Tag Archives: Spotlight

Africa's infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, November 26, 2018 (ECA) – The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria …
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Robert Mugabe’s Singapore medical visit puts the spotlight on African leaders and medical tourism

Mugabe isn’t the only politician to fuel the medical tourism discussion. 

David Mabuza

Early in November, South African deputy president David Mabuza raised eyebrows by going to Russia on sick leave.

According to Sunday Times, Mabuza’s spokesperson, Thami Ngwenya, said although the deputy president had taken sick leave, he was not “ill”. 

“It would be mischievous to ask how ill is the deputy president when no such inference was made,” said Ngwenya.

Jacob Zuma

In 2015, former president Jacob Zuma also allegedly sought the expertise of medical professionals in Russia, stated a Sunday Times report.

Claims implicated Zuma’s wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, in a plot to poison the former president. 

Zuma allegedly found out while on a visit…

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Morocco under the spotlight for treatment of African migrants | Morocco News

Tangier/Rabat/Casablanca, Morocco – Nine months ago, Hadj arrived in Morocco from Burkina Faso with one single goal: reach Europe and change his and his family’s life.

Unable to find a job at home, the 29-year-old political scientist says he knew full-well the dangers and risks en route before setting off on the journey to reach Spain.

After making it to Morocco via Mali and Algeria, Hadj headed to Tangier, a tourist city on the country’s northwestern tip, just 14km from Spain’s southern border via the Mediterranean.

“From the beach in Tangier, I could see Europe. I was closer to my dream than ever before,” Hadj told Al Jazeera after reluctantly agreeing to talk in a forest on the city’s outskirts where he has taken shelter with around 20 other people from various sub-Saharan African…

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Report shines spotlight on employment barriers for African community

An important spotlight has been placd on the barriers faced by many members of the State's African community when seeking employment by the …
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Climate change awareness takes the spotlight at film screening

This weekend, the longstanding Caribbean struggle against the impact of global warming added a new milestone.

The Embassy of Argentina in Bridgetown and the BlueGreen Initiative Inc. (BGI), in association with the University of the West Indies-CERMES, hosted the inaugural screening of “Climate Change: Here and Now”, a three-part documentary film series depicting the impacts of Climate Change in small island developing states.





The event opened with a crowded “Green Carpet”, surrounded by information booths and various sponsor displays.

The diverse audience attending the affair included Governor General, Her Excellency Dame Sandra Mason; Leader of the Opposition, Bishop Joseph Atherley; Argentine Ambassador Gustavo Martinez Pandiani; Barbados Defense Force Chief of…

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Caribbean News – As Donald Trump Tightens Immigration Loopholes TLC Keeps The Spotlight On The K-1 Visa

The current Season 6 of the Show sees Jamaican Conroy ‘Jay’ Smith, 20, making his appearance as the fiancé of 31-year-old American, Ashley Martson.


By NAN Contributor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Tues. Oct. 30, 2018: While the Donald Trump administration is ramping up deportation and shuttering the door on legal immigration, TLC is keeping the spotlight on the K-1 Visa with the reality TV show, ‘90 Day Fiance.’

The show has offered a unique look into the world of international dating and matrimony as U.S. nationals sponsor overseas partners on the K-1 visa and the couple then have 90 days to get married or the visiting partner will have to return home. It first aired in January 2014.

The current Season 6 of the Show sees Jamaican Conroy ‘Jay’ Smith, 20, making…

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