Africa

South Africa’s ex-leader Jacob Zuma set to wed 24-year-old in 7th marriage

Embattled South African ex-president Jacob Zuma is reported to be planning his 7th marriage to 24-year-old Nonkanyiso Conco from KwaZulu-Natal. The bride-to-be confirmed to local news portal TimesLive on Friday saying: “Yes‚ we are getting married‚ but that is all I can say. I need to consult before I give any interviews.” She is reported to be […]

International

27-Year-Old Woman To Become First Female Ever To Visit Every Country On Earth

The 27-year-old adventurer has already travelled to 181 countries, since setting off in July 2015 and has just 15 left to go. If she completes her epic two-year trip, Cassandra will became the first documented female to see every country. Her amazing journey is called Expedition196 and she’s traveling as an ambassador for peace on […]

Politics & Policy

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

President Joseph Kabila has cracked the whip on unbefitting individuals who work at the judiciary. On Monday, 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption were sent packing. Through a televised event Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe said President Joseph Kabila has “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not […]

Business & Economy

Sorry Ghana, Ethiopia is Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), one of the foremost surveyors of economies around the world, has revised its 2018 economic growth forecasts and West African darling, Ghana, has lost Africa’s top spot to East African giant, Ethiopia. Ethiopia has held the title for most of the last decade.  Ghana, West Africa’s second-biggest economy, is now expected […]

Sport

Video: Salma al-Majidi is first woman to coach a male football club in Sudan

Sudan’s religious authority the Islamic Fiqh Council in 2012 banned the formation of a national women’s football team in the country, describing it as an immoral act. The directive prevented many women in the country from pursuing their dreams of becoming professional footballers. But, Salma al-Majidi has surpassed all this to become a football coach, […]

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 […]