Top Africa stories: Mugabe interviewer sued, Kanye West gets Ugandan name

2018-10-17 07:34

Veteran Mugabe interviewer sued for $1m: report

A veteran interviewer of former president Robert Mugabe is being sued for $1m by his employer, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, state media reported on Monday.

Tazzen Mandizvidza, ZBC's head of news and current affairs, is accused of "financial irregularities" that caused the ZBC "massive losses" more than four years ago, according to the state-run Herald newspaper

"ZBC claims the debt was never cancelled and that the court should now issue an order compelling him to pay $1 083 362,09 with interest," the paper said.

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WATCH: Kanye West, Kim Kardashian 'excited' after Museveni gives them Ugandan names

The office of Uganda's Yoweri Museveni says the president has given United States rapper Kanye West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian Ugandan names.

In a Facebook post, his office revealed that Museveni had given West, who changed his name to Ye last month, the Ugandan name Kanyesigye, which means "Ï trust".

Museveni also gave the rapper's wife the name Kemigisha, which means "the one with blessings from God".

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Zim VP Chiwenga 'is recovering well at a South African hospital', govt says

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in South Africa receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a blast at a ruling party rally in June, state media reported on Monday.

A grenade blast at an election rally in the second city Bulawayo killed two people and narrowly missed President Emmerson Mnangagwa while leaving Chiwenga with apparently superficial injuries.

"Chiwenga is recovering well at a South African hospital where he is receiving some thorough medical attention on the effects of the Bulawayo bombing incident in June, government has said," the state-run Herald daily reported online.

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PICS: Chaos as 200 000 Congolese expelled from Angola

Life fell apart last week for mother of four Dorcas who was among 200 000 Congolese attacked and then forcibly thrown out of neighbouring Angola despite having lived there for a decade.

Speaking in Kamako, a frontier town in southern Democratic Republic of Congo, the woman in her forties said she and her husband had made their lives in the Angolan border town of Lupaca until the nightmare began.

"There were rumours circulating that the Angolan authorities would be expelling foreigners," from Lunda Norte province which borders on DRC, she said.

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Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Information minister Lai Mohammed did not identify the victim but described the killing as "dastardly, inhuman and ungodly", and vowed to push for the release of two remaining female captives - an aid worker and a 15-year-old girl - held since earlier this year.

Three female health workers were kidnapped during a Boko Haram raid on the remote town of Rann, in Borno state, on March 1 that killed three other aid workers and eight Nigerian soldiers.

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