South Africa: World-Beating Boks Edge Closer to the Rainbow


[Daily Maverick] This team not only acknowledged its diversity of cultures, it promoted them on a world stage.

South Africa: A Tribute to Rassie - the Hero SA Rugby Desperately Needed


[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Springbok class of 2019 - the champions of the world - will be remembered forever.

South Africa: Violence - the Search for Root Causes


[The Conversation Africa] South Africans are frequently reminded of just how violent the country is. Attacks on foreign nationals and the killing of women and children have been prominent in the news. The latest crime statistics show that between 2018 and 2019, murder, assault and sexual offences rates increased.

Africa: Continent's Countries Can't Industrialise? Yes, They Can


[The Conversation Africa] Narratives are essential. Humans are, after all, "helpless story junkies". Business and economic success depend much more than is commonly acknowledged on getting the narrative right. And if there is a narrative where getting it right or wrong matters hugely, it is the narrative about Africa's industrial development.

South Africa: Unethically Donated Khoisan Skeletons Are Given New Life


[Daily Maverick] In the 1920s the University of Cape Town was given the skeletons of nine individuals by a medical student studying at the university. On Monday, almost a century later, the university and the family revealed the lived experiences of these nine individuals.

South Africa: Cricket South Africa Needs a Rassie Erasmus to Haul It Out of the Doldrums


[Daily Maverick] South African cricket is not far from being in crisis mode. The Proteas have had a dismal run of form, suffering a shock home Test series defeat against Sri Lanka, a pitiful World Cup and a humiliating Test series loss in India.

East Africa: Western Countries Take Sides in Kenya's Maritime Row With Somalia


[The Conversation Africa] A dispute over maritime territory in the Indian Ocean between Kenya and Somalia has resulted in major western countries lining up on either side, depending on which of the two African nations best serves their oil interests.

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Is the Rugby Title the Win South Africa was Looking For? South Africans continued to celebrate their Rugby World Cup triumph, with many in the sometimes fractious and troubled nation echoing Springbok captain Siya Kolisi’s post-match message of unity and strength. Images of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, congratulating South African players in …

Ghana: Why Arming Officials Won't Make Borders Safer


[The Conversation Africa] Rising levels of insecurity in the West African sub region have led to some countries taking measures to protect their citizens from violence. These include Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Mali. All have adopted various security measures in response to terrorist activities occurring in these countries.

