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Zimbabwe probes former first lady Grace Mugabe’s doctorate after university lecturers fail to find...

By SCMP, South China Morning Post, 01/08/2018 Former president Robert Mugabe was chancellor at the University of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption commission said it was probing the circumstances surrounding the controversial awarding of a doctorate to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Mugabe, whose husband...
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Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies aged 78

Man known as father of South African jazz had career spanning more than five decades By BBC Africa News, 01/23/2018 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has...

Laughter and memories fill funeral of ex-Botswana President Masire

By Ismail Akwei, Africa News, 2017-06-29 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, heads of government and several former African presidents on Thursday joined the funeral service of former Botswana President Ketumile Masire who died last week at the age of 91. The funeral,...

Kenyan celebrities who confessed to being HIV positive

By Ray kiplimo, The Standard, 02/05/2018 HIV/AIDS is among the most feared diseases not only in Kenya but in the world. To some, being infected by HIV will be like the death sentence and thus they will prefer to keep it upon...

Kenyan jailed in UK for stealing millions from sick elderly woman

By CHAD KITUNDU, Nairobi News, May 29, 2017 A Kenyan woman, who was employed to take care of an elderly woman with Alzheimer, has been jailed for two years after she was found guilty of stealing millions from her. Kisella Hillman...

You’ve got wrong man, alleged people-trafficker tells Italian court

Accused says he is not notorious Eritrean smuggler Medhanie Yehdego Mered but a refugee wrongly arrested in Sudan By Lorenzo Tondo, The Guardian, 10/04/2017 The accused in Italy’s highest-profile human trafficking case has spoken in court for the first time since his trial...

Somali star is first hijab-wearing model on the cover of top US magazine

By Ismail Akwei, African News, 2017-06-22 19-year-old Somali fashion star Halima Aden has again made history as the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of the top American women’s beauty magazine Allure. She donned Nike’s high-performance hijab on the cover of the...

Murder suspects plead guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter in fatal shooting

By Kevin Martin, Calgary Sun, 12/12/2017 The family of a slain Calgary man is angry at the 10-year sentences handed his three admitted  killers on Monday. “I’m not happy with the sentence at all. I’m never going to be happy with it,” Awien Abiem...

Botswana Weddings: The Expensive Rite of Passage

A “Rite of Passage” refers to a transition from one stage of life to another. They can be religious, cultural or universal. By Correspondent, The Monitor, 10/04/2017 We get swept up in having big events for these rites of passage. For example,...

Boy at the centre of racial storm has Kenyan roots

By SYLVANIA AMBANI, Daily Nation, 01/11/2018A black boy at the centre of a racism storm involving Swedish multinational clothing retail company, H&M, has Kenyan roots. The photo, which has gone viral, shows the black boy modelling for American fashion powerhouse, wearing a...

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Is democracy In Africa Fake?

By Gwendolin Hilse, DW, 2017-06-20 At this year’s edition of Africologne, the African culture festival in Cologne, African artists discussed what they can do against...

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