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10 irresistible African gems to celebrate Valentine’s Day
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Lifestyle 10 irresistible African gems to celebrate Valentine’s Day

In Africa, as is the case across the globe, it’s the season of love once again. Many couples are undoubtedly excited to leave work early, and go wine and dine with their loved ones. Whether you’re getting ready for that romantic candlelight dinner, preparing an evening out with family and friends or celebrating solo, we have the perfect African love playlist for your February 14.

Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries
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Politics and Society Zimbabwe renames streets in honour of African anti-colonial icons and revolutionaries

The government of Zimbabwe has approved the renaming of roads in the capital Harare and other cities to honour African liberation icons, Zimbabwean independence struggle stalwarts, and political figures who have supported the African cause. Those honoured include, Angola’s Agostinho Neto, Botswana founding leader Sir Seretse Khama, Patrice Lumumba and Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro among others.

Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism
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Politics and Society Zambia: Criminals in Kitwe hack off the hand of 7 year-old girl with albinism

In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.