Cape Town cuts back to survive 'stubborn' drought

Residents in Cape Town have been told to restrict showers to two minutes and flush toilets only when “absolutely necessary”, as the South African city suffers its worst drought in a century. Local authorities have declared Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape province a disaster area, with less than 10 percent of usable water…

South Africa opposition sues Zuma, 11 ministers over corruption

South Africa’s main opposition party on Tuesday sued President Jacob Zuma and 11 other people over corruption and influence-peddling by the wealthy Gupta business family. The news agency said the… The post South Africa opposition sues Zuma, 11 ministers over corruption appeared first on City People Magazine.

Armed herders invade protected lands in Kenya

The Kenyan government has deployed troops to a central region to fight illegal grazing. Thousands of herdsmen have been driving their livestock onto ranches and protected wildlife reserves. They say drought is leaving them with no choice. But some are armed, and more than a dozen people have been killed since the land invasion began….

South Africa's Zuma survives renewed calls to resign

South African President Jacob Zuma survived fresh calls within the ruling African National Congress party for him to resign, party officials said on Monday, as they acknowledged support was “drifting away” from the movement. Senior figures in the ANC met over the weekend after Zuma endured months of criticism over his sacking of respected finance…

Church where Christmas is celebrated in May

A cow carried on a stretcher as an offering plus a choir chanting effervescent songs of praise while a brass band plays. It could only be Christmas, Congolese style, as… The post Church where Christmas is celebrated in May appeared first on City People Magazine.

Aid workers claim the Kenyan government is targeting them

Aid organisations in Kenya say they are being targeted by the government. Some aid workers are being denied work permits. In the past the Kenyan government has threatened to send thousands of foreign workers home for not having the right documentation. Al Jazeera’s Fahmida Miller reports from Nairobi. The post Aid workers claim the Kenyan…

Mali: UN peacekeeping mandate renewed amid fighting

The mandate of a UN peacekeeping operation in northern Mali is to be renewed in June. Rebels and the Malian government are not complying with a peace accord signed two years ago. That’s giving an opening to al-Qaeda fighters in the region with the UN troops being their targets. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from…

South Africa's Mmusi Maimane 'barred' from Zambia

Mmusi Maimane, South Africa’s main opposition leader, has accused Zambian officials of denying him entry to their country as he tried to show support for an imprisoned Zambian opposition leader who is being held on treason charges. Maimane, of the Democratic Alliance party, planned to attend the trial of Hakainde Hichilema, the leader of Zambia’s…

Pour développer l’éducation en Afrique, nous devons d’abord susciter un désir d’apprendre.

D’importantes avancées ont été faites dans le domaine de l’accès à l’éducation en Afrique subsaharienne. Il incombe désormais au secteur privé de poursuivre cet élan, affirme Sthe Shabangu, Directeur : Relations publiques, Affaires Publiques et Entreprise Citoyenne, Bureau Samsung Afrique. Sthembile Shabangu, Directrice: Relations publiques, Affaires Publiques et Entreprise Citoyenne, Bureau Samsung Afrique JOHANNESBOURG, Afrique…

To grow education in Africa we first need to inspire a love for learning

Significant strides in access to education have been made in sub-Saharan Africa. It’s up to the private sector to keep the momentum going, says Sthe Shabangu, Lead: Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship, Samsung Africa Office. Sthembile Shabangu, Public Relations, Public Affairs and Corporate Citizenship_ Samsung Africa Office JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 25 May 2017,…

Pastor performs miracle on woman by ‘french-kissing’ her (VIDEO)

A South Africa-based Ghanaian ‘Pastor’, Nana Poku is trending online after a short video emerged which caught him french-kissing a woman as a way of ‘deliverance’ during church service. The 28 Second footage shows the ‘Pastor’ locking lips with the young lady, while another man shouted: “Yes Lord, Yes Lord”. https://youtu.be/7DoxVvUkP-o A South African journalist,…

Tunisian businessmen arrested in 'war on corruption'

Tunisia declared a “war on corruption” on Wednesday after the arrest of three businessmen and a customs officer suspected of graft and financing protests. Corruption was widespread under Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the president who was ousted in a 2011 uprising, and has remained endemic since. “In the war on corruption, there’s no choice….

Le premier eHealth Meetup en Tunisie

* Merck élargit ses eHealth Meetups jusqu’en Tunisie * En collaboration avec MDI (Mediterranean Development Initiative), le premier eHealth Meetup en Tunisie a été organisé le 23 mai 2017 à Soukra Valley * La plateforme de networking des eHealth Meetups permet aux acteurs du numérique et de l’innovation d’échanger sur les diverses tendances du moment…

Citibank remporte le Trophée Carrière exemplaire aux African Banker Awards 2017

AHMEDABAD, Inde, 24 Mai 2017, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Les heureux lauréats des Trophées African Banker 2017 ont été fêtés lors du prestigieux dîner de gala à Ahmedabad en Inde. Cette célèbre cérémonie se déroule en marge de l’Assemblée générale annuelle de la Banque africaine de développement pour rendre hommage aux dirigeants qui excellent dans…