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A forty year old Zambian national has died on the spot in a road traffic accident in Johannesburg South Africa. The deceased has been identified as Brother Constatino Kaunda who was based in South Africa working as the Regional Superior of the Catholic religious Congregation of the Brothers of Charity ...
Donald Trump's reported dismissal of African countries as "s---holes" has been criticised on two grounds. Conservatives winced at the profanity (Americans, you'll have noticed, swear a lot less than we do). Leftists, for their part, attacked the remark as racist - a word they now use chiefly to signify ...

Donald Trump reportedly used an expletive to describe African countries and third world countries during a meeting with senators last week. FILE: President Donald Trump speaking at the White House in Washington DC. Picture: Screengrab/CNN. Donald Trump · Business Leadership South Africa.
Sub-Saharan Africa's rising population and economies have led to a growing middle class and, in turn, more spending power which provides "a vast source of potential for prosperity," per experts at the African Development Bank. The big picture: Since 2000, the wealth of sub-Saharan African nations has ...
South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), declined to comment on a report about plans to force Zuma to quit as president, as its leaders gather to outline the party's program for the coming year. Zuma's second presidential term is due to run until 2019. The newly elected NEC made no ...
The Nigerian community in South Africa said on Saturday that a mob destroyed four shops and several houses belonging to their members at Krugersdorp, near Johannesburg. Cyril James, the ward chairman of the Nigerian Union in the area, told the news agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the telephone from ...

With a mix of strategic investments and partnerships, airline acquisitions, and efficient service delivery, Ethiopian airlines hopes to take over Africa's skies and change air travel on the continent. This week, the carrier announced it bought a 45% stake to revive Zambia Airways, which went into liquidation ...
And US President Donald Trump capped his first year by denting his administration's aims in Africa. When Trump reportedly referred to African countries as "shithole," which he later denied, it was a trope familiar to citizens of this continent. The kind of sweeping and sometimes racist generalization of the ...
"So much recent development has taken place in coastal areas across Africa," says Alex Apostos, a visiting scholar at the University of Cape Town's Climate Systems Analysis Group. "A lot of these places are trapped now--there isn't really anywhere else for them to go." At 4° of warming, the five African ...
private equity and media giants from the U.S. are starting to pay attention to Africa's burgeoning online media and culture scene. TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment arm of private equity giant TPG, and evolution Media, the investment and advisory services firm created by Creative ...
ROME - One week after U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a firestorm by allegedly using an obscenity to disparage African nations, although he's disputed those reports, the Vatican in tandem with other Catholic organizations delivered a major sign of solidarity on Thursday with two of Africa's most ...
He was a law student at the University of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a massive country at the heart of sub-Saharan Africa best known to Americans for its brutal war crimes and its wealth of minerals harvested for iPhones. President Joseph Kabila was running the nation in autocratic ...
Uber could soon be pulling out of some international markets, including 15 African cities, if its new majority shareholder has its way. A new $8 billion investment by a consortium led by SoftBank, the Japanese tech giant, has seen the group acquire 17.5% stake in Uber. SoftBank's 15% share makes the ...
Perhaps I could tell him about some of the world's greatest wildlife shitholes - the Nyika Plateau in Malawi; Zambia's Kafue, Luangwa Valley and Liuwa Plain; multiple places of beauty and wonder in South Africa; the Maasai Mara and the Laikipia Platea; Botswana's Central Kalahari, Chobe, Moremi, Savuti ...
While Western nations retreat behind ever higher fences and longer walls, African states are beginning to break down the colonial-era boundaries that hinder travel and trade across the continent. The African Union (AU) is moving ahead with plans to abolish travel restrictions for citizens of all 55 member ...
New York - US Ambassador Nikki Haley told African envoys on Thursday that "Africa is very important for the United States", but she didn't apologise for President Donald Trump's vulgar comment about the continent as they had demanded, the chair of the African Group said. Equatorial Guinea's UN ...
war can be deadly for wildlife, too. A new study reports that war is the biggest threat to Africa's elephants, rhinoceroses, and other animals. Researchers examined how years of conflict in Africa have affected populations of large animals. More than 70 percent of Africa's protected wildlife areas have been ...