Netflix 'Holiday in The Wild' film showcases music, scenery from Africa


Several African musicians, actors and cinema lovers are sharing reviews and reactions to Netflix’s movie, Holiday in the Wild, which was released on November 1. The Christmas movie which is an original production of the streaming service, features several African actors, songs and was filmed at different locations including Zambia and South Africa. African actors South African actor Fezile Mpela, who has featured in popular television shows like Mzansi, Generations, 7de Laan, is one of the lead actors in ‘Holiday in the Wild’. Mpela plays the role of Jonathan, who takes care of elephants at a sanctuary in Zambia. Other African actors featured in the film include Kghaliso Solomon, Tapiwa Musvosvi, Faniswa Yisa, Marty Kintu and Chanelys Garcia Nyapisi African music The soundtracks for the romantic drama included several African artists and songs. From Mbilo Mbilo, a track done by Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo to Ndicel’ikiss by South African singer-songwriter Berita. The movie also featured Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s Silent Night, Happy Mbaqanga from South Africa and Makoti Performed by Kapama Southern Camp Singers. Beautiful Africa The film was shot on location in several beautiful places in Zambia and South Africa. There are elephants filmed at a private reserve in Jabulani, near Kruger in South Africa and at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery in Zambia. Some of the filming was also done in Hoedspruit and the Drakensberg Mountain in South Africa. View this post on Instagram The natural light at golden hour in SA ? netflix ? A post shared by iamkristindavis (iamkristindavis) on Jul 2, 2018 at 8:59am PDT View this post on Instagram GRI was incredibly excited to host Hollywood celebrities roblowe and his son johnnylowe at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery as they filmed scenes for the netflix movie ‘Holiday in the Wild’. ⁣ ⁣ Rob and John were actively engaged in the process of caring for the elephants, and learnt how to prepare the specialised milk formula that provides the nutritional key to the orphans’ recovery from point of rescue. ⁣ ⁣ Having spent time in Africa, Rob is only too aware of the tragedies of wildlife crimes taking place, and understood the critical role of law enforcement efforts in protecting target species such as elephants from extinction. ⁣ ⁣ One African elephant dies every 20 minutes! The law enforcement Rangers who patrol wild spaces are literally life savers for these vulnerable elephants, and they need your support. Join the Rangers in their fight against wildlife crimes! ⁣ ⁣ Donate today at gamerangersinternational.org ⁣ #GRI #GameRangersInternational #WeAreAllRangers #Zambia #Netflix #RobLowe #SaveElephants #HolidayintheWild #WildlifeConservation ⁣ #BeKindtoElephants #ElephantOrphanage #OrphanedElephants #Elephants #ProtectAndPreserve #Conservation A post shared by Game Rangers International (game_rangers_international) on Oct 27, 2019 at 3:25am PDT Reactions and reviews Mbilo Mbilo was featured in Netflix’s latest original film released 2 days ago: “Holiday in the Wild”. The movie, directed by Ernie Barbarash and starring Hollywood greats Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe, includes Eddy Kenzo’s top hit during the main characters’ safari adventure. pic.twitter.com/pQMydd4yVh— Eddy Kenzo (@eddykenzoficial) November 3, 2019 So true jigolden ! A solo safari changed my life in 2001. And thanks for loving #holidayinthewild on netflix ❤️??❤️? https://t.co/U0TJ82xQQP— Kristin Davis (@KristinDavis) November 5, 2019 My friend just watched that Netflix movie Holiday in the Wild… this was her feedback ??‍♀️#Zambia #ZedTwitter pic.twitter.com/GWRf769q5l— Miss Seya Fundafunda (@Seya_Music) November 2, 2019 Ndicel’ikiss is be part of the motion picture soundtrack for Netflix’s blockbuster rom-com released today, ‘Holiday In The Wild’ – which is the first of a string of the holiday season original programming. pic.twitter.com/5f1TN2ImD7— YOURS (@BeritaAfroSoul) November 1, 2019 Movie plot and trailer When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose…and potential romance. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Senegal: U.S. Helps Defend Against Sahel Extremists


[VOA] The West African country of Senegal is known for its stable democracy and peaceful culture. But as terrorist activity expands across the Sahel, the threat of extremism has grown in the country -- so much so that the United States government is ramping up efforts to help Senegal secure its borders.

Guinea Bissau: UN Security Council Issues Call for Stability, Elections


[VOA] The U.N. Security Council on Monday joined regional voices calling for restraint and dialogue to end the latest political crisis in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau.

Egypt: Mnuchin to Host Nile Dam Meeting in Washington


[VOA] U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is expected to host the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan, as well as the president of the World Bank Group, David Malpass,  in Washington on Wednesday for a discussion about a giant hydropower dam project on the Nile River.

Mali: Amid Mourning, Malians Press for Action Against Terrorists


[VOA] As Mali began three days of mourning Monday for 54 people killed in a militant attack last week, locals expressed fear about a surge in violence and some analysts called for stepped-up military intelligence and collaboration.

Rwanda: Primary National Exams Kick-Off


[New Times] Over 280,000 candidates on Monday morning started their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLEs) at different centres across the country.

Nigeria: Film Disqualified for Having Too Much English Dialogue


[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigerians have woken up to find that Lionheart, the 2018 film which was directed by Nollywood actress and director Genevieve Nnaji, has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the 2020 Oscar race.

Tanzania: Massive Investments to Upgrade, Heighten Tanga Port Competitiveness


[Daily News] IN implementing its ambitious massive investment development plan, the Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) through its Tanga office has officially started renovating and upgrading Tanga Port by dredging the entrance channel and the berth.

Tanzania: Magufuli Warns New Auditor General Against Turning Office Into Another Arm of State


[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli warned the new Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Mr Charles Kichere, against turning his office into another arm of State.

Uganda: Journalists Arrested in Kampala While Protesting Police Brutality


[Nairobi News] Police in Kampala have arrested several journalists who had taken to the streets to protest brutality at the hands of uniformed officers.

Kenya: Police Intensify Search for Most Wanted Terror Suspect


[Nairobi News] Police have zeroed in on most wanted terror suspect Abdullahi Banati as the mastermind of a group targeting security forces in parts of the North Eastern region.

Kenya: New Population Stands at 47.6 Million - Census Report


[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's new population stands at 47,564,296 following the recent census exercise that was conducted in August.

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