Friday, 5 July 2019

Opinion: Ode to President Kagame of Rwanda for the leadership

 Editorial Comment: Ode to President Kagame for the leadership
 President Paul Kagame

The Economist, in a 2017 article, rated President Paul Kagame of Rwanda as the world’s most successful general saying: “When Paul Kagame was 28, he helped topple the government of Uganda. At 36 he overthrew the government of Rwanda. At 39 he ousted the government of Congo (which was then called Zaire).”

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Lazarus Chigwandali: the Malawian busker overturning prejudice about albinism By Laura Barton

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 Lazarus Chigwandali

Since that Sunday in June, life has shifted considerably for Lazarus. He has recorded his first album, Stomp on the Devil, produced by Hugo, and a film about his life just premiered at Tribeca film festival, directed by the Oscar-nominated David Darg. He has performed at the Lake of Stars festival and Madonna is a fan – “A powerful voice of a new generation in Malawi,” she wrote beneath the picture of the pair she posted on Instagram. Musical Video after cut.....

Friday, 10 May 2019

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi 11 Get United Nations Appointment.

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The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi 11, currently facing series of intimidation from his state government was today the 10th of May 2019 appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres as one of the 17 man Advocates for 2019-2020 of the United Nations New Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG advocates is co-chaired by Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo and Erna Solberg the Prime Minister of Norway.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Opinion: Malawi needs transformational leadership By Emily Mkamanga

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 Malawi President: Peter Mutharika

As it were, all the attention in this month’s elections is on who is likely to be Malawi’s next President.
So far, the presidential candidates have said enough in their campaigns for people to make up their minds on who to vote for.
The competition among the candidates is very stiff. Even being in government, as the case is with President Peter Mutharika, does not seem to be an added advantage. The problem here is that his five-year rule has been full of misery due to allowing corruption, stealing of public resources and general abuse of power. Therefore, all the presidential candidates are starting from the same level.
Naturally, Mutharika would want to be a step ahead because of what he has done for the people of Malawi. He has recently promoted teachers and police officers. These promotions were long overdue and, maybe it is done now for the sake of buying more votes.

South Africa Decide 2019


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The African National Congress (ANC)

On the 8th May 2019, Africa's strongest democracy, South Africa will go to the polls to vote for their national and provincial officers. Over 26,756,898 million South Africans eligible voters will decide whether to continue the 25 years reign of the African National Congress (ANC) or a change of guard. More than 40 political parties are registered for the national and provincial elections but the race will surely be between the three major political parties namely, the African National Congress (ANC), the Democratic Alliance (DA) and the Economic Freedom Party (EFF). More pics after cut...

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Opinion: The crocodile and the duck By Cathy Buckle

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 Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Sitting at the water’s edge watching hippos and crocodiles, white-faced whistling ducks and skittish spoonbills this Easter, the reality of Zimbabwe’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis was never far from my mind. Stopping on the way to my destination I was horrified to discover that the price of bread had gone up from $1.20 to $3.50 a loaf. On exclaiming at the huge price increase, the teller said: “But it’s only RTGS dollars.” RTGS dollars are the only dollars that most ordinary people have in Zimbabwe but these Bond Notes are now worth 300% less than they were worth just two months ago, as are our bank balances, salaries, life savings and pensions.

Meet: Botswana 5 Top Female Artist

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 Amantle Brown
Amantle Brown is an R&B artist who started on a local talent show called My Star and made it to the finale. Her first album titled Sa Pelo gave the artist her place in the industry with hits like Black Mampatile and Moratiwa which dominated local radio airwaves.
She was nominated for several awards including the Botswana Music Union Awards Best RnB and Best New Comer in 2015. Since then she has also collaborated with other artists with amazing music.
She released Follo, a romantic song featuring one of the local artists which was inspired by Afro Beats which exposed her artistic range and embrace of a more African sound.
She is a songwriter, singer, and performer who is known to deliver quality all rounded performances. Her work now extends to being a judge on Melody Gospel Television on Botswana Television. More pics after cut....

‘In Burundi, the crackdown continues in the shadows, with impunity’ – Human Rights Watch

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 Burundi's Pierre Nkurunziza

Four years Llater, crisis risks further escalation ahead of elections
In Mid-April an audio recording made the rounds on Burundian social media. In it, a speaker described as a senior police officer delivered a chilling message directed at the government’s political opponents: “If you want to disrupt security, I’ll finish with you there, and if you’re with your wife and children, you’ll go together.” If authentic, the threats aimed at Burundi’s new opposition party members, the Congrès National pour la Liberté (National Congress for Freedom, CNL), would demonstrate disturbing disregard for the rule of law.

Friday, 5 April 2019

Music Submission : Durban Solid - Angelina


As the love of month progresses, stories of love are told through music and Angelina is one of them.
Durban Solid have been working behind the scene with various production houses to craft what is now called Durban Kwaito.

Public Statement From Nigerian Union South Africa on the Recent Xenophobia Attacks In South Africa


Meet Thando Hopa the first woman with albinism to cover Vogue



South African Lawyer, activist and model Thando Hopa is making history on the latest cover of Vogue Portugal.
Hopa is the first woman with albinism to be on the cover of the prestigious high fashion magazine.
The April issue, dubbed 'African Motherland', is meant to honour the African continent and highlight the importance of representation.