“I am not quite sure what happened here. The energy was there but the skills just weren’t enough. Obviously we try and pride ourselves with our fielding and we weren’t at our best today,” he said. … [Read more...] about Australia defeat South Africa in first T20 contest by 107 runs
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England will probably have to win their remaining three group games - against Thailand, West Indies, and Pakistan - in order to reach the semi-finals. “It puts the pressure on, doesn’t it,” England batter Natalie Sciver said. “In terms of our team, a bit of pressure will hopefully see the best of us. … [Read more...] about South Africa hold nerve for win over England at women’s T20 World Cup
Critics, even inside the party, have called for a change in leadership to get the country back on track. It is hard to see a way forward from the current political mess, especially after the government's anti-corruption watchdog released a report on November 2 ordering an inquiry into corruption allegations against the president and others. Eight days later, members of the opposing parties hurled insults at each other during the debate over Zuma's fitness to remain in office. One ANC minister even accused the DA, a historically white party, of using a "black face" to further its political interests, a clear reference to Maimane. … [Read more...] about How Long Can President Jacob Zuma Remain at the Top in South Africa?
The WCF, funded by the Federal Foreign Office and the German Federal Cultural Foundation, is trying to close a gap on the African continent, as there are very minimal funding opportunities available for young filmmakers. Congolese director, Machérie Ekwa Bahango, who made her debut at the festival this year with her film "Maki'La" confirms this: "We have had no support from the government and try to get on with things as best as we can." However, the 24-year-old is optimistic about the future of the film industry in her country: "I think that if they see our films, which we produce with great courage and with our own resources, then sooner or later they will also become interested," she told DW. … [Read more...] about Berlinale: Africa’s rising film industry
South Korea raised its infectious disease alert to its highest level on Sunday as the number of confirmed infection cases continued to rise. As of Monday, South Korea had reported over 800 infections and eight deaths while Vietnam has so far recorded 16, of whom 15 have recovered. … [Read more...] about South Korea-Vietnam flights canceled to halt coronavirus spread