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South African pastor who ‘healed’ congregants with insecticide found guilty

The South African pastor who made headlines in 2016 for spraying his congregants with insecticide has been found guilty of assault. A court declared Lethebo Rabalago guilty on three charges of contravening the Agricultural Act by spraying insecticide on people. The controversial Limpopo “Doom Pastor” was highly condemned after videos of him surfaced in 2016 […]

Africa’s first elected female president scoops $5m Mo Ibrahim prize

Former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been awarded the 2017 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for her excellent leadership during her time in office. Sirleaf, who handed over Liberia’s leadership to former international footballer George Weah last month, is the fifth recipient of the US$5 million award that is paid over ten […]

49-year old Kenyan prostitute gets a plot land as she retires after sleeping with 28,000 men in 23 years

A 49-year-old city sex worker has decided to retire from the trade in Kenya Sarah Mutero, who claimed to have ‘serviced’ over 28,000 men in the course of 23 years of active commercial sex work, received a parcel of land worth Sh120,000 (about $1,190), as part of her retirement benefits from wellwishers. For 23 years, […]

Ghanaian government to install CCTVs in all police stations

Ghanaian government have concluded plans to install Closed-Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) at all police stations in the 216 districts in the country. Ghanaian Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia announced the initiative as part of efforts to retool the Police Service and enhance security at police posts. The initiative came after repeated attacks on police stations by criminal […]

Nigerians react as snake is blamed for $100,000 missing state funds

Nigerian social media space is buzzing after a local portal reported in Saturday that a government official had blamed a mysterious snake for missing funds of 36 million naira cash (over $100,000). The funds belong to Nigeria’s Joints Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), a state agency responsible for the registration of admission of people seeking […]

Tanzania’s ‘dictator’ president threatening national unity: Catholic bishops

The Catholic Church of Tanzania denounced the violations of democratic principles and freedom of expression by the government of President John Magufuli, accusing him of endangering “national unity” in a pastoral letter published on Sunday. “Political activities are prohibited by the instrumentalization of the police,” the letter by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Tanzania […]

Cameroon’s new separatist leader declares ‘era of self defense’

Separatists in Cameroon’s restive regions under the so-called ‘Republic of Ambazonia’ have named a new leader in the person of one Sako Ikome Samuel. The new development comes in the wake of the arrest and deportation of Julius Ayuk Tabe, the group’s known leader. Tabe and 46 others were handed over to Cameroon from Nigerian […]

Hospital in Paris suspends Rwandan doctor convicted of genocide

A Rwandan doctor convicted on genocide charges has been suspended by a French public hospital following a protest by a Rwandan government commission, the Associated Press news agency reports. The protest which was issued on Monday by the Rwanda National Commission for the Fight against Genocide came after Dr. Charles Twagira started working at the […]

DNA analysis proves first Britons were black with blue eyes

Findings of new ancestral links are always fascinating. As we gain more knowledge of how individuals lived centuries ago, we are sure to learn specific details of how connected we are to those who lived before us. New information released on Wednesday suggests that first generation Britons were dark-skinned.  A detailed DNA analysis of a […]

Zambia won’t allow sex dolls to destroy society: Religious Affairs minister

Zambia’s National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumahili has stressed that the country will not entertain use of sex toys. According to her, being a Christian and law-abiding nation, Zambia will strictly stick to the natural order of things in order to protect citizens from destructive addiction to sex toys. “The Bible says the […]