Uzo Aduba Snags 2020 Emmy Award for Role in 'Mrs America'


Nigerian-American actress Uzo Aduba was awarded an Emmy for her stellar performance as Civil Rights icon Shirley Chisholm in 'Mrs America'.

Cameroon: Authorities Heightened Crackdown on Opposition


[HRW] Stop Using Covid-19, Anti-Terror Law as Pretext to Quell Dissent

Papa Massata Diack fights back over his corruption conviction in France

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Papa Massata Diack, son of the former IAAF president Lamine, challenges French authorities over his conviction for corruption.

Nigeria: #FinCen Files - U.S. Probes Obasanjo, Jonathan Over Malabu OPL245 Fund Transfers


[Premium Times] Two former Nigerian presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, were probed for years by the United States authorities, through the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency of the U.S. Department of Treasury.

South Africa: Controversial Preachers Bushiri, Mboro to Face Off in High Court


[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Pastors Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng and Shepherd Bushiri will appear before the High Court in Pretoria today, eNCA reports.

Namibia: Covid-19 Demands Opportunities for New Business Ideas - PM


[New Era] Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the outbreak of Covid-19 has come as an opportunity for businesses in the country to come up with new ideas.

Kabakoo Academies, Catalyzing Tech Education For Resilient Africas


Since May 2020, Kabakoo Academies has taken up the challenge of transforming the challenges arising from the global Covid-19 pandemic into a socioeconomic opportunity for African youth

Namibia: Zambezi's Locust Crisis Worsens


[New Era] The African migratory red locusts continue to destroy grazing areas and crops extensively in the Zambezi region and have now reportedly started to spread further to other areas.

Uganda: FAO Warns of Severe Dry Spell


[Monitor] Kampala -- As floods wreak havoc across the country, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) has warned of severe drought between November to February 2021 that will cause food scarcity in the country.

MASA Makes The Nedbank IMC 2020 An Approved Course


The Marketing Association of South Africa (MASA), the SAQA registered professional body for the marketing industry, has created an online course from the Nedbank IMC 2020

Zimbabwe: 13 Days Later, Mine Workers Still Trapped in Collapsed Shaft


[263Chat] Five artisanal miners are still trapped under a mine at Task Mine Syndicate in Chegutu, 13 days after the shaft collapsed, with relatives bemoaning the slow pace of rescue efforts by the mining company.

Mozambique: Escalating Conflict Forces Hundreds of Thousands to Flee


[WFP] Maputo -- WFP is extremely concerned about the escalating conflict and deteriorating food security situation in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, where over 300,000 people have fled their homes and villages, abandoning their crops and leaving them completely reliant on humanitarian assistance.

What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

This Is Africa  

Fellowships should recognise that women may have different responsibilities when it comes to domestic chores and care of the family.

South Africa: 75th UN General Assembly - SA to Push for African Representation On the Security Council


[Daily Maverick] As the world confronts another global crisis, this time caused by a virus, the United Nations remains as important and relevant as ever. However, reforms are needed - especially on the Security Council.

Has the skin lightener industry learned from Black Lives Matter?

This Is Africa  

Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products - but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they've done the same before.

Africa Represented at the Venice Biennale: The Artist, Imagery and Messages


The Venice Biennale is undoubtedly a major international event in the world of contemporary art. The event is organized by artists, with artists and for artists.

Malians optimistic over interim president's appointment


Sixty years since independence, Mali, once again, stands at crossroads. The junta that overthrew Mali's president last month said Monday that former defense minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N'Daw will be the president during the transition period. The country has been reacting to the news Ben Aly Toure a sociologist based in Bamako has this to say. "I would have liked us to choose a politician because Mali has been a democracy [for] almost 25 years, I think there are major actors who have the vision, who have the experience and who really have the rigour to lead this transition. But what we've seen is a pity" For Nouhoum Fomba, the choice is a good one. "He is purely apolitical, that's why I'm happy. He is also a career soldier, several times Chief of Staff and has held high positions in the army. The fact that he studied in Russia opens the way to Russia too." Fomba explains The would be interim president Bah N'Daw was appointed by a 30-person panel set up by the National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the junta that has ruled Mali since soldiers overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on Aug. 18. He is expected to serve as head of state for several months before civilians return to power in the west African country "Baba Dakona a Malian researcher thinks that there is basically no man for the situation in the country. ‘There are men who can do things. There are personalities who are less divisive, and I think he is one of the least divisive personalities in the country. But really the situation can only be resolved through a national awakening. Therefore, it will not be the president of the transition alone, but all the Malian political, civil and military actors to bring this transition to a successful conclusion." The swearing-in ceremony for the new transition government which has Head of the Junta chief Col. Assimi Goïta as vice president, will take place on Friday, September 25.

Unlocking Value In The SA Enterprise Sector With Smart 5G Solutions


Although many South Africans view 5G as just a faster way to download videos and rich multimedia to their smartphones, it is enterprises and the industrial sector

Kenya: Kenyatta Gives Hint of Reopening Country


[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday gave the strongest indication yet that he is likely to reopen the country after six months of economic paralysis occasioned by restrictions put in place to contain the spread of Covid-19.

South Africa: Covid-19 and HIV - So Far It Seems the Outcome Is Not What Was Feared


[The Conversation Africa] Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - COVID-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared.

Kenya: Kenyatta to Leave U.S.$8 Billion Debt


[Nation] The national debt is projected to increase by Sh750 billion in the next 10 months. That is Sh2.6 billion a day.