Rwanda
Africa

Visit Rwanda reveals new adventure tourism options

Thrill-seeking travellers will soon be able to enjoy high-flying paramotoring, exciting mountain biking and some serious cycling routes in Rwanda as part of new adventure experiences unveiled by Visit Rwanda. Paramotoring is a form of paragliding where the user wears a motor on their back which provides enough thrust to fly through the air using an adapted paraglider or a […]

preg
Africa

Souith Africa’s illegal abortion rate alarmingly high

Despite the fact that abortion is legal in South Africa, it is estimated that between 52% and 58% of the estimated 260 000 abortions that take place in South Africa every year are illegal. This came up during the Abortion and Reproductive Justice Conference underway in Makhanda in the Eastern Cape. The Department of Social Development, in partnership with the […]

duduzane zuma
Africa

Duduzane Zuma out on bail with strict conditions

Duduzane Zuma today made a brief appearance in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after he was arrested by the Hawks for alleged corruption. Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulauzdi said the charges relate to alleged corruption that was committed on 23 October 2015. With regards to the charges, Mulaudzi said: “At no stage was the DPCI [Directorate for Priority Crime […]

100 mandela
Africa

Top artists head to SA for Mandela 100 Festiva

Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, Wizkid — these artists and more are convening on 2 December in South Africa with world and corporate leaders to present the biggest campaign on the Global Goals to end extreme poverty ever. “Responding to Nelson Mandela’s call for […]

South Africa Police
Africa

23 nabbed for Cash-In-Transit robberies

The SAPS high-density multidisciplinary stabilisation team on Cash-In-Transit (CIT) heists has nabbed 23 suspects this past week, the police said on Monday. The team, which consists of members from crime intelligence, seasoned investigators from the Hawks and SAPS detectives, tactical teams such as the task force, tracing teams, the National Intervention Unit and the Tactical Response, has also managed to […]

Africa
Africa

Africa’s new book on Investment Opportunities in Tourism

Governor Julien Paluku Kahongya of the North Kivu Province and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine were in Goma Congo last Tuesday to launch the new book written by former Tourism Minister of the Congo Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara that was published by European Universities Edition (EUE) of Germany. Government and tourism private […]

Cuba
Africa

Cuban trained medical students return home

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Saturday welcomed 260 Cuban trained medical students back into the country. The Minister accompanied by his deputy Joe Phaahla, together with families and loved ones welcomed back the medical students at a ceremony held at OR Tambo International Airport on Saturday evening. Smiles as well as big hugs were the order of the day at […]

egypt
Africa

Investigators: Deadly EgyptAir crash was not caused by bomb

The EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people in 2016 was probably caused by a fire in the cockpit, according to French investigators, citing black box recordings. Initial findings of TNT traces suggested the crash may have been caused by an onboard bomb. However, it is now believed that flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo came down over the Mediterranean after […]

ghana and south Africa
Africa

South Africa and Ghana upgrade relations

Relations between South Africa and Ghana will experience a new impetus as the two countries have upgraded their relations to a Bi-National Commission (BNC). The BNC, which will be led by President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ghanaian counterpart President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will meet bi-annually alternating between Accra and Tshwane in order to build on the bilateral and economic […]

Mauritanous
Africa

Mauritania names avenue after Nelson Mandela

The Republic of Mauritania has named an avenue after struggle icon Nelson Mandela as part of the African Union (AU) centenary celebrations of the late statesman. President Cyril Ramaphosa, who was on a working visit to Mauritania for the AU Summit from 1- 2 July, attended the unveiling of the renamed avenue. “We humbly convey the sincere gratitude of the […]