Amber Mark “What If” Vevo Live Performance Watch Now Amber Mark has partnered with VEVO to release a special live performance of her recent single “What If.” One of VEVO’s 2019 Artists To Watch, Amber Mark is the genre-splicing polymath that music needs right now. Based in New York but raised across Europe and Asia, […]

  Karen G. Villholth is a Principal Researcher with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE), as well as Coordinator of the Global Groundwater Initiative GRIPP. In 2014-2016, southern Africa saw its worst drought in decades, resulting from the most severe El Niño event in half a century. Leading to sharp declines in […]

#NewEPalert Manu WorldStar has officially announced the release of his debut EP titled Young African Story which will drop on Friday 23rd of August 2019. The #YAS music project follows on the success of the chart-topping single Nalingi and Future Plan which played on BBC 1Xtra and Beats Radio UK as well as several popular features like Go Down which was featured as the official […]

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, August 14, 2019/ — Mauritius is firmly established as a favoured destination for South African travellers, and now the Indian Ocean island is attracting visitors from Kenya and East Africa with daily direct flights from Nairobi .Intra-African tourism is increasingly attractive for Africa’s emerging middle class and increasingly important for African economies. […]

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 […]

After losing her job and her boyfriend, city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn. Thousands of airline miles later, she discovers that The Bellbird Valley Farm boasts a crumbling facade, a goat house-mate, and a meddling neighbor who covets the space. Eager to renovate and sell […]

  By Rina Chandran and Annie Banerji BANGKOK/ NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With no phones and internet for 10 days, Indians are using their feet, cars and planes to move essential supplies into Kashmir as it deals with a communications blackout on a scale rarely seen in today’s world. India revoked […]

By Kim Harrisberg KATLEHONG, South Africa, Aug 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Smoke swirled around Badanile Maci as she crouched on all fours, clapping and chanting with half a dozen other sangomas – South African traditional healers – to greet their ancestors’ spirits. Widely respected by South Africans as spiritual guides, healers and counsellors, gay […]


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