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Botswana’s president Khama plays cricket as vice represents him at U.N. summit

President of Botswana, Ian Khama, has been showing a sporty side after he joined a cricket game, the presidency reported on Wednesday. The 64-year-old who steps down as president was shown displaying his batting skills in a photo shared by the presidency on Twitter. “OF COURSE HE CAN | President Khama playing cricket during Cabinet […]

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Swaziland’s King, Mswati III marries a 19-year-old as his 14th wife (Photo)

Mswati III, the current King of Swaziland and head of the Swazi Royal Family has married a 19-year-old girl as his 14th wife. According to Buzz SA, King Mswati’s new bride, 19-years-old Siphelele Mashwama is the daughter of Jabulile Mashwama, a Swaziland Cabinet Minister. Siphelele Mashwama who graduated from Swaziland’s Waterford Kamhlaba World University College […]

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]

Madagascar health minister separates siamese twins

In most countries health ministers are seen as bureaucrats more interested in paperwork than medical miracles. Not in Madagascar, where Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo recently picked up a scalpel and separated conjoined siamese twins in a medical first for the Indian Ocean island nation. “Surgery was performed at the Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona hospital on September 13 […]

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Zimbabwe to rename airport after President Mugabe

Zimbabwean authorities have approved a plan to rename the country’s main airport after President Robert Mugabe, beginning November 2017. Local media report Transport Minister Rugrare Gumbo to have confirmed the move, saying he had already obtained approval from the cabinet. “I made the request to Cabinet for approval to initiate the process and it was […]

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]

Why Africa’s Judiciary System Remains Colonised

The British gave up their last colonies in Africa half a century ago. But they left their wigs behind. Not just any wigs. They are the long, white horsehair locks worn by high court judges (and King George III). They are so old-fashioned, and so uncomfortable, that even British barristers have stopped wearing them. But in […]

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]

Lesotho Becomes First African Country To License Medicinal Marijuana

Lesotho has become the first African country to grant a license for medicinal marijuana. The country’s health ministry licensed Verve Dynamics, a South African company that describes itself as “a vegan friendly manufacturer of highly purified botanical extracts and specialty ingredients.” Lesotho’s decision to view marijuana as a source of national revenue rather than petty […]

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]

China offers relief aid to Zimbabwe to support over 100,000 homes

China has donated 12,500 metric tonnes of rice to Zimbabwe to assist needy people cope with expected food shortages in some parts of the country. Chinese Ambassador to Zimbabwe Huang Ping pledged commitment to assisting the southern African country in various areas, including food aid and long term extensive agricultural development. “The Chinese Communist Party […]

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50 killed, 50,000 displaced in week of clashes in eastern Ethiopia

Clashes along the border of Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions have displaced around 50,000 people, a senior regional official said on Sunday, in violence that has prompted the government to send the military in. Spokesmen from the two regions told regional news outlets earlier this week that at least 50 people were killed. Each side […]

Europe had a hand in Libya migrant abuse, says Amnesty International [Video]