South Africa’s Winnie Mandela Passes Away at 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of noted African figure Nelson Mandela, died on April 2ndat the age of 81. She succumbed peacefully in the early hours of Monday afternoon surrounded by her family and loved ones. She has been fighting the illness for over a year, coming in and out of the Netcare Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg. Now the nation and the world as a whole mourns our freedom fighter. Also known solely as Winnie Mandela, the 8thfirst lady of South Africa has left quite a mark on South Africa. Born in…

Read More

Tanzania’s Orphaned Children: The Forgotten Youth

It is an all too real fact that far too many children are left orphaned alone in the world, especially in Africa. Due to multiple reasons such as complications during childbirth claiming the life of the mother, mental illness on the part of the parents, or just abandonment for no discernable reason, there are millions of orphaned children in Africa, and that just simply too many. One area in particular displays these very unfortunate statistics is Tanzania. Not only do many children in Tanzania have to make it on their…

Read More

Cape Town to Reach ‘Day Zero’ in April: No More Water

Cape Town, South Africa’s iconic city and major tourist destination, is in dire straights. Residents have 100 days of water supply left. By April 21, the city will run out of water due to the unrelenting drought: Day Zero. Authorities are trying to delay the currently inevitable by urging the public to conserve. City mayor Patricia de Lille tweeted: In an impressive display of PR, the city released a video that detailed what residents can do versus what will happen if they don’t cooperate to the best of their ability…

Read More

British Secretary of State’s Secret Meetings With Israeli Ambassadors

Priti Patel, British Secretary of State in International Development, resigned last week due to a conspicuous breach in regulation when she met with Israeli diplomats upon her two-week holiday over the summer, contradicting her statement of visiting her family. This sudden and covert meet was arranged and violated ministerial protocol, causing her political termination. As the lead of International Development, Patel’s role is supporting and providing needs for the underdeveloped and communities of developing countries. Her duties can vary from education benefits to health and agriculture. Her confidential meetings contained…

Read More

Somalia moves into three-day mourning period after deadly Mogadishu bombing

Mogadishu, Somalia

As the death toll continued to rise on Sunday following the deadly attack in Mogadishu, Somalia’s president announced a three-day mourning period, The New York Times reports. Casualties from Saturday’s truck bombing are more than 500, with at least 276 reported dead and 300 injured. A press release posted to Twitter from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management in Somalia wrote that the reported numbers are “expected to rise as more victims continue to be rescued from the rubbles in the surrounding area.” Somalia’s information minister, Abdirahman Omar…

Read More