At least 150 people have died of malaria in Zimbabwe over the past two months, with nearly 90,000 infections recorded, a government official said on Monday.
“We have seen increased cases of malaria due to the more rains received this year that increased the breeding grounds for mosquitoes,” Joseph Mberikunashe, malaria director in the ministry of health, told AFP.
Mberikunashe said 151 deaths and 89,261 malaria cases had been recorded in the past two months following heavy rains, which also caused deadly floods.
He said that while a rise in malaria cases was expected after the rains, some of the deaths may have been caused by delays in seeking medical [...]
The Zimbabwean government hopes to boost tourism to the Southern African country following the completion of $150m upgrade to Victoria Falls International Airport. The enhancements allow wide-body aircraft, such as Boeing 777 and Airbus A340 planes, to land.
The development of the airport – which included increasing the length of the runway from 2.2km to 4km, building a new terminal complete with a new control tower and improving the surrounding road network – was funded by the China Export-Import Bank. The upgrade now means the airport can handle 1.2m passengers annually, up from 500,000 passengers per year.
Some African airlines, including South African Airways, [...]
Africa CEO Forum will look at revitalising investment flows into the continent and comes at a time when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery
About 20 South African CEOs are expected to attend the Africa CEO Forum, which, is taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, later in March.
The fifth edition of the forum is due to focus on international investments in Africa. It is running from March 20–21.
The forum will look at revitalising investment flows into Africa and comes when commodity prices are showing signs of recovery.
The forum is expected to host 1,000 key decision makers in industry, finance and politics from across the globe.
Some of [...]
Former Zimbabwean vice president Joice Mujuru has reportedly said that she was a “clear” successor to President Robert Mugabe just before she was expelled from both the ruling Zanu-PF and government in 2014.
Mujuru was kicked out after Mugabe’s wife Grace, launched a campaign against her, accusing her of instigating factional fighting and plotting to topple the veteran leader.
Mujuru, however, denied the charges and formed her own party, along with other former Zanu-PF members.
According to New Zimbabwe, Mujuru said the “nation had fully endorsed my candidature” when Zanu-PF decided to expel her from government.
Mujuru said [...]