The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The Battle for Limpopo Ahead of ANC 2017

The upcoming Limpopo regional elective conference will be a make-or-break test of the province’s once-taken for granted support for deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa as the party president ahead of the December elective conference. The province now appears deeply divided over the succession battle between Ramaphosa and outgoing African Union commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The regional […]

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Lesbian Daughter Weds

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Lesbian Daughter Weds

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Mpho Tutu, who is a lesbian got married on Wednesday. Her lesbian marriage stands in stark contrast to her Tutu parents, who recently renewed their wedding vows on the occasion of their 60th wedding anniversary. Mpho Tutu exchanged vows in a small private ceremony, with her longtime partner Professor […]

Marikana mine massacre report given to President Zuma

Marikana mine massacre report given to President Zuma

The findings of an inquiry into the killings of 34 miners in South Africa have been given to President Jacob Zuma. Police shot dead the workers during a protest over wages at the Marikana mine in August 2012, claiming they were acting in self-defence. The Farlam Commission was set up by Mr Zuma to examine […]

U.S. Delegation to Attend Inauguration of Zambia’s President-Elect Edgar Lungu

U.S. Delegation to Attend Inauguration of Zambia’s President-Elect Edgar Lungu

HE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 24, 2015 President Obama Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President-elect of the Republic of Zambia President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Lusaka, Zambia to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Edgar Lungu, President-elect […]

South African Scientists Make Astronomy Breakthrough

South African Scientists Make Astronomy Breakthrough

Wits scientists have found three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way. The scientists are part of a multinational team of astronomers working on the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) telescopes that have again demonstrated its excellent capabilities in searching for high-energy gamma rays. In […]

Rare Blue Diamond found in South Africa’s Cullinan mine

Rare Blue Diamond found in South Africa’s Cullinan mine

A rare blue diamond has been discovered in a mine in South Africa. The 29.6-carat stone was recovered by Petra Diamonds at its Cullinan mine, about 40km (25 miles) north-east of Pretoria. “This stone is one of the most exceptional stones recovered at Cullinan during Petra’s operation of the mine,” the company said. Petra unearthed […]

South Africa orphanage worker charged in poisoning

South Africa orphanage worker charged in poisoning

An orphanage worker in Pretoria has been charged after 20 young children were rushed to hospital with symptoms of poisoning, police say. The children are mostly Aids orphans living in the Malerato Centre for Hope in Mamelodi township outside Pretoria. They were said to have complained of severe stomach aches on Thursday, The orphanage’s principal, […]

Zambian Ambassador to U.S. Presents Letters of Credence to President Obama

Zambian Ambassador to U.S. Presents Letters of Credence to President Obama

Photo courtesy of mwebantu.com Washington, DC The new Zambian Ambassador to the U.S., His Excellency Palan Mulonda presented his Letters of Credence to President Obama at a ceremony at the White House on Monday January 14, 2013. The presentation of credentials is a traditional ceremony that marks the formal beginning of an Ambassador’s service in […]

ANC Mangaung conference: Zuma re-elected as leader

ANC Mangaung conference: Zuma re-elected as leader

Jacob Zuma has been re-elected as leader of South Africa’s governing African National Congress. He received an overwhelming majority of votes cast by some 4,000 delegates at the party’s Mangaung conference. Mr Zuma had been favourite to secure the leadership after he was challenged for the top job by his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe. Mr Motlanthe […]