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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 […]

Meet the 7 Africans among Time’s 100 most influential people of 2018

As they do every year, Time Magazine has unveiled its “Top 100 Most Influential People” list today. Annually, the latest and greatest are bestowed with the grace of knowing they’ve touched the lives of others in ways big and small. Here are the most influential Africans of 2018, Face2Face style. Tiffany Haddish…GQ/Art Streiber Tiffany Haddish “I first […]

Barak Obama to deliver lecture in Johannesburg to honor Nelson Mandela

Former U.S. president Barack Obama is scheduled to visit South Africa in July to commemorate the centenary of the birth of South Africa’s founding father Nelson Mandela. During his visit, Obama will deliver a lecture in Johannesburg on 17 July, a day before Mandela’s birthday. The former U.S. president’s lecture will be in honor of […]

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 […]

Former Malawi president Joyce Banda returns from exile

(Photo Courtesy,AFP) After spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, Former Malawi president Joyce Banda is returning home. Banda, Malawi’s first woman president, faces allegations of abuse of office and money laundering which she denied. The Cashgate corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions from state coffers was […]

Zimbabwe president ready to accept opposition victory in July polls – Foreign Minister

Ahead of the Zimbabwe’s elections in July, Sibusiso Moyo, Zimbabwe’s foreign affairs and International Relations Minister revealed that his boss President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be ready to accept the outcome of presidential elections Moyo, famed as the then military officer who announced a takeover of political power in November 2017, made the comments while speaking […]

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 […]

U.S. accuses Cameroon of human rights violations in handling of Anglophone, Boko Haram crises

A convoy of Cameroon’s army soldiers as part of a reinforcement of its military. (Photo courtesy,VOA News) Cameroon security forces face accusations of human rights abuse as the French-speaking country attempts to deal with a security challenge from English-speaking groups in Anglophone areas as well as a Boko Haram insurgency in its far north region. The […]

Photos: Inside a Church in South Africa where alcohol is required for worship and baptism

Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed Bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.  “You are hereby invested as a minister … This is a double tot,” he says of the remaining whiskey in the chalice. He hands it to the […]

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 […]