Category: Politics & Government

President Zuma Renames Bloemfontein International airport after Hero

President Zuma Renames Bloemfontein International airport after Hero

South African President Jacob Zuma has officially renamed the Bloemfontein International Airport. The Airport will from Thursday 13 December 2012 be known and referred to as the Bram Fischer International Airport. The re-naming ceremony took place in Bloemfontein in South Africa on Thursday 13 December 2012. President Zuma while honouring Mr. Bram Fischer said “On […]

John Dramani Mahama has been re-elected president of Ghana

John Dramani Mahama has been re-elected president of Ghana

John Dramani Mahama, the incumbent president of Ghana has just been re-elected as president of Ghana under the banner of his party the National Democratic Congress (NDC). The declaration was made by Ghana’s Electoral Committee despite widespread technical glitches with the machines used to identify voters and protests by the country’s opposition, which claims the […]

Breaking News: Nelson Mandela Has been Admitted to Hospital

Breaking News: Nelson Mandela Has been Admitted to Hospital

According to South African Government sources, former South African president Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has been admitted to hospital on Saturday December 8, 2012 for tests. Mr. Mandela popularly referred to as Madiba (his clan name) is currently 94 years old. In February 2012, Mandela was also admitted to hospital. At that time, the office of […]

President Robert Mugabe Wants Blacks to Control Foreign-Owned Mining Firms

President Robert Mugabe Wants Blacks to Control Foreign-Owned Mining Firms

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said he wants native blacks to have full control of foreign-owned mining firms operating in Zimbabwe. The statement was made by the 88-year-old leader in a speech during the official opening of the ZANU-PF party conference in Harare, capital of Zimbabwe. Mugabe said: “I have told the ministry of mining […]

Cameroonian President Paul Biya celebrates 30th Anniversary as president

Cameroonian President Paul Biya celebrates 30th Anniversary as president

The Head of State and commander-in-chief of the Cameroonian Armed Forces President Paul Biya on 6th November 2012 marked the 30th anniversary of his accession to the supreme Magistracy of Cameroon. President Biya was sworn in on the 6th of November 1982 as the second Head of State of the west African Nation of Cameroon. […]

France: Hollande in, Sarkozy out. What it means for Africa

François Hollande has beaten Nicholas Sarkozy in a run-off to win the French presidential election on Sunday 6 May 2012. Hollande captured more than 51 percent of the votes as opposed to Sarkozy’s 48.1 percent who has held the French presidency since 2007. Hollande now becomes France’s new president. François Hollande is 57 year old, […]

Sarkozy’s Defeat…a very Personal Issue for François Hollande’s Family

Of course former French President or better put France’s outgoing president Nicholas Sarkozy was just beaten in an elected last Sunday 6 May 2012 by Mr. François Hollande. But what many people do not realize is how very personal this election and the subsequent victory have been for François Hollande, four of his children and […]

Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey Welcomes Tony Award-Winning ‘Fela’ to the City

Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey Welcomes Tony Award-Winning ‘Fela’ to the City

Boston City Councillor Charles C. Yancey has welcomed the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning musical, FELA!, to the City of Boston. FELA! is a musical, which tells the important story of legendary Nigerian musician, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Fela was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, a musician and composer, the pioneer of Afrobeat music, human rights activist, and a […]

Wife of South African Ambassador Thanks National Day Invitees

Wife of South African Ambassador Thanks National Day Invitees

The wife of South African Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mrs Claire Goosen has expressed much appreciation to invitees at the residence of the South African Ambassador Mr. Peeter Goosen in commemoration of the South African National Day (Freedom Day). Speaking to the Editor-in-Chief of African Celebrities Magazine she expressed her gratitude for the response by […]

Africa Gets More Attractive for Business Investors

Africa Gets More Attractive for Business Investors

Africa is becoming increasingly attractive to international investors. This was the conclusion of a recent survey about business across the continent carried out by Ernst & Young. This was the majority of opinion from about 500 worldwide companies spoken to during the survey. Although Africa’s attractiveness as a place to invest is growing, it is […]