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African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence to trigger continent-wide healthcare leapfrogging movement

African hospitals are adopting SOPHiA to – no matter their experience in genomic testing – get up to speed and analyze genomic data to identify disease-causing mutations in patients’ genomic profiles, and decide on the most effective care. As new users of SOPHiA, they become part of a larger network of 260 hospitals in 46 […]

Stigma ‘Killing’ South Africans Living With HIV: They don’t feel welcome in government clinics

Stigma ‘Killing’ South Africans Living With HIV: They don’t feel welcome in government clinics

In South Africa, sex workers speak of nurses that laughed at them, dismissed or shamed them for coming to a health clinic Tania has to shout to be heard over music blasting out of a brothel in downtown Durban, South Africa, where dozens of sex workers slouch in chairs under the red glow of the […]

A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa says Greenpeace

A renewable energy pathway and biodiversity protection is crucial to poverty alleviation in Africa says Greenpeace

New Executive Director Greenpeace International (http://www.Greenpeace.org) Bunny McDiarmid visited the Greenpeace Africa office in Johannesburg to show solidarity and gain further insight into the key issues. The visit was McDiarmid’s first to the continent since taking office in April. Greenpeace Africa is concentrating its efforts on promoting sustainable development with particular emphasis on policies that […]

South Africa’s DJ Black Coffee Wins an Award at BET, Zuma Comments

South Africa’s DJ Black Coffee Wins an Award at BET, Zuma Comments

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated DJ and music producer DJ Black Coffee for being the first South African music artist to win a Black Entertainment Television (BET) Award. The renowned home-grown DJ, whose real name is Nkosinathi Maphumulo, won in the “Best International Act-Africa” category at the awards ceremony held last night in Los Angeles, […]

Nigerian Gunmen Frees Australian and South African Hostages

Nigerian Gunmen Frees Australian and South African Hostages

Seven contractors, including three Australians and a South African, have been released unharmed four days after they were kidnapped by gunmen in southern Nigeria, local police and a state security adviser said on Sunday. Reports say police had earlier given accounts of how many had been seized and what their nationalities were, and that they […]

Scholarships for female South African students who stay virgins: Unconstitutional

Scholarships for female South African students who stay virgins: Unconstitutional

University scholarships for female South African students who stay virgins are unconstitutional, a government commission has ruled, after a local municipality introduced the scheme earlier this year. In late January, the uThukela municipality, in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), awarded “maidens’ bursaries” to 16 students on condition they refrained from sex until they graduated. […]

South Africa Ex President Thabo Mbeki Hails Zimbabwean Farmers in South Africa

South Africa Ex President Thabo Mbeki Hails Zimbabwean Farmers in South Africa

Former South African President Cde Thabo Mbeki has hailed Zimbabweans for taking the land issue seriously and making it part of their national consciousness. His remarks came in the wake of media reports recently that a group of five Zimbabwean professionals based in South Africa had seized an opportunity to till a piece of land […]

South African Radio Stations to Play 90 Percent Local Music: Government Congratulates Them

South African Radio Stations to Play 90 Percent Local Music: Government Congratulates Them

The Portfolio Committee on Arts and Culture has welcomed the announcement by the leadership team at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) that 90% local music will be played across its 18 radio stations. “This bold decision will not only celebrate the richness and diversity of local talent but will enhance the quality of lives […]

Replacing Dlamini Zuma Won’t Be Easy For The African Union

Replacing Dlamini Zuma Won’t Be Easy For The African Union

With less than three months to go before the mid-July summit of the African Union (AU) in Kigali, Rwanda, candidates have started vying for the position of the chairperson of the AU Commission (AUC). The post has been occupied by South African politician Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma for the last four years. In the past, the […]

Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar

Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar

Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease a cash shortage in the country. Central bank governor John Mangudya said the cash, known as bond notes, will be backed by $200m (£140m) support from the Africa Export-Import Bank. The specially-designed two, five, 10 and 20 dollar notes […]

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