Maya Angelou pays tribute to Mandela on behalf of American people

by africaon

  • Posted on December 7, 2013

  • Comments Off on Maya Angelou pays tribute to Mandela on behalf of American people

  • Uncategorized

A day after Nelson Mandela’s death, the US State Department released a video message in his memory delivered by Dr. Maya Angelou “on behalf of the American people”. The American poet recites “His Day is Done”, a poem she composed on learning “the news expected, and still unwelcome” of Mandela’s death. Credit: US State Department…



Nelson Mandela Funeral Arrangements

by africaon

Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa’s first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since…



Mandela’s Funeral Arrangements

by africaon

As the world mourns the passing of international human rights icon, Nelson Mandela, South African President Jacob Zuma announced the date of the former president’s funeral. Mandela’s funeral will be held on Sunday 15th December 2013 when he will be laid to rest in Qunu in the Eastern Cape province. Zuma also announced there will…



Malawi Food Crisis Foretold by prophet Bushiri in 2011

by africaon

  • Posted on October 5, 2013

  • Comments Off on Malawi Food Crisis Foretold by prophet Bushiri in 2011

  • Community News

Once again Malawi finds itself in a tight spot. A food crisis set off by erratic rains, rising food prices and economic hardships is slowly unfolding. For the first time in several years, the country’s ability to feed its citizens is at risk. Sadly and unexpectedly, Malawi has lost its hard-earned status as an agricultural…



Kenyan Forces Move to Free Hostages From Mall Siege

by africaon

  • Posted on September 23, 2013

  • Comments Off on Kenyan Forces Move to Free Hostages From Mall Siege

  • Uncategorized

NAIROBI—Government security forces on Monday pushed into a Nairobi shopping mall as it spewed black smoke, in an operation to free the remaining hostages from a siege that has stretched into its third day. Gunfire and large explosions punctuated the rescue mission, sending hundreds of bystanders scurrying away from the Westgate Mall and turning a…



Mandela presented humanitarian achievement award

by africaon

  • Posted on September 23, 2013

  • Comments Off on Mandela presented humanitarian achievement award

  • Uncategorized

Former South African president Nelson Mandela was conferred the Humanitarian Achievement Award at this year’s South-South Awards ceremony here. The anti-apartheid crusader, a global icon for peace and freedom, was given the award Sunday night for his outstanding leadership for human rights and development, reported Xinhua. His wife, Graca Machel, received a Humanitarian Achievement Recognition…



Central African Republic: UN Agencies Scaling-Up Aid Amidst More Displacement

by africaon

  • Posted on September 23, 2013

  • Comments Off on Central African Republic: UN Agencies Scaling-Up Aid Amidst More Displacement

  • Uncategorized

The United Nations food relief agency is reopening its offices in the northern parts of the country and using mobile teams to reach some of the 500,000 people estimated to be in dire need of aid in the Central African Republic (CAR), as fresh fighting in the northwest is displacing more families. Wrapping up a…



New explosions in Kenya mall siege

by africaon

  • Posted on September 23, 2013

  • Comments Off on New explosions in Kenya mall siege

  • Uncategorized

Powerful explosions sent thick smoke billowing from the Nairobi mall where militants from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab group threatened to kill hostages on the third day of a raid in which at least 59 have already died. The blast was followed by other smaller detonations and volleys of gunfire but there was no indication…



President Banda Outlines Her Vision for Malawi

by africaon

  • Posted on January 23, 2013

  • Comments Off on President Banda Outlines Her Vision for Malawi

  • Uncategorized

Malawi President Joyce Banda has outlined her vision for the country, which she said is to improve the lives of Malawians by saving the troubled economy and creating good paying jobs. “My vision is a Malawi where men and women live in peace and in harmony as equals enjoying their human rights. My dream is…