Africa’s top 5 female scientists awarded $20,000 each by AU with EU support

Africa’s top 5 female scientists for the year 2016 were honoured by the African Union (AU) at its headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa earlier this week. The winners were pooled from all the continent’s regions except Central Africa. West Africa had two recipients with East, North and Southern Africa completing the list with one each. What More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 26th, 2016

East Africa: Gulf Nation Grows Military Foothold in Horn of Africa

The United Arab Emirates is proving to be a powerful actor in the Northeast Africa peninsula which is home to eight nations. It has secured two military bases, one in Eritrea and the other one in Somaliland, strategic More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Why breastfeeding in South Africa still needs champions

Breastfeeding has been proven to protect the health of mothers and babies. It naturally inoculates babies against disease because the mother’s immune system kick starts the baby’s ability to resist illness. More...

By afriknews On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The top baby names in South Africa for 2016

If you named your girl Iminathi, Minenhle and Rethabile in the last two years, you picked one of the top 3 names for girls in South Africa, according to the latest Statistics South Africa’s Recorded Live Births More...

By afriknews On Friday, April 1st, 2016

Sports supplements for schoolkids under spotlight

177753810 Winning is the ultimate goal for athletes. To achieve their aim, sportsmen and women often look beyond the tried and tested methods of well-planned training programmes, adequate rest, and a balanced diet, More...

By afriknews On Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

Barthe Cortes on the cover of African Magazine

Bill Stewart- African writer, journalist and political commentator-  talks to people who have had a chance to meet  Barthe Cortes – these stories are like the pieces of the puzzle which he uses to build More...

By afriknews On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Facebook climbs to 1.6 billion users as profit doubles

Facebook quarterly profit more than doubled as its ranks swelled during the past year to a mammoth user base of nearly 1.6 billion, it said Wednesday. “Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving,” More...

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By afriknews On Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Barthe Cortes hands out 14. 000 000 Rand to complete strangers

” It was like Christmas before Christmas Eve! BC was just like Santa Claus except he’s slimmer, doesn’t have the huge beard and, rather than leaving gifts under the tree, he gives away money to More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

22 great hip-hop tracks you can play around your kids

I’ve always loved hip-hop. I can’t quite remember the first artist that got me switched on to it. I’d love to say it was Tribe Called Quest or Boogie Down Productions when I was 15.  But it wasn’t. I remember More...

By afriknews On Monday, December 7th, 2015

6 reasons why you should always follow a Sagittarian’s advice

Those born under this sign can often come across as cold and heartless. But love and care lies in the hearts of these Archers. Here’s why you’ll always be looking towards their arrows for guidance.  They’ll More...