Black Immigrants Don’t Control South Africa’s Wealth, But Are Targets of Xenophobic Violence: ‘What Have We Done to Make Them So Angry?’

Attacks on African migrant business owners in South Africa have left many migrants fearing for their lives even though much of the country’s wealth is controlled by white people, not Black immigrants. Police confirmed to Times Live that 100 people have been arrested on charges ranging from public violence to malicious damage to property, and to theft. The violence boiled over last Tuesday when taxi driver Jabu Baloyi was shot and killed by an accused Nigerian drug dealer in the capital city of Pretoria, according to multiple media reports. #pretoriacbd Jabu was…

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4 African countries you should consider for your retirement in 2019

A study done by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) found that the average female, 65 and older, spends about $19,000 per year on health-related expenses while the average male spends just a little over $18,000. There is no doubt that once you are retired, there is some unspoken drive for you to want to search for peace and quietude as much as possible. For many, it might just be about staying away from negative energies and people; for others, it means completely moving away. However, if you…

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Travel made easy – and more affordable with Travelcheck and my Promo Code.

Recently I’ve been working with the newly launched startup Travelcheck, contributing content to their fabulous website, my latest article featuring the Magic of Marrakech. They’ve now offered a PROMO CODE that my readers can use to get a reduced rate on your international and domesitc flights. Marrakech. Morocco – from the blog Located in western Morocco, the former Imperial city is a major economic hub and home to mosques, palaces and expansive gardens. Dating back to the Berber Empire, with thriving souks selling traditional textiles, handcrafted pottery and intricate jewellery.…

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Study looks at bribery as a barrier to Africans’ health care

New research demonstrates a link between health care access and bribery on the African continent, with some people who say they’ve been forced to offer bribes in the past more than four times more likely to have problems getting care than those who say they’ve never had to pay a bribe. The study is based on an Afrobarometer  survey of 31,322 adults living in 32 sub-Saharan nations, and found that in the year it was taken (2014-2015) some 14 percent of the respondents had paid a bribe to access care…

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UN chief ends DR Congo trip with assurances on security front

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres completed a three-day visit to Democratic Republic of Congo with expressions of confidence in the newly formed government and optimism that President Felix Tshisekedi and the country will meet their significant challenges. The Congolese will see “a government that wants to transform the country, an opposition that also plays an important role in political life, with greater respect for human rights and with a vision for the future of Congo,” said Guterres as he wrapped up his visit in Kinshasa on Monday. Guterres reaffirmed…

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A Master Class in Sisterhood: Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff Shine in Post-Match Moment

Photo: Clive Brunskill (Getty Images) There’s no doubt Naomi Osaka’s play was brilliant. But on Saturday, it managed to be the least remarkable thing about her. Osaka, the world’s top-ranked woman tennis player, handily defeated 15-year-old Coco Gauff in the third round of the U.S. Open, 6-3, 6-0, to continue her defense of the Open title. But it was what Osaka did afterward—what she and Gauff shared with the world—that will burn brightly in people’s memories of that match. Upon winning, Osaka walked over to Gauff, who was packing up…

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Serena Williams Rocks Tutu by Off-White at US Open Following Catsuit Ban

Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam title winner, will hit the court tonight at the 2019 US Open in a quarterfinal match on her quest for title 24. We don’t know what the fashion designer and style maven will wear, but in tribute to the one of the greatest athletes of all time, we are reposting this August 2018 article–and a behind-the-scenes video of the photo shoot for her unforgettable July 2008 EBONY cover. source: https://www.ebony.com/entertainment/serena-williams-tutu-off-white-at-us-open-catsuit/

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