Monday, 29 August 2016

Photo: Meet Nokulinnda Mkhize, A sangoma with Wi-Fi

Nokulinnda Mkhize with one of her students.

"I make use of digital tools for ease of access, so that my practice is not limited only to those who can come to my home," she says.
Mkhize has a website where people can get information about her talks and products and an online calendar for booking Skype and phone consultations. She also uses Twitter and Facebook.
Mkhize will talk about the ancestral calling in Johannesburg at The Victory Theatre on Saturday and at Durban's KwaMuhle Museum on September 9.

Photo of the Day: APC Secretariat at Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria

The APC Secretariat in Akure this morning Monday 29th August 2016. DO or DIE affair


After a successful debut of his hit single ‘THE DREAM”, House music sensation TEE-JAY returns with another banging global Dance song titled “FAR AWAY”. This right here is a definite dancefloor filler and radio-friendly sing-along anthem. The song tells a story of TEE-JAY’s desire to leave his comfort zone and pursue his dreams, reaching places and levels he has always longed for. “FAR AWAY” is a 'get-up-and-go' inspiring piece of art, with a powerful message appealing to global citizens of all races, culture & age groups. “I believe this is one song that will connect me to the global market & resonate amongst many dreamchasers looking for inspiration in their everyday lives” says Tee-Jay. Biography after cut

Friday, 26 August 2016

Reuben Abati "The Man Who Named His Dog Buhari"

Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, the man who named his dog after President Muhammadu Buhari is right now probably regretting his decision to honour his dog with the name of a man he considers his hero. He has been accused of trying to incite hate and breach the public peace. He has been arrested and re-arrested by the police and taken to a magistrate court, which promptly remanded him in prison until he is able to meet the conditions of his bail.
He has spent days in prison custody unable to raise the N50, 000 that he has been asked to pay. His family members have only so far managed to raise N20, 000.  Even if he succeeds in putting that sum together, his life is still in danger because aggrieved persons in his neighbourhood, including a man who says he was trying to ridicule his father, have threatened to kill him, if he shows up. The police are not investigating this threat, but they seem so excited about dealing with the poor trader called Joe, for having the effrontery to name his dog, Buhari.

Opinion: The DA and the EFF: A blind date, a shotgun marriage and then divorce By Steven Boykey Sidley

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Honeymoons are often more fraught than the participants would like. Particularly if the newlyweds are near strangers. Passion, certainly, but also loud chewing and neglected underwear on the floor. Long courtships are generally a good insurance against the spectre of nasty spats and worse.
The EFF and the DA, with nary a blind date behind them, have had a shotgun marriage followed by some explosively good sex over the last few days. Orgasms and batted eyelids  and cuddles galore and optimism about the future.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Photo: DA’s Da Gama elected speaker of the City of Johannesburg Council

 Vasco da Gama

The  Democratic Alliance (DA) has won the vital seat of speaker in the City of Joburg after dramatic events in the council sitting at the Joburg City Hall on Monday.
DA's caucus leader in Joburg Vasco da Gama beat the ANC's Constance Bapela to the seat with 145 votes to the latter's 126 votes.
The day began with some drama as EFF objected to Joburg MMC for housing Dan Bovu to being sworn in.
Bovu was on Sunday accused by the EFF of allegedly offering bribes to its councillors in exchange for votes in today's crucial elections of mayor, speaker and chief whip.

Photo: Ethiopia: Beyond the Politics of Hate By Alemayehu G. Mariam


Statement of my credo: Hate is the one crumbling wall that now stands between the people of Ethiopia and freedom, democracy and human rights in Ethiopia. The T-TPLF has weaponized and politicized hate. But the mud walls of hate erected by the T-TPLF are today collapsing on the T-TPLF everywhere under the volcanic pressure of a popular uprising . The kililistans (T-TPLF’s equivalent of apartheid’s “Bantustans”) are dissolving before our eyes. The glue that made it possible for the T-TPLF to monopolize and cling to power for the past quarter of a century has been the politics of hate – blind ethnic and religious hatred. But everywhere the people of Ethiopia are breaking out of the prison gates of T-TPLF’s kililistans.

Photo: The Garang I Knew: African icon of visionary leadership By Luka Biong Deng

 The people of South Sudan and the marginalised people of Sudan will remember their great leader, Dr. John Garang de Mabior, on July 30, the day he died in a plane crash seven years ago. Garang, a thinker, a freedom fighter, a military officer and an intellectual, will be remembered for generations to come as a leader who laid the foundation for the new nation of South Sudan and set the agenda for transforming Sudan. Certainly during his entire life of struggle, Garang has left unforgettable and positive marks and memories with many people of South, Sudan, the continent and the world at large. During the last seven years, I came to value the profound impact and legacy our great leader left behind. His name has become almost synonymous with the struggle of the marginalised people of Sudan.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Photos: Top 10 hottest Mzansi Female MCs

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Nadia Nakai
Known as the queen of African hip-hop, the curvy lyricist continues to rock the industry with her sexy stage presence and catchy rhyme patterns.
Nakai won hearts with her hit Saka Wena, featuring Ice Prince. More after cut.....


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The evening of the 13th of August saw Spring/Summer fashion trends being set at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week withGeobek Records signed, multi award winning music producer, Ellputo as the special guest.

The highly anticipated Xipixi design showcase by Mozambican fashion designer, Antonio Macheve Jnr. took place at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week held at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, Johannesburg, being the first designer to showcase his clothing brand for the 6pm show. More pics after cut.......

