As Brazil hammered Austria in a final warm-up match with an impressive 3-0 victory, behind-the-scenes issues surrounding the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup are also taking centre stage
The dire state of the Kingdom of eSwatini’s economy has not slowed down its king’s spending and lavish lifestyle. King Mswati’s latest purchase is a further extravagance imposed on the country’s ailing economy.
The African Union has finally launched Agenda 2063’s long awaited Single African Air Transport Market SAATM amid strong criticism from member states and some African airlines.
Critics are questioning President Kagame’s Arsenal sponsorship, saying that he used half of the Sh8,4 billion (£62 million) in foreign aid provided by the UK on a frivolous pursuit and against the earmarked programmes the money is assigned for. However, both the UK aid agency Department for International Development and the Rwanda Development Board have rebuffed these claims.
Girls in ICT Rwanda celebrated the fifth anniversary of Ms Geek with the second edition of Ms Geek Africa, a competition that judges women on brilliance rather than beauty.
Africa has a history of sympathising with Palestine in the controversial Israel-Palestine conflict due to Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and its parallels with apartheid and colonialism. This is why states that supported the United States embassy relocation to Jerusalem came under attack from their African counterparts
In response to the statement by the Senator of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on the Herero and Nama genocide, the OvaHerero, Mbanderu and Nama Genocide Institute has issued a letter outlining measures towards the “decolonisation” of Hamburg as reparation
Rafael Marques has been honoured with the International Press Institute’s World Press Freedom Hero Award, which recognises journalists who have made significant contributions to the promotion of press freedom, particularly at great personal risk.
In a recent reception in Hamburg, Germany, Senator Dr Carsten Brosda addressed the atrocities Germany had inflicted on German South and West Africa, as well as those perpetrated by the City of Hamburg. “There is no doubt that the war of extermination in German South West Africa constituted a war crime and genocide.”