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Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Top News October 1, 2018 / 3:32 PM / Updated 10 hours ago Namibian president wants land expropriated to boost black ownership 2 Min Read WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. Namibia's President Hage Geingob addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Careful consideration should be given to expropriation,” President Hage Geingob said at the opening of the Second National Land Conference in […]

Marriott International To Increase Its Africa Hotels

Marriot hotel in Montpellier, France, file. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Marriott International plans to increase its hotels in Africa by 50 percent in the next five years, opening new facilities in markets where it already operates and venturing into new ones like Mozambique, the company said on Monday. Global hotel chains have been increasing their investments in Africa in recent years to take advantage of […]

Bisi Fayemi: The Extra Ordinary First Lady, Her Past Exploits

To many people, the exulted position of ‘First Lady’ is merely an acronym, a name politically invented to massage the ego of the wives of Governors and Presidents of countries across the world. However, a cotorie of First Ladies in the contemporary world had, in their own right,  been able to add value and candour […]

South African Arms Firm Fails To Pay Senior Staff in Reform Setback

South African state-owned arms manufacturer Denel did not pay senior staff their salaries in full this month, the company said, in a setback for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s drive to turnaround struggling state companies. Ramaphosa has made improving governance and stabilising the finances of state firms a priority since replacing Jacob Zuma as head of state […]

South Africa, UAE Sign Extradition Treaty That May Target Gupta Brothers

Police raid the home of the Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/James Oatway

South Africa has signed an extradition treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the justice minister said on Thursday, raising the prospect of the Gupta brothers, friends of former president Jacob Zuma, returning to face corruption charges.     The Indian-born brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – have been accused of using their ties with […]

South Africa’s Eskom Gets $205 mln Loan From African Development Bank

Workers are seen near cooling towers of the Hendrina power station, located south of Middelburg, South Africa, July 13, 2018. Picture taken July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South African state-owned power firm Eskom will get a 2.9 billion rand ($205 million) loan from the African Development Bank to upgrade and expand its transmission network, the bank said on Thursday.   The loan will fund the construction of 555 kilometres of transmission lines in the KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga provinces, as well as the […]

What Not To Say During a Fight With Your Partner

It doesn’t matter how deeply in love you two are. Inevitably, you’ll have moments in your relationship when your partner does something baffling, inconvenient, or downright irritating, leading to an argument. “It’s okay to have disagreements—that’s actually very normal in a relationship,” says New York City–based clinical psychologist Alden Cass, PsyD, author of Bullish Thinking. The problem […]

How To Explain Your Sudden Weight Gain

Diet and exercise alone aren’t the only things that affect the number on the scale. You know you might put on extra pounds if you regularly skip barre class or keep selecting M&Ms when you hit up the office vending machine. But if you haven’t changed your eating and exercise habits yet the number on the scale has […]

A Danish Bank’s Evolution Into a Funnel for Suspicious Cash

Danske Bank CEO Thomas Borgen and Chairman Ole Andersen arrive at a Sept. 19 press conference in Copenhagen to address the bank’s money laundering scandal. Photographer: Liselotte Sabroe/Ritzau Scanpix/via Reuters

Danske Bank A/S, founded in Copenhagen in the 1870s, has rarely made waves outside Denmark. That changed when the bank revealed the scale of what may prove to be one of Europe’s biggest and most brazen cases of money laundering. Some €200 billion ($235 billion) flowed through its tiny Estonian unit over a nine-year period, […]

Mutiny in Berlin Shows Merkel’s Star Waning Even Among Her Party

Angela Merkel Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel’s first foray into politics after the fall of the Berlin Wall was as spokeswoman for an East German party called Democratic Awakening.  The last act of her political career may also be marked by a drive for a new beginning — this time from within her own parliamentary bloc.  The defeat of Merkel’s […]

How To Keep The Romance Alive After Birthing

Taking just a few minutes each day to devote to one another can benefit a couple's relationship post baby. Photo: iStock

  For couples with a new baby, learning to parent, share their home and even their bedroom make up the bulk of their time during the first few months of parenthood. There are more books to read, laundry and chores to do, and there is much less time. Baby needs constant attention. Nights are busy […]

Foods That Aid Weight Loss

Nutritionist-approved weight loss foods Let’s face it—losing weight and keeping it off can be hard work. And with all the calorie-rich convenience foods that are readily available 24-7, along with sneaky weight-loss saboteurs like stress and lack of sleep that are often beyond our control, even the most determined dieters can fall of the wagon. However, […]

Liberian Govt Probing Money Flows, Not Missing Money – Officials

A review and analysis of Liberian Government officials’ statements and interviews on what has now been duped in the press as “missing billions” indicates the cumulative position of Liberian authorities is that they have not reached a conclusion that billions of printed banknotes that arrived in the country in bags and containers via sea and […]

China Says No Trade Talks as Long as Trump Threatens More Tariffs

  China said talks to resolve the impasse over trade with the U.S. can’t happen as long as President Donald Trump keeps threatening to impose further tariffs.  Just over an hour after the Trump administration imposed further duties on another $200 billion in Chinese goods on Monday, Beijing published a document reiterating its position in […]

Health Benefits of Ginger

In the kitchen, we’ve long used ginger—in anything from ginger molasses cookies and ginger tea to Indian- and Asian-inspired dishes—as a flavor-agent. But in addition to being one of the most delicious and distinctive spices on the planet, ginger root has long been touted as a panacea for an array of health concerns. Today, the health benefits […]