Pace Setters

JOHANNESBURG – Bathabile Dlamini was the latest member of Parliament to tender her resignation. In a written letter to African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule, she said serving the party, as well as the ANC Women’s League, was something many South Africans wished for. In her eight-page resignation letter, the former minister of women […]

Authorities in Liberia have blocked the internet, in what is perceived to be a move to suppress ongoing anti-government protests in the capital, Monrovia. Netblocks, an organisation that monitors internet disruptions and shutdowns confirmed the shutdown on Friday afternoon, saying access to social networking platforms Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat had been restricted. ‘‘The […]

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 […]

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 […]

South Africa’s Cape Town International Airport has been named the continent’s leading airport at the recent edition of the World Travel Awards. The airport, located in the port city in the country’s southwest and also seat of the legislature, wins the gong for a third consecutive year. The win only enforces a dominance of South […]

Sudan’s military on Tuesday announced that elections will be held within nine months, adding that it had decided to cancel all that had been previously agreed with protesters about the country’s transition. General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan’s announcement came the after Sudan’s military forcefully broke up a weeks-long sit-in outside Khartoum’s army headquarters calling on the […]

The adverts promise it will have women falling at your feet with one spray. But it seems that Lynx deodorant might have another hidden power. A boy of 13 suddenly woke up from a nine-day coma after getting a whiff of his favourite daily scent. Kacper Krauze was pulled out of the River Eden in […]

Ethiopia’s elections body, the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia, NEBE, says a delayed census will not affect its preparations for elections slated for 2020 – all things being equal. NEBE chairperson Birtukan Mideksa in an interaction on Monday with local media also disclosed that her outfit had submitted a budget of about $129 million to lawmakers for […]

Sudanese protest leaders on Tuesday called on their supporters Tuesday to prepare for a general strike after talks with the country’s military rulers stalled on who will lead an agreed three-year transition. Protest leaders had reached agreement with the ruling military council on the other main aspects of the transition. But early on Tuesday, the […]

ANC Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has called on all 230 party MPs in the national legislature to leave factions behind and work to build the country. Duarte, who was speaking before the start of the ANC Caucus in Parliament on Tuesday, said new party MPs will have to roll up their sleeves and get down […]


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