Diaspora Matters

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The 2019 Women’s World Cup gets underway in France on Friday, and many Africans will be rooting for the continent’s representatives, South Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon. Ethiopia’s president, Sahle-Work Zewde is attending the tournament opener between hosts France and South Korea, having delivered a keynote speech at the inaugural FIFAWomen’s Football Convention held in Paris on […]

Armed police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators demanding the resignation of Malawi’s president after an election they say was rigged, escalating the state’s response to protests that began two days ago. Thousands of supporters of opposition parties took to the streets of the capital Lilongwe, a Reuters witness said, with one group […]

President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF; Ahmad Ahmad, was released by French anti-corruption officials on Thursday evening without charge, according to reports. Ahmad was in France to attend the 69th FIFA Congress which ended on Wednesday. His passport has been handed to him, meaning he is free to travel, a section of reports said. The 58-year-old […]

The Eritrean government has officially reacted to ongoings in Sudan but did so via Addis Ababa – seat of the continental political bloc, the African Union, AU. Eritrea’s Information Ministry in a June 5 statement titled: AU stance may exacerbate the situation in the Sudan, blamed the body for what it said was internationalizing the […]

Kofo Durosinmi-etti is telling people about her produce at her stall at the Green Festival in Lagos, Nigeria’s sprawling financial hub. She is the founder of Next Gen Farms, where she uses indoor and organic farming techniques to grow organic crops. The 25-year-old farmer started growing vegetables and a variety of seedlings in 2014. It […]

The Red Cross in Uganda says dozens are missing, and local media are reporting that at least three people have been killed, following landslides in the disaster prone Eastern district of Bududa. Daily Monitor reported that the rains that started at about 7pm on Tuesday night resulted into landslides at about 11:30pm. Several villages in […]

The SACP in Gauteng has declared that Gauteng Finance MEC Nomantu Nkomo-Ralehoko is “the first African woman” to be appointed to that position in the province. SACP provincial secretary Jacob Mamabolo – who is also MEC for Roads and Transport in the same provincial cabinet – made the remark despite the incumbent Minister of Forestry […]

Mauritania’s Constitutional Court have cleared six aspirants on provisional basis for the country’s upcoming presidential polls. Campaigning in the West African nation is expected to kick off on 7 June, two weeks to the day of vote, 22 June. Mauritanians will go to the polls to elect a new president for the next five years. […]

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found against an insurer which distributed funds to a woman after she had died. The SCA dismissed an appeal from the FundsAtWork Umbrella Pension Fund, which had allocated 42% of the death benefit of one of its members to his dead mother. FundsAtWork appealed against having to pay […]

South Africa is becoming an attractive destination for international travellers. Stats SA’s Tourism Satellite Account for South Africa report released in 2018 revealed that in 2016 the sector directly contributed 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP). In terms of job creation, it outperformed other key local industries, adding just over 40 000 net new […]

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