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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The creator of the hit US TV sitcom Ugly Betty, Silvio Horta, has died aged 45, his representative has confirmed. The show’s star America Ferrera said she was “stunned and heartbroken” after the TV writer and executive producer was found dead on Tuesday in Miami. Ugly Betty ran for four seasons from 2006 to 2010 […]

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 […]

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. […]

JOHANNESBURG – The Automobile Association (AA) on Wednesday said a litre of petrol may drop by up to 17 cents in January.The AA based its outlook on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.The decline would be welcomed by motorists as fuel prices were rising for the better part of the year.The association […]

Sho Madjozi visits Lofenste Girls High School in Orlando East, Soweto, today on Menstruation Hygiene Day (28 May) to make a surprise appearance at the school’s assembly. The singer and actress recently teamed up with Stay free as part of the brand’s global #OURMOVE campaign. The Stay free Schools programme has educated over a million girls a year on menstruation.  […]

Ghana’s record goalscorer Asamoah Gyan has reversed his decision to retire from international football after speaking to the country’s president. The 33-year-old, who has scored 51 goals in 106 internationals, said on Monday he had quit “permanently” after being replaced as captain. President Nana Akufo-Addo spoke to Gyan on Tuesday, prompting the Kayserispor striker to […]

Chances are, you are already ruining your potential to succeed in the music industry because you believe in one or more music career myths. How do I know? I am sent e-mail messages on a constant basis by tons of musicians (all seeking the answers to the WRONG questions). These are questions that may seem […]

You are about to learn the five critical elements that have fueled the success of all great musicians’ careers. Until you possess these key elements for yourself, it will be nearly impossible for you to reach your musical dreams and build a successful career in the music business. Read below to discover these five key […]

The Subways were kind enough to chronicle their North American tour for us, and we’ll be running their tour diary in several installments this week. Billy Lunn will be our guide, and as he writes, “Because so much usually ends up happening on our tours, we thought that this time round, whilst we’re on our […]

As festival season rapidly rolls in, we’re constantly being reminded of the continuing lack of diversity on our lineups. With a recent study indicating 86 per cent of the lineups of 12 major music festivals last year including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds and Creamfields were male, it seems that the ears at the top are […]