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Winnie Mandela is hospitalized but doing well – spokesman says

GINNEWS (GIN)–Veteran activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is in good spirits while she remains hospitalized for observation, her spokesperson Victor Dlamini told News24 over the recent weekend. “She is absolutely fine and doing great. I am sure that the doctors will discharge her very soon,” spokesperson Dlamini said. Ms. Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg in early March. “She is in good...

Growing movement demands return of cultural art, artifacts

Two-years-ago, a study, “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage,” found at least 90 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s cultural legacy remains preserved outside of the African continent. “Whereas many other regions of the world represented in Western Museum collections are still about to hold on to a significant portion of their own cultural and artistic heritage, this is not the case...

Nigeria: A nation in turmoil due to internal conflict and external interference

In light of constant chaos and crisis within Nigeria, some observers and experts question if it should be considered a failed state? They point to a myriad of destabilizing security issues, endemic corruption, and a deteriorated public trust within the country. Some western analysts have already signed Nigeria’s death certificate. They argue the country has fallen and needs further assistance...

Sudan protesters: ‘We will not negotiate any more with the military’

Thousands took to the streets of Khartoum recently in response to Sudan’s latest military coup. “We reject the statement (made by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan) and we will not negotiate any more with the military,” said an unnamed protester from the streets, reported dw.com. “They detained the (cabinet) ministers, they detained members of the Sovereign Council. This is a full fledged...

Superhighway paves over a Nairobi slum, leaving thousands homeless

(GIN)—An ambitious road construction project in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has demolished some 13,000 homes in the informal housing of Mukuru Kwa Njenga, technically a slum, ignoring human rights and leaving some 40,000 people homeless, says Diana Gichengo of Amnesty International Kenya.  Schools, businesses and homes across nearly 100 acres have been demolished since October as the government constructs the so-called...

UN: Africa loss $800B in illegal transfers in recent years

GENEVA—The United Nations estimates that illegal outflows of capital from Africa totaled over $830 billion in the first 15 years of this century, much of it linked to movements of high-value commodities like gold, diamonds, and platinum—straining the ability of the continent’s governments to provide services like health care, education, and infrastructure. The UN Conference on Trade and Development on...

Ghana’s Government issues apology for rights abuse

GINNEWS The Republic of GhanaKwame Nkrumah's contribution to the decolonization process in Africa (Africaspeaks.com) ACCRA, Ghana (GIN) - The final report of the National Reconciliation Commission, appointed to investigate past human rights abuses in the country between 1957 and 1993, has just been released. The commission, set up in 2002, considered the impact of socio-economic disparities and colonial policies on the...

Sudan kicks off and extends elections

KHARTOUM, Sudan (FinalCall.com) - The first multiparty elections in over two decades in Africa's largest country will go ahead as planned despite the withdrawal of several opposition parties citing campaign irregularities. Presidential and legislative elections kicked off nationwide here as more than 16 million voters were scheduled to go to 120 voting centers across this vast nation and choose the...

Venus and Serena Williams Nigeria visit

LAGOS, Nigeria - On their first visit to Nigeria, Serena and Venus Williams wanted to inspire local kids to set their goals high. “We were really able to break the mold and win a lot of Grand Slams and a lot of tournaments and not only that, but kind of change the face of tennis,” Serena said Oct. 31 before...

Africa Watch – Self-Sufficiency is Africa’s future

‘Ghana Beyond Aid:' Self-Sufficiency is Africa's future The Oxford Africa Conference and the Oxford Business Network for Africa, earlier this year, was hosted by the Said Business School and featured Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo. During an address, held in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theater, the African leader took the opportunity to elaborate on his “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. During his...