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UK politician Carl Sargeant kills himself after being suspended over ‘shocking’ sex allegations from multiple women

UK politician Carl Sargeant kills himself after being suspended over ‘shocking’ sex allegations from multiple women

Former Welsh Government minister Carl Sargeant, 48,is believed to have taken his own life at home in Connah’s Quay, North Wales.Mr Sargeant was suspended by Labour on Friday and said he wanted an independent investigation ‘to allow me to clear my name’. At least three women are believed to have made allegations of sexual misconduct […]

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

R Kelly Shares South African Man’s Rendition of His Song

R Kelly Shares South African Man’s Rendition of His Song

Have you ever been out in public and all of a sudden you just get the urge to burst out in song? Well, the next time you do, go ahead and sing your heart out! You could catch the eye of an international star. That’s what happened to one Durban resident when he was filmed […]

At 93, Will Robert Mugabe live to see his last election? 

At 93, Will Robert Mugabe live to see his last election? 

Robert Mugabe, on his final political campaign in eastern Zimbabwe on Friday told thousands of supporters that he had delivered political and economic freedom since he came to power in 1980.  But Zimbabwe is bankrupt –  it cannot pay monthly government salaries on time and there is hardly any cash in the banks.  Mr Mugabe is standing in elections […]

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

Eritrea’s ‘No Peace, No War’ Policy

For the past 25 years, Eritrea is being ruled mercilessly by lifelong one-man rule self-declared President Isaias Afeworki. The country does not have well defined and established courts, constitution, and foreign policy, political and economic policy. Statehood process is not yet established. There is no government but one armed political front governing the tiny bankrupt […]

Was Rhodesia’s Declaration of Independence a shock to Britain and what was the general international response?

Was Rhodesia’s Declaration of Independence a shock to Britain and what was the general international response?

I’ll summarise a lot of things that are very complex and very nuanced in a rather basic way if that’s okay, as I’m not an expert but I know a fair bit on Rhodesia and UDI. According to Wikipedia when Ian Smith declared the independence of Rhodesia in 1965, it created ‘outrage’ in Britain. Is […]

Does Rooibos Tea Reduce Stress Hormones, Helping You Lose Weight?

Does Rooibos Tea Reduce Stress Hormones, Helping You Lose Weight?

The idea that South Africa’s iconic rooibos herbal tea can help you lose weight frequently pops up in publications. News24, a community newspaper in Gauteng and most recently Health24 have all carried stories based on a November 2015 press release by the SA Rooibos Council. For the most part, the idea is that if you […]

What a New University in Africa Is Doing to Decolonise Social Sciences

What a New University in Africa Is Doing to Decolonise Social Sciences

It’s not often that you get to create a new university from scratch: space, staff – and curriculum. But that’s exactly what we’re doing in Mauritius, at one of Africa’s newest higher education institutions. And decoloniality is central to our work. I am a member of the Social Science Faculty at the African Leadership University. […]

President Vladimir Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’

President Vladimir Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow. He and Abe believe the situation on the Korean peninsula has “seriously deteriorated,” Putin said Thursday after the Kremlin meeting. “We call on all states involved in […]

Africa In Pictures For This Week

Africa In Pictures For This Week

A Sudanese girl shows off her face tatoos on Sunday at a local market 480 km from the capital Khartoum. Members of Zimbabwe’s Guard of Honour go on parade on Tuesday as part of celebrations marking the country’s 37 years of independence from Britain. The memorial of the “Unknown Soldier” in Egypt’s capital Cairo pictured […]

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