Africa Live: Malema in new push to impeach Zuma, ‘thief’ caught in Zimbabwe chimney – BBC News

Armed herdsmen in Kenya’s drought-stricken Laikipia region have torched a luxury lodge owned by renowned Italian-born conservationist and author Kuki Gallman, in the latest violence to hit the area.     AFP Ms Gallman, the author of I Dreamed of Africa, lives in Kenya The attack on the Mukutan Retreat, in the expansive Laikipia Nature Conservatory, followed […]

TECNO Launches New Selfie Smartphone For Africa – Forbes – Forbes

Africa’s leading mobile phone maker, TECNO Mobile, unveiled its latest smartphone, the Camon CX, at an event which took place in Nairobi last Friday. The phone, which is designed specifically for young, independent smartphone users, plans to be the “Selfie Camera” of choice for Africa’s young people. Ever since TECNO launched in Africa in 2006, […]

Exclusive: South Africa’s Zuma considers stepping down early in deal to oust Gordhan – Reuters

JOHANNESBURG Jacob Zuma is considering offering to step down next year, at least 12 months before his term as South African president ends, under a deal with opponents in his ruling party that would see Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan leave office now, two senior party sources said. Zuma is due to be replaced as leader […]

How Africa can cope with increasing water demands – Eyewitness News

Africa’s population is growing fast. Very fast. Sub-Saharan Africa is currently home to more than 1.2 billion people, and it is estimated that another 1 billion will be added by 2050. Economic and political instability, climate change and overall decline of employment in agriculture has accelerated urban migration. In 2016, almost 40% of the […]

South Africa activist’s funeral exposes divide over future – Minneapolis Star Tribune

JOHANNESBURG — The funeral of one of South Africa’s leading anti-apartheid activists on Wednesday exposed the angry divide over the fate of a country he fought decades to see exist. President Jacob Zuma said he wouldn’t attend after Ahmed Kathrada’s family asked him to stay away, while funeral-goers rose in a standing ovation for Kathrada’s […]

Ahmed Kathrada funeral: South Africa’s Zuma asked to stay away – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is not attending the funeral of veteran anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada at the request of his family. Mr Kathrada called on Mr Zuma to resign last year after he became mired in a series of corruption […]

Destination: Africa – Condé Nast Traveler

This year, quite a few of us at Traveler got our passports stamped in Africa (some more than once). And yes, the phrase “life-changing” was dropped, which doesn’t happen often. Of course, Africa has always delivered on the gut-flipping inversion of everything familiar: seeing a giraffe stroll by your tent in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, or […]

Ahmed Kathrada: South Africa’s anti-apartheid veteran dies – BBC News

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ahmed Kathrada spent more than 26 years in prison Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada has died aged 87, his foundation says. It says Mr Kathrada passed away peacefully in a Johannesburg hospital “after a short period of illness, following surgery to the brain”. Along with Nelson Mandela, Mr […]

South Africa’s Gordhan returns, says still finance minister despite talk of sacking – Reuters

JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flew back to South Africa on Tuesday, obeying an abrupt recall from President Jacob Zuma, and said he was still the finance minister when asked about reports that he was about to be sacked. The rand, which trimmed its losses to 1 percent against the dollar following his comment, has […]

Combining Capitalism And Charity: MyBucks Spreads Financial Services Across Africa – Forbes

PRETORIA—South Africans’ hopes and dreams are well represented by the grand statue of Nelson Mandela which dominates the park below the Union Buildings, the seat of government. In a world where revolution so often is accompanied by repression and violence, as in Egypt and Syria, respectively, Mandela set aside decades of unjust imprisonment to lead […]

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