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5 Breaking News From Africa For The 1st Week of June 2012

5 Breaking News From Africa For The 1st Week of June 2012

As the first week of June 2012 comes to an end, InformAfrica looked around the web for controversial and breaking news coming out of Africa that Africans and friends of Africa would like to read.

Ghana receives Africa Peace Award (APA 2012)

Ghana receives Africa Peace Award (APA 2012)

This year’s Africa Peace Award 2012 has been awarded to Ghana by the South Africa-based African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).

South Africa’s Universal Music Group signs Nigeria’s PSquare

South Africa’s Universal Music Group signs Nigeria’s PSquare

Nigeria’s top selling duo singers, P-Square, has signed a major deal with multinational music company, Universal Music Group (UMG), South Africa.

South Africa: ANC drops case against Goodman gallery over Zuma portrait

South Africa: ANC drops case against Goodman gallery over Zuma portrait

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party agreed on Wednesday to drop court proceedings against a gallery and an artist over a painting depicting President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed.

South Africa’s new security laws: who will they protect?

South Africa’s new security laws: who will they protect?

Concerns are growing in South Africa that new laws on intelligence, security and graft-busting may end up protecting the political elite more than the nation.

South Africa’s most famous township gets a new theater

South Africa’s most famous township gets a new theater

Playwright, director and actor John Ledwaba gave up theater during South Africa’s turbulent 1980s and left his Soweto home to train to be an anti-apartheid guerrilla. But he soon stopped training to lead the fight through theater, staging powerful works that exposed the horrors of racist rule to the world.

SOUTH AFRICA: President Zuma Outraged By Controversial Portrait

SOUTH AFRICA: President Zuma Outraged By Controversial Portrait

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma could be heading back to court, this time over a controversial portrait of him with his genitals exposed.

SOUTH AFRICA: Zuma’s approval rating drops, according to survey

SOUTH AFRICA: Zuma’s approval rating drops, according to survey

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma’s approval rating is said to have drop down to 46 percent in April, from a 55 percent high in February, TNS South Africa reported on Monday.

Speed marketing to highlight South Africa’s product offering at INDABA 2012

Speed marketing to highlight South Africa’s product offering at INDABA 2012

Tourists at this year’s INDABA won’t have to walk the exhibition flat to get an excellent sense of the extent and variety of excellent tourism experiences on offer in South Africa.