Africa

Yahaya Jammeh, Robert Mugabe and Jacob Zuma are gone. Who is next?

A breeze of fresh air is sweeping through Africa. In 2017, we saw the end of  Yahaya Jammeh’s long dictatorial rule and that of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe. 2018 started surprisingly with President Jacob Zuma resigning due to corruption charges. Who is next?

International

South Korea sentences Ex-President’s best friend to 20 years Imprisonment

The secret confidante of ousted South Korean president Park Geun-Hye was convicted on Tuesday and jailed for 20 years for her key role in the scandal that brought down the head of state. Choi Soon-Sil, who became close to Park through her father, a shadowy religious figure was vilified during the massive nationwide protests that rocked Asia’s fourth-largest […]

Politics & Policy

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Johannesburg – Jacob Zuma has resigned as president of South Africa. “I have…come to the decision to resign as the president of the republic with immediate effect,” Zuma told reporters at the Union Buildings on Wednesday night. Zuma’s time as president has been marked by controversy, ranging from his relationship with the controversial Gupta family, […]

Business & Economy

Somali government introduces 5% sales tax to boost revenues

The Somali government has launched an aggressive tax collection campaign as part of efforts to win billions of dollars in international debt relief. However there are concerns on whether the country’s powerful businessmen pay up. The move has put tax collectors at the heart of a showdown with the country’s most powerful businessmen. But government […]

Sport

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah wins African footballer of the year

August 27, 2017 Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their third goal: REUTERS Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was named African Player of the Year at the Confederation of African Football awards ceremony in Ghanaian capital Accra on Thursday. Salah won ahead of his Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mané of Senegal and the Borussia Dortmund and Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick […]

Success Stories

20-year-old South African student builds robots from scrap to fend for family

20-year-old Mpho Makutu picks scrap metal, wires and card boxes from Johannesburg’s dump sites to build remote-controlled cars and battery-powered robots and cranes. He displays his inventions in the streets of Soweto where tourists pay to see how they work. The second-year mechanical engineering student uses the about $24 he earns during the weekends to […]