Africa Nigeria World 

Opinion: Is Africa ready for 5G?

The twittersphere was buzzing this week with the news that the telecommunications company MTN had started testing 5G superfast mobile internet in Nigeria, a first for West Africa. After live 5G demonstrations in Abuja and Calabar this week, MTN plans to showcase the technology in several other Nigerian cities during the three-month trial period. Nigeria hopes to start rolling out 5G in select cities in 2020 – one of the few African countries that have committed to the new mobile technology. Gabon is also holding trials, while Lesotho and South Africa…

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Africa Lesotho Southern Africa World 

Lesotho lawmakers fight in parliament

Lawmakers in Lesotho have been captured on videos and images fighting each other and vandalizing property in parliament. Videos and images of the MPs engaged in the brawl have gone viral on social media. The incident occurred during a debate over related to a long-running dispute over regulations controlling the sale of the produce from the country’s important wool and mohair industry. In October this year lawmakers called for the regulations to be repealed, giving the government seven days to come up with new regulations. But on Thursday when the…

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Africa Ghana World 

#IAmUNLEARNING: Sparking new conversation on African masculinity

A project aimed at engaging African men on the issues of masculinity, power, love, loss and violence has been launched in Ghana’s capital Accra. The initiative which was unveiled on Tuesday, November 19 which also marks International Men’s Day will last for three years. In a statement lead team coordinating the project EEA Media Production said “For this first year, the project has produced a video featuring men revealing their experiences and lessons by answering questions and sharing their thoughts on power, women, respect, love, and being witness to gender…

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Africa Ghana World 

Photos: The Ghanaian Pavilion at Venice Art Biennale

Ghana’s cluster of arts galleries telling the story of Ghana’s Freedom has attracted thousands of visitors to the Venice art Biennale. The Ghanaian national pavilion at the art Biennale was designed by architect David Adjaye. The Ghana Freedom display marked the first time Ghana has presented at the prestigious art event. There were works by six invited artists namely Felicia Abban, John Akomfrah, El Anatsui, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Ibrahim Mahama, and Selasi Awusi Sosu. It has large installations by El Anatsui and Ibrahim Mahama; portraits by photographer Felicia Abban and painter John…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Lion King actor Andile Gumbi dies at 36

A week after suffering a cardiac arrest in Israel, former The Lion King and Isibaya actor Andile Gumbi has died, Mzansi Magic confirmed to TshisaLIVE on Friday. “On behalf of Mrs Gumbi and family, it is with profound sadness that we share the news that our beloved Andile passed away this morning. Andile received the best medical care possible. “We request that the family be given space to grieve and that their privacy be respected in this very difficult time. The family will make a statement at the appropriate time,” a statement on…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Meet Kafayat Sanni, Nigeria’s first female fighter jet pilot

Kafayat Sanni has made history becoming Nigeria’s first female fighter jet pilot. Sanni in 2017 emerged as the overall best pilot at the Nigerian Armed Forces 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna State. Her reward was her travel to the United States of America to train at the US Aviation Leadership Programme. Sanni successfully completed her studies and training and returned home to be decorated alongside 12 new fighter pilots at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday. She also trained at the Starlite International Training Academy, South Africa for 14…

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Africa World 

Video: American pastor Wilson reacts to his sex-tape scandal

A controversial American preacher, pastor David E. Wilson was seen in a leaked sex tape licking the vagina of a woman. The video went viral on social media with many doubting if indeed he was the one in the video. Minutes after the video came public Pastor Wilson’s name began trending on Twitter. Even some African social media users joined sharing their reactions and jokes. But in an explosive manner, the pastor appears to have confirmed that he was the one in the video by attacking his critics. In a…

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Africa World 

Lady Gaga falls off stage dancing with a fan at Vegas show

Lady Gaga fell head over heels off into the audience during the latest date of her Las Vegas residency. The star had invited a fan called Jack to join her on stage and jumped into his arms – but he lost his footing and the pair plummeted to the floor. “We legitimately thought she was dead,” wrote one audience member on Reddit. Instead, Gaga returned to play Million Reasons with Jack at her side. “It’s amazing,” she said. “We love each other so much we fell off the damn stage.” “We…

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Africa Sports World 

Champion Coleman defends himself over missed doping tests

Christian Coleman defended himself against criticism over his three missed doping tests after his stunning win in the World Championships 100m final. The 23-year-old blew away his rivals to win his first major title in 9.76 seconds – the sixth-fastest time ever. His win came just weeks after he avoided a ban for missed tests over a technicality. He said: “It’s sad when people say the things they say when they don’t really know me.” Dreams of winning gold in Doha appeared more distant in August, when the US Anti-Doping…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

SA’s Ndlovu Youth Choir miss out on America’s Got Talent title

South Africa’s Ndlovu Youth Choir could not win the ultimate prize at this year’s America’s Got Talent show. The highly talented choir could not make it to the top five despite putting up a great performance on Wednesday. The title was won by US singer Kodi Lee, who walked away with the $1m prize money. The Ndlovu Youth Choir from South Africa’s Limpopo province has their unique African cultural touch to their performances. [embedded content] “Our AGT journey may have come to an end but this is only the beginning. We are…

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