Month: March 2018

U.S. visa applicants to be asked for social media history: State Department

In a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for U.S. visas, the federal government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks entry into…

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South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa spotted flying economy class

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was spotted travelling to Durban in economy class on a Safair flight on Friday morning. Ramaphosa's co-passengers snapped photos with the president which were shared…

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Quote of the Day

“A fish and a bird may fall in love but the two cannot build a home together,” African Proverb

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Botswana leader set to step down, receives incredible farewell gifts

Botswana's outgoing President Ian Khama has received some unusual gifts on his extensive farewell tour, reports South Africa's Mail and Guardian news site. So far, it says, Mr Khama has…

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Quote of the Day

”A poor man never gets tired, ” Ugandan Proverb

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Quote of the Day

“The hunter in pursuit of an elephant does not stop to throw stones at birds,” African Proverb

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Mozambique priest arrested for trying to raise man from dead

Police have arrested a priest in central Mozambique after he tried to bring a dead man back to life without success. The priest claimed the Holy Spirit had told him…

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Ethiopia set to name Abiy Ahmed prime minister

After days of intense debate and negotiations, the leaders of Ethiopia's governing coalition have chosen Abiy Ahmed to be their new leader. He is from the Oromo ethnic group, which…

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Uganda suspends licenses of 23 radio stations for promoting witchcraft

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has suspended licenses of 23 radio stations for allegedly promoting witchcraft, local newspapers say. According to the Commission’s spokesperson, Ms Pamela Ankunda, the closed radio…

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Quote of the Day

"It is the cook who knows the contents of the pot the best." - African Proverb

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