Africa

Sickness sidelines US secretary of sing for a day in Africa

Sickness sidelines US secretary of sing for a day in Africa

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson canceled his scheduled events Saturday in Kenya because he was sick. “The secretary is not feeling well after a long couple days working on major issues back home such as North Korea,” U.S. Undersecretary of State Steve Goldstein said. By the afternoon, Tillerson had improved and was expected to…

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Ramaphosa pledges ‘new destroy of day’ for S Africa

Ramaphosa pledges ‘new destroy of day’ for S Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa, 65, is one of South Africa’s wealthiest politicians New South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has spoken of a “new dawn” in his first State of the Nation address. Mr Ramaphosa, who was sworn in on Thursday, promised to “turn the tide of corruption”. He also spoke of accelerating…

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Dim Panther big title on ‘reimagining Africa’

Dim Panther big title on ‘reimagining Africa’

Black Panther actress Lupita Nyong’o talks exclusively to BBC Africa about what the film means for the continent.

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Cheers and song for contemporary S Africa president

Cheers and song for contemporary S Africa president

There were joyous scenes in the South African parliament as Cyril Ramaphosa was elected unopposed to be the new president of the country. ANC MPs and supporters burst into song after the announcement. Mr Ramaphosa, 66, became president after the embattled Jacob Zuma resigned facing numerous corruption allegations, which he denies.

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