South Africa Mourns ‘White Zulu’ Johnny Clegg

The so-called White Zulu — so named for his use of indigenous South African music and dance � passed away at age 66, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Musician Sipho Mchunu was just 17 when he met the young …

Tanzanian Press Advocate Hopes Prize “Lifts Veil” on Abuses

NAIROBI – A Tanzanian journalist awarded a prestigious prize for press freedom said Wednesday he hoped the recognition will “lift the corner of the veil” on the plight of reporters in his homeland.

Maxence Melo, a blogger whose critical writings …

Zimbabwe’s Food Situation Moving Toward Emergency, UN Says

Plaxedes Chibura of Epworth, located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southeast of Harare, is in desperate need of food aid.

“We have resorted to just one meal a day,” said Chibura, 48, who struggles to care for her grandchildren. “At …

Parliament approves VAT enforcement from 1 October

Luanda – The National Assembly (AN) on Thursday unanimously approved the application of Value Added Tax (VAT) in Angola, as of October 1, with the education and health sectors exempted from tax.

The Proposed Law amending the VAT Code was …