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. A mural of Egypt and Liverpool football star Mohamed Salah is seen as people sit outside Image copyright Reuters Image caption A mural of Egypt and Liverpool football star Mohamed Salah is seen as people sit outside a ...
I had to smile! The South African Department of Foreign Affairs scheduling a meeting with the American Embassy basically to ask the question: "Is South Africa a 'shithole' country?" As if we are unsure. As if we are in some identity crisis. Of course we know South Africa is not a "shithole" country.
The concern must be that Africans will take the president's comments as reflecting the views of most Americans, rather than merely his own and that of his small political base. In the aftermath of the president's comments, the Department of State's Africa bureau tweeted that "the United States will continue to ...
"America's colleges are hungry for the strength and talent of Africa, Haitian and Central American students," wrote David Coleman, the president of the College Board, in an online post. African governments and citizens have viewed Trump's comments as racist, although he has since denied he said them.
South Africa's Cape Town, one of the world's iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city's worst drought in a century risks forces residents to join queues for emergency rations. After three years of unprecedented drought, parts of the city have less than 90 days' supply of water in ...
Johannesburg -- Dozens of former U.S. ambassadors to African countries have written to President Donald Trump expressing "deep concern" over his comments about the continent and warning that respectful engagement is crucial to protecting American interests. The letter to Trump is signed by 78 ...
South Africa has the most diverse economy south of the Sahara, but the country's image has been hurt by allegations of theft and corruption at the highest levels. The ANC's new boss, and likely successor to Jacob Zuma as president, will have bankers and forecasters trawling his words for signs of change.
Sao Tome, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- China and African countries will certainly become closer cooperative partners through cooperation in the Belt and Road initiative, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. The official made the remarks to the media here on Tuesday as he concluded his first New Year visit ...
"Syndicates" are said to control the sector holding regular meetings to fix prices and supply levels. The illicit sector has a turnover of at least 10 percent of the world pharmaceutical business, meaning that it earns tens of billions of dollars a year. WHO estimates that one out of 10 medicines in the world is ...
The African Union has taken several initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating injustices against women in Africa. The most recent has been a meeting ahead of the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for later this year to highlight the continent's commitment to gender equality.
t's an industry most people never get to see in action but brings millions of dollars into Africa each year. movies are fast becoming big business with the value of the rand making it even more attractive. American producer Dexter Davis is here to find African talent and turn them into Hollywood stars.
"At this stage, nothing has changed with respect to our relationship with African nations and we continue to see them wanting to strengthen our relationship," Mr Tillerson told Buzzfeed News. The President reportedly said that immigrants from Africa and Haiti come from "s***hole countries" and wondered ...
So far, the primary agent of U.S. diplomacy to Africa's 54 countries and 1.2 billion citizens -- apart from acting Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs Donald Yamamoto, a career foreign service holdover -- appears to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, whose October visits to ...
By now, you've likely heard about President Trump's reported remark last week that the U.S. should bring in more people from Norway instead of from "shithole countries" like El Salvador, Haiti and African nations. The reaction was swift and loud. citizens (and allies) of those countries filled social media ...
President Trump is the most coarsely racist person to hold his office since Woodrow Wilson or even Andrew Johnson, and it's never more obvious than when he's talking about Africa. You don't need to read between the lines to understand what Trump meant by describing several African countries (as well ...
Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital, Bamako: Athi-Patra Ruga - Miss Azania - Exile is waiting - 2015 - #1 Image copyright Athi-Patra Ruga Image caption Miss Azania - Exile is Waiting is the work of South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, who uses myth and alternative ...
The large hydropower dams planned for southern and Eastern Africa for construction by 2030 could double the current installed capacity for power, taking it from 17 000 MW to 49 000 MW. They include a number of new developments, such as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile.
