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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 […]

Netflix “American Factory” won the Oscar for best documentary feature at the Academy Awards. The film highlights the reopening of a shuttered factory in Ohio by a Chinese billionaire. Julia Reichert who accepted the award praised her fellow nominees for their bravery. “Just being in the presence, in the company of our sister and brother documentarians […]

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 […]

President Cyril Ramaphosa and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the BMW SA Group Plant they were received by BMW Board Member and Head of Production, Mr Milan Nedeljkovic and attended the official handover of the BMW vehicles in contribution to fight against Gender Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) held today, 06 February 2020 in Rosslyn, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The singer is the latest celebrity to reveal they suffer from the debilitating illness that’s spread to humans by infected ticks. Symptoms can include headaches, tiredness, muscle and joint pain and loss of energy. Other famous figures to have suffered from the infection include actor Alec Baldwin, model Bella Hadid and singer Avril Lavigne. In 2015, Lavigne revealed she […]

Dr Maponya was the first black man to secure a 100-year lease for land in Soweto in 1979 and 15 years later, after several attempts, acquired it outright in 1994. It’s on this land that he built Maponya Mall. In 2012, he went on to open Maponya Motor City in Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando […]

Two men who featured in a documentary alleging sexual abuse by the singer Michael Jackson can pursue legal claims against two of his companies, a court has ruled. Wade Robson and James Safechuck claim they were abused by the singer in the late 80s and early 90s while staying at his Neverland ranch. Jackson died […]

FORMER South African president Thabo Mbeki, who was in the country this week to facilitate dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa, is reading Excelgate, a book by exiled Professor Jonathan Moyo, which details how last year’s contested poll was rigged, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal. In startling revelations, Moyo writes in […]

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 […]

US President Donald Trump was impeached for abuse of power in a historic vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, setting up a Senate trial on removing him from office after three turbulent years. By a 230 to 197 vote in the Democratic-majority House, the 45th US president became just the third occupant of […]