Africa 

Photos : Why and How Nelson Mandela’s Ex-wife, Winnie Mandela Died At 81

Struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has passed away. The apartheid icon has been ill for a number of years and was most recently admitted to Milpark Hospital due to a kidney infection. The last time the stalwart was in a hospital was in October 2017 for a knee surgery, which she recovered from. During the 27-year imprisonment of her ex-husband, Nelson… Read More
Africa 

Sierra Leone elections drive prices up causing distress to buyers and sellers

Sierra Leone’s general election has drawn mixed reaction from the business community. Some are optimistic that the new system that will be voted in by the majority will address some of the issues that hinder their development. Until 2014, the government had relied on external assistance to support its budget, but it was gradually becoming more independent. Some Sierra Leoneans… Read More
Africa 

South Africa’s apartheid flag: Nelson Mandela Foundation seeks ban

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has asked the courts to ban “gratuitous displays” of the apartheid-era South African flag. The foundation argues public displays of the flag amounts to “hate speech, unfair discrimination and harassment”. The flag, it added, was a celebration of the crime against humanity committed by the white minority regime against millions of South Africans. But some have… Read More
Africa 

Another mass abduction blights Nigerian leader’s security record

When Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari took office three years ago, eradicating the“mindless, godless” militants of Boko Haram and rescuing the hundreds of women and children they held captive was one of the main pledges in his inaugural address. Another mass abduction of schoolgirls in the dusty and remote northeast has exposed how little progress has been made. It also shows… Read More