South Africans defend Mandela after alleged Trump insults

South Africans weighed in Tuesday on the alleged comments of President Donald Trump of the United States, whose remarks about African nations have faced scrutiny before but now include the late Nelson Mandela. This time they’ve come up again through a new book written by former Trump attorney and disgraced insider Michael Cohen. Cohen’s “Disloyal” book details racist comments, including a criticism of Mandela, that the White House continues to deny; some of the remarks reported in 2018 drew outrage from Botswana and other African nations at the time. “We…

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South African Netflix Documentary Showcases Inspirational Octopus

Underwater Inspiration Off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa, the water holds an incredible love story between a man and an octopus. Craig Foster, a renowned filmmaker, has been diving daily for many months to find his 8-tentacled friend, discovering a remarkably rich ecosystem that goes beyond basic human imagination. “It has taken me almost 10 years to complete this project, although the main story is the result of an intense year that I had the privilege of living with this amazing octopus in the great forest of the…

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RECLAIMING OUR HEALTH & WELLNESS NOW featuring RONDA BROWN

Date: September 08, 2020 2 Views [embedded content] LanceScurv is a Social Media Influencer, Culture Critic, Podcast Host, Blogger & Cartoonist who has a keen interest in the global unity of African people and who focuses on the issues that the Mainstream Media is deathly afraid to touch! Liked it? Take a second to support LanceScurv on Patreon! Syndicated content. For original article click here

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South Africa: Economy Down by 51% in 2nd Quarter

South Africa’s economy, the most industrialised in Africa, collapsed by 51% between April and June in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the country’s statistics agency. An unprecedented decline in GDP was anticipated as the national lockdown on March 27th imposed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, saw limited population movement to the detriment of economic activity. By Junee’s end, the economy had already shrunk by 2% mainly due to the decline in activity of the mine and manufacturing industries. limiting the movement of the population to…

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Unique Experiences In Egypt

Is there anywhere on Earth more culturally fascinating than Egypt? With a history which stretches back to the beginning of civilisation, and a contemporary culture which has plenty to offer for the modern traveller, it’s hard to look past this North African giant as a potential holiday destination.  There are countless wonders to explore throughout the country. In fact, there are so many it might be hard to work out exactly what you want to sink your teeth into first. Whether it’s an adrenaline rush, culinary delight or a historical…

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Ivory Coast on edge as high-stakes election looms

Ivory Coast’s October election was always likely to be tense – but President Alassane Ouattara’s decision last month to seek a controversial third term has dramatically raised the stakes. After all, it was only on March 5 that Ouattara announced he would not stand for re-election, even as he insisted that constitutional amendments introduced in 2016 allowed him to run again. Pledging to “pass on the torch to a new generation”, the 78-year-old a week later told a gathering of the governing RDHP party they “will be in good hands”…

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Meet The Cameroonian Singer Heating Up The Global Music Scene

In a world where a lot of artists increasingly sound the same, Lorine Chia is refreshingly unique. The Cameroonian-born, US-based star mesmerises with her strained, raspy voice that delivers bone-chilling soulful ballads. Her music is distinct yet diverse, straddling the genres of futuristic R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. Lorine’s varied subject matter veers between personal stories, social issues, and matters of the heart. Having started singing at a young age, the 24-year-old artist learnt the real power of music at the age of 15 when she taught herself how to play…

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They’re So Hot Right Now – Young African Artists You Need to Know!

Africa’s art landscape is packed with tremendously talented artists who are gaining prominence locally and abroad. From Ghana to Kenya, Mozambique to Egypt, there’s a generation of painters, sculptors, photographers, and installation artists whose work will astound you. Don’t just take our word for it – check it out yourself. Eddy Ilunga – Democratic Republic Of Congo Born in 1991 in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eddy Ilunga is one of the extraordinarily talented young artists Africa has to offer. The painter’s bourgeoning fame can be attributed to his bright…

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Chadwick Boseman and the Semiotics of Liberation

Chadwick Boseman (Budiey/Flickr). The actor’s gift is to see themselves through the eyes of their audience, while maintaining an internal sense of sincerity that suspends our disbelief. It is a diligent craft, requiring a grace that evolves through every moment of a performance. Chadwick Boseman was a master of this authenticity. His voice and bearing gave us a sense of truth, despite the artifice of dramatic performance. As an intellect, he embodied his roles in ways that simultaneously honored his subjects, his collaborators, and his viewers, lifting us all to…

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Leveraging Your Investment Assets To Unlock Diversification & Cashflow Fluidity

While the economy remains in turmoil, borrowing still plays an important part in managing one’s portfolio to ensure that you diversify investments and unlock cashflow where necessary, especially during these uncertain economic times. Options such as Securities Based Lending (SBL) allow you to leverage your share portfolio as security to access credit.  SBL is a lending solution that is time sensitive, flexible, simple and effective. Clients also have exposure to the market and potential capital growth, dividends, interest income as well as available credit tied to the market value and volatility of…

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