Latest news on the COVID-19 in Africa

From Algeria to Liberia, We look at some of the most interesting COVID-19 related developments across the continent. This is your Pin Alert for the past week!

South African, Zozibini Tunzi, crowned Miss Universe 2019

Miss South Africa, Zozibini Tunzi, has been crowned Miss Universe 2019 “I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me — with my kind of skin and my kind of hair — was never considered to be beautiful, I think it […]

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 […]

Why do African leaders go abroad for medical treatment?

Medical tourism is when people visit other countries only to use their medical system. Over the years, African leaders have developed a reputation for engaging in this practice.   Some examples include:   Muhammadu Buhari – Nigeria  Muhammadu Buhari infamously went to the UK for […]

Southbank Centre’s Africa Utopia festival is back for the 6th year

Africa Utopia festival returns to Southbank Centre for the sixth year showcasing leading artists, performers, writers and thinkers from Africa and its diaspora. Africa Utopia 2018 will feature four days of music, comedy, film, theatre, dance, literature, fashion, workshops, market stalls, talks, debates and free […]

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 […]