South Africa

HIV Vaccine Trial Begins in South Africa

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A new clinical trial is underway in South Africa on an experimental vaccine that could safely prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. According to a statement from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HVTN 702 is the largest and most advanced HIV vaccine...

Mos Def Arrested at South African Airport With ‘Unrecognized’ Passport

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Mos Def  seems to be in a bit a trouble with what has been described as an unrecognized “world passport”. The rapper was has been given 14 days to leave South Africa after he violated local immigration laws when he tried to leave the country....

#FeesMustFall: South African Students Are Shutting Down Universities Across the Country Over Tuition Hikes

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Over a week ago, students at the University of the Witwatersrand’s main campus in Braamfontein, Johannesburg organized a march and a sit-in to protest the university’s plan to increase tuition by 10.5-percent in the coming year and the upfront registration fee by 6-percent. Many students said the tuition hike would shut...

Essence Festival Expands To South Africa

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Each year, the Essence Festival in New Orleans draws a crowd of over 450,000 and for 2016 and 2017, the multi day entertainment, empowerment and cultural event is going International! Heading straight for Durban, South Africa, Essence Festival Durban will follow the format of its...

#Luister: This Video Exposes Blatant Racism At One of South Africa’s Best Universities

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Two decades after South Africa ended apartheid and voted Nelson Mandela into office, the country still struggles with race. While the country’s leadership looks like its majority-Black population, stark economic disparities exist. According to the country’s 2011 census, Black South Africans made 60,613 rand ($8,700...

Natural Hair Beginning To Be Seen As A Sign Of Being ‘A Real African’ On The Continent

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While the natural hair movement has not only swept through the United States but completely taken over when it comes to what African-American women identify as the true standard of Black beauty, the continent has taken a while to catch up. Relaxers have long been...