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Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, Global Face of South Africa’s Apartheid State, Dies at 86

Pik Botha, who became the global face of South Africa’s reviled apartheid government as Pretoria’s minister of foreign affairs, has died aged 86 after a lengthy illness, the eNCA news network reported on Friday, citing his son. By turns urbane and jovial, Botha, foreign minister from 1977 until the end of white rule in 1994, […]

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

Deliberate Train Fires Cost South African Rail Service $42.5 mln

South Africa’s state-owned rail service PRASA has lost around 636 million rand ($42.5 million) over the past three and a half years due to deliberate train fires, parliament heard on Tuesday. Most of the fires have occurred in the Western Cape province, which accounted for 71 percent or 451 million rand in damages, a report […]

Cameroon Candidate Kamto Declares Victory, Ruling Party Denies

Cameroon Candidate Kamto Declares Victory, Ruling Party Denies

Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto declared victory in Sunday’s presidential election, but incumbent President Paul Biya’s party dismissed his claim as fantasy and accused him of breaking the law by making it. “I invite the outgoing president to organise a peaceful way to transfer power,” Kamto, who leads the Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon […]

Raising Girls with Confidence

Raising Girls with Confidence

I grew up in a picturesque suburb of New York City. By all outside appearances, I had it together: confident, carefree, and a natural leader.  I went to college, built a high profile career in the media industry, got married, and had children. Then I had a daughter. The second I heard “it’s a girl,” […]

Nutrition Guide For Kids

Nutrition Guide For Kids

As a parent, you want to provide your children with the best nutrition. A healthy diet full of whole grains, lean protein, fresh fruits, and vegetables is essential for growing bodies. When you feed your family, you probably try to provide them with balanced meals, healthy snacks, and plenty of water. But, it may be […]

Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

Fun & Easy Exercises to Do with Your Kids

    With the alarming (and climbing) rate of childhood obesity in the United States, it’s more important than ever that parents model healthy behaviors for their children. Being a fit family doesn’t mean you have to drag your kids to the gym or put them on a diet. In fact, living a lifestyle of […]

MTN Documents May Cut $8.1 Billion Nigerian Claim, Emefiele Says

MTN Documents May Cut $8.1 Billion Nigerian Claim, Emefiele Says

MTN Group Ltd. and its bankers have provided more documents that may reduce Nigeria’s $8.1 billion claim on the South African wireless carrier, which could be resolved soon, Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele said. The central bank alleged in late August that MTN and four banks — Standard Chartered Plc, Citigroup Inc., Stanbic […]

South Africa Finance Chief Asks to Leave Amid Pressure to Go

South Africa Finance Chief Asks to Leave Amid Pressure to Go

South Africa’s Nhlanhla Nene asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to relieve him of his duties as the finance minister is under pressure to resign after he disclosed that he met members of the Gupta family at their home six times, Business Day reported. The Guptas are friends of former President Jacob Zuma who have done business […]

MTN Receives Counterclaim From Nigeria’s Central Bank: MTN Lawyer

MTN Receives Counterclaim From Nigeria’s Central Bank: MTN Lawyer

MTN has received a counterclaim from Nigeria’s central bank to its request for an order to stop the bank forcing it to repatriate $8.1 billion it claims was illegally sent out of the country, the South African telecom’s lawyer said on Friday. MTN has received the central bank’s response to its court filing, Wole Olanipekun […]

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s Ruling Coalition Re-elects PM Abiy Ahmed As Its Chair

Ethiopia’s ruling EPRDF coalition on Friday re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman, its chief of staff said, further anchoring the authority of the 42-year-old leader as he pushes through sweeping political and economic reforms. Abiy assumed power in April after his predecessor resigned following three years of unrest. Abiy “will lead the ruling […]