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Shelley Walters

From the modest beginnings of a 16-year old, filled with hope and youthful optimism, Shelley Walters has gone from a cold calling sales woman to businesswomen, from entrepreneur to a leader in the sales industry, and now, officially, a winner at the Gender Mainstreaming Awards 2019 in the category Inclusive Leadership: Entrepreneur. Now though, with the honour official, it gives her renewed confidence in her ability and strengths. Walters explains...

English Premiership

English Premiership season kicked off on Sunday with the Charity Shield match between Manchester City and Liverpool . Channel Africa’s Sports Editor Thabiso Ntema watched the action and filed this report.

World Ranger Day

As countries marked World Ranger day yesterday*, South Africa's Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environmental Affairs Barbara Creecy says wildlife crime and poaching remains a major concern. The country celebrated World Ranger Day in Skukuza at the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga. Creecy says winning the battle against poaching requires a collaborative effort with other role players The park is one of the 19 national parks in the country and due to its size and the population of wild animals it has been the main target of poachers from within South Africa and neighbouring countries prompting rangers to up their game by using choppers, dogs and the latest combat technology to fight the crime. More from Minister Creecy.............

Youth Academy

The third annual youth academy has kicked off in Kigali Rwanda under the theme: "Youth Contribution to Prevent and Mitigate Electoral and Political Violence in African Countries". The academy is hosted by the department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission and the Africa and West Asia Programme of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, in partnership with the African Governance Architecture Secretariat and the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations in Rwanda. This year's Youth Academy has an objective to provide a platform for young politicians to reflect on and discuss the root causes of electoral and political violence in their respective countries amongst others. More from Ambassador Salah Hammad, head of African Governance Architecture services within the African Union..

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it is deeply concerned by the situation in Sudan

Sudan's Transitional Military Council says a number of soldiers have been taken into custody following the killing of dozens of peaceful protesters in Khartoum last week. The protesters were demanding that the TMC, which has been in power since long-time ruler Omar al-Bashir was deposed and arrested in a peaceful military coup in April, hand power to a civilian-led government. An attempt at mediating the crisis between the TMC and opposition groups by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who had met with both sides in Khartoum on Friday, is yet to show results. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation says it is deeply concerned by the situation in Sudan. Abdoulie Janneh is Executive Director, Liaison with Governments and Institutions in Africa for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

Two home-grown African seed companies have topped the 2019 Access to Seeds Index

Two home-grown African seed companies have topped the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for playing a key role in raising smallholder farmer productivity, according to new research by the Amsterdam-based Access to Seeds Foundation. Kenyan company East African Seed and Seed Co. placed first and second respectively, have both grown their activities in the region since the first index was published in 2016.The index evaluates the actions of 22 leading seed companies in Eastern and Southern Africa. More on the findings from Sanne Helderman, Senior Research Lead for the Access to Seeds Index..

National Sleep Week kicks off

South Africa has kicked-off the National Sleep Week, which highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family and professional goals. According to experts, many people are sleeping less than ever before. In fact, chronic sleep deprivation has been called 'the disease of our time'. Lack of sleep has been linked to increased risk of several heath conditions. Dr Robert Daniel is a Specialist Ophthalmologist with training in Human Physiology and Neuroscience in South Africa..

Uganda has dismissed as false the accusations by Rwanda

Uganda has dismissed as false the accusations by Rwanda that it is harbouring dissidents against Paul Kagame's regime amid a resurgence of hostility between the two neighbours.

Relations between the two nations have soured last week after Rwanda blocked Ugandan cargo trucks from entering its territory at the busiest crossing point, Katuna, and barred its nationals from crossing into Uganda.

Last Thursday, Rwanda issued a travel advisory, warning its citizens against visiting Uganda as they may face illegal arrests, torture, and deportations.

For more on this, Channel Africa's Khumbelo Munzhelele spoke to Professor Sabiti Maraka, Ugandan Political analyst. He says regional leaders should intervene and help the two nations resolve the long-standing dispute. Listen further…

8th Session of the South Africa-France Forum for Political Dialogue takes place in Pretoria

South Africa's Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu co-chaired the 8th Session of the South Africa-France Forum for Political Dialogue- with the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, in Pretoria. This is the first time that the Forum was led at Ministerial level following the decision taken during former President Jacob Zuma's State visit to France in 2016 to elevate the Forum from Directors-General to Ministerial level. Jean-Yves Le Drian, was in South Africa for a three day state visit aimed at strengthening relations between the two nations.
Channel Africa’s Zikhona Miso spoke to Mr Christophe Farnaud, French Ambassador to South Africa, about relations between the two countries

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he has ordered the police and military to be ruthless with vote riggers

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, says he has ordered the police and military to be ruthless with vote riggers, following the last-minute postponement of the general election.

The incumbent president also called the electoral commission incompetent and ordered an investigation into why the vote was delayed.

Election officials cited logistical reasons for the postponement.

Buhari made the comments at an emergency meeting of his All Progressives Congress party in the capital, Abuja on Monday.

Channel Africa's correspondent in Lagos, Collins Nosa. Atohengbe reports…


O Centro Cultural Moçambicano-Alemão, CCMA, acolhe de 25 à 27 de Julho próximo a primeira edição do Festival Internacional de Poesia e de Artes Perfomativas. Para nos falar deste evento Konstanze Kampfer e Feeling Capela, directora do CCMA e director artístico do centro respectivamente...

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