Africa

Photos: Inside a Church in South Africa where alcohol is required for worship and baptism

Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed Bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.  “You are hereby invested as a minister … This is a double tot,” he says of the remaining whiskey in the chalice. He hands it to the […]

International

Did you know Elizabeth II is also Queen of these eight Caribbean Islands

If you think Queen Elizabeth is only the Queen of England, well here’s a lesson for you. She is the monarch of other 16 countries, including these eight Caribbean Islands. Antigua and Barbuda Located between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, Antigua and Barbuda gained independence on November 1, 1981, ending 350 years of British rule. […]

Politics & Policy

DR Congo sacks more than 250 magistrates

President Joseph Kabila has cracked the whip on unbefitting individuals who work at the judiciary. On Monday, 250 magistrates who did not have a law degree or were accused of corruption were sent packing. Through a televised event Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe said President Joseph Kabila has “sanctioned more than 200 individuals who do not […]

Business & Economy

44 African countries sign major deal to open their markets for free trade

44 African countries in total have signed a vital continental free trade agreement in the Rwandan capital Kigali to enable the long-awaited economic integration and movement of goods and persons across member states. 43 countries also signed the Kigali declaration and 27 countries agreed to ease mobility of people across the continent by signing the […]

Sport

Malawi under-20 player dies in Portugal of suspected malaria

Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama [Photo -Reuters] Malawi under-20 striker Abel Mwakilama died on Friday of suspected cerebral malaria in Portugal, where he had only recently joined a lower-league team. He was 18. Mwakilama’s manager, Venancio Patrick, said it’s thought that the player contracted cerebral malaria while back in Malawi for an under-20 African Cup […]

Success Stories

Ethiopia’s parliament appoints Muferiat Kamil as new speaker

Muferiat Kamil, a former Minister of Women’s Affairs has been chosen by the Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives as its new speaker, state-affiliated FANA Broadcasting Corporate reports. Muferiat replaces Abadula Gemeda resigned from his position last year in October. Gemeda had held the position since 2010. It remains unclear what role Gemeda will be taking […]