AU announces Kwame Nkrumah awards for African women in science

The Gender Pre-Summit of the African Union (AU) began Tuesday in Addis Ababa, with the presentation of awards to five distinguished female scientists from across the continent whose research contributions in water management, medicine and more were honored. The meetings ahead of the summit, chaired by Dr. Jean Kalilani of…

Social reviews slam South African restaurant for same-sex ban

How was the service and experience at The Lake, a South African restaurant in Brakpan? Not good, say angry protesters who quickly took to social media with negative reviews because of the upscale dining spot’s policy to prohibit same-sex couples from participating in their “date night” events. “Dining is all…

SA opposition leader defies ANC and Zuma, heads for Israel

South African opposition leader Mmuse Maimane is on a tour of Israel and is expected to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other officials, during a visit that defies the African National Congress (ANC) and President Jacob Zuma’s public appeal to avoid travel to Israel. Maimane, head of the…

South Africa’s President Zuma: ‘I will not resign on my own’

Embattled South African President Jacob Zuma vowed Wednesday to never resign, while speaking at an African National Congress (ANC) youth gathering in Durban. Zuma, who has faced repeated calls to step down from office amid questions of corruption, made his remarks during an Economic Freedom Lecture event focused on economic transformation. “I…

SPLM-IO: Machar denied entry, sent back to South Africa

South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar, head of the SPLM-IO, was forbidden from entering Ethiopia and returned to South Africa, a spokesman for the rebel group told the Sudan Tribune. Machar was traveling to the SPLM-IO headquarters in Pagak, near the Ethiopian border, when he was stopped at Bole International…