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King Cetshwayo was born in 1826 and died 8 February 1884. He conqured British soldiers during a Zulu anglo war in 1879. Finally Britain defeated him at Ulundi.

  • Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar over hijab

    Amasa Firdaus called the Nigerian Law School’s refusal to call her to the bar a violation of her right to freedom of religion. A Nigerian law school graduate was denied her call to the bar for refusing to take off her headscarf. Amasa Firdaus Abdulsalam was not permitted by the Body of Benchers to enter […]

  • My culture My Africa vol.27

    Virgin testing is a Zulu traditional practise where girls are examined their hymen whether broken or not. WHAT IS A HYMEN? It is a body part about which there are lots of myths (a story that is not true) and beliefs. THE TRUTH: the hymen usually looks like a fringe of tissue around the vaginal […]

  • Tight race as South Africa’s ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

    South Africa’s ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation’s next president. The front runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and one of South Africa’s richest people, and […]

  • Risks of taking phone into the bathroom

    Taking a newspaper into the toilet is so 20th century. These days, people are more likely to flick through their newsfeed. We all do it sometimes (admit it) even though it’s obvious sitting and scrolling isn’t the most hygienic activity. But it is really THAT bad? We asked three scientists about the dangers, and how to […]

  • New African Magazine announces its 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017

    The New African Magazine  has revealed  its 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017.  Find out who made the list at the bottom of this report. POLITICS AND PUBLIC SERVICE Amina J Mohammed – UN Deputy Secretary General. (Nigeria) George Weah – Football legend and aspiring President (Liberia) Yemi Osinbajo – Vice President (Nigeria) Alpha Condé – President (Guinea) Mohammed […]

  • The skeleton of ‘Little Foot” reconstituted by researchers in South Africa

    South African researchers on Wednesday unveiled the almost complete skeleton of the famous Australopithecus Little Foot in Johannesburg. The 3.67 million years old Little Foot’s reconstruction should shed new light on the lives of these very distant ancestors,said British paleontologist Ron Clarke. Little Foot was discovered in small pieces from 1994 by the British paleontologist […]

  • South African students build affordable prosthetic hand

      A team of electrical engineering students at South Africa’s University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, have been working on a prosthetic hand, which when perfected is expected to be affordable while still offering advanced features that can allow users greater human control. Using 3D printing, the students say they can keep the cost of production […]

  • HARARE – Zimbabwe’s former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday. The 93-year-old, who ruled the southern African nation for 37 years, resigned after the army and his ruling Zanu-PF party turned […]

  • My culture My Africa vol 26.

    Zulu people would boil their food. It is health beneficial to eat food that is cooked using water only. Fried food might taste good on your toungue but toxic because of cholesterol derived from the cooking oil. Cholesterol causes heart diseases that are perilous like stroke, diabetes and heart attack.   Ifutho is a boiled […]

  • How tapeworm get into a goat brain?

    Parasites continue to be an important concern for goat farmers and producers. These parasites can cause economic and production losses and even serious illness and death in goats. In fact, internal parasites are recognized as a common disease among goats. An infected goat may show symptoms and become lethargic, have diarrhea, lose weight or barely […]

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