The Democratic Republic of Congo’s Dr. Denis Mukwege has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018. Dr Mukwege was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize with Nadia Murad, a Yazidi-Kurdish human rights activist for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”.
Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court has unanimously declared Emerson Mnangagwa’s victory in the presidential election last month valid, effectively declaring the incumbent the winner. The ruling is final and paves way for Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president within 48 hours following the ruling.
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents – and changed society. Other great African literary works on the list include Tsitsi Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions, and Children of Gebelawi written by Egyptian novelist Naguib Mahfouz.
May, 19 marks the birthday of El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz widely known as Malcolm X, born in 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska. Malcolm X is regarded as one of the most preeminent and influential leaders of the black rights movement in America. We remember Malcolm X with his 10 quotes selected from speeches, debates and interviews.
Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart has been named one of 12 novels considered “the Greatest Book Ever Written”. The book was named on the list compiled by Encyclopaedia Brittanica, and Achebe masterpiece is named amongst other great literary works. Here is our selection of 10 quotes from Things Fall Apart.
South African talented artist uMama Esther Mahlangu who was honoured in New York City last year with a mural has received the honour of a mural in her home country. Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa this week unveiled the mural in Newtown, Johannesburg. #CelebratingAfricanLegends
It’s not everyday that an international musician performs for passengers on board. Travellers on a fastjet flight from Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to the resort town of Victoria Falls are in for an unforgettable experience today with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi. The legendary artist will perform at 34 000 feet, delivering an intimate performance as part of a promotion.
Ethiopian Airlines has made history again with an all women functioned inaugural flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina. On International Women’s Day, the all female crew operated and flew the iconic B787 Dreamliner, from Addis Ababa to Buenos Aires, which marked yet another remarkable, empowering and inspirational first for the airline.
Zimbabwe has lost a hero with the passing of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai (65), a colossal, brave and charismatic leader who tirelessly fought for democracy. Save, as Tsvangirai was affectionately known was undoubtedly the most effective opposition leader in Zimbabwe since independence. Tsvangirai dedicated his life to fighting autocracy. We share with you 10 of his profound quotes.