South Africa call up Schalk Brits from retirement to add to England's concerns

South Africa call up Schalk Brits from retirement to add to England's concerns

With England having just slipped to a disappointing first Test loss and in danger of sliding further down the World Rugby rankings, the news that a snake handler was invited into camp to help boost squad morale following their 42-39 defeat felt more than a little ironic. The deadly mambas, cobras and tarantulas proved a […]

Davido shares the juice on how to make Africa the tip of world culture

Davido shares the juice on how to make Africa the tip of world culture

Davido says the world is in love with Africa at the moment and we all have to do the most to make sure the cultural revolution that is sweeping the world has Africa on top. Speaking at the Midem music festival and conference in Cannes, Nigeria recently, Davido gave props to South Africa for giving […]

South Africa v England: 2018 a horror show for England – Clive Woodward

South Africa v England: 2018 a horror show for England – Clive Woodward

Defeat in South Africa was England’s fourth consecutive loss England’s rugby team have had a “horror show” in 2018, says World Cup-winning former coach Sir Clive Woodward. Woodward, whose team were crowned world champions in 2003, said Eddie Jones’ side have not “progressed at the same rate” as their rivals. England conceded five tries in […]

Devonian Fossils Found In South Africa Suggest Tetrapods Evolved In Antarctica

Devonian Fossils Found In South Africa Suggest Tetrapods Evolved In Antarctica

South African fossils of prehistoric tetrapods offered new insight on how life started on land. The discovery of the fossils revealed that four-legged vertebrates evolved anywhere in the world and not exclusively in tropical regions as what was previously thought.   ( Maggie Newman | AFP/University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg ) Scientists have unearthed South […]

1 US Soldier Is Killed and 4 Are Wounded in Somalia Firefight

1 US Soldier Is Killed and 4 Are Wounded in Somalia Firefight

Defense Department officials initially said that Somali government troops had led that operation, and the Shabab militants had attacked American forces that were hanging back. But American military leaders later acknowledged that the Navy SEALs were operating alongside the Somali military when they launched the raid. In October, an ambush in Niger killed four American […]

Africa's largest fishing firm Oceana could lose fishing rights in Namibia

Africa's largest fishing firm Oceana could lose fishing rights in Namibia

Africa’s largest fishing company Oceana Group faces a battle to hold onto its fishing rights in Namibia after the southern African country said listed firms would no longer be awarded quotas. Bidvest Namibia, which is listed on Namibia’s stock exchange, could also lose its local fishing rights after the policy shift outlined in a government […]

Cattle may spread leptospirosis in Africa, study suggests

Cattle may spread leptospirosis in Africa, study suggests

IMAGE: Cattle, a possible source of human leptospirosis in northern Tanzania, cross a stream in northern Tanzania. view more  Credit: Maze, et al (2018) The bacterial infection leptospirosis is increasingly recognized as an important cause of fever in Africa. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have analyzed the major risk factors for contracting leptospirosis […]

Africa's 'Sleeping Giant' Courts Foreign Investors With Reforms

Africa's 'Sleeping Giant' Courts Foreign Investors With Reforms

Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous country and the continent’s fastest growing economy, is inviting big business to cash in. For so long a closed shop, the Horn of Africa nation on Tuesday invited foreign investors to buy stakes in state-owned telecoms, shipping, power generation and aviation companies, a rare opportunity to access such a large market. The […]

Utilizing natural resources in Africa [Business segment]

Utilizing natural resources in Africa [Business segment]

The Democratic Republic of Congo promulgated its new mining code on March 9 in a bid to generate revenue from its natural resources. Authorities say, the move was also to primarily improve the lives of its people. Since the new mining code became effective, relations with multinational companies that exploit these minerals have reportedly deteriorated […]