H&M stores in South Africa have been temporarily closed following unrest triggered by the clothing brand's controversial 'coolest monkey in the jungle' hoodie ad. Protesters flocked to stores over the weekend and police were forced to use rubber bullets to clear the crowds outside a branch of the fast ...
US President Donald Trump. US analysts suggest that his reported reference to Africa as a collection of "shithole" countries is consistent with his contemptuous treatment of the continent during his first year in office. PHOTO | JIM WATSON | AFP ...
Top US diplomats in South Africa and Ghana were called on to meet with those governments, Undersecretary of State Steven Goldstein told CNN. Haiti, Botswana and Senegal have also summoned diplomats over the matter, and more diplomats are expected to be called this week, Goldstein said. The calls ...
India seamer Mohammed Shami took three crucial wickets but South Africa took their lead to 201 runs at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test in Pretoria on Tuesday. The home side went to the interval on 5-173, with captain Faf du Plessis (12 not out) and Vernon Philander (three not out) at the crease.
Cape Town -- South Africa and Nigeria have joined a chorus of nations condemning President Trump's inflammatory remarks on immigration, as Africa experts warned that the controversy threatened to set back American interests across the world's fastest-growing continent. Since Thursday, when ...
India captain Virat Kohli blazed a magnificent century but South Africa hold the upper hand after reaching 2-90 in their second innings after rain and then bad light curtailed day three of the second Test. The home side lead by 118 runs after they bowled India out for 307 after lunch, despite a classy 153 from ...
Lord Hain said the flawed report made the firm "complicit in undermining South Africa's once revered tax-collection agency, and thereby effectively underpinning President Jacob Zuma and his business associates, the Gupta brothers and others, in perverting South Africa's democracy, damaging its ...
South Africa's two top political parties began the year by pledging to restore credibility, amid corruption allegations against key leaders. And with ... But he said one thing is clear: South Africa's parties need to scrub themselves thoroughly within before they can show their shiny new faces to voters next year.
South Africa will issue a diplomatic protest to the United States Monday over US President Donald Trump's "s---hole countries" comments, according to its foreign ministry. During an Oval Office meeting on immigration Thursday, Trump expressed frustration with people coming to the United States from ...
Kohli had spoken before the match about showing more "intent" against South Africa's seam attack and he duly delivered, compiling a brilliant 141 not out from 193 balls to leave his side trailing the hosts by 48 runs. Kohli compiled his innings superbly, choosing his scoring shots well, and is just the second ...
South Africa reportedly joins the African Union, the UN, Botswana and Ghana in condemning Trump's comments. Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) spokesperson Clayson Monyela reportedly said the department wanted to give the US an opportunity to explain the Trump's ...
Johannesburg - After being inundated with offers from the public, Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) says it has resolved to establish a legal defence fund for The President's Keepers author Jacques Pauw. "The fund - which is to be administered by MMA - is a non-profit donation platform set up to receive ...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has hit back against claims that China is increasing the debt burden of African countries. Wang dismissed the allegation as false at a press conference Sunday in Luanda, Angola, as reported by China's state-run news agency Xinhua. China's financing is a response to ...
On the face of it, 2018 is going to be a good year for sub Saharan Africa's economies. The World Bank forecasts growth of 3.2% for the year, up from 2.4% in 2017. It also predicts slightly higher growth for 2019 of 3.5%. As usual, much of that growth will still rely on improving commodity prices and executing ...
Late last week, the US president reportedly referred to several nations, and all of Africa, as "shitholes." Since then, statements criticizing him have been rolling in. The African Union expressed "shock, dismay, and outrage." Botswana asked for a clarification and called his comment "reprehensible and racist.".
During an Oval Office meeting on immigration Thursday, Trump expressed frustration with people coming to the United States from countries in Africa and elsewhere, sources told CNN. Trump on Friday denied describing certain nations in such vulgar terms, tweeting: "The language used by me at the DACA ...



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