By Emma Batha LONDON, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A Ukrainian model has launched a legal challenge against the Miss World beauty contest after she was banned from the competition for being a mother. Veronika Didusenko, 24, who has a five-year-old son, was crowned Miss Ukraine in September last year, but was stripped […]

“work hard, rest hard, recharge, then take over” Fuse ODG  “using his music as a vessel for a mission larger than himself.” – The Guardian “Fuse is committed to changing outdated perceptions of Africa.” i-D    Born in London and raised in both Ghana and the UK, Fuse ODG opened the floodgates for the Afrobeats sound […]

By Rachel Savage LONDON, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In an escalating row over LGBT+ rights, Zambia has criticised the United States after a senior U.S. diplomat condemned the southern African country for sentencing two men to 15 years in prison for gay sex. Zambia’s high court last week jailed the men for engaging […]

  The latest single to hit the airwaves from South African born – Australian breakout star, JARID, is a hot new sensual track titled “Don’t Complicate It”. Following the success of his previous single, “Slow Down On It”, this latest release as described by JARID is, “a fusion of 90’s Rnb and today’s Rnb with […]

By Laurie Goering and Megan Rowling LONDON/MADRID, Dec 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Fiercer weather and worsening wildfires drove more than 20 million people a year from their homes over the last decade – a problem set to worsen unless leaders act swiftly to head off surging climate threats, anti-poverty charity Oxfam said on Monday. […]

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Tennis Australia have brokered a truce with Margaret Court and will recognise the 50th anniversary of her calendar Grand Slam at next year’s Australian Open but reiterated the organisation disagrees with her personal views on same-sex marriage. Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has not attended […]

  By Devjyot Ghoshal NEW DELHI, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Protests over the alleged rape and murder of a 27-year-old veterinary doctor spread to cities across India on Monday as people demanded tough and swift punishments, including public lynchings, to stop crimes against women. The woman was raped, asphyxiated and her dead body then set […]

  Eastern Cape’s, South African Voice of Modern Afro Soul, Ami Faku, had taken a bold move to release a music video for single, Ebhayi, off her debut album IMALI. Not an official single, however, Ebhayi has topped the list of songs as a fan favourite off Ami Faku’s IMALI album. Fans requested and Ami […]

  Last week Mzansi celebrated another historical win. Anatii brought home the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award at the Soul Train Awards show in Las Vegas for his contribution to “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé. This makes Anatii the first South African musician to be recognized by this prestigious international music award ceremony. Courtesy of […]

LAGOS, Nov 28 (Reuters) – Forty-seven Nigerian men pleaded innocent on Wednesday to a charge of public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 10-year jail term. Homosexuality is outlawed in many socially conservative African societies where some religious groups brand it a corrupting Western import. The Nigerian […]

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