Monday, 27 March 2017

Security in Africa: Military partnerships can foster economic growth on the continent By OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, GREG MILLS & DICKIE DAVIS

Photo: A woman walks past a disused tanker in Sheikh, Somaliland. Photo: Greg Mills.
 A woman walks past a disused tanker in Sheikh, Somaliland. Photo: Greg Mills.

 Sixty years after the start of the end of colonialism in Africa, the continent still relies on external military assistance. This should not be resisted. Rather it should be welcomed and harnessed, since today’s security problems easily transcend national borders and their resolution demands sustained collaboration.
Cyber-security, piracy, money laundering, and terrorism require co-ordinated international responses as the networks behind these actions rarely respect borders.
 Globalisation has empowered us all, but some more than others. In the 1960s half of the world lived in extreme poverty. Today that figure is under 10%. Poverty has been reduced more in the last 50 years than in the last 500. This reflects rates of economic growth. Whereas in the 1980s around 60 countries enjoyed economic growth rates above 4%, by the 2000s this number had doubled. 

Views: Why cities never get transformed in Africa By Christopher Pikiti-Kang’ombe

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 A Street in the Middle of Lusaka The Capital of Zambia

There are so many leaders both in the ruling party and the opposition who yield a lot of influence on the people they lead in Zambia.
In certain rare cases, such influence is applied correctly to implore the people to change their mindset on matters affecting society.
However, most of us politicians appear to be scared of engaging the people we lead and influence them to think in a different way which will ultimately change society.
I arrived in South Africa this afternoon 21.03.17 for a series of meetings and compared to Kitwe, the city of Johannesburg is clean.

Opinion: Congo war-crime victims win compensation in landmark ruling By Geoffrey York

  Former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga was jailed for warcimes by the ICC in 2014. On Friday the Hague-based court took the landmark step of awarding compensation to some of his victims
Former Congolese warlord Germain Katanga

When the Congolese village of Bogoro was attacked by men with machetes and guns, the devastation was total: homes were pillaged, farms were destroyed, crops were ruined, and an estimated 200 villagers were massacred.
Now, for the first time in its history, the International Criminal Court [ICC] has awarded compensation to the victims in a war-crimes case. The landmark ruling has broadened the court’s reach, taking it beyond traditional punishment and into the realm of restorative justice, potentially creating a crucial new source of political support for the controversial court.

Photos: Apostle Johnson Suleman and Wife in Romantic Weekend


 Apostle Johnson Suleman had a novelty match played for him in celebration of his birthday.Himself and his wife, Lizzy stepped out in matching jerseys to the event. More pics after cut........

Photos: Meet Miss South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

A radiant Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss South Africa 2017 Picture: Supplied
 The Western Cape born beauty beat 11 other women to be crowned Miss SA 2017 and walks away with R1-million cash among other prizes. Miss Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned Miss SA last nite Sunday 26th March 2017 at the Sun City super bowl in the North West Province.
Demi-Leigh completed her B.Com in business management and entrepreneurship. She explained that she is passionate about empowering women and that will be her focus during her reign.
“I would love to help curb the current statistics on women employment and I will do everything in my power as well as use all resources at my disposal‚” she said. More pics after cut.....

Photos: Seyi Shay Releases Exciting Visuals For Her Hit Single – Yolo Yolo

2016 R&B Artist of the Year, Seyi Shay releases the visuals to her 2017 hit single YOLO YOLO produced by DJ Coublon. This follows up recent announcements that Seyi Shay will be involved in the new season of hit series, MTV Shuga.

The video was shot by Meji Alabi for JM Films in the tropical region of South Africa, there are captivating visuals and scenery and yours truly Seyi Shay is all dressed up like an African princess.

Monday, 20 March 2017

RIP Joe Mafela Legendary South African Actor and Film Producer

Legendary actor and film producer Joe Mafela was involved in a fatal automobile accident on the N1 in Johannesburg on Saturday March 18 2017. Joe Mafela  for over four decades  touched many lives through his work as a producer, comedian and actor on local television and film, as well as through his music, and his work in the community. He leaves behind his wife, three sons and a daughter and six grandchildren.More pics after cut...

Friday, 10 March 2017

Photo: Meet Nandi Madida The Voice of South Africa At Natural Hair Academy conference In Paris


Following the recently released ‘Escobar’ featuring Davido and the globally acclaimed hit, Akube, Dotman continues to feed his fans and all music lovers with non-stop hits. The U & I Music star drops a new tune, “My Woman.”

In the spirit and season of love, Dotman dedicates his new single ‘My Woman’ to all the lovebirds out there and all those that are still searching for love. choreography after cut........


With the major success that came with Burna Boy’s hit track, “Soke,” American rapper, Wale has decided to jump on the afro-beat tune and freestyle.

Soke was released in 2015 and gathered a lot of buzz, ultimately making it a favourite of many even 2 years later. The freestyle by Wale couldn’t have dropped at a better time as Burna Boy is still on his music tour in London since the start of February. Another pic after cut...


Cape Town’s rising producer and DJ, MRB as well as PE’s Micayla Colborne, better known by her stage name, MicaylaJean have teamed up to present what one may best describe as an anthem for radio stations in the mother city.



YFM Drive Time Host, Television personality and all round Powerhouse, DJ Sabby is set to host his next Radio and TV Presenting Workshop at the Bat Centre in Durban on the 25th of March 2017 with Selimathunzi Presenter, Siphesihle Vazi.
DJ Sabby’s workshop initiative started 5 years ago with the aim of developing the youth who aspire to make it in the Radio and Television industry. Since its inception, this workshop platform has been hosted across the country in a variety of locations however, DJ Sabby believes that it is time to head back to Durban.