Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Society & Culture

King of Eswatini Reported To Have Fled Country Amid Protests for Democracy

King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini formerly known as Swaziland has allegedly fled the kingdom amidst pro-democracy protests that have spiraled out of control. Protesters angered by economic decline have become increasingly vocal in demanding political reform. Swazis...

Outcry over South Africa’s multiple husbands proposal

A proposal by the South African government to legalise polyandry – when a woman has more than one husband at the same time – has led to howls of protest from conservative quarters. This does not surprise Professor Collis Machoko,...

Claim that South African Woman gave birth to ten babies was false

A claim that South African woman Gosiame Sithole gave birth to 10 babies earlier this month is not true, an official inquiry has found. No hospitals in Gauteng province have a record of decuplets being born, the provincial government says. Medical...

Gabon Becomes the first African Country to Receive Payment to Protect its Rainforest

Gabon Becomes the first African Country to Receive Payment to Protect its Rainforest

South Africa gems that sparked rush are quartz not diamonds

The South African government says that stones found in a village last month are not diamonds but quartz. A cattle herder first uncovered the stones in KwaZulu-Natal province. It prompted thousands to rush to KwaHlathi village, more than 300km (186...

The African Women Fighting to End FGM

It was when the phone started ringing with calls from worried mothers in Somalia that Ifrah Ahmed knew she was making an impact. The women told her their daughters had been bleeding for hours after undergoing female genital mutilation...

The 10 Best Contemporary African Books

From a reinterpreted Heart of Darkness to a barstool in Congo, this is a list of Africa’s best contemporary novels in 2012, as compiled by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey, deputy editor of Granta. Enjoy.From a reinterpreted Heart of Darkness to...

Africa’s Greatest Story

Herodotus (Greek historian c. 484–425 BC) called them the ‘wisemen occupying the Upper Nile, men of long life, whose manners and customs pertain to the Golden Age, those virtuous mortals whose feasts and banquets are honoured by Jupiter himself’. Greek...

Abisola Akanni: The Queen of the African catwalk

Fusing African and Western culture in her menswear collection has earned Abisola Akanni a coveted catwalk space at a global platform for African-inspired designers.Abisola, a Fashion Design graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) showed her designs at Africa...

Child Beggars Of Africa

Nigeria– over 95% of the children on the streets of Akwa Ibom State, have been stigmatised as “witches” by pastors and abandoned to live on the streets by their parents. Most children living on the street in Lusaka, Zambia are...
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The Duplicity Of The Buhari Led Government

Since his election in 2015, Buhari has proven to be a colossal mistake elected by the Nigerian masses. Interestingly PDP...
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Namibian teenager Christine Mboma out of Olympic 400m over high testosterone levels

Namibian teenager Christine Mboma - who broke the 30-year-old world 400m Under-20s record on Wednesday - is out of the event at the Olympics...

Burundi human rights activist Germain Rukuki freed from jail

Burundian human rights activist Germain Rukuki was freed on Wednesday afternoon after spending four years in prison, his lawyer told the BBC Great Lakes. Mr...

King of Eswatini Reported To Have Fled Country Amid Protests for Democracy

King Mswati III of the Kingdom of Eswatini formerly known as Swaziland has allegedly fled the kingdom amidst pro-democracy protests that have spiraled out...

Interim government of Tigray flees as rebels seize capital

The interim government of Ethiopia’s war-hit Tigray region has fled as rebel fighters advanced into the region’s capital and the national government announced a...