Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo) Tendai Maraire’s work as one half of Shabazz Palaces, along with his project Chimurenga Renaissance, has earned the kind of critical adoration most musicians dream of. Maraire moved to Seattle from Zimbabwe as a small child and, along with his family, became deeply involved in both […]

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

The British press has been devoting acres of coverage to a £1-billion foreign direct investment deal into Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England. Branded as an extension of the “golden era” of relations between Britain and China, the contract between Sheffield and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has been heralded as a remarkable […]

Search for successor to revered public protector grips South Africa – The Guardian

In a country that loves its reality shows, a very public competition is attracting record audiences. It does not involve a wedding or a singing child; there is no dancing and no mascara. There is, however, a celebrity: Thuli Madonsela. Appointed as South Africa’s constitutionally mandated public ombudsman – officially known as the public protector […]

Zephany Nurse baby-snatcher jailed in South Africa – BBC News

Image caption Zephany Nurse was taken three days after being born A South African court has jailed a woman for 10 years for kidnapping a baby from her hospital bed 19 years ago and raising her as her own. The 51-year-old woman was arrested in 2015 after people noticed an uncanny resemblance between the girl, […]

The Devious Art of Securing Influence in Africa – STRATFOR

<!– Summary By Stephen Rakowski Leaders around the world must routinely deal with threats to their personal security. For the heads of many African countries, contending with those threats can be an especially fearsome endeavor. Since gaining their independence, many African nations have remained poor, weak states filled with competing ethnic and political factions, making it […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya wins 800m gold for South Africa – BBC News

Rio Olympics 2016: Caster Semenya wins 800m gold for South Africa – BBC News

Media playback is not supported on this device Commanding Semenya eases to 800m gold South Africa’s Caster Semenya won Olympic gold in the 800m but Great Britain’s Lynsey Sharp missed out on a medal as she finished sixth. Semenya, 25, set a national record to win in one minute 55.28 seconds and finish well clear […]