Africa Featured World 

Waiter shot dead for being too slow in serving a customer

A waiter was shot dead by a customer at an eatery on the outskirts of Paris, France for being too slow in serving. According to the AFP a customer got angry for having to wait a bit longer to be served a sandwich he ordered for. According to eyewitnesses the gunman lost his temper “as his sandwich wasn’t prepared quickly enough”. A source close to the investigation said Saturday that deceased’s colleagues had to call police after he was shot. The waiter was shot in the shoulder with a handgun…

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Africa East Africa World 

At least nine killed in fuel tanker explosion in Uganda

A fuel tanker explosion on Sunday has killed at least nine people, with several others reportedly unaccounted for. Local media reported that the incident occurred in Kyambura trading centre, Rubirizi District, in western Uganda. A local official Harriet Nabukenya told Daily Monitor that the driver of the fuel truck lost control and rammed into two commuter taxis parked on the roadside. The collision resulted in the explosion with about 40 retail and wholesale shops being burnt. Many residents and traders have reported of losing all their goods and property in…

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Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s slave dungeons move Steve Harvey to tears

American comedy sensation Steve Harvey who visited Ghana for holiday was on Saturday moved to tears after a visit to the country’s Elmina Castle, central of the country. The Castle built by the Portuguese once hosted slaves who were shipped to America and Europe 400 years ago. The 62-year-old Family Feud host was joined by his family at the site of the historical atrocities. Mr. Harvey and his wife emerged from a small dungeon where their ancestors were kept in a very inhumane conditions before saying goodbye to Africa into…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Zuma’s relative shot dead by ‘jealous’ lover

Police in Johannesburg in South Africa have arrested a 33-year old man who shot and killed his lover. The deceased, Silindile Zuma, 30, was shot twice in the face by the suspect Mbuzeleni Mpungose when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. Silindile Zuma was a relative of former South African president Jacob Zuma. According to police Mpungose allegedly went on the run after the July 8 killing of Silindile Zuma. He was however arrested after he was tracked to his hideout this month. Zuma and Mpungose were…

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Africa Business Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana to offer Volkswagen, Nissan 10-year tax break

Ghana wants to offer car making companies Volkswagen and Nissan tax breaks of up to 10 years. The move according to the government is intended to attract such automakers to the West African economy. Setting up local manufacturing plants in Ghana, according to the government should grow its economy and create jobs. Last year German car-maker, Volkswagen announced plans to establish an assembling plant in Ghana. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the revelation during her trip to the West African nation in September last year. Angela Merkel, said the assembling…

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Africa Featured Nigeria West Africa World 

The Nigerian PhD student that developed an anti-TB drug

A Nigerian woman pursuing her PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin has been recognized for her invention. Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona last week emerged third in an International Conclave holding event in Chennai, India. Lawal-Arowona developed an anti-tuberculosis metal drug that is potentially potent in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis also called TB is an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. The metal attached anti-TB drug developed by the Nigerian student…

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Africa Featured Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigerian Senator escapes lynching by mob in Germany

A Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday escaped being lynched in Germany by a group of Nigerians fighting for the independence of the Biafra region. Called the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, the group of Nigerians physically assaulted the senator in Nuremberg. Ekweremadu who is the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate was seen in a 64-second video being attack. The video has gone viral on social media with the Senator’s camp confirming the incident. In the video, Ekweremadu was seen being violently questioned over his alleged conspiracy with the…

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Africa North Africa Sudan World 

Sudan’s army and civilians sign power-sharing deal

Sudan’s military council and the opposition alliance have signed a major power-sharing deal in the capital Khartoum. The agreement signed on Saturday now ushers a country gripped by political crisis and violence into a new era. Hopefully the deal should eventually lead to a civilian rule when elections are held at the end of the transition period. There will be a new governing council made up of both civilians and generals and the task is to work towards elections within three years. The deal was signed by Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti”…

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Africa Egypt North Africa World 

Egypt’s Military is the most powerful in Africa

Egypt’s Military has been ranked the most powerful in Africa, placing 12th most powerful military in the world. The new list of military rankings was released by Globalfirepower. The Egyptian Armed Forces had a Power Index score of 0.2283. Algeria’s military came second (27th in the world) while that of South Africa placed third (32nd in the world). The Nigerian Armed Forces however ranked as the fourth most powerful military on the African continent and placed 44th in the global ranking. The fifth most powerful military in Africa was that…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian actor John Dumelo sets sight on Parliament

A top actor in Ghana, John Dumelo has set his sight on becoming a legislator. The “Black Men Rock” actor is vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the country’s capital city Accra. John Dumelo in an interview with revealed that he has always had a political ambition. “I’ve always had the desire to serve people. I have always had the desire to serve my country. And I’ve always also had the desire to be part…

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