Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

Africa slowly turning to cremations, though long taboo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Wailing women, long speeches, livestock slaughtered for a feast. For many in Africa, funerals are multi-day gatherings and deeply traditional, with elaborate burial rites to emphasize the belief that the dead are not really dead. So some Africans are uncomfortable with the rise of cremations, long considered taboo but a growing […]

[Photos] Africa's World Cup presidents who hosted the golden trophy

[Photos] Africa's World Cup presidents who hosted the golden trophy

The 2018 World Cup in Russia is kicks off in middle of June. The crème de la crème of footballers are set to assemble in a battle for supremacy. The 32 teams will be aiming for the golden trophy that was last won by the Germans in Brazil. Africa will specifically be looking to win it […]

South Africa Wants Money from Africa Pension Funds, Ramaphosa Says

South Africa Wants Money from Africa Pension Funds, Ramaphosa Says

South Africa wants to attract more investment from pension funds based in other countries on the continent as part of a drive to boost growth and employment, President Cyril Ramaphosa said. “I am particularly interested in getting African pension funds to invest in South Africa,” Ramaphosa told reporters in Cape Town. “A number of African […]

AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman retires from international cricket

AB de Villiers: South Africa batsman retires from international cricket

Why is AB de Villiers retiring from international cricket? Former South Africa Test captain AB de Villiers said he had “run out of gas” as he announced his retirement from international cricket. The 34-year-old has played in 114 Test matches, 228 one-day internationals and 78 Twenty20 matches for the Proteas. He took time away from […]

Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

Hunter accused of giving bribes for African elephant kill

U.S. prosecutors have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing him of bribing Zimbabwean officials while guiding a Colorado tourist and working to have the ivory tusks of an elephant that the group illegally killed inside a national park imported to the United States. Prosecutors in Colorado said Hanno van Rensburg took […]

Central African leaders tweak democracy to cement power

Central African leaders tweak democracy to cement power

Voters in Burundi have backed wide-ranging constitutional changes that will reinforce the power of the president, Pierre Nkurunziza, potentially allowing him to rule for up to 14 more years after his current term expires in 2020. The measures were approved by 75% of voters, with 17% opposed, on a reported turnout of 98%. Presidential terms […]

Africa.com Top10 News

Africa.com Top10 News

The Litmus Test for Zimbabweans Living in the Diaspora Most Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa are ready to heed the call by their government to return home and take part in the economic revitalisation efforts, but many first want concrete proof that the country is on a democratic path augmented by respect for human […]

Tropical Cyclone Sagar Leaves 16 Dead in Middle East, East Africa

Tropical Cyclone Sagar left 16 dead after pounding parts of the Middle East and East Africa. It has become the strongest tropical storm ever recorded in Somalia. At least 16 were killed after Tropical Cyclone Sagar pounded the Middle East and East Africa over the weekend, making history as the strongest tropical storm ever recorded in […]