Photos: TurnUpMusic SA Launch

                                           Artists at the Launch, Tumi, Tiadi, Cici and Lindough

Where careers are made and broken online, TurnUp Music has arrived to replace the old with a new digital disruption platform that artists, and fans alike, will love.

TurnUp Music, in collaboration with WeChat and EndemolShine Africa, an online music service dedicated to helping musicians build their careers by offering the platform to reach and grow their fan base. More pics after cut

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Photos: The 10,000 Kidnapped Boys of Boko Haram By Drew Hinshaw and Joe Parkinson

Idriss, after his escape from the militants, remains fearful of being found by the military, Boko Haram or his neighbors.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—In a forest of thorn trees somewhere far outside this city, the Boko Haram insurgency ran a boot camp for about 100 boys. Children as young as 5 years old learned to handle assault rifles and march through the woods in flip-flops. Their teacher was only 15.
“I was terrified if I didn’t do it, they would kill me,” said Idriss, the teenage instructor, in an interview. He said he was kidnapped by the militants in 2014 but has since escaped. More pics after cut.......

Photo: Trust broken between politicians and youth

A man pushes a wheelbarrow past a billboard of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), which is led by Julius Malema, Zuma's one-time protege and a former ANC youth leader, in Soweto, South Africa

A survey by Afrobarometer showed that the youth in Africa are losing interest in politics.
Joseph Maniragena partnership officer at African Monitor said: “Young people see politicians as corrupt people and therefore they are not inspired. Young people‚ specifically in South Africa‚ don't see any change. Political parties come during elections ... After elections‚ politicians don't come back.”
The survey‚ conducted by Afrobarometer in 36 African states‚ showed that the youth had low interest in politics‚ civil action and community rallies when compared to people over the age of 35.

Photo: Zambia Elections: Opposition in the lead in announced results

[LIVE] Zambia Elections: Opposition in the lead in announced results

Results announced Saturday morning indicate that the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) candidate, Hakainde Hichilema, is in the lead with 47, 706 votes followed by the incumbent Edgar Lungu with 41, 572 votes.
These are official results released by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) on Saturday morning from 8 out of the 156 constituencies.
The United National Independence Party (UNIP) candidate, Tilyenji Kaunda is third with 541 votes followed by the PAC candidate with 527 votes.
Total registered voters are 163, 520 and total votes cast are 94, 100. Total rejected votes are 2,567.
Thursday’s election recorded a 57.55% turnout. More pics after cut...

Friday, 12 August 2016

Photo: Skin bleaching is an insult to Africans By BONGANI MAHLANGU: Do You Agree?

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For example a child may be named Lwazi with the anticipation that the kid will possess vast amounts of knowledge. On the occasion that the Mbawus named their daughter Khanyi they were probably hoping to witness her grow to become the true and proud light of the family, the community, the nation or even the world. Alas, they could not have known that she might interpret the name "Khanyi" to mean she can artificially brighten her skin.

Photo: South Africa is Africa’s largest economy - but what does it mean? By Jannie Rossouw

South Africa was also temporarily relegated to the third position early this year after Egypt climbed to claim the second spot. The Conversation Africa’s business and economy editor Sibonelo Radebe asked the University of the Witwatersrand’s Professor Jannie Rossouw to explain what it all means.

How is this ranking calculated?


On the 13th of August 2016, the luxury fashion brand for gentlemen, XIPIXI will be showcasing its new Spring/Summer Collection entitled “Year of the Gentleman” at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg brought to you by African Fashion International.
This fast growing menswear brand is founded by Mozambican fashion executive, Antonio Macheve Jnr. and the showcase will be held at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, kick starting at 18:00 promptly.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

Photos: Nigeria First Lady, Aisha Buhari's Interview on VOA, Washington Dc

  Mrs Aisha Buhari,  is presently on a working visit to the US, was at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. Friday, August 5th, where she was interviewed on both the English and Hausa service. More pics after cut...

Photo: African philosophy of education: a powerful arrow in universities’ bow By Yusef Waghid

An African philosophy of education offers new ways of thinking about the continent. 

To understand what an African philosophy of education is and why it’s so important, consider the role that universities should play in any society.
Universities, no matter where they are, ought to be places where knowledge is internalised, questioned and considered. Such knowledge should respond to a university’s particular social, political and economic context. The pursuit of such knowledge happens in a quest for human development. What would a university be if its only purpose was to produce knowledge without considering its effects on a society and its people?

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Photo:Former Miss South Africa and reigning Miss World Africa Liesl Laurie signs endorsement deal with US Based Extreme Lashes

 Liesl Laurie

A few weeks ago Laurie was confirmed as a new radio presenter at Jacaranda FM. After signing a one-year contract with the station, she will be presenting a night show (8pm to midnight) on Sundays from the new month.
The new international endorsement deal is considered the highlight of her career as it gives her an opportunity to take her brand to global audiences.

Photo: Tribute To Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti from Femi And Seun Kuti

Afrobeat legend and human rights activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti died on August 2nd 1997. Today as the world remember Fela, his sons who are becoming legends pay tribute to him. Another tribute after cut...

Photos: Funmi Iyanda's Birthday Dinner In London.

.Funmi Iyanda celebrated her 45th birthday in London where friends and family were treated to a dinner. More pics after cut....

South Africa Decide: August 3, 2016 Municipal Elections

South Africa will tomorrow, August 3 2016 conduct her Municipal election one of the toughest in the history of Post-Apartheid South Africa. South Africa has over 723 registered political parties and elections will be held in all the districts and municipals  in all the nine provinces of South Africa. More pics after cut.