Africa news

  • South African court rules displaying apartheid-era national flag can amount to hate speech 21 Aug 2019 14:49 South Africa's Equality Court has restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial discrimination. Judge Phineas Mojapelo said the ruling was not a complete ban, saying …
  • Several European countries to take migrants who languished in Italian waters 21 Aug 2019 14:49 Five EU states agreed to take in scores of migrants stranded for weeks on board a crowded rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with Rome over their fate. The around 100 mostly African migrants, picked up in the …
  • Gartner report charts the course for technology growth in Africa. 21 Aug 2019 14:47 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) research firm, Gartner Inc. has identified 24 technologies that will improve business performance in Africa in the next decade. In a 2019 report titled; Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, the firm revealed that …
  • EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea 21 Aug 2019 14:46 Colleen Barry and Aritz Parra, Associated Press Updated 9:35 am CDT, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Photo: Salvatore Cavalli, AP In this photo taken on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 a man cries as he hugs a crew member after disembarking from the Open Arms rescue …
  • Caiphus Semenya to celebrate 80th birthday with concert 21 Aug 2019 14:44 JOHANNESBURG - One of South Africa's greatest musicians Caiphus Semenya will be celebrating his 80th birthday with a concert over the weekend. Caiphus Semenya at 80 Music Extravaganza: Celebrating a Milestone and the Birth of a Legacy, will include …
  • Man killed by his own captive lions in South Africa 21 Aug 2019 14:44 × Man killed by his own captive lions in South Africa (CNN) — A man has been mauled to death by his own captive lions in a game reserve in South Africa. The victim has been named by local media as Leon van Biljon, and South African news website Netwerk24 …
  • Siemens Ghana Holds Customer Day 21 Aug 2019 14:43 Edmund Acheampong, Country Director, Siemens Ghana SIEMENS GHANA has indicated it is prepared to invest more into Ghana’s economy. Country Director of Siemens Ghana, Edmund Acheampong, who was speaking at the 3rd Ghana Customer Day in Accra, said his …
  • Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited appoints new Head of Retail Banking 21 Aug 2019 14:43 Business News of Wednesday, 21 August 2019 Source: Standard Chartered Ghana 2019-08-21 Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited new Head of Retail Banking, Ebehijie Momoh Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited has announced the appointment of Ebehijie Momoh as …
  • Barcelona in talks for Ghana’s Gideon Mensah 21 Aug 2019 14:43 Gideon Mensah is a former WAFA player Barcelona are interested in boosting their B-team with the presence of Ghana youth international Gideon Mensah, according to reports. The Spanish giants have opened negotiations with RB Salzburg to take Mensah on a …
  • shyngle steals the body of American Model To Deceive Her Follower 21 Aug 2019 14:42 A photo posted by Insta blog has claimed that curvy actress, Princess Shyngle used the body of an American model to deceive her Instagram followers. Princess ShyngleIn the photo, it was apparent that the body the American model, Lulu Simmons shared was the …
  • South Africa: ‘Please Call Me’ Inventor Wants U.S.$656 Million from Vodacom 21 Aug 2019 14:42 Cape Town — The inventor of Vodacom’s Please Call Me service, Nkosana Kenneth Makate, has refused a U.S.$3 million (R47 million) settlement offer from the cellular service provider in favour of an amount “owed” to him – U.S.$656 million (R10 billion), …
  • Stakeholders engagement on E-waste Collection Centres begins 21 Aug 2019 14:42 By Mildred Siabi-Mensah, GNA  Takoradi, Aug. 21, GNA – The Regional Policy Round Table for the European Union-Funded Project on E-waste Management in Ghana (E-MAGIN) has begun  the consolidation of ideas on collection centres and formalizing e-waste …
  • She is not a slay queen – Mark Okraku Mantey defends Wendy Shay on her net worth brouhaha 21 Aug 2019 14:42 President of the Creative Arts Council, Mark Okraku Mantey, has described as unnecessary the trolling of singer Wendy Shay for her infamous comment in an interview. The Rufftown Record singer named material things she had achieved so far in the industry …
