Orania is an Afrikaner-only South African town located along the Orange River in the arid Karoo region of the country’s Northern Cape province. We look at 10 facts which give a snapshot of the self-proclaimed Afrikaner homeland.
Zimbabwe’s traditional leaders have joined the debate on capital punishment, calling for the abolition of death penalty. The debate comes at a time where some inmates on death row have submitted a plea to the Constitutional Court to have their sentences commuted to life imprisonment.
According to an Oxfam Davos report, global economic inequality is widening at an alarming rate, with the 62 richest people owning the same as half the world’s poorest. Furthermore, about 30 percent of Africa’s financial wealth is held offshore, costing an estimated $14 billion in lost tax revenues annually.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in America is a day earmarked to celebrate the birthday of pre-eminent civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr., born on 15 January, 1929. Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an non-racial and equal society continues to inspire the world. Here’s our selection of Dr. King’s famous quotes.
Days after the World Health Organisation declares the Ebola outbreak over in the affected West African countries, Sierra Leone has reported the death of 22 year-old, Mariatu Jalloh. WHO has warned of the risk of more flare-ups or “residual Ebola risks”.
Today we celebrate the legacy of Patrice Lumumba, one of Africa’s founding heroes and remember the words he left us with in his quest to see the liberation and development of Africa.
The Parliamentary Commission of Uganda has issued a directive, which stipulates that journalists without a university degree will be barred from covering parliamentary proceedings, in a move meant to improve the quality of reporting.
A boat carrying Ethiopians and Somalians sank off the coast of Somaliland last week, killing about 112 migrants. The accident occurred after the boat experienced technical problems officials said.
Ghana Code Club, a coding initiative is making laudable efforts to empower children with digital literacy skills. The programming lessons are currently being offered in five schools and the club aims to launch in 20 or more schools within the first quarter of 2016, reaching no less than 20,000 children.