Ethiopian Wedding

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In Ethiopia the Karo people usually enhance a young brides beauty by tattooing and painting her body with different African symbols. In Ethiopia most marriages are negotiated by the two families sometimes with a civil ceremony sealing the simple contract. In those ceremonies a priest may be present. After the marriage divorce is allowed but […]

Namibia’s wife swapping

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Wife swapping among Namibia’s nomadic tribes has been practiced for generations. The practice is more of a gentlemen’s agreement where friends can have sex with each others’ wives with no strings attached. The wives have little say in the matter, Known as okujepisa omukazendu – which loosely means “offering a wife to a guest” – […]

Chaos will erupt if Robert Mugabe dies: concerned Zimbabweans

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JOHANNESBURG – If President Robert Mugabe were to die suddenly, Zimbabwe would be in chaos. That is that is the sentiment from a group of concerned Zimbabweans, who met in Johannesburg on Monday to discuss the country’s future. They say they would like to see a National Transitional Authority being established, to manage the transition […]

Congolese mining sector beset by uncertainty

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Congolese mining With delays in revision to the mining code and no clear date set for the presidential election, the DRC’s miners are waiting anxiously, reports Jessica Moody. Franck Mwinkeu, logistics manager at Global Mining Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), laments the impact political and economic conditions have had on the mining sector. […]