Designs For Africa, And Michelle Obama

Designs For Africa, And Michelle Obama

Tanzanian designer and fashion entrepreneur Anissa Mpungwe has dressed the rich and famous at home and abroad. Born in Tanzania, living in South Africa, and dressing the world, Anissa Mpungwe, is difficult to pin down. In the end, we manage to do it online. I look for her on Google Maps, and set out to […]

Eddie Jones allowed to pick Brad Shields for England's South Africa tour

Eddie Jones allowed to pick Brad Shields for England's South Africa tour

Eddie Jones will have the green light to select Brad Shields for England’s summer tour of South Africa despite the fact that the New Zealand-born flanker could play up to six Super Rugby matches for the Hurricanes after the three-Test series against the Springboks. Shields, who joins Wasps next season, has been in excellent form in […]

Al-Qaeda Attacks in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

Al-Qaeda Attacks in Somalia Scuttle Africa's Plan to Withdraw

African troops battling an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia for the past decade stand little chance of withdrawing by their deadline in two years as the government remains fragile and a spike in militant violence has drawn in U.S. forces. The longest-running African Union peacekeeping mission, known as Amisom, operates in a shattered country whose lawlessness […]

Ethiopia Pips Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy for IMF

Ethiopia Pips Ghana as Fastest-Growing Africa Economy for IMF

Ghana has lost its mantle as the African economy likely to grow the quickest this year to Ethiopia, which has held the position for most of the past decade, International Monetary Fund data showed. West Africa’s second-biggest economy should expand 6.3 percent this year, the IMF said in its World Economic Outlook released Tuesday. That’s […]

$21 Million in Assets Seized in South African Corruption Inquiry

$21 Million in Assets Seized in South African Corruption Inquiry

Photo Members of the South African Asset Forfeiture Unit and other law enforcement agencies arriving to search the Gupta family compound in Johannesburg on Monday. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images JOHANNESBURG — Law enforcement officials raided the compound of a family close to former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on Monday as part […]

Africa holds EU climate agenda ransom

Africa holds EU climate agenda ransom

As a tough year of talks begins, the EU is searching for allies in a fight with China over the rules of the Paris Agreement, but Africa’s help will come at a cost As Europe tries to bend the world to its view of how the Paris climate deal should work, it will need the […]

Israel to release 207 asylum seekers from Africa

Israel to release 207 asylum seekers from Africa

Israel on Sunday plans to release 207 African migrants seeking asylum, while attempting to finalise a deportation plan. The Population Immigration and Border Authority in a statement said that the Eritrean and Sudanese detainees will be released throughout the day from Saharonim Prison in Israel’s Negev region. Israel said it is “highly probable” a deal […]

South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral

South Africans mourn Winnie Mandela in a massive funeral

Crowds packed Orlando Stadium in Johannesburg’s Soweto township for the funeral following a private service at the home of Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of the late Nelson Mandela, who served as South Africa’s President after fighting for decades to deliver the nation from apartheid. Mourners followed her coffin in procession into the stadium, where the […]

'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

'Winnie!' South Africa bids farewell to Madikizela-Mandela

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of people sang, cheered and cried as the flag-draped casket of anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was escorted from her official funeral on Saturday, after supporters defended her complex legacy with poetry and anger. Thunder rumbled and it began to rain as the casket left the 40,000-seat stadium — a […]

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