Africa

South African women who blocked secret nuclear deal win Goldman prize

Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala, Photo: Gerald Petersen/Goldman Environmental Prize Two South African women who won their legal challenge against a secret, multibillion-dollar nuclear deal have been awarded the 2018 Goldman environmental prize. As grassroots activists, Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid built a broad coalition to stop South Africa’s massive nuclear deal with Russia. Their […]

International

Can white people be black? These four women say they are

Cultural appropriation has been a growing concern in the black community. The damaging part of this notion is the blood, sweat, and tears produced from the intellectual and physical labor of blacks worldwide are often sought, replicated and yet not credited to blacks. One case in point is African designs being seen on American runways […]

Politics & Policy

Angolan president sacks top army, intelligence bosses

President Joao Lourenco Angolan President Joao Lourenco on Monday sacked the armed forces’ chief of staff and the head of the foreign intelligence, the latest moves in his quest to rid the country of officials tainted by graft accusations or have links to his predecessor, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Lourenco succeeded dos Santos in September […]

Business & Economy

44 African countries sign major deal to open their markets for free trade

44 African countries in total have signed a vital continental free trade agreement in the Rwandan capital Kigali to enable the long-awaited economic integration and movement of goods and persons across member states. 43 countries also signed the Kigali declaration and 27 countries agreed to ease mobility of people across the continent by signing the […]

Sport

Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama [Photo -Reuters] Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama died on Friday of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league team. He was 18. Mwakilama’s manager, Venancio Patrick, said it’s thought that the player contracted cerebral malaria while back in Malawi for an under-20 African Cup […]

Success Stories

Ethiopia’s parliament appoints Muferiat Kamil as new speaker

Muferiat Kamil, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs has been chosen by the Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. Muferiat replaces Abadula Gemeda resigned from his position last year in October. Gemeda had held the position since 2010. It remains unclear what role Gemeda will be taking […]