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A Controversial Book About The Last Days Of Nelson Mandela Has Been Withdrawn By The Publisher

A controversial new book about the last days and life of South Africa‘s former President Nelson Mandelatitled ‘Mandela’s last years‘ has been withdrawn by the publisher. Late Mandela’s family had complained that the book, written by his doctor, Vijay Ramlakan, contained personal details about the last days of the former president and freedom fighter. In a […]

South African nine-year-old becomes third HIV infected child to go into remission

A South African nine-year-old is the world’s third child born with HIV to go into remission, scientists have said. The child has had a healthy immune system for eight years nine months after receiving a ten-month course of treatment in early life, according to a new study. “This new case strengthens our hope that by […]

Jay Jay Okocha Is More Skillful Than Ghana’s Abedi Pele’ – Says George Weah

Liberian football legend and Politician, George Oppong Weah, has said Nigeria’s Jay Jay Okocha is more skillful than Ghana’s Abedi Pele. The former international footballer, who happens to be the only African player to have won the FIFA World Player of the Year award, admitted he was not even close to the Nigerian legend who […]

Ghana gets first female Brigadier General: Salute to Constance Edjeani-Afenu

When young Constance Ama Emefa Edjeani-Afenu joined the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) in 1978, she was full of ambition. Constance was only 18 years at the time. She admits the training regime was “crude” but she persevered and in the end prevailed. She recounts being awarded the most resilient officer award in her graduating class. […]

Africa has the highest solar energy production potential

Africa has huge power needs and is making big steps towards meeting growing demands with solar energy. Africa’s sunshine positions it to command a staggering 40% of the world’s solar power generating potential, compared to Asia at 25% and North America at 11%, and Europe at 2%. Growth in solar power generating capacity has increased […]

Kenya and Tanzania agree to lift trade restrictions

Kenya has lifted restrictions on wheat flour and cooking gas imports from Tanzania, which has in turn allowed milk and cigarettes from Kenya, local media, the Daily nation reports. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, announced the decision in Nairobi yesterday following discussions between President John Magufuli and his […]

Leave villages for jobs in towns – Ugandan state official tells youth

A Ugandan government official has advised youth in villages to leave to the towns in order to protect the wetlands and avert drought. The deputy Attorney General, Mr Mwesigwa Rukutana said on Sunday that the problem of drought in the country is due to the increasing agricultural activities in the villages by the youth, local […]

Zimbabweans living abroad urged to return home & help in reviving their country’s economy

Skilled Zimbabwean workers living in abroad have been urged by the country’s President Robert Mugabe to return home and help in reviving the country’s hurting economy. “We would want blacks to be employers so mining engineers can team up and form their own companies. We have so many skilled Zimbabweans living outside the country and […]

‘I lied that Ghana’s Abedi Pele had HIV in 1987 so Marseille could sign him

French businessman and politician Bernard Tapie has revealed that he initiated a rumour that Ghanaian football legend Abedi Ayew Pele was HIV positive in 1987 in order for AS Monaco to reject him during a transfer from Mulhouse. The 74-year-old former Marseille president said on Friday in an interview with French media Le Monde that […]