Ghanaian Police Officer Kills Himself With His Own Gun At His Duty Post

Lance Corporal Alhassan Asare, on Monday,  reportedly committed suicide at his duty post with his own weapon. According to GhanaWeb, Alhassan had reported for duty at 5:45 pm at Dukes Petroleum Fuel station. A colleague of his who visited the fuel station at that point in time said he found him seated in a plastic chair with […]

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Osun State Government declares public holiday for ‘Isese Day’

Osun State Government has declared Tuesday  as public holiday to mark this year’s traditional worshipers’ day otherwise known as ‘’Isese Day.” Ministry of Home Affairs, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Obawale Adebisi, urged traditional worshipers to be peaceful and law-abiding in their conduct during and after the celebrations. Obawale enjoined the traditional worshipers to pray for […]

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Zimbabwe’s police beat anti-government protesters in capital

Zimbabwe’s police used tear gas, arrests and beatings Friday to quell anti-government protests in the capital, Harare. Seven people were injured, including one in critical condition, and 80 people were arrested, said Nelson Chamisa, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change opposition party that organized the demonstrations. “There is not going to be any rest […]

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Angola ex-transport minister jailed for 14 years for corruption

An Angola ex-transport minister was on Thursday jailed for 14 years for corruption, making him the first high profile official to be convicted since President Joao Lourenco took office two years ago.  The Supreme Court found Augusto da Silva Tomas, who was minister under former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, guilty of six counts including […]

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Lady Rewarded With “Brown Envelope” For Twerking For Uganda Vice President

Three days ago, Uganda Vice President Edward Ssekandi got more entertainment than he expected during a public function. This is after singer Phina Masanyalaze took to the stage with a seductive dance during the International Youth Day celebrations in Jinja. In a footage of her performance, the singer is seen shaking her waist a few […]

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Six-year-old YouTube star Dies of Malaria

A six-year-old YouTube star known in Burundi for his popular comedy sketches has died of malaria, his manager says. Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman, was a primary school pupil who performed online and in theatres. He was diagnosed with malaria on Wednesday and died the next day. Malaria has killed over 1,800 people in Burundi […]

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Kenyan MP Sent Out of Parliament For Bringing Her Five-Month-Old Baby

Morning proceedings of the Kenya’s parliament on Wednesday were temporarily brought to a standstill after a legislator entered the chambers with her five-month-old baby. Christopher Omulele, who was serving as the speaker, ordered Kwale Woman Representative Zuleika Hassan to withdraw from the chamber saying it is not the right place to take care of her […]

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Malaria Kills Over 1,800 People in Burundi – United Nations

In its latest situation report, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 5.7 million cases of malaria had been recorded in Burundi in 2019 — a figure roughly equal to half its entire population. Of those cases, a total of 1,801 died from the mosquito-born disease in Burundi between Jan. […]

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Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner dies at 88

The Morrison family confirmed “with profound sadness” that Morrison had died “following a short illness”. The author of 11 novels, she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, having published her first novel, The Bluest Eye, in 1970. Over her six-decade career, she wrote 11 novels, five children’s books, two plays, a song cycle […]

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Jay Z Signs Samuel Chukwueze To His Roc Nation Sports Agency

Super Eagles winger Samuel Chukwueze becomes the sixth footballer star to join Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports agency. The 20-year-old talented winger made his senior debut for the Nigerian national team at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, making him the youngest player to score a goal at the tournament. On his social media, […]

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Student Protest Cause Temporarily Shut Down of MTN & DSTV Offices in Kaduna, Benue

According to the leader of the protesting students in Kaduna, Mr Dominic Philip, he explains his concern about the attacks, looting, destruction and mindless killings of Nigerians in South Africa. Philip, however, noted with dismay that instead of reciprocating the good gesture, South Africa had allowed Nigerians to suffer all forms of discrimination, including murders […]

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Tunisia’s 92-year old President Beji Essebsi dies

Tunisia‘s President Beji Caid Essebsi, the North African country’s first democratically elected leader, has died at the age of 92, according to the presidency.  Essebsi died at the Tunis military hospital on Thursday morning, the presidency said in a statement.  Beji Caid Essebsi He was hospitalised with a severe illness in late June, but returned to intensive […]

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Google Doodle Celebrates Buchi Emecheta 75th Posthumous Birthday

Google on Sunday celebrated Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta with its Doodle on what would have been her 75th birthday which is used to commemorate holidays, events, achievements and notable historical figures. “Buchi Emecheta was born in Lagos in the year 1944. She moved to the U.K. in 1962, with her husband and first two children. […]

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Kenya launches Africa’s largest wind farm

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has commissioned Africa’s largest wind power plant in Turkana Northern Kenya, his office said in a statement on Saturday. The wind power farm is located next to Lake Turkana, the world’s largest permanent desert lake surrounded by three national parks and an active volcano. Speaking during the inauguration of the power […]

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Algeria wins African Cup of Nations

Algeria won the African Nations Cup for the second time in their history after a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final in Cairo International Stadium Algeria, once crowned at home in 1990, once again beat Senegal 1-0 after defeating them in the group stage during the final tournament.  Al Saad forward Bounedjah victoriously led the […]

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WHO declares Ebola in Eastern Congo to be emergency of ‘international concern’

The World Health Organization took the rare step Wednesday of classifying an ongoing Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo as a “public health emergency of international concern,” just days after a first case of the virus was confirmed in the major city of Goma on the border with Rwanda.  The last time the global health body declared an […]

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AFCON: Super Eagles lands seventh Afcon bronze medal

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have won the bronze medal of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, after beating Tunisia 1-0 at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. This is the eight bronze medal for Nigeria in the Africa Cup of Nations. Odion Ighalo Odion Ighalo, 30 years old got the goal in the […]

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De Souza, Former ECOWAS president dies at 65

Alain Marcel de Souza, the former president of the ECOWAS Commission, died on Tuesday in Paris after suffering a heart attack, Beninese television reported on Wednesday. His death has also been confirmed by a staff of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja. He died at 65. De Souza the immediate past president of ECOWAS was a […]

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Cameroon sacks coach Clarence seedorf After AFCON poor performance

Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf and assistant Patrick Kluivert have been sacked following their exit from the Africa Cup of Nations. The 43-year-old Dutchman, who assumed the managerial position in August last year, leaves along with assistant coach and former global team-mate Patrick Kluivert. The Indomitable Lions were knocked out by Nigeria in the round of 16 […]

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