After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe announced on Thursday that ex-president Robert Mugabe would be buried at his home village in Zvimba as requested by his family, and no longer at a special mausoleum that was already under construction. The government said the family of the former leader, who died in Singapore on September 6 aged 95, “has expressed its desire to proceed with his burial in Zvimba”. “Government is … Continue reading After wrangle, Mugabe to be buried in home village in Zimbabwe

Fashion

SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created by the French luxury conglomerate to celebrate young fashion designers from around the world and help them propel their career. This year, the prize was awarded to a young South African designer from Johannesburg.  Thebe Magugu had had a busy year: after he won the 2019 International Fashion Showcase, he was announced as one of the … Continue reading SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Art

Why being an African artist is so important today

African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there’s still a sense of Africa and African art as something of an exotic “other” that sits on the periphery and not really at the center of dialogues and debate. However, it’s more important than ever to assert the position of Africa as a place that has something significant to say.Naomi … Continue reading Why being an African artist is so important today

World

Strengthen ties between Ghana,Mexico Parliaments — Speaker

The Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, has called for the strengthening of the relationship between the Parliament of Ghana and its Mexican counterpart to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries for their mutual benefit. He said already the two countries had re-established relations with the reopening of the Mexican Embassy in Accra, and that a partnership between their legislative bodies would further … Continue reading Strengthen ties between Ghana,Mexico Parliaments — Speaker

Culture

Uganda gets a sporting chance to promote tourism globally

Uganda tourism supports Uganda Cranes at Africa Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt This week a team from the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities (MTWA) and the Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) are in Egypt – this year’s host of the Africa Cup of Nations – to promote and market Destination Uganda alongside the Uganda Cranes, the national football team. The Africa Cup of Nations … Continue reading Uganda gets a sporting chance to promote tourism globally

Ethiopia

Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day

As forests around the world continue to shrink, reforestation efforts have begun gaining momentum. “In a record-breaking day this week, at the Gulele Botanical Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia launched an [sic] historic tree planting campaign. Over 350 million trees were planted in an ambitious move to counter the effects of deforestation and climate change,” reported the United Nations (U.N.) Environment organization after the historic event. Continue reading… Continue reading Ethiopia Plants a Remarkable 350 Million Trees in One Day

Liberia

Weah Addresses Nation On Critical Socio-Economic Challenges, Outlines Way Forward

President George M Weah on Wednesday, May 29, delivered a much anticipated nationwide address to an anxious Liberian public, announcing several planned policy actions he said will bolster the country’s challenged economic situation and put the nation on a better trajectory of peace, economic development and stability. The President’s address comes only a week to the much-talked-about Council of Patriot’s “Save The State” planned “peaceful” … Continue reading Weah Addresses Nation On Critical Socio-Economic Challenges, Outlines Way Forward