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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…