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The first case of the coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa has been confirmed in Nigeria. The patient is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and flew into the commercial city of Lagos from Milan on 25 February. Authorities say he is stable with no serious symptoms and is being treated at a hospital in the […]

One of the two hotels placed under a preventative quarantine in Abu Dhabi tells the BBC “no one can leave or enter the property until it is deemed safe to do so”. A spokeswoman for the W Abu Dhabi confirmed it had been placed under a “temporary lockdown” and that all guests were currently undergoing […]

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder, Joseph Shabalala, 78, died on Tuesday morning at Life Eugene Marais in Pretoria, group manager Xolani Majozi confirmed to TshisaLIVE. Majozi said Shabalala was with his wife, Thokozile Shabalala, during his last moments. “Yes it’s true. Mr Shabalala passed on this morning. The group (Ladysmith Black Mambazo) is on tour in […]

Founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo has passed away after a long illness at a Pretoria hospital. More details to follow.

Vanessa Bryant is revealing the complex emotions she has been experiencing since the sudden and shocking deaths of her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, and their 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant. On Monday, the grief-stricken mother and widow posted a heartbreaking message to Instagram in which she admitted she has been “reluctant” to write about […]

Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced a song medley, and it appeared it was just another compilation of songs in movies that have had an impact. But then … Eminem came on stage to perform “Lose Yourself” and received a standing ovation from the crowd. Although those at home seemed torn. Some took to Twitter to praise the […]

Congratulations to President Cyril Ramaphosa of The Republic of South Africa and Best wishes. Outgoing African Union Chair, HE President Abdel Fattah el Sisi of Egypt🇪🇬 hands over the gravel and AU flag to HE President Cyril Ramaphosa at a handover ceremony during the Opening Session of the Assembly. The President chaired the 33rd Ordinary Session […]

Businessman Genius Kadungure will spend another night in remand prison after the court today failed to deliver his bail ruling as the magistrate dealing with the matter was said to have been overwhelmed with work. Harare provincial magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti-Guriro said regional magistrate Crispen Mberewere, who heard Kadungure’s bail application, was tied up and could […]

A Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm on coronavirus two weeks before it was officially confirmed has died, the Wuhan Central Hospital have revealed. Li Wenliang, 34, succumbed to the deadly contagion in the early hours of Friday morning local time despite attempts to resuscitate him. The ophthalmologist caught the public’s attention after he was […]

US basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames. The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played […]

Tokyo — Former Japan striker Kazuyoshi Miura, who turns 53 next month, has renewed his contract with Yokohama FC to extend his record as the world’s oldest professional footballer. The veteran player, admiringly nicknamed “King Kazu” for his spirited onfield style, will kick off his 35th career season this year, the club announced over the […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Wednesday 15 January 2020, undertake a working visit to Maputo in the Republic of Mozambique to attend the inauguration of His Excellency President-Elect Mr Filipe Nyusi. Mozambique held Presidential, Legislative and Provincial elections on 15 October 2019. President-Elect Nyusi was the declared winner of the general election and will as […]

South Africa and Ethiopia have signed an agreement on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official/service passports. This, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali said in a joint communiqué, is expected to ease the travel of officials, which will contribute to further strengthening bilateral relations. President Ramaphosa and […]

The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal launched ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ this week. The Diplomatic Informer Magazine Interview with The Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of Nepal Mr. Ghana Shyam Lamsal on the launch of ‘VISIT NEPAL YEAR 2020’ Q: Why should people visit Nepal in the Visit Nepal Year 2020 […]

NEW YORK – R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty to bribery charges that US media say relate to him marrying late singer Aaliyah when she was just 15 years old. The disgraced superstar entered the plea in a New York federal court via video link from a courthouse in Chicago, where he is being detained […]

Yas queen! Zozibini Tunzi and Trevor Noah ensured that black South African excellence dominated the American airwaves on Tuesday evening as the recently crowned Miss Universe appeared on The Daily Show. When Zozi met Trevor Tunzi, an all-natural beauty from the Eastern Cape, shared a few giggles with the Soweto-born funnyman. However, it wasn’t all light-hearted banter. […]

“When they said it to me at first, I was like no, I am not going to change my hair. But then I sat down and really thought about it. “I was like: these people are asking me to change my hair because they don’t feel like my hair is beautiful because that is what […]

On Tuesday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer returns to Norway with his Manchester United team for the first time, for a friendly match against his home town team Kristiansund in Oslo. With less than two weeks until the Premier League season starts – and only two friendlies remaining – Solskjaer has yet to make any big-name signings, […]

American teenage sensation Coco Gauff continued her stunning run by easing into the Washington Open main draw with a dominant win in final qualifying. Gauff, 15, needed only an hour and five minutes to beat Japan’s Hiroko Kuwata in a 6-1 6-2 win. It will be her third WTA main draw appearance after Miami and […]

Eden Hazard suggested he had played his final game for Chelsea after his two goals helped them defeat Arsenal 4-1 in the Europa League final. The Belgian, 28, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and said that he is now “waiting on both clubs”. “I think it’s a goodbye, but in football […]