Malawi President Joyce Banda Sells Presidential Jet For $15 Million

Malawi’s luxury presidential jet, bought by late leader Bingu wa Mutharika, has been sold for $15 million to raise cash for the impoverished African country, a government official said on Wednesday. Mutharika, who left the economy on the brink of collapse after he picked a fight with donors whose support accounted for almost 40 percent… Continue reading Malawi President Joyce Banda Sells Presidential Jet For $15 Million

South Africa Says Zuma Name Used for Illegal Landing at Air Base

  South Africa’s government said President Jacob Zuma’s name was used to illegally obtain rights for a civilian Airbus plane to land at a military air base. A government probe found South Africa’s head of state protocol Bruce Koloane “colluded” with officials at the Indian High Commission to grant the April 30 landing at the… Continue reading South Africa Says Zuma Name Used for Illegal Landing at Air Base

Warplanes, troops in NE Nigeria; mobile phones cut

Nigerian forces have launched air strikes against suspected Islamist militant camps in the country’s northeast. A government spokesman said several camps were targeted and the attacks killed an undetermined number of insurgents.Some of the attacks took place in the Sambisa Game Reserve in Borno state, a known hideout of the radical sect Boko Haram. Witnesses… Continue reading Warplanes, troops in NE Nigeria; mobile phones cut