Top Africa stories: Mugabe was misled over $100m Chinese facility, Mozambique sacks over 100 teachers

2018-10-27 07:25

Mugabe was misled over $100m Chinese facility, officials reveal – report

Zimbabwean mines officials have reportedly revealed that they misled former president Robert Mugabe in 2016 about "the Chinese setting up a $100 million facility to support small-scale miners".

According to the privately-owned NewsDay, this was disclosed after a Movement for Democratic Change lawmaker, Prosper Mutseyami demanded answers in Parliament about the $100 million facility support to the small scale miners.

The opposition lawmaker, asked whether the $100 million equipment facility announced by Mugabe in the State of the National Address that year was released and to who, the report said.

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'Stop dreaming... your call for transitional govt is not feasible,' Zanu-PF tells MDC's Chamisa

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has reportedly dismissed opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa's call for a transitional government, saying it was unconstitutional.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, Zanu-PF Secretary for Legal Affairs Munyaradzi Paul Mangwana said Chamisa's proposal was "not feasible as it is unconstitutional".

Chamisa on Tuesday called for the creation of a "national transitional authority" to deal with a worsening economic crisis amid shortages of basic commodities such as drugs and fuel.

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At least 124 school teachers dismissed over 'sexual harassment' in Mozambique – report

The Mozambican government has reportedly sacked at least 164 school teachers over the last 12 months for various reasons, the main one being suspected sexual harassment.

According to Club of Mozambique, of the total number dismissed, 124 were removed on sexual harassment grounds. 

Minister of Education and Human Development Conceita Sortane was quoted as saying that her ministry remained "vigilant in identifying professionals who behave in a dubious manner".

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Zim currency crisis: Police arrest 170 black market money dealers, report says

At least 170 black market money dealers have reportedly been arrested in Zimbabwe, as the currency crisis persists in the southern African country.

According to BBC, police arrested the money dealers in a campaign against "currency trading, which they say has caused the prices of imported goods to rise".

Their arrest came just a few days after Zimbabwe's central bank suspended four top officials for allegedly fuelling the black market trade.

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DRC hospitals openly jail poor patients

The most surprising thing about the fact that Democratic Republic of Congo hospitals detain patients who fail to pay their bills is that it's no secret: Administrators, doctors and nurses openly discuss it, and the patients are held in plain sight.

An Associated Press investigation found that only one of more than 20 hospitals and clinics visited in the copper-mining metropolis of Lubumbashi did not routinely imprison patients.

Though government officials condemn the illegal practice, and say they stop it when they can, a Ministry of Health official in Kinshasa noted that "health officials cannot be everywhere".

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