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South Africa’s ‘mother of the nation’ who was never first lady

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – doyen of South Africa’s liberation struggle and the matriarch who was dubbed ‘the mother of the nation’ – took the …

South Africa

Graca Machel Writes Last Letter to 'Big Sister' Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

(Photo: Herman Verwey/Sapa)My Big Sister,<br>It is with a heavy heart that I address you today. As I struggle to accept your transition, I take solace in …

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

Future iPhones may have curved screens and touchless gesture controls

A new report out of Bloomberg this morning suggests that Apple is developing two new pieces of technology for future iPhone models: one is touchless gesture control and the other is a curved display. Both projects are said to be at the early stages of research and development, at least two years …

Apple is moving on from Intel because Intel isn’t moving anywhere

Apple’s abandonment of Intel chips is inevitable<p>A report from <i>Bloomberg</i> this week has made public something that should already have been apparent to tech industry observers: Apple is planning to replace Intel processors in Mac computers with its own chips starting sometime around 2020. The two …

MacBook Air

Winnie Mandela, tainted anti-apartheid figurehead, dies at 81 | Reuters

SOWETO, South Africa (Reuters) - Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who emerged as a combative anti-apartheid campaigner during her husband Nelson Mandela’s decades in jail but whose reputation was later tarnished by allegations of violence, died on Monday at the age of 81.<p>FILE PHOTO: Winnie Madikizela …

South Africa

South Africa's Winnie Mandela dies at 81

<b>South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Mandela has died aged 81, her personal assistant says</b><p><i>This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.</i>

South Africa

Ethiopia: Who is new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali?

Ethiopia's new prime minister is the first Oromo to head the ruling EPRDF coalition in the country's 27-year history. Some observers believe he can …

Africa

ANC and EFF don’t want to accept stability under Trollip’s leadership

The AIC has lambasted a decision by the EFF to vote against Nelson Mandela Bay Mayor, Athol Trollip saying that it disrupts the running of the city. …

South Africa

Polyglot Ethiopian premier must ease ethnic, youth tensions

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - In choosing a 42-year-old polyglot from Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group as prime minister, the ruling coalition is trying to ease ethnic tensions and appeal to the legions of disaffected youth.<p>Abiye Ahmed addresses a news conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia December 4, 2015. …

Africa

Spreading religious tolerance in Burkina Faso

Burkino Faso in West Africa is well known for its religious and cultural tolerance. But several large-scale extremist attacks in the region are …

Africa

South African woman recorded racially abusing police officer jailed for 3 years

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> A South African woman who hurled racist abuse at a black police officer in a clip that went viral has been sentenced to three years in prison with one year suspended.<p>Vicki Momberg was found guilty in November on four counts of crimen injuria, or the willful injuring of …

South Africa

France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling

PARIS (Reuters) - Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for influence peddling over accusations he offered to help a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry.<p>Sarkozy, who is embroiled in several criminal …

Corruption

Tesla: Crash was worsened by missing freeway barrier shield

DETROIT (AP) — A missing or damaged safety shield on the end of a California freeway barrier worsened the impact of a crash involving a Tesla SUV that killed a man last week, the electric car maker said on its website.<p>The company also said in the statement that it doesn't know what caused the Model …

Tesla

Africa's Richest Man Asks Nigeria Govt To Invest In Development Of Youth Population

0 Comments <i></i> Sahara Reporters Africa's Richest Man Asks Nigeria Govt To Invest In Development Of Youth Population 4 Hours Ago

Africa

Exclusive: The Juju Curse Now On Italy’s Sex Traffickers

Nigerian sex traffickers threaten girls with a ritual curse to make them obedient as they send them to Europe. But now priests are turning the curse …

Africa

White farmers flee South Africa in fear of land grab

South Africa

Spanish police break up Nigerian sex trafficking gang

<b>Spanish police have rescued 39 women and girls smuggled in from Nigeria and trafficked into sex work by a notorious Nigerian gang.</b><p>Europol says the victims were kept in "squalid conditions in caves" and intimidated with voodoo threats.<p>Gang members forced the women into sex work in order to pay off a …

Africa

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation.<p>Desalegn said that …

Africa

Cambridge Analytica and the digital war in Africa

Across the continent, UK expertise is being deployed online to sway elections and target dissidents.<p>Cambridge Analytica, the British political …

South Africa

UN Migration Agency Receives Emergency Funding to Provide Assistance to Migrants, Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sarajevo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism, is supporting the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to …

North Africa

More than just a dance, it's an identity

Pantsulas are recognized in townships across South Africa based on their dress code, language and style of dance.

South Africa

Africa is on the verge of forming the largest free trade area since the World Trade Organization

African heads of state have gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, to sign a free trade agreement that would result in the largest free trade area in terms of …

Africa

“We’d stage the whole thing”: Cambridge Analytica was filmed boasting of its role in Kenya’s polls

Just days after Facebook suspended Cambridge Analytica for illegally harvesting data from 50 million profiles, executives from the firm have been caught on tape bragging about how they secretly ran campaigns in elections across the world—including Kenya’s 2013 and 2017 polls.<p>For over four months, …

Cambridge Analytica

Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies

Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhinoceros, died in Kenya on Monday, leaving his species one step closer to extinction, even as a group of scientists undertake an unprecedented effort to try to keep this animal from vanishing entirely.<p>Sudan was 45 years old, and his health had …

Extinction

New Fitbit Versa smartwatch revealed

<b>The latest smartwatch from Fitbit has been unveiled – introducing the Fitbit Versa. It’s due for pre-order and shipping in April and will cost …

Nest is ready to take over your smart home now

When Google first launched its assistant-enabled Google Home, many onlookers wondered why Nest, the Alphabet-owned smart home gadget maker, wasn't …

Google is opening up Maps so game developers can create the next Pokémon Go

The first wave of games includes Jurassic World and The Walking Dead<p>There’s been a wave of location-based mobile games announced recently, based on everything from <i>The Walking Dead</i> to <i>Jurassic World</i>. It turns out these games have more in common than just timing: they’re all powered by Google Maps. …

Jurassic World

Google's Pixel 2 portrait photo code is now open source (update: not quite)

Of all the AI-related features inside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the portrait mode is arguably the most impressive -- Google manages to produce dramatic-looking depth-of-field effects without relying on dual cameras or other exotic hardware. And now, it's sharing some of those secrets with the …

Now we know why Siri was so dumb for so long

It's no secret that Siri is way behind other voice assistants like the Google Assistant and Amazon's Alexa when it comes to comprehension and total …

U.S. Kept Silent About Its Role in Another Firefight in Niger

WASHINGTON — Green Berets working with government forces in Niger killed 11 Islamic State militants in a firefight in December, the American military acknowledged for the first time on Wednesday. The battle occurred two months after four United States soldiers died in an ambush in another part of …

National Security