(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Get a COVID-19 jab in California and you could walk away with a lot more than a sore arm – a $1.5 million lottery jackpot is up for grabs for residents of the state who get vaccinated. From dollars to donuts, a dizzying array of incentives are being offered by authorities and companies […]

  In May 1995, Nelson Mandela said, “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” National Child Protection Week is commemorated in South Africa annually to raise awareness of the rights of children. As we enter into Child Protection Week 2021, 14-year-old singer songwriter […]

  Johannesburg, Tuesday, 01 June 2021 –  The vibrant Ndlovu Youth Choir continues to capture the hearts and minds of South Africans with the stirring visuals for their new music video ‘Shallow’ off their latest album Rise. Watch ‘Shallow’ HERE. On ‘Shallow’ the infectious energy of this 30-strong choir, ranging in age from 14 – […]

  The Talented Burundian female vocalist, Belle 9ice, comes forth with this impressive jam dubbed ”LIKE” to thrill her music fans and lovers, ”LIKE” by Belle 9ice featuring Bain Turo, Sat-B and Dj Korona. Belle 9ice is a Burundian Act, and live music performer who has over the years grown and established herself as a […]

In the third decade of the new millennium, despite many publishers still seeing black women’s writing as having a limited market, readers have far more access than before to publications by writers from the global South. In particular, the perspectives of black women are certainly more visible in the public domain. Yet gaps and erasures […]

  French president Emmanuel Macron has just paid his first state visit to Rwanda. While many world leaders have visited the central African nation of 13 million, including past French presidents, such as President Nicolas Sarkozy in 2010, this trip was going to be different. Sure enough president Macron would come the closest to apologising for France’s involvement during […]

    The coup in Mali on 24 May provoked a collective cry of frustration among many Malians as well as from its external partners. But it was not a great surprise. Mali’s last coup was only nine months earlier, in August 2020. The transitional government put into place shortly afterwards was an awkward mix of putschists and politicians, […]

  The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is poised to intervene militarily on the side of the Mozambican government to stop the emerging deadly Islamist insurgency in the Cabo Delgado Province, in the north of the country. This comes after the regional body of 16-nation states sent a technical team to verify events in the area and advise its […]

  For all its stutters and missteps, there can be little argument that the European Union (EU) has largely lived up to its ambitious billing: to create stability and growth on a continent that, for a period, was dangerously prone to nationalism and conflict. The question facing Africa is whether the continent’s free trade area can likewise […]

  By Sonia Elks LONDON, May 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Zambian climate campaigner Precious Kalombwana was thrilled to take part in an online training workshop with former U.S. Vice President Al Gore. But when she wanted to speak, a shaky internet connection meant no one could hear her. Pandemic moves to virtual events – […]

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