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South Africa withdraws land expropriation bill passed in 2016

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament withdrew an expropriation bill it passed in 2016 that allowed the state to make compulsory purchases of land to redress racial disparities in ownership, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Tuesday.<p>The thrust of the bill, which had …

South Africa

Older than dinosaurs: last South African coelacanths threatened by oil exploration

Bright blue, older than dinosaurs and weighing as much as an average-sized man, coelacanths are the most endangered fish in South Africa and among the rarest in the world.<p>Barely 30 of these critically-endangered fish are known to exist off the east coast of South Africa, raising concern that a new …

Oil Exploration

Here's Why Seeing Black Women on Every September Issue Needs to Be Celebrated

My mom always kept a stack of magazines on our coffee table. Month after month, she'd switch them out religiously when new subscriptions would land …

Zimbabwe defers presidential inauguration pending court challenge

The inauguration of Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been put on hold as the main opposition party officially challenged the …

Government wants effective regulation of initiation schools

<b>Portfolio Chair for Traditional Affairs Richard Mdakane hopes the public will support government’s campaign to make initiation safer for young South</b> …

Loyalist Emmanuel Shadary to be Kabila grouping’s man in elections

Kinshasa — The presidential candidate for the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC’s) ruling coalition hailed incumbent Joseph Kabila as an …

Fin24.com | Ramaphosa: We will not allow land grabs and anarchy

The SA government will not allow land grabs and anarchy in the process of finding a solution for the land issue, says President Cyril Ramaphosa.

#WomensDay: SA in grip of violent war on women, says Ramaphosa

Paarl - President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday called for an end to what he termed a violent war on women in South Africa and said a summit would be …

South Africa's top iced tea company is a marketing phenomenon

It's an unusual scene: A wave of cyclists wearing giraffe costumes flood down a busy street, handing out drink cans to surprised members of the public.<p>While unconventional, marketing events like this have become a trademark of BOS, an iced tea brand that has conquered the South African market and …

Alex Ferguson

'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. <i>Lies My Teacher Told Me</i>, by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the …

Southern States

Finally, Devin Nunes admits what his charade is all about

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a secretly recorded tape at a fund-raiser, California Republican Devin Nunes told the truth to a group of Republican donors. Not knowing he was being recorded, Rep. Nunes told the donors that the Republican majority in the House has been and remains the main firewall that has protected …

Devin Nunes

For developers in Joburg with compelling proposals, 50-year leases are on offer

Joburgers have been told to brace for a construction frenzy that is set to hit the inner city in coming months. But whether the construction will …

South Africa’s Slide

President Ramaphosa tries the Zimbabwe and Venezuela way.<p>South Africa needs another enlightened leader like Nelson Mandela, but it keeps electing imitations of Robert Mugabe. President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed recently that his government plans to expropriate private property without compensation, …

South Africa

ANALYSIS: ANC goes to ground after New York Times exposé on Deputy President Mabuza

While acting President David Mabuza was taking care of the country at the weekend while President Cyril Ramaphosa attended the wedding of his son …

Nigeria's acting president sacks state security chief - spokesman

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria’s acting leader dismissed the head of the state security agency on Tuesday, his spokesman said on Twitter.<p>Nigeria's Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo speaks at the launch of Google free wifi project in Lagos, Nigeria July 26, 2018.REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye<p>The move came hours …

Cele urged to establish team to probe train arson

Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the Western Cape has called on Police Minister Bheki Cele to immediately assemble a task team that …

India strengthens diplomatic ties in Africa with plans for 18 new embassies

<b>(CNN) —</b> India plans to open 18 new embassies across Africa and 'intensify' its engagement in the region, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced in Kampala, Uganda on Wednesday.<p>"As with Uganda, we have deepened our partnership and engagement across the vast expanse of Africa," Modi said …

A Barbecue Restaurant With South African Flair Opens on the North Side

American-style smoked meats are the focus at <b>Baobab BBQ</b>, a North Side restaurant opening this afternoon in Bowmansville from chef Andrew Dunlop. Dunlop serves brisket, St. Louis-style ribs, and roasted chickens pulled from his Cookshack smoker cooked with a medley of oak, hickory, and fruit woods. …

Lesufi loses court battle over Afrikaans school he labelled 'racist'

Gauteng education MEC Panyza Lesufi has lost his battle to force Hoërskool Overvaal‚ an Afrikaans medium school‚ to take 55 English-speaking pupils.

Somalia to pursue first FGM prosecution after 10-year-old girl dies

<b>(CNN) —</b> Somalia will prosecute a female genital mutilation (FGM) case for the first time in the country after a 10-year-old girl died from the procedure last week.<p>Deeqa Dahir Nuur suffered complications two days after her mother took her to a local cutter in a remote village on July 17, according …

Africa

On the campaign trail, Zimbabweans cautiously test new freedoms

HARARE and MUREHWA, ZIMBABWE<p>In a narrow beige office at the end of a narrow beige corridor, keyboards frantically click and clack as a team of call …

After apartheid repression, South Africans are now falling prey to predation

The ANC is no longer a democratic government despite the high ground they commanded at the start of our young democracy, writes Leslie Petrik.<p>The …

Cameroon town observes ghost town despite mayor's directive

Capital of Cameroon restive South West region, Buea, was deserted by residents in observing an unofficial ghost town ritual that has been in place …

Rwandan Leader Says China Relates to Africa 'as an Equal'

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwandan President Paul Kagame is praising China's treatment of Africa "as an equal," calling it "a revolutionary posture in …

Far from Ethiopia's capital, change remains a distant dream

HARAR, Ethiopia (Reuters) - Clutching the bloodstained student ID card and post-mortem certificate of his younger brother, Abedir Jamal’s elation at the huge changes underway in Ethiopia is tempered by his fear that they won’t reach him.<p>Members of the Oromo ethnic group pose for a photograph in …

Zimbabwe election unlikely to solve country's economic woes

Zimbabweans vote next week in the first elections in nearly 40 years without longtime leader Robert Mugabe. With rampant unemployment and an ongoing …

Land hearings spark heated debates in Eastern Cape - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

Hundreds of residents from areas in and around Mthatha in the Eastern Cape have come in their numbers in the first session of public hearings on land …

PIC CEO will know his fate by end of the week, says Nene

Dan Matjila will know his fate by the end of the week, as Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene announced on Monday that he had completed his review of …

Africa is now the world’s epicenter of modern-day slavery

Africa just recorded the highest rate of modern-day enslavement in the world.<p>Armed conflict, state-sponsored forced labor, and forced marriages were the main causes behind the estimated 9.2 million Africans who live in servitude without the choice to do so, according to the 2018 Global Slavery …

Why You Need to Visit Durban, South Africa, in July

Durban July is not a month—it’s a race. A thoroughbred horse race. A very, very grand one—South Africa’s premiere race, held since 1897 on the first Saturday of July, at Greyville Racecourse in the KwaZulu-Natal province.<p>But never mind the horses.<p>I mean, they are impressive—but I barely saw a …