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  GOMA, Reuters, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Rwandan authorities closed the border with the Ebola-hit Congolese city of Goma on Thursday for all people other than Congolese citizens leaving Rwanda, as a third case of Ebola was confirmed in Goma. The daughter of an Ebola patient in the eastern Congo city has contracted the virus, […]

Miss South Africa 2019 is set to feature the hottest and most glamorous red carpet ever hosted in the history of the pageant. Award-winning actress and media darling Enhle Mbali Maphumulo will be tracking all the stars as they make their arrival at the Sun Arena in Time Square from 14h00 until 16h30 on August […]

By Layli Foroudi TUNIS, Aug 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the early hours of a Sunday morning, before the city of Tunis wakes up and the sun becomes unbearably hot, Raouf Hayetlili and his neighbour Noureddine Tayara are already pulling trailers of plastic up a hill. Tayara, a 65-year-old waste picker, started working just after […]

  Straight out of Katlehong roars vocalist Lioness (real name Mamphore Mohoje-Rabanka). The talented newcomer stakes her claim in the local music industry, teaming up with prolific DJ and producer Mobi Dixon to create Ba dumetse, a vibey club banger. Her 11 year journey punctuated with false starts, broken promises and doors shut in her […]

ELMINA, Ghana, August 1, 2019/ — The Ivory Coast national rugby team, the Côte d’Ivoire Elephants, managed to beat the Nigerian Black Stallions by a slim one point at the Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina-Ghana and as such claimed the 2019 WARS (West African Rugby Series) Men’s XVs championship title. Having won both their matches […]

  By Giuseppe Fonte ROME, August 1 (Reuters) – The European Union ended a standoff with Italy over African immigration on Wednesday, agreeing to take 116 asylum-seekers rescued at sea last week but denied permission to go ashore by the country’s right-wing interior minister. The EU said that Germany, France, Portugal, Luxembourg and Ireland had […]

By Praveen Menon WELLINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous community and the government. Children facing harm have been moved into state care for decades despite […]

  Johannesburg,– Multi-award winning DJ and producer, Mobi Dixon, has announced his Top Chap Media label’s joint venture with Sony Music Entertainment Africa. Mobi Dixon’s passion and mission are to unearth new talent across South Africa, as should we find the right fit.   is evident with the label’s roster of developing artists.   “it’s really […]

(Johannesburg, 26 July 2019)—The David Gresham Record Company is proud to present the artist signing of Nasrene. Nasrene is a vocalist and songwriter born in Johannesburg, South Africa. Nasrene has been performing and writing music since she was 15 years old. Her musical ambitions were realized when she signed a songwriting deal with David Gresham […]

Some of the country’s best fashion designers will be dressing the Top 16 finalists in one of the most spectacular and fashion-forward Miss South Africa pageants ever produced. They include first-time Miss South Africa designers Palesa Mokubung – the first African designer to collaborate with the giant retail company H&M – and Taibo Bacar, who […]


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