Influential Africans Part 2 | The story of Queen Nzinga of Angola

26 May 2020, 5:13 PM
In this episode of Influential Africans, we bring you the story of a woman in the seventeenth-century Angola - Queen Nzinga.  
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Arrest of journalist in Lesotho condemned 16 September 2017, 7:38 AM

Amnesty International has condemned the arrest of a journalist in Lesotho calling it a ploy to intimidate the country's media.

Africa aims to grow its film industry 15 September 2017, 4:30 PM

Africa has set up an ambitious program to grow the continent’s film industry from 5 billion US dollars to 20 billion US dollars, with the potential to create at least twenty million jobs, according to the African Union (AU). The AU is in the final stages of setting up the African Audio Visual and Cinema […]

Africa aims to grow its film industry 15 September 2017, 4:30 PM

Africa has set up an ambitious program to grow the continent's film industry from $5 billion to $20 billion.

EU: spot checks show confusion, not conspiracy in Kenyan election 15 September 2017, 9:56 AM

Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya’s presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday, based on random checks of tallies from polling stations. The finding was announced as Kenya gears up for a re-run of the contest between President Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger Raila Odinga on Oct. […]

EU: spot checks show confusion, not conspiracy in Kenyan election 15 September 2017, 9:56 AM

Observers found some technical problems but no evidence of vote-rigging in Kenya’s presidential election last month, the European Union said on Thursday.

SADC to hold a double Troika in Pretoria 14 September 2017, 9:38 PM

The Southern African Development Community, SADC, will convene a Double Troika Summit of Heads of State and Government in Pretoria on Friday. This comes after recent political and security development in Lesotho. President Jacob Zuma will chair the summit. Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane,says numerous attempts have been made to halt the political instability in […]

SADC to hold a double Troika in Pretoria 14 September 2017, 9:38 PM

The Southern African Development Community, SADC will convene a Double Troika Summit Heads of State and Government in Pretoria on Friday.

UN investigating leaked sex abuse complaints in CAR 14 September 2017, 9:32 PM

The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African Republic were mishandled or unreported. The U.N.’s 10,000-strong mission in Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has been dogged by accusations of sex abuse since it deployed in 2014 to […]

UN investigating leaked sex abuse complaints in CAR 14 September 2017, 9:32 PM

The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers Central African Republic.

Lesotho officials appear in court on various charges 14 September 2017, 5:03 PM

Former Lesotho minister Minister of Finance Dr Mamphono Khaketla appeared briefly in the Maseru Magistrate’s Court on Thursday with her co-accused Thabo Napo. They are charged with soliciting a R4 Million bribe from a fleet service Lebelonyane which was to supply government with a vehicle while still Finance Minister. Meanwhile, there’s been a breakthrough following […]

Lesotho officials appear in court on various charges 14 September 2017, 5:03 PM

Former Lesotho minister Minister of Finance Dr Mamphono Khaketla appeared briefly in the Maseru Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

EU calls for improved presidential polls in Kenya 14 September 2017, 3:53 PM

The European Union (EU) has urged the Kenyan electoral commission to conduct to provide for successful presidential polls next month. The EU has recommended that the commission develop more transparent procedures for counting, tallying and results transmissions. Kenya is preparing for fresh presidential elections next month after the Supreme Court nullified the August polls. The […]

EU calls for improved presidential polls in Kenya 14 September 2017, 3:53 PM

The European Union (EU) has urged the Kenyan electoral commission to conduct to provide for successful presidential polls next month.

We’ll campaign Mugabe’s G40 out: War vets 14 September 2017, 7:57 AM

Zimbabwean war veterans fired from the ruling Zanu PF party have vowed they will campaign against President Robert Mugabe’s preferred successors as long as they were rooted in the G40 faction angling to succeed the 93-year-old leader. The Christopher Mutsvangwa-led Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans’ Association made the declaration on Wednesday at a press conference […]

We’ll campaign Mugabe’s G40 out: War vets 14 September 2017, 7:57 AM

Zimbabwean war veterans fired from the ruling Zanu PF party have vowed they will campaign against President Robert Mugabe’s preferred successors.

