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Falana earned some initial recognition for her self-produced EP ‘Chapter One’. The Canadian-Nigerian singer-songwriter subsequently travelled to Africa, North America, Europe and the Caribbean to work on new material. It was a process of self-discovery, which revealed new layers to her songwriting. She now shares the first taste of those sessions with the release of […]

Miss Universe South Africa 2020, Natasha Joubert, has launched #DestinyDesigned, a project to empower fashion designers through her own passion for entrepreneurship and design. Joubert – who will be representing South Africa at the Miss Universe pageant later this year – is a fashion designer who started her own company Natalia Jefferys in 2016. It […]

Drowning is quick and silent. It’s not like you see in the movies. No yelling, no waving. Just a silent gasping for air and 20 to 60 seconds later, submersion, Someone has drowned, perhaps in plain sight. Following a week of fatal drowning across South Africa, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is urging the public to […]

Tanzanian songstress  Zuchu continues to prove as one of WCB success stories, she has once again set a new record after being announced as the first female East African musician to hit 100 million cumulative views on her YouTube channel. Zuhura Kopa known by the stage name Zuchu has introduced herself less than a year […]

  By Libby George LAGOS, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Kaduna state has signed a deal with medical delivery firm Zipline that will allow drone shipment of COVID-19 vaccines without significant state investment in cold-chain storage, the company said on Wednesday. Kaduna’s partnership with Zipline, which delivered more than 1 million doses of other vaccines […]

  JOHANNESBURG, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Vedanta Resources has agreed to settle all claims brought against it by Zambian villagers following alleged pollution by a copper mine run by Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM), Vedanta and law firm Leigh Day said on Tuesday. The claim from the Nchanga Copper Mine, was brought by more than […]

It is now over two months since a war broke out in Tigray between the regional government and the federal government of Ethiopia. The military hostilities have led to a sudden disruption in essential services and endangered the lives and wellbeing of around 6 million residents and over 100,000 Eritrean refugees sheltered in the region. It’s estimated that 2.2 million […]

  By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The European Commission is working on a vaccine certificate, dubbed “Vaxproof”, that could help restore cross-border travel, EU officials said, but the plan is dividing EU nations. The issue has been discussed for months but has led to no compromise because of fears over vaccine hesitancy […]

Armed men have killed at least six rangers and wounded several others in an ambush in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Virunga national park. This park is a sanctuary for endangered mountain gorillas. Staff working in the park have often come under attack. Judith Verweijen and Esther Marijnen – experts on armed mobilisation and conservation in […]

  By Kim Harrisberg JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From growing vegetables to spending more time with their children, women’s quality of life improved drastically after piped water was installed near their homes in rural Zambia, Stanford University researchers said on Thursday. In a study involving 434 households in four Zambian villages, they […]

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