SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA (JANUARY 28, 2018) (REUTERS) – Hundreds of South Africans from Soweto gathered on Sunday (January 28) for a memorial event paying tribute to the “father of South African jazz”, Hugh Masekela who died from prostate cancer last week at the age of 78. Continue reading
INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading
Signalling a swing to the left, South Africa’s new finance minister says he wants to radically change the economy but pledging to maintain fiscal stability.
President Jacob Zuma’s midnight sacking of his finance minister shook South African markets on Friday, undermining his authority and threatening to split the African National Congress (ANC) that has governed since the end of apartheid. Lucy Fielder reports. Continue reading
Angola remembers Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary who died on Friday aged 90.
South Africa’s Jacob Zuma says “this is how it should be in a democracy” after his governing African National Congress party recorded its worst results since coming to power. Continue reading
A grandson of Nelson Mandela accused of raping a 15-year old girl was granted a 7,000 rand ($537.57) bail on Tuesday after spending about a week in jail.
(NVO) – Young African leaders serenaded U.S. President Barack Obama on his birthday Monday (August 3), at an event for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.
Retired Anglican Archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Desmond Tutu, and his wife Leah renew their wedding vows, marking 60 years of marriage.
A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi is unveiled in London’s Parliament Square.