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Worrisome Crime Increase in South Africa

Undoubtedly, South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in Africa with its terrific panoramic landscapes, seductive beaches and architectural masterpiece. It is a nostalgic destination for many Western (and even African) tourists. However, despite the beauty and captivating qualities of South Africa, violent crime has become one of the country`s challenges and indeed nightmares. Since its first universal elections in 1994, which brought in the ANC government into power, South Africa has been struggling to curtail the…

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Reasons Behind General Diendere’s Coup in Burkina Faso

The recent coup in Burkina Faso, led by General Gilbert Diendere and the Regiment of Presidential Security (RSP) is clearly a big blow to the fragile attempt by the country to return to the democratic road. Definitely, no one with a good knowledge of the Burkina Faso politics, would doubt where the loyalty of General Gilbert Diendere lies. As a long-time aide to the deposed President Blaise Compaore, and the commander of the Regiment of Presidential Security (RSP) during…

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Nza Wants to Commit Suicide

As the United Nations Organization celebrates the World Suicide Prevention day on 10th September, efforts are being made to create awareness of the danger of suicide, the third leading cause of death among people of the productive age of 14 to 44 years. With more than 800,000 suicide deaths globally, WHO encourages people to offer support to combat suicide. Amongst others, showing care and concern to suicide-vulnerable individuals and taking their problems seriously could do much to prevent losing…

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Kata Kata Cartoon Magazine in a partnership With Piksy

Kata Kata African Cartoon Magazine and Piksy, the hugely talented most popular artist in Malawi have today announced a historic collaboration, whereby Piksy (born Evance Zangazanga) will work as Kata Kata “˜s AMBASSADOR in Africa. As one of the most promising artists in Africa, who has worked tirelessly towards addressing social problems in the continent, the mutual collaboration with Kata Kata, the authentic African Magazine with both online and printed versions, cannot come at a better time. Using cartoon…

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Cost-metics And Identity Crisis Amongst African Women

More often than not, the colour of one`s skin plays a significant role in the assessment of their beauty in Africa. The issue of skin colour is, to some in Africa, synonymous with one`s identity. Lighter skin colour is often associated with beauty and glamour as well as accorded much respect in many African cultures. Suffice is to say, therefore, that many Africans, especially women, are leaving no stone unturned – including spending a fortune on toning creams, despite…

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Nigeria: to Probe or Not to Probe Past Administrations

Accountability is, from governance and ethics perspective, answerability or liability. It is an integral part of democracy and the rule of law. In leadership roles, accountability is the acknowledgement and assumption of responsibility for actions, decisions or policies. Accountability is therefore, sine quo non for good governance. With this in mind, it must be seen as a natural welcome step when accountability is demanded from the government or individuals. The decision, therefore, of the newly elected president of Nigeria,…

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Bags of Problems and Opportunities Await Obama on His Kenya Visit

President Barack Obama of the USA is expected to be in Kenya on July 24 during the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, which aims at empowering marginalised groups or minorities, especially youth and women, through entrepreneurship. Although Obama’s visit will be his fourth to Africa since becoming the US president, he has not been to Kenya, his father’s birthplace, since he came to office in 2009 – apart from his 2006 personal visits to Kogelo, to see his…

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World Health Organization Thanks Katakata Village For Blood Donor Campaign

Blood is life. Little wonder why blood is not only important to the World Health Organization, it has set aside 14th June yearly to create awareness for the world blood donor. Like the UNO, blood is previous to and indeed part of the Kata Kata village`s cultural identity. It is therefore not a big surprise that the village has not disappointed the World Health organization in the effort to create the much needed awareness. Despite overcoming initial skepticism of…

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What Makes You Think You are Better Than an Animal?

Have you ever asked yourself what makes you a human being? Ever imagined why you think you are superior to animals? Wondered whether your thinking faculty and feelings are, in fact, not lower than those of the animals you believe you are superior to? You might take these questions for granted. Try to think unsentimental. While busy scrambling for an answer, let’s go back to the three gruesome atrocious murders that weeded out resourceful and promising lives in the…

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Nana Akufo-Addo And Ghana Election: Once Bitten, Twice Shy

It is not always too bad to make a mistake, but it can be unacceptable to repeat the same mistake, some would say. There is no country where this statement applies more than in Ghana ““ recently, the oasis of democracy in Africa. For many years, Ghana was the cradle of undemocratic rule, mismanagement, military brutal adventurism and joy ride, which led to a near anarchy. Democracy was put in the dustbin of history and hopelessness. But that dark…

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Nkandla Scandal: Invulnerable Zuma turned to Endangered Species

A recent report by South Africa’s police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, on the upgrades of President Jacob Zuma`s Nkandla home, has effectively metamorphosed the flamboyant, insusceptible President of South Africa, to a mere helpless endangered species, that urgently needs immediate attention and protection. Nkosinathi Nhleko`s investigation concluded that the President needs, in fact, not to pay back part of the R246m ($328,000; £215,000) spent on taxpayer funded security upgrades of the home. The Nhleko`s report is clearly a contradiction of…

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Burundi: Personal versus National Interests

Despite the much publicized coup attempts against him, while in Tanzania attending a peace conference, Burundi’s president, Pierre Nkurunziza managed to return home triumphantly. He was surrounded by the karyenda royal drummers, performing fanatically, leaving no one in doubt where their alliance lay.   President Pierre Nkurunziza proved those who thought his political future had been banished into exile with him wrong. Not even the overconfident generals who planned the failed coup could imagine the courage of the former…

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