Top Africa stories: Trump offered land in Zim, Lesotho opposition parties

2018-09-27 07:33

WATCH: Zim leader Mnangagwa 'offers Donald Trump land to build state of the art golf course' – report

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly disclosed that he offered President Donald Trump a piece of land in Victoria Falls to build a state of the art golf course.

According to NewsDay, Mnangagwa revealed his offer to Trump at the Zimbabwe’s Investors Forum  in New York on Monday.

"When I was in Davos I met staffers from the Trump administration. I had hoped to meet President Trump but I had to leave before he arrived. But I told his people that if president Trump wishes, I will offer him ground in Victoria Falls in the national park.

US President Donald Trump.

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Ex-Zim minister arrested on charges of allocating state land to Grace Mugabe's sister - reports

Zimbabwean former first lady Grace Mugabe's ally has reportedly been arrested on charges of criminal abuse of office during his two tenures as a minister under former president Robert Mugabe’s era.

According to the state-owned Chroniclenewspaper, Saviour Kasukuwere spent a night in prison on Monday on four counts of criminal abuse of office.

He was, however, freed on $3 000 bail, coupled with some strict bail conditions on Tuesday, New Zimbabwe reported.

Saviour Kasukuwere

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Zim govt merges 'Mugabe airline' with struggling Air Zimbabwe – report

Zimbabwe’s transport minister, Joel Biggie Matiza, has reportedly confirmed that an airline company which was reportedly established by former president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law has been merged with the country’s struggling airline, Air Zimbabwe.

According to New, Mugabe's son-in-law Simba Chikore, "took a lead last year in the establishment – using State funds – of Zimbabwe Airways in a murky deal which left many believing the former first family owned the airline".

Matiza said that the newly acquired Zimbabwe Airways planes were going to service regional and international routes.

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Top aide of Nigeria's First Lady held for alleged fraud

A top security aide of Nigeria's First Lady has been arrested for allegedly dropping her name to extort almost $7m from people, in a test case for President Muhammadu Buhari's fight against graft.

Police chief superintendent Sani Baban-Inna, the chief security officer (ADC) to Aisha Buhari since 2016, was detained by police on Friday but is now in the custody of the country's intelligence agency, the DSS.

Aisha, who is currently on a trip with her husband at the UN General Assembly in New York, said in a statement late on Tuesday that she had not ordered his arrest.

Aisha Buhari

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Nigeria adopts softer tone on MTN

Nigeria appears to have taken a softer stance on Africa's leading mobile operator MTN, assuring stakeholders that a dispute over the repatriation of $8.13 in dividends will be "resolved".

Talking to reporters in Abuja following a monetary policy committee meeting on Tuesday, Nigeria's central bank governor Godwin Emefiele said "we'll resolve the matter".

"Everyone will be happy," Emefiele was quoted as saying by Bloomberg News.

In August, Nigeria shocked South Africa's MTN and foreign investors when it ordered the telecoms giant to pay back $8.13 billion that it allegedly illegally took out of the country, and fined four banks involved in the transfer.


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Lesotho opposition parties 'pull out of SADC recommended reform process' – report

Lesotho’s opposition parties have reportedly pulled out from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) recommended reform process, demanding that the government sets aside the suspension of the country's chief justice.

According to the Lesotho Times, Chief justice Nthomeng Majara was suspended two weeks ago by Prime Minister Tom Thabane’s government after she was accused of inciting violence and threatening peace and stability in Lesotho.

Majara's suspension attracted international condemnation from judges, and rights groups, reported the SABC


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