Mugabe died of cancer, says Zimbabwe media

Zimbabwe’s founding president Robert Mugabe had “advanced cancer” when he died in hospital in Singapore on September 6, the state-owned newspaper reported on Monday. The former guerilla leader, who died aged 95, came to power at the end of white minority rule in 1980 and ruled Zimbabwe uninterrupted for 37 years and seven months. He […]

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Mugabe’s Body Arrives Home From Singapore

 A crowd of thousands of Harare residents grew suddenly, eerily silent Wednesday afternoon as an unmarked plane rolled slowly down the tarmac, bringing home the body of the man who many consider the father of Zimbabwe. The flag-draped casket carrying the body of former President Robert Mugabe was somberly welcomed in Harare by top officials, […]

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Samuel Eto’o announces retirement at the age of 38

Barcelona & Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o has announced his retirement from football aged 38. Eto’o announced his retirement via his official Instagram handle: “The end. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love.”

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Soyinka: UK setting bad example over handling of Brexit

Celebrated Nigerian writer Wole Soyinka has called on Commonwealth member countries to send a fact-finding mission to the UK following last week’s decision by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend – or prorogue – parliament.  Mr Johnson’s move had been seen by some as an attempt to stop MPs from preventing the UK form leaving […]

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Kenya Becomes The First African Country to Recognise Intersex People

Intersex people are born with physical characteristics that do not fit the typical definitions of male or female, Aljazeera described. A Kenya news media reported the census operation officially started at 6 pm with many Saturday with many Kenyans taking to the social media to describe the questions asked: “were not making sense.”. The governor […]

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Pogba suffers racist abuse & death threats after he misses the penalty

There appeared to be a debate between Pogba and teammate Marcus Rashford over who should take the spot-kick, with Pogba eventually taking control and taking the ball from Rashford. He went on to miss, however, after Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio dived to his right to save, and the game ended in a draw. Shortly after […]

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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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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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Burna Boy Added to Billboard ‘Emerging Artists’ Chart

Capturing the hottest 50 breakout stars that are primed to make it big in the US, Billboard‘s ‘Emerging Artists’ chart measures each artists’ success across their most influential charts, such as the Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 — where Burna Boy just made his debut.  Given Burna Boy’s triumph on the Billboard 200, not to mention the far-reaching success […]

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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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Burna Boy Just Dropped African Giant’ Album

Popular Nigerian musician, Damini Ogulu, simply known as ”Burna Boy” has announced that his much-awaited musical album ”African Giant” is finally out after a long wait. He made the announcement today through his Instagram page @burnaboygram Burna Boy’s African Giant Album After the announcement of the album, it has received positive response from Nigerians. Have you listened […]

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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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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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Mikel Obi to retire from Super Eagles after 2019 AFCON

Captain John Mikel Obi has vowed to make his last Africa Cup of Nations to remember for Nigeria and believes his presence in the squad could be a crucial factor in their bid for success. The midfielder, 32, concedes this will certainly be his last appearance on the continental showpiece event and possibly for his […]

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Ugandan feminist and lecturer jailed after writing a poem of Uganda’s President

A Ugandan feminist and lecturer identified as Stella Nyanzi, has been jailed over a poem about the vagina of the President, Yoweri Museveni’s mother on Facebook in September.  Nyanzi had used graphic and unflattering descriptions of the privates of the mother of the president when addressing how unfortunate it was for him to be born.  She critiqued his […]

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AfCFTA: The historic trade agreement launches today

Muhammadu Buhari, and other African leaders will be launching the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) today, July 7. The launch will take place at the 35th Ordinary Session of the Executive Committee of the Meeting of the African Union at the Palais des Congres in Niamey, the Nigerien capital. The landmark free trade agreement […]

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