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Jilted father hangs 4 children after wife serves him with divorce papers

Jilted father hangs 4 children after wife serves him with divorce papers

1,640 ViewsA jilted father who hanged his four children after being served with divorce papers by his wife has been sentenced to life behind bars in South Africa. Sibusiso Mpungose, 44, killed three children at the marital home in Durban and another one in nearby woods before trying to kill himself. His wife Xolisile returned […]

‘Africa can be world’s next economic hub if supported with right policies’

988 ViewsWith the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub, Singapore’s Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam noted Tuesday, commending the continent’s diverse economic potential. Delivering this year’s Kofi A. Annan Eminent Speakers’ Lecture series at the African Development Bank headquarters in Abidjan, Shanmugaratnam outlined five strategies which must underpin the continent’s […]

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First for Africa: Volkswagen and Siemens launch joint electric mobility pilot project in Rwanda

1,268 ViewsRwanda becomes the first African country to introduce Volkswagen electric car; Volkswagen and Siemens sign joint development agreement to conduct electric mobility feasibility project; Pilot Project part of Moving Rwanda Initiative; Four e-Golfs and one charging station for the initial phase of the pilot project; e-Golfs added into the Volkswagen Mobility Solutions fleet. In a […]

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Insights into African traditional healers’ perceptions and practices on cervical cancer

1,286 ViewsBy Dr. Mutenta N. Nyambe, BPharm, MScPharm, PhD It has been stated that about 80% of the African population rely on traditional medicines and practices as their primary source of health care. Being the custodians of traditional African religion, customs and culture, the role played by traditional healers in the treatment and management of […]

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Experts say UN agency CITES allows Zimbabwe live elephant sales

2,110 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro Nothing and no one can stop Zimbabwe from selling its 35 live elephants to China and Pakistan say experts on the rules of the UN Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). They were reacting to the ongoing protest against Zimbabwe’s live elephants sales by […]

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Rural Namibians pin hopes for prosperous future on tourism lodges and hunting despite threats from animal rights groups

1,248 ViewsBy Emmanuel Koro Namibian rural communities are impressively running lodge and hunting agreements to reduce poverty in seemingly lifeless but wildlife rich semi-desert landscapes, despite the western animal rights groups’ harmful hunting ban threats. “In 2017 Namibia’s 87 rural conservancies earned a total of R132 824 233.00(US$8 854 949.00), with tourism having generated R80 […]

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Ethiopian prime minister wins 2019 Nobel Prize

1,512 ViewsThe 2019 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed who made peace last year with bitter foe Eritrea. He was awarded the prize for his efforts to “achieve peace and international cooperation”. Abiy’s peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war. He was […]

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‘It’s time to create aggressive market-driven policies that spur economic growth’

739 ViewsThe African Energy Chamber advocated for better regulatory frameworks, local content development, women empowerment and cross-border cooperation at the grand opening of Africa Oil & Power in Cape Town this week. Attended by hundreds of senior government officials and energy executives from across Africa and the world, the Africa Oil & Power Conference & […]

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Millions face starvation in Southern Africa

1,147 ViewsUP to 12 million people are facing a hunger crisis in Southern Africa as a result of recurrent droughts. Angola, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are the nine countries included in the severely food insecurity figures. Some of the countries in the region are experiencing their lowest rainfall since 1981 […]

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Letter: Zimbabwe misplaced priorities

1,177 ViewsDear Editor, I am totally disappointed by the Zimbabwean ZANU PF government which is failing to prioritise things in Zimbabwe and show strong and effective leadership. Zimbabwe has many resources like minerals, wildlife, agriculture and timber plantations. The government is dismally failing to unlock these resources to revive the country’s economy which is in […]

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