John Magufuli’s Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

John Magufuli’s Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition has been set up and a pan-African women’s organisation is mobilising to get the president to apologise and reverse his comments. Mr Magufuli warned schoolgirls at a rally on Monday […]

Photos: Sheep Gives Birth Lamb That Looks Like a Human Being

Photos: Sheep Gives Birth Lamb That Looks Like a Human Being

Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform, South Africa has confirmed that photos of a severely deformed lamb circulating on social media are no hoax. It confirmed the authenticity of the pictures saying it was of a deformed stillborn lamb was born in the Lady Frere area. Dr Lubabalo Mrwebi, the department’s Chief […]

‘Thousands Dead’ In DR Congo Violence

‘Thousands Dead’ In DR Congo Violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Kasai region since last October, the Catholic Church says. The figure, reported by Reuters, is from Church sources in the country. The deaths are the result of clashes between the army and a rebel group, but civilians have also […]

Lesotho PM Sworn In Despite Wife’s Killing

Lesotho PM Sworn In Despite Wife’s Killing

Lesotho’s new Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been sworn in, two days after his estranged wife was shot dead. There were doubts whether the inauguration would take place so soon after her killing. Prime Minister Thabane’s ABC party defeated his bitter rival Pakalitha Mosisili’s party in a snap election earlier this month. It was the […]

Botswana Tops Africa Investment List

Botswana Tops Africa Investment List

Investment firm Quantum Global has ranked Botswana the best place to invest in Africa in its latest report. It said Botswana has done well across the board, including credit rating and how easy it is to do business. Somalia was ranked the hardest place in Africa to do business:

IS claims Egypt Coptic Christians Attack

So-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed it was behind an attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed at least 29 people and wounded about 25 others on Friday. Masked men boarded several vehicles carrying the Christians and opened fire at close range, witnesses said. The funerals of some of the victims […]

Libya Airbase Death Toll ‘Rises to 140’

Reports suggest as many as 140 people, including civilians, may have died in an attack on an airbase in Libya. It was originally thought 60 people died when a government-allied militia tried to take over the Brak al-Shati base on Thursday. The UN-backed government’s defence minister and the commander of the militia have both been […]

I’m 52 And A Happy Virgin!

I’m 52 And A Happy Virgin!

THEMBISILE Ntaka is 52 years old and a proud virgin. “Even at my age, I still go to Umkhosi woMhlanga,” said Thembisile at a social cohesion dialogue about virginity. It was organised by eThekwini Municipality at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Tuesday night. “I began this journey when I was 14 years old. I […]

President Publicly Endorses Dlamini-Zuma as Successor

President Publicly Endorses Dlamini-Zuma as Successor

BULWER, KZN – President Jacob Zuma has publicly endorsed his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to become the next ANC president. The former AU commission chairperson was reportedly not keen to leave her position as home affairs minister five years ago to take the job in Addis Ababa. Zuma was speaking at a church gathering in Bulwer […]

Ivory Coast Mutiny: Govt Announces Deal With Soldiers

Ivory Coast Mutiny: Govt Announces Deal With Soldiers

The Ivory Coast government says it has reached a deal with soldiers involved in a four-day revolt over pay. Defence Minister Alain-Richard Donwahi appeared on state TV to announce a settlement had been reached. But only minutes later two spokesmen for the rebels told Reuters there was no agreement. Mr Donwahi gave few details of […]

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