Author: Palesa Mokoena

(Addis Ababa) – Ethiopians undertaking the perilous journey by boat across the Red Sea or Gulf of Aden face exploitation and torture in Yemen by a network of trafficking groups, Human Rights Watch said today. They also encounter abusive prison conditions in Saudi Arabia before being summarily forcibly deported back to Addis Ababa. Authorities in Ethiopia, Yemen, and Saudi […]

LAMPEDUSA, Italy, Aug 19 (Reuters) – A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of those on board were disputed. The migrants, picked up off Libya over the last two […]

By Charles Pensulo BLANTYRE, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Three people have been sentenced to death in Malawi for the murder and mutilation of a person with albinism, a court official confirmed on Wednesday, a sanction the judge said would serve as a strong deterrent. Malawi is one of the most dangerous countries for […]

Academy Award nominee Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon. Watch Dolemite Is My Name on Netflix:

  JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who has been locked in a battle over her testosterone levels with athletics authorities, said on Wednesday that she has not felt supported by other women in sport. The South African athlete will not be able to defend her 800-metres title at the world […]

Happy gals! and boys! One to get the feet off the ground, DJ Happygal and Gigi Lamayne collaborate to spread the joy from city to city with her new single Injabulo.  Listen Here

Johannesburg, South Africa – It’s almost time for the annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge where you get to see your favourite celebrities plunge into an icy swimming pool in support of the athletes of Special Olympics.  Special Olympics South Africa will be hosting their 3rd edition of the Polar Plunge on the 31st August with […]

By Nellie Peyton DAKAR, Aug 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The number of children forced to join armed groups in Mali has doubled since last year amid worsening jihadist and ethnic violence, the United Nations said on Tuesday. In the first six months of 2019, the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF, recorded 99 cases of children […]

Johannesburg, South Africa – Organisers of the international music conference ADE Beats today confirmed that South African hiphop artist Gigi Lamayne will be attending their 10-year anniversary edition as their special guest this October in Amsterdam. Off the back of recently joining forces with South African Management agency SJN, Gigi Lamayne confirms her attendance as […]

We are taking it back now y’all, all the way back to our favorite moment in season 6. Enjoy Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren getting funky. Watch Orange Is the New Black, Only on Netflix:

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