Trevor Noah is not only a New York bestselling author, he is also a New York home owner. The popular comedian who took over The Daily Show from Jon Stewart in 2015 bought his three bedroom house for $10 million. Convert to your currencies to get an idea of how the comedian is flourishing.
Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki was inaugurated as the new Chancellor of the University of South Africa (UNISA) this week. Mbeki condemned the xenophobic attacks and said “Those who organise and participate in these attacks, which must stop, must know that there is absolutely nothing revolutionary, progressive, patriotic, acceptable or of service to the people.”
For the entirety of its existence, the Oscars had never had such an embarrassing gaffe until this year’s edition when the award for the Best Picture category was given to La La Land instead of Moonlight. It was an incident that left the whole social media agog. Many questions were raised and some were answered, followed with profuse apologies.
Foreign African nationals are facing xenophobic attacks again in South Africa. This repeated action which seems to always find Nigeria at the centre has caused more friction, both diplomatically and within the citizens of the two countries. Strong reactions have come from Nigeria where many South African businesses operate, with threats made against South African businesses based in Nigeria.
With the introduction of whistle-blowers into the fight against corruption, the Nigerian anti-graft agencies have recovered huge sums of money. While welcome and commendable, this hasn’t stopped people from asking President Muhammadu Buhari to probe members of his own party.
South Africa is a country of many firsts. The rainbow nation will soon become the first African country to legalise cannabis sativa popularly called marijuana. The legislation is based strictly on medical grounds. The country’s Medicines Control Council (MCC) stated that it would soon publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use.
Roses are pink, flamingos are pink but no one would tell you that a lake could be pink. Today we greet you from the pink waters of Lake Retba, Senegal, West Africa’s pink lake.
Today we are going to the Democratic Republic of Congo to meet the Mangbetu people, popular for their elongated heads, music and art.
Today we visit the Omo River valley in Ethiopia where the Hamer ethnic community lives. The Hamer ethnic group has a unique initiation ritual that involves bull jumping. This practice is still practiced today.