According to the Public Health Act on tobacco, smoking in public places such as public transport, public halls, public gatherings, eating places including on the streets is an offence.
President Robert Mugabe has served as the head of Zimbabwe’s government for 34 years. But even his biggest fans know it is almost impossible that he continues until the end of his current presidential term. Who will succeed him? Two factions have emerged.
Leaders like British Prime Minister David Cameron have said that aid sceptics are wrong. Aid is essential. Conditions on the African continent demonstrate that perhaps aid in its current form is wrong. In fact, aid blinds us to the fleecing of the continent.
Tanzanian police apprehended eight people in connection with 85 refuse bags stuffed with human body parts – including limbs, fingers and skulls – found dumped in a landfill
Since the mass abduction of the schoolgirls by Islamic extremists three months ago, at least 11 of their parents have died and their hometown, Chibok, is under siege from the militants
“Africa is not poor, it is poorly managed”, said Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2009. Equatorial Guinea, whose president has been in power for 35 years, is Africa’s wealthiest nation on a per-capita basis and yet one of the most unequal.
To many observers, Africans tend not to kiss in public because they’re prudes. Consequently, some Africans have bought the idea that kissing in public is a sign of civilized behaviour. Both are wrong.
Malawi turned 50 years old recently, and as with any birthday celebration it was time to look at achievements in the past, if any, and also look forward to see what lies ahead. Some said there wasn’t much to celebrate while others took a more reflective tone. One such person was Malawian writer and academic Jimmy Kainja.
Mandela lived in the service of others in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion of human rights, reconciliation, and gender equality, to name a few. As we celebrate Mandela Day, how well is South Africa living his legacy?