Positives from Ethiopia Eritrea reconciliation

The Eritrean–Ethiopian War was one of the major conflicts in the horn of Africa between Ethiopia and Eritrea from May 1998 to June 2000, over the disputed town of Badme. It led to hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on the war; casualties and people […]

Mandela 100: Anti-Aparthied fighters

South Africa’s apartheid regime was a political system by the National Party that forced racial segregation between 1948 and 1994. Like Mandela, many individuals were crucial to the eventual success of anti-apartheid and the ANC party. Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu – 1912-2003 Walter Sisulu was […]

Mandela 100: Winnie & Mandela

Nelson Mandela met Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela (Winnie Mandela) in 1957, through a mutual friend. A social worker by training, Winnie married Nelson in 1958, three months after he divorced his first wife, Evelyn Mase. As he had just been sanctioned for African National Congress […]

Mandela 100: Early Years

Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on 18 July 1918, to parents Gadla Mphakanyiswa Mandela and Nosekeni Fanny in the village of Mvezo, South Africa. He had twelve siblings in total, but only two sisters were from his mother. His paternal grandfather was the source of […]

Mamoudou Gassama, The Malian Hero in Paris

This is  Mamoudou Gassama. The 22-year-old from Mali has made headlines for using quick thinking and athleticism to save a 4-year-old child, hanging from a balcony. Gassama’s impressive actions have earned him comparisons with Marvel’s web-slinger, Spiderman. After effortlessly making his ascent up four storeys, […]

MaXhosa takes ZARA to court over copyright infringement

MaXhosa By Laduma is defending African creativity by pursuing legal action against ZARA for allegedly stealing its Khanyisa Cardigan design.   The popular SA fashion brand saw legal action to be unavoidable after some of its customers spotted very similar designs on socks at ZARA […]