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African press review 21 October 2017

Ugandan opposition figure Kizza Besigye is back behind bars, accused of attempted murder. The government and opposition in Kenya have been drawing up battle lines ahead of Thursday's presidential election rerun. South African leader Jacob Zuma could, finally, face the hundreds of corruption charges dropped against him in 2009. Show More Summary

US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia. Haley will meet with officials from the African Union...Show More Summary

European Rugby Champions Cup: Saracens v Ospreys

Defending champions Saracens bring South African hooker Schalk Brits into their Champions Cup starting line-up.

Cricket-South Africa's Steyn targets November return

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Fast bowler Dale Steyn is hoping to make a comeback following a year out with a shoulder injury at next month's South African domestic Twenty20 competition.

Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award Goes to Brent Stirton for Rhino Poaching Photo

23 hours agoArts / Photography : PDNPulse

South African photojournalist Brent Stirton’s grisly image of a de-horned black rhinoceros, killed by poachers in South Africa’s Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, won him Wildlife Photographer of the Year honors in the annual competition sponsored by the Natural History Museum, London. Show More Summary

Cricket-De Villiers finds sweet spot on South Africa return

PAARL, South Africa, Oct 19 (Reuters) - AB de Villiers feels he is hitting the ball as sweetly as he ever following his recent break from the South African side, an ominous sign for bowlers ahead of a busy season across all three formats.

Schalk Van der Merwe: South African set to make Ulster debut but Payne remains out

Schalk van der Merwe is set to make his Ulster debut in the Champions Cup game against La Rochelle but Jared Payne will again be absent.

South Sudan forces 'assaulted' UN commander

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report obtained by AFP on Thursday said. UN Secretary-General...Show More Summary

Robert Gillow South African Safari Report

I can not say enough about these guys and am planing another trip as we speak to take more Traditional Hunters to Africa. The post Robert Gillow South African Safari Report appeared first on Outdoors International Hunting.

Civil Rights and Segregation: 21 Striking Color Photographs Capture Everyday Life in South Carolina in the 1950s

Segregation, the residential, political, and social isolation of African Americans, was accomplished in South Carolina by a long and varying effort in the aftermath of slavery. The de facto, or socially based, segregation of the races...Show More Summary

Sequel to Mandela's 'Long Walk' autobiography launched

The sequel to Nelson Mandela's celebrated autobiography "Long Walk to Freedom" will be published Thursday after his unfinished, hand-written draft was completed by a South African novelist. Titled "Dare Not Linger", the book tells of...Show More Summary

African press review 18 October 2017

South Africa has a new cabinet but there's no place for Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The mother of Rwandan government critic Diane Shima Rwigara has denied genocide charges at her trial in Kigali. And there's more trouble in Kenya with just two weeks to go to the rerun presidential election.

South African Literary Awards shortlists

They recently announced the shortlists for the South African Literary Awards -- which admirably consider writing in a large number of South African languages. The winners will be announced 7 November.

Trevor Noah reveals the real reason Trump and conservatives are obsessed with crime in Chicago

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The Daily Show is on the move for one week only, as Trevor Noah swaps his New York soundstage for the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago. Noah’s first night in the Windy City featured the South African comedian take on Chicago’s reputation as the murder capital of the United States....

African press review 17 October 2017

The African press look for answers to Somalia's bloodiest terrorist attack while South African prison official commits suicide after her affair with an inmate is splashed on social media.

Kokkie Olivier dies at 69

By Ron Jackson Former South African lightweight champion Kokkie Olivier, who fought as a professional from 1968 to 1977, died in Boksburg recently. He was 69. Born Jacobus Andries Olivier… Read More » The post Kokkie Olivier dies at 69 appeared first on

South African Paralympian Terence Parkin Named Foundation Ambassador

By Loretta Race on SwimSwam The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, an organization that teaches essential water safety skills and how to swim, has named South African Paralympic swimmer Terence Parkin official Ambassador for the Deaf and Blind. Read the full story on SwimSwam: South African Paralympian Terence Parkin Named Foundation Ambassador

Young people offers tech solutions to Africa’s problems

Two young tech innovators from Somalia and South Africa are working together to develop study guides for Somali youth. They belong to this dynamic generation of young African entrepreneurs who are bringing 21st century solutions to the table.

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