Ghana is the latest African country to support Israel’s push to rejoin the African Union as an observer member. Palestine is currently an observer member, and Israel’s questionable history with the continent, including installing Idi Amin as president, and other historical legacies could be major obstacles.
Celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Thiong’o’s remarkable novel, Matigari, is being adapted to film by Nollywood Director Kunle Afolayan. The revelation comes at an opportune time when African storytelling in film and dance has gained global prominence in recent years.
Today we celebrate Ilhan Omar who has made history becoming first Somali American, and first refugee ever to be elected to Congress. Omar, together with Rashida Tlaib, also become the first Muslim congresswomen.
Australian exploration company, Invictus Energy, has refuted media reports of the discovery of oil and gas deposits in Zimbabwe. The company said “oil or gas discovery has not been made” but there’s evidence of “undiscovered accumulations which have both a risk of discovery and a risk of development”.
Ethiopia is certainly leading the way in terms of gender parity and inclusivity. The dust has hardly settled since the recent appointment of a new Cabinet that is half female and the first female president. Ethiopia has followed that up with the unanimous endorsement by parliament of prominent women rights defender, Meaza Ashenafi as the first woman Federal Supreme Court President.
Could you imagine an image of an African political, musical or cultural icon emblazoned on the shirt of ASEC Mimosas, Al Ahly, TP Mazembe, Asante Kotoko, Orlando Pirates, Dynamos or Enyimba? Could it be loved? Irish football club Bohemians FC revealed its new away kit for 2019 season, which features reggae icon Bob Marley.
The world’s first bio-brick made using human urine was unveiled at the University of Cape Town, in South Africa recently. Researchers from UCT have been at the forefront of innovation in various areas including malaria prevention, HIV/AIDS, cardiology, and waste recycling.
Fellow African citizens, prepare to pack your bags to visit Ethiopia. The country has announced that effective from 9, November, 2018, nationals of all African countries will get visa upon arrival, as part of “PM Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a closer and full regional integration in #Africa”.
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, shortened to HHP and his nickname Jabba, a veteran South African rapper has passed away at the age of 38. His death has sent shockwaves across the country, and tributes are pouring in.