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Video: Salma al-Majidi is first woman to coach a male football club in Sudan

Sudan’s religious authority the Islamic Fiqh Council in 2012 banned the formation of a national women’s football team in the country, describing it as an immoral act. The directive prevented many women in the country from pursuing their dreams of becoming professional footballers. But, Salma al-Majidi has surpassed all this to become a football coach, […]

If you are gay, don’t step in these parts of Africa with your partner

Homosexuality continues to be a taboo subject in Africa and other black communities around the world. Sexual attraction or relationship between members of the same sex or gender has evolved from being a hidden practice to a symbol of pride. Out of the 195 countries in the world, 72 of them are no-go areas for […]

Botswana swears in 30-year-old minister, the country’s youngest member of parliament

Botswana’s new president Mokgweetsi Masisi has sworn in his 18-member cabinet on Wednesday which includes the country’s youngest member of parliament Bogolo Joy Kenewendo. The 30-year-old economist, media commentator and policy analyst first joined parliament in 2016 as a specially elected MP by former president Ian Khama, and she is now the Investment, Trade and […]

Business mogul Dangote faults Kenya over corruption

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has faulted Kenya’s leadership for their greed and persistent failure to place matters of national interest first when it comes to development. Speaking to a renowned Kenyan journalist Jeff Koinange, he shelved his plans to build a mega cement factory in Kenya after being put off by top decision makers […]

South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma all smiles as he appears in court to face corruption charges

Former South African president, Jacob Zuma appeared in a relaxed mood and smiled broadly during his appearance in court to face money-laundering and fraud charges linked to a multibillion-dollar arms deal. The 75-year-old who is facing 16 charges stemming from the arms deal almost a decade ago made the court appearance at the High Court in Durban, a […]

Hamar: Women of this Ethiopian tribe beg men to beat them as part of custom

They are said to be abreast with everything happening around the world, even with football, but that has not stopped them from practising a rather bizarre culture of women proudly accepting beatings as part of an initiation ceremony for men. Located among the bush covered hills on the eastern side of the Omo Valley in […]

Brazil jails ex-president Lula for 12 years

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will begin his 12 year prison term from Friday, after a judge gave him 24 hours to surrender to police. Lula, 72, was once one of the most popular politicians on the planet and he easily leads polls in Brazil’s October presidential election. Last July, Mr. da […]

Ex-South Korean president jailed for 24 years for corruption

Image:Park Geun-hye is escorted in handcuffs arriving at a court hearing last year  Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye has been jailed for 24 years over corruption. She was found guilty on charges of bribery, coercion and abuse of power, and ordered to pay a fine of 18 billion won (£12m) by the Seoul Central […]

China government bans sale of Bibles

The Chinese government has banned online retailers from selling the Bible, moving in the wake of new rules to control the country’s burgeoning religious scene. The measures to limit Bible sales were announced over the weekend and began taking effect this week. By Thursday, internet searches for the Bible came up empty on leading online […]

Rwanda launches effort to closes even more churches

Rwandan worshippers attend the Evangelical Restoration Church in Kimisagara, Kigali, REUTERS A new effort to shut down hundreds of churches in Rwanda is generating mixed reactions within this predominantly Christian nation of 12 million people. The government has closed thousands of churches and dozens of mosques as it seeks to assert more control over a […]