South Africa: Immunity, or Not, What is Happening With Grace Mugabe?
The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has reportedly denied that Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe will be granted diplomatic immunity despite reports… Read more »
South Africa: Have You Seen Grace Mugabe's U.S.$3.5 Million Mansion?
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has bought a U.S.$3.5 million mansion in one of Johannesburg's wealthiest communities. Read more »
South Sudan: Is Peace Possible Without Rebel Leader Machar?
Four years into the South Sudan crisis, a solution is yet to be found. Gruesome crimes continue, with millions displaced and hundreds of thousands facing famine, according to… Read more »
South Africa: Grace Mugabe Will Appear in Court Today - Police Chief
Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe will appear in a Wynberg magistrate's court after she allegedly assaulted a 20-year-old model at a Sandton hotel, according Minister of Police… Read more »
Nigeria: How #Bokoharam Uses Women & Children as 'Human Bombs'
Women now make account for the majority of suicide bombings carried out by the Nigerian-based extremist group Boko Haram. Read more »
Southern Africa: Lesotho Will Stop Being 'Bad Boys' - PM
Newly-elected Prime Minister Tom Thabane has vowed that Lesotho will stop being the "bad boys" of southern Africa. Read more »
South Africa: Zuma Survives No-Confidence Motion But With Fewer Votes
South African President Jacob Zuma held onto his job on Tuesday, surviving a no-confidence vote in Parliament despite a mini-rebellion within the ruling African National Congress… Read more »
Africa: Defeating a Major Killer – One Step at a Time
Despite dramatic progress against it, malaria still kills over 420 thousand people a year – an estimated 92 percent of them in sub Saharan Africa. Most of those are children. Read more »
Africa: Study Links Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Tests to More Antibiotic Prescriptions and Finds Ignored Results
Despite dramatic progress against it, malaria still kills nearly half a million people a year, over 90 percent of them children in sub Saharan Africa. Almost all those deaths are… Read more »
Africa: The Trump Administration's First African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum
This week, some 40 African finance and trade ministers, along with a large contingent of senior U.S. government officials will descend upon the coastal city of Lomé, Togo… Read more »
Africa: How One U.S.-Built Power Plant Improved Economic Prospects
As Togo hosts the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum this week to foster improved economic relations between the United States and Africa, the country will also… Read more »
South Africa: Secret Ballot for No-Confidence Vote Against President Zuma
South Africa's Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete has announced that the vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma will be by secret ballot. Read more »
Ethiopia: Dozens Arrested After City Bomb Blast - Police
Bahir Dar city police say dozens of people are being held after a bomb exploded there yesterday, according to Addis Standard. No casualties were reported. Read more »
Ethiopia: Parliament Ends State of Emergency
Ethiopia lifted the state of emergency first imposed in October 2016, according to Addis Standard. An emergency session by members of parliament was called to make the decision on… Read more »
South Africa: Rhythm City Actor Dumi Masilela Killed
Popular singer and actor Dumi Masilela has been killed during a hijacking in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni. Read more »
South Africa: Black Coffee to Host His Own Show on Beats 1
The show, which will be called Black Coffee on Beats 1, will debuts this Friday at 8pm South African time. Read more »
South Africa: Lloyd Cele New Bold Look Sets Twitter Alight
The former Idols star revealed his new hairstyle on his social media accompanied by a motivational message about "stepping out of your comfort zone". Read more »
Africa: Third Trump Try to Fill Senior Africa Policy Post
After two abandoned attempts to fill the highest Africa position in the White House, the Trump team is considering a career intelligence officer. Read more »
Africa: Faster, Better and Together - the Road to Inclusive E-Commerce in Africa
“Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed not only defines the genesis… Read more »
Zambia: Remember When Lungu Said He's Learning a Lot from Mugabe?
Zambia has attracted some international attention over events that have taken place over a relatively short time. The world's media has in the past found Zambia uninteresting but… Read more »
South Africa: The Elders, Capetonians #WalkTogether on Mandela Day
Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Parade in Cape Town to mark Mandela Day. Led by The Elders, a forum of former leaders founded by Nelson Mandela a decade ago, the… Read more »
Cameroon: Radio Journalist Wins Top Press Freedom Award
Ahmed Abba, the journalist from Cameroon serving a 10-year prison sentence arising from his coverage of Boko Haram extremists, has won a top press freedom award. Read more »
Kenya: Outrageous Accusations Odinga, Kenyatta Have Made About Each Other
As the August 8 general election draws near, tensions are flaring and the war of words between the leader of the main opposition, National Super Alliance, Raila Odinga, and the… Read more »
Africa: Will Leaders Allow Youth to Make the World a Better Place?
On July 18th, the birthday of Nelson Mandela, we celebrate an extraordinary individual whose words and deeds continue to inspire the world, including its youth. Read more »
Africa: Poverty in Africa - the Staggering Figures and the Hope
One in three Africans is destitute, says a new study on poverty in 39 African nations led by development economists at Oxford University in Britain. Read more »
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