Kenya Nurses Africa OP-ED 

Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development

A recent conference in South Africa raised issues on whether universal healthcare should be a private or state-driven endeavour. Many of the news stories about African Union (AU) member states focus on the outbreak of infectious diseases, which are a direct result of the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism, where the healthcare institutions were deliberately left underdeveloped. A conference held recently in the Republic of South Africa discussed the potential for the building of a universal system for providing medical care in the most industrialised state on the continent. On…

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Black life matters on planet Earth OP-ED Zimbabwe 

AN OPEN LETTER TO AFRICAN UNION, SADC, ECOWAS, EAC AND MAGHREB ABOUT ZIMBABWE

A tree that is watered at the stigma dries before any fruits. Nature and creation says; WE MUST water the roots of the tree if we expect it to bear fruits. Your organizations [then] were watering the roots particularly when you had former names like Organization of African Unity [OAU]. You asked other nations to sacrifice their own citizens for those fellow Africans from other nations fighting for liberation of their States. Today AU has monopoly to that, xenophobia in South Africa and hatred of other states is rampant and…

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South Africa Tourism Getaways South Africa 

100 Best Things to do in South Africa

Breath-taking sunsets, an incredible amount of beautiful and diverse wildlife, unspoilt and rugged scenery! These are just a few words to describe South Africa. If you are craving adventure, diversity and excitement, then this ultimate list of the top 100 things to do in South Africa is for you! The Kruger National Park (Hazyview) The Kruger National Park is definitely number one on my list of the best things to do in South Africa. Boasting an immense amount of wildlife, you will be able to see all of the big 5; Lions,Leopard,…

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Kwame Nkrumah Africa OP-ED 

Africa Has Failed Africans; Western Enemy Has Become a Friend While We Turn Against Ourselves

Where is that love our ancestors had for Africa? If you differed with Kamuzu Banda in the late 1960s to 70s Tanzania’s Kambarage Julius Nyerere would welcome you. If you argued with Robert Mugabe then Joshua Mkomo and his followers could be welcome in Botswana. If you could not agree with fellow Africans elsewhere there was always a place to run to and someone to listen to you. This is where most of our founding fathers survived to come back home and liberate Africa.The fact that Africa is free from…

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Southern Africa Southern. Africa 

South Africa: Promote social cohesion to end xenophobic attacks against African refugees and migrants

Authorities must revive their commitment to promote social cohesion and tolerance amongst communities in order to eliminate xenophobia and racial discrimination against African refugees and migrants, said Amnesty International South Africa, the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa and eight other Non-Governmental Organisations today to mark Africa Day.   African refugees and migrants living in South Africa are subjected to frequent xenophobic attacks and other hateful acts, often accused of being criminals or stealing jobs from locals. Please follow and like us:

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Nigeria West Africa 

South Africa deports 90 Nigerians

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for alleged immigration-related offences. Joseph Alabi, the spokesman for the Lagos Airport Police Command confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Mr. Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30 p.m. Friday. Please follow and like us:

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Durban Getaways Tourism 

Barriers to facilitating travel in Africa

Africa’s travel and tourism sector continues to make major strides, accounting for 7.8% of African GDP (US $ 165 billion) in 2016. However, there remains challenges that hinder simplification of travel especially for Africans travelling within Africa. Speaking during the just concluded INDABA 2017, Africa’s top travel show held in Durban – Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa from 16th-18th; Jumia Travel CEO Paul Midy identified four main barriers to democratizing travel in the continent, as published on the INDABA Daily News Magazine. Please follow and like us:

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Attacks on human rights activists reach crisis point globally

 Community leaders, lawyers, journalists and other human rights defenders across the world are facing unprecedented levels of persecution, intimidation and violence, warned Amnesty International today as it launched a new global campaign demanding an end to the onslaught of attacks against brave individuals standing up to injustice.   “What we are witnessing today is a full-frontal assault by governments, armed groups, corporations and others with power on the very right to defend human rights. Human rights defenders bear the brunt of this global attack,” said Salil Shetty, the Secretary General…

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Robert Mugabe Southern Africa Southern. Africa Zimbabwe 

Is Zimbabwe’s Economy More Advanced Than ‘Rest of Africa?’

President Robert Mugabe’s comments that Zimbabwe was the next most advanced country after South Africa caused a lot of debate in social media and other social circles. The president admitted that the country was facing economic challenges nonetheless. Today, it is not easy for Zimbabweans and other observers to agree with Mugabe prima facie. It would take a deep analysis not jingoism, for some to eventually realise that he may not have been way off the mark depending on the perspective from which one is looking at. Modern-day judgment of…

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Nigerian Police Human Rights World 

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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