Zimbabwe held its first public interviews on Tuesday to fill vacancies at the Supreme Court, taking a step towards complying with a new law that eventually could weaken President Robert Mugabe's tight grip on the country.
For weeks, Digicel, the company that revolutionized cellular service
throughout the Caribbean, has been clamping down on digital use of its
network by blocking what it says are unlicensed applications that use
telephone numbers assigned to its millions of customers.
Ford Motor Co (F.N) has a long-term commitment to South Africa, its regional head said, playing down any concerns about strikes that an engineering federation said had prompted the U.S. carmaker to consider pulling out of the country.
An international protest for the 300 kidnapped girls in Nigeria has
begun. This week, First Lady Michelle Obama tweeted her support for the
girls and set off a social media campaign that is growing in size and
gaining strength worldwide.
Yesterday evening, news broke that South African icon Nelson Mandela had passed away at the age of 95. Here, journalist and author Herb Boyd offers a personal reflection of Mandela, affectionately known as Madiba, his tribal name.