspoken declaration on Sunday, told African leaders they must respect gay rights.

Equatorial Guinea presidents’ terms are numbered

An Equatorial Guinea referendum to change the Constitution and limit its presidents to two terms has been given the nod by over 99% of voters.

Obiang keeps tight rein on Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema is hard to avoid in the small African country's island capital, Malabo.

Stay out of Africa, AU chair warns ‘foreign military’

Foreign military intervention has caused too much suffering in Africa, says the AU's chair, in a message seen as a jab at Nato's airstrikes in Libya.

Equatorial Guinea’s instant city: Just add an AU summit

Equatorial Guinea has unveiled a city of villas, an artificial beach and a golf course built in just two years to host the African Union summit.

Equatorial Guinea new AU chair

Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo replaced Malawi's leader as African Union chairperson on Sunday.

E Guinea confirms execution of coup plotters

Equatorial Guinea confirmed on Friday it had executed four former military officers convicted of an armed attack on its presidential palace last year.

Simon Mann freed on humanitarian grounds

Simon Mann, who was sentenced to 34 years in prison in Equatorial Guinea in 2008 for plotting a coup, has been granted a presidential pardon.

Shackled Simon Mann names names

Wearing handcuffs and leg-irons in an African prison, the former SAS soldier who tried to overthrow the government of Equatorial Guinea in a coup d'état on Tuesday claimed the main instigator of the plot was the London-based Lebanese millionaire Ely Calil.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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