Red Cross halts aid to swathe of South Sudan after staff member killed 13 September 2017, 5:53 PM

The Red Cross has halted operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen shot dead a staff member, in what the U.N. said on Wednesday was the biggest such suspension during the country’s four-year civil war. Kennedy Laki Emmanuel, a driver for the Red Cross, died on Sept. 8 when gunmen fired on a […]

Red Cross halts aid to swathe of South Sudan after staff member killed 13 September 2017, 5:53 PM

The Red Cross has halted operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen shot dead a staff member, in what the U.N. said on Wednesday was the biggest such suspension.

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria’s northeast 13 September 2017, 7:17 AM

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria that has struck more than 1 000 people housed in camps for those who fled Boko Haram are being hampered by the lack of a referral system to identify new cases, a United Nations official said. Health officials in Borno, the northeastern state at the epicentre […]

Referral challenge hits bid to contain cholera in Nigeria’s northeast 13 September 2017, 7:17 AM

Efforts to contain a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria that has struck more than 1 000 people housed in camps for those who fled Boko Haram are being hampered.

AfriForum won’t be deterred in Mugabe’s assault case 12 September 2017, 4:45 PM

AfriForum says they won’t be deterred in their case against the embattled Zimbabwe’s First Lady, Grace Mugabe. This after news agency, Reuters reported that Mugabe gave a statement to South African police denying that she assaulted model, Gabriella Engels with an electric cable in a Johannesburg hotel – claiming instead that an “intoxicated and unhinged” […]

AfriForum won’t be deterred in Mugabe’s assault case 12 September 2017, 4:45 PM

AfriForum says they won't be deterred in their case against the embattled Zimbabwe's First Lady, Grace Mugabe.

Zimbabwe can feed itself again, Mugabe claims 12 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe told parliament on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe can feed itself again, Mugabe claims 12 September 2017, 3:51 PM

Zimbabwe produced enough food to feed its people for the first time since adopting a controversial policy to strip land from white farmers, President Robert Mugabe told parliament on Tuesday. From the year 2000, hundreds of white farmers were evicted from their farms, often violently, and land was handed to allies of the ruling ZANU-PF […]

In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech 12 September 2017, 6:25 AM

Kenyan police detained ruling party lawmaker and former opposition senator on Monday for alleged hate speech.

In volatile Kenya, MP and former senator detained over hate speech 12 September 2017, 6:25 AM

Kenyan police detained a ruling party lawmaker and a former opposition senator on Monday for alleged hate speech, as political tensions simmered following the Supreme Court’s decision to annul the presidential election. Both the candidates in that ballot, incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta and veteran opposition leader Raila Odinga, also ratcheted up the temperature in public […]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads -WHO 11 September 2017, 6:24 AM

More than 500 people have died so far in a cholera epidemic that is sweeping the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Outbreaks of the water-borne disease occur regularly in Congo, mainly due to poor sanitation and a lack of access to clean drinking water. But this year’s epidemic, which has […]

Over 500 dead as Congo cholera epidemic spreads -WHO 11 September 2017, 6:24 AM

More than 500 people have died so far in a  cholera epidemic that is sweeping the  Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company 10 September 2017, 3:32 PM

The Tanzanian government said on Sunday it had confiscated diamonds worth nearly 30 million dollars after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value when trying to export the gems. Speaking on government television channel TBC 1, Finance Minister Philip Mpango said the diamonds extracted from the Williamson Diamonds mine had been […]

Tanzania seizes diamonds from British mining company 10 September 2017, 3:32 PM

The Tanzanian government said it had confiscated diamonds worth nearly 30 million dollars after accusing British company Petra Diamonds of having declared a lower value.

AU pushes for lasting peace in Libya 10 September 2017, 1:04 PM

The AU High Level Committee has welcomed the interest shown by the Libyan people to resolve the current political conflict in their country. The meeting of the six-member panel that includes President Jacob Zuma, ended in Congo-Brazzavile on Saturday night. The one-day meeting was called to find lasting solutions to the Libyan crisis. War has […]