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  By Paul Carsten and Alexander Winning ABUJA/JOHANNESBURG, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Vaccines are not yet Africa’s way out of the pandemic as it may be weeks or even months before first doses start to arrive, health officials said on Thursday, after the African Union (AU) secured 270 million doses for the continent where about […]

Mzwandile was affectionately known by most as DJ1D. He was the co-founder of popular of the South African streetwear and lifestyle brand Loxion Kulca. He was known to all as a true friend and brother.   Mzwandile Nzimande (44),  was confirm to have sadly passed away on Wednesday, the 13th January 2020 at 09:00am  at the Olivedale […]

  By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Uganda’s ban on social media days before presidential elections shows a rattled president flexing power over the Internet at the expense of free speech and citizen rights, digital campaigners said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s ban by President Yoweri Museveni – who said he only acted […]

Anthony Ebuka Victor professionally known as VICTONY, is a 19 years old Nigerian Rapper, Singer and Songwriter. Victony music career took off in 2017 when he released a mixtape on soundcloud , The Outlaw King , where he started off solely rapping but later developed a more dynamic artistry that made him swing between different […]

EL NAZLA, Egypt Dec 17 (Reuters) – For generations, potters in the village of El Nazla have taken mud carried by the River Nile to craft their wares by hand, using techniques they say date back to Ancient Egypt. But they say they are now struggling to preserve their craft against the pressures of inflation, […]

Child-focused non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Africa often use international policy guidelines in their effort to protect children. They also depend on international donors to fund their activities. NGOs rely on standardised childhood policy frameworks, particularly the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Little attention is given to indigenous knowledge on childhood, […]

South African cannabis policy is currently at a crossroads. In 2018, the Constitutional Court effectively decriminalised private cannabis use. Since then, the government has continued to grapple with how to regulate this plant and its products, locally called ‘dagga’. A cannabis bill to clarify legal reforms was recently presented in parliament. Yet, medical and civil rights groups who advocate rights-based approaches remain […]

Kaina Konga, Kaina Songbird is a fast-rising RnB/Afro/Pop artist who is certainly an artist we need to all be on the lookout for. The artist who was born and raised in Lusaka, Zambia says her sound has been largely influenced by artists like Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige, Brandy, Sia, Beyoncé and many more alike, […]

  I grew up in Ethiopia during the days of the military government. For years before its overthrow in 1991, the national army was locked in a protracted war against rebel movements in the north. It was common in those days to hear state media reporting the capture or recapture of towns from rebel forces. The parading […]

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) today joins the world in kick-starting the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, an international campaign running until 10 December 2020 during which the world brings gender-based violence to the fore and call for action to put an end to this social ill that has the potential of […]

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