Showing posts with label Africa News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa News. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

South African anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada dies at 87

Leading South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, one of Nelson Mandela’s closest colleagues in the struggle against white rule, died early Tuesday aged 87, his eponymous charity foundation said.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Zimbabwean woman confesses to eating 10 human bodies

A Zimbabwean woman from Harare claiming to be a witch has allegedly eaten ten human bodies with her syndicate. Speaking in a recent interview with local media, Kwayedza, the 37-year-old said that the spirit became strong in 2012 and ever since then she has approached many apostolic prophets who have failed to exorcize the spirit.

South Africa mining massacre victims offered £75m in damages

The South African government has offered to pay 1.17bn rand (£75m) in compensation to victims of a 2012 police shooting that left 34 mineworkers dead and dozens wounded. 'The 1.17bn rand presented here is an amount linked to a certain number of individuals’ loss of support’ injuries and of course fatalities,” the police minister, Nathi Nhleko, told lawmakers.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Despite financial crisis, Namibian president Hage Geingob increases his salary

Namibian president Hage Geingob last week approved salary increases of 6% for himself and fellow politicians, effective from this month. In 2015, the Public Office-Bearers Remuneration and Benefits Commission (POBC) recommended the increases in salary for politicians but Geingob did not approve them because of the economic situation.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Nigerian man sentenced to 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking 15-year-old South African girl

Nigerian national, Ugochukwu Eke was on Monday, March 13th, sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Johannesburg High Court for drugging and sexually exploiting an underage girl, living off the earnings of sexual exploitation and being an accomplice to her rape and trafficking

Monday, February 27, 2017

Best University in West Africa, University of Ghana (photos)

The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings has announced Africa’s best Universities in its recent publication. University of Ghana tops other universities in West Africa.
The University of Ghana was ranked the 7th in Africa making Ghana’s premier university topmost in the West Africa sub region. See more beautiful photos...

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Woman who chopped off husband's penis denies court charge

The Kenyan woman who on Monday, February 20, 2017, confessed to having knifed her husband's penis has denied the claims.
Earlier we reported that Ms. Angel Mutuku, in her mid-20s had been charged for the act, which she committed on Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Zuma to begin presidential campaign for his ex-wife to replace him

Last month, we reported that President Jacob Zuma will be endorsing his ex-wife, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma following his assertion that he wouldn’t be vying for a third term, and that his political party is ready for a woman President.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My balls were squeezed - SA opposition leader, Malema on Parliament brawl

The leader of Economic Freedom Fighters, Julius Malema is alleging that his balls were squeezed during Parliament  brawl at the State of the Nation address in South Africa.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Lagos Big Boy Jailed In US For Scamming Women $1.7m

A US court has sentenced a Nigerian, Olayinka Ilumsa Sunmola, to 27 years in jail for international romance scam he perpetrated from 2007 to 2014.
Lagos-born Olayinka, who was the ringleader of a love scam organisation based in South Africa, was also ordered to repay $1.7million.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Another Ponzi Scheme Owner Hiding In Nigeria Has Been Arrested

Tightening its screw on the multi-crore ponzi scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), India's premier law enforcement agency for the investigation of corruption cases, on Friday, February 3, arrested Mir Sahiruddin, managing director of Green Ray International Limited (GRIL) who was on the run for nearly three years.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

President Adama Barrow Returns To His Country

Yahya Jammeh is gone for good. The Gambia is experience fresh air and President Adama Barrow has returned home, to lead his people into a new era. New beginning! More pics...

Monday, January 23, 2017

Tinubu’s Private Plane Flies Yahya Jammeh Into Exile


More details of the peaceful battle to restore democracy in The Gambia became known yesterday.

After days of stand-off, former President Yahya Jammeh suddenly agreed to quit office, yielding to last-minute pressure from Guinean President Alpha Conde and his Mauritanian counterpart Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, who were with him between Friday and Saturday.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Finally! Gambia's ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, steps down (video)

Immediate past president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has stepped down from office. He announced his decision in a Nationwide broadcast he addressed last night.
"I have decided today in good conscience to relinquish the mantle of leadership of this great nation with infinite gratitude to all Gambians.

Friday, January 20, 2017

President Jammeh Gives Conditions To Hand Over Power

The leaders of Guinea and Mauritania arrived Gambia's capital Friday in a last-ditch diplomatic effort to get defeated President Yahya Jammeh to cede power, while a regional military force was awaiting orders to act.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

People who spoke to rescued Chibok girls say they have stories Govt does not want told- AP reports

People who have spoken to the freed girls say they have stories the government does not want told, reports Associated Press.

48 hostages rescued after Bauchi police command stormed kidnappers hideout in Yuga Forest

The Bauchi state police command recently raided the hideout of a kidnapping gang inside Yuga Forest in Toro Local government area of Bauchi state and rescued 48 hostages held by the gang.

We are Working to Legislate Against Early Marriages – Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has said that the Kano Emirate Council and the government of Kano state are working towards enacting a law that will stop early marriage in Northern Nigeria.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Fani-Kayode's ex-wife Saratu gets appointment from Ghana's President-Elect

Ghanaian president-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has announced 53-yr old Saratu Atta as his personal assistant. Saratu Atta is one of Femi Fani Kayode's ex-wife.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Female Banker Absconds With Customers' N65million

A 33-year-old outsourced worker of Stanbic Bank (pictured above) has been declared wanted by the Police for allegedly defrauding scores of customers of the bank.
She works in the Ghana branch of the bank. The police in Ghana have launched a manhunt for her over the fraud said to be over GH¢900,000.