25 luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea leader’s son sell for $27 million at Swiss auction

Son of Equatorial Guinea president, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, has, upon entering a deal with Swiss authorities, had his luxury cars auctioned at the Swiss village of Cheserex. The 25 cars included seven Ferraris, three Lamborghinis, five Bentleys, a Maserati and a McLaren. Teodorin, who was appointed the country’s vice president in 2012, faced the Geneva prosecutor’s office in 2016 when investigated over money laundering and mismanagement of public assets in Equatorial Guinea. More about this A F McLaren P1 Coupe arrives for auction at the Bonmont Golf & Country Club.…

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New China-Africa paper calls on West to tone down the BRI drama

As the Chinese celebrate the government’s 70th anniversary, a new paper on Beijing’s relationships with African nations explores how Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects are actually being implemented – and it offers a few surprising conclusions. The paper from the Brookings Institution in the United States is part of a two-year project called “Global China: Assessing China’s Growing Role in the World,” which looks at domestic and regional Chinese policy. The project scholars explore specific spheres like technology and security, and also share research on how and where China…

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U.S. says 10 killed in retaliatory Somalia strikes

The United States says none of its personnel, nor those of its partners in Somalia, were injured on Monday when a car bomb attack happened at the Baledogle Military Airfield – but the attack was cause for a U.S. response. “This attack, though ineffective, demonstrates the direct threat al-Shabaab poses to Americans, our allies, and interests in the region,” said Maj. Gen. William Gayler, U.S. Africa Command director of operations. “Incidents like this will not compromise the pressure being placed on this terrorist network by the Federal Government of Somalia…

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Trump Worshiper Stacey Dash Has Been Arrested For Domestic Violence

Stacey Dash has been on her fourth marriage since April of last year and there is some serious trouble. She was recently arrested for domestic violence. Her husband is lawyer and conspiracy theorist Jeffrey Marty, who is also a Trump supporter. SEE ALSO: Tiffany Haddish’s Best Moments At The Oscars & And She Wasn’t Even A Winner Or Nominee According to ABC News, “The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Dash, 52, and the victim got into a verbal argument, around 7:45 p.m., at an apartment in New Port Richey before she…

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SADC region urged to have common position on use of coal

Chief Air Marshall (Rtd) Perrance Shiri By Wallace Mawire  Zimbabwe’s Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Chief Air Marshall (Rtd) Perrance Shiri has urged the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to come up with a common position on the use of coal as the global agenda for global nations to adopt clean and renewable forms of energy gather momentum.  Minister Shiri made the remarks at the just ended inter-ministerial dialogue on climate change held in Harare on 6 September, 2019.  He said that it was now…

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Consumers get the short end of the private healthcare stick, commission finds

The Competition Commission has laid the blame for the rising cost of private healthcare at the feet of the national health department. This was disclosed on Monday at the release of the commission’s health market inquiry report which found that the health department’s failure to hold regulators sufficiently accountable has led to uncompetitiveness and inefficiencies in the private healthcare sector. The inquiry was initiated by the commission to investigate increasing prices of private health care, which only a minority of South Africans could afford. The release of the report comes ahead…

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Entrepreneurial Edge: From SA To Dubai, How This African Restaurant Went Global

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Senegal: President Pardons Political Rival

Senegalese President Macky Sall has pardoned political rival Khalifa Sall, who was jailed in 2018 on corruption charges, Reuters reports. Khalifa Sall, who is no relation to the president and was mayor of Dakar, was arrested in March 2017 on suspicion of embezzling U.S.$3 million in public funds. He was sentenced to five years in jail. He was pardoned with two others, according to a statement from the Presidency on Sunday. The BBC quotes Khalifa Sall’s lawyer Ousseynou Fall as saying that the fight is not over. “We want an…

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