  • North Africa: Fresh Wave of Phishing Attacks Targeting Human Rights Defenders – New Research 21 Aug 2019 14:41 Attackers who use phishing scams to target human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are developing increasingly sophisticated techniques to infiltrate their accounts and bypass digital security tools, according to new research …
  • South Africa: Stellenbosch to Unveil New Art Installation Honouring ‘Phenomenal’ SA Women 21 Aug 2019 14:41 In the latest visual redress project at Stellenbosch University, an art installation is expected to be revealed on the campus featuring 11 “phenomenal South African women thought leaders”. According to the university, the installation will be arranged in a …
  • Redeveloping Nigeria’s cycling sport for socio-economic transformation 21 Aug 2019 14:39 The annual Tour de France, unarguably the biggest cycling tournament in the world since its inception in 1903, has been dominated by Europeans, but with a few winners from the United States and Australia. Generally, France has the highest number of wins ( …
  • Uhuru welcomes AU's endorsement of Kenya's UN Security Council bid 21 Aug 2019 14:39 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 14:44 By PSCU President Uhuru Kenyatta. FILE PHOTO | NMG  President Uhuru Kenyatta has welcomed the African Union’s endorsement of Kenya’s bid for a UN Security Council seat and called on the rest of the United Nations member …
  • Japanese Eatery in Palms Named One of World's 30 Best Restaurants 21 Aug 2019 14:38 The Japanese restaurant n/naka, which is housed in a nondescript building on Overland Avenue in the Palms area of Los Angeles, was named one of the world's 30 best eateries in a list released Tuesday by Travel + Leisure and Food & Wine …
  • WE’RE 21! 21 Aug 2019 14:33 Yes – it’s official – Sedgefield’s favourite (we like to think) Community Newspaper has come of age! We have included a brief bit of the newspaper’s history on the centre pages of this edition, but would like to take this front page opportunity to publicly …
  • Masina slams Ramaphosa, praises Mkhwebane: ‘She is under attack’ 21 Aug 2019 14:33 Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has come out in defence of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, saying she is "under attack from everyone".  Masina was addressing residents of Tembisa and surrounding areas during the Public Protector annual …
  • IT’S MELODRAMA TIME 21 Aug 2019 14:33 Last night saw the opening night of Sedgefield’s biggest annual entertainment extravaganza, the famous MELODRAMA! Twenty four cast members, many of them ‘first-timers’, and 12 crew were understandably suffering from serious first-night jitters as they …
  • Cheetahs captain leading his side on the right path 21 Aug 2019 14:33 Toyota Cheetahs Captain Tian Meyer has outperformed expectations as captain of the Free State outfit. After five matches in the 2019 Currie Cup campaign, Meyer has led the side to three victories with one more game left against DHL Western Province this …
  • OPINIONISTA: Presidential leadership for government planning for child rights – a development prerequisite 21 Aug 2019 14:33 President Cyril Ramaphosa is a breath of fresh air. He has a vision and a plan that does not set our the country’s bar at a low “survivalist” threshold. Instead, it aims high, inspired by South Africa’s as yet unrealised potential. South Africa has for too …
  • How South Africa’s new debt relief bill will impact banks 21 Aug 2019 14:33 A new South African law bringing relief to over-indebted, lower-income consumers is unlikely to deal as severe a blow to banks and retailers that some investors may fear, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts. Describing the legislation as ‘a …
  • Wireless Mesh Network Market and top key players are Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Rajant Corporation, 21 Aug 2019 14:30 Aug 21, 2019 (AmericaNewsHour) -- The growth in IoT has given rise to an increasing need for reliable and strong communication network across large areas. Also, rapid adoption of smart connected devices is creating the demand for high bandwidth. …