In a commendable humanitarian pledge, and exemplary act of Ubuntu Rwanda has signed a deal with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the African Union (AU) to host hundreds of African migrants currently being held in Libya.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
As the fourth industrial revolution becomes part of our future, the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Dr Joyce Mwangama is leading the way with the development of Africa’s first 5G testbed.
Ashenda is a unique traditional Tigraian festival celebrated in northern Ethiopia that is exclusively for girls and young women. “Ashenda” is the name of a tall grass found in the country that the revelers use to embellish their celebration gowns.
Two people died during a stampede as shops were looted in Samora Machel, Philippi, Cape Town, at the weekend.
Nigeria has confirmed it will repatriate about 600 of its citizens from South Africa this week following the brutal wave of xenophobic violence. The Nigerian consul general in Johannesburg confirmed the development, which follows intermittent xenophobic attacks targeting Nigerians and other African nationals.
A 270-acre distillery is the first in U.S. history to honour Nathan “Nearest” Green an African American slave known as the Godfather of Tennessee whiskey and one of the few operated and owned by a black woman. It is reported that Jack Daniels of the popular whiskey brand learnt everything on the art of distillation and the operation of a whiskey still from this man.
Gabon’s President Ali Bongo suffered a stroke in October last year. Since then an attempted coup and long absence from power has left many questioning if Bongo is still fit to continue governing the country.
There has been a warm response to the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) election of Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe as the university’s sixth chancellor, a position that she will take up from 1 January 2020. She will be the second black woman to hold the position and will take the reins from Graça Machel.