Tag Archives: South Africa

13Feb/18

South Africa’s ANC decides to remove Jacob Zuma: source

A senior source in South Africa’s African National Congress party says its executive committee decided to “recall,” or remove, President Jacob Zuma as head of state. Ryan Brooks reports. Continue reading

29Jan/18

S. Africa’s Sowetans pay tribute to jazz legend Hugh Masekela

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

22Nov/17

Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president – file

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 19, 2017) (ZBC) – Robert Mugabe resigned as President of Zimbabwe on Tuesday (November 21) as the country’s parliament began impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old leader, after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge. Continue reading

14Nov/17

South Africa’s first gay choir sing with pride

The “Mzansi Gay Choir” is South Africa’s very first all gay musical ensemble consisting of 20 young men who represent the diverse, creative and musical side of the country’s gay culture and community. Founded last year, the choir has gained significant support and following for spreading positivity and entertainment while addressing various social injustices against the LGBT community.

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08Nov/17

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday (November 8) said the route to leadership was long and full of pitfalls and death, as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him. Continue reading

22Oct/17

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill ambassador

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports. Continue reading

19Oct/17

FBI and UK’s FCA investigating international links to South Africa’s Gupta family, currently emboiled in a corruption scandal

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (OCTOBER 19, 2017) (REUTERS) – The FBI has opened an investigation into U.S. links to South Africa’s Guptas, escalating a scandal over the family’s alleged use of a friendship with President Jacob Zuma to control state businesses, the Financial Times said on Thursday (19 October). Continue reading

08Oct/17

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

DARWIN, AUSTRALIA (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (BRIDGESTONE WORLD SOLAR CHALLENGE) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday (October 8) with nearly 40 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Drifting enthusiasts converge in Johannesburg for SupaDrift Series

China Global Television Network (CGTN) – Drifters from all corners of South Africa converged in Johannesburg to rev up their engines, drop the clutch and drift side-ways in the tire-shredding SupaDrift Series. Continue reading

06Oct/17

Zimbabwean artist exhibits paintings of African life at London gallery

For her first solo show at The Tyburn Gallery in central London, Kudzanai-Violet Hwami began searching through old family photographs, taken from the 1970s to 1990s in Zimbabwe. She uses the images to create irreverent reflections on African life through oil and acrylic works that tell a semi-autobigraphical story in what became a personal quest for identity. Continue reading