Africa Lesotho Southern Africa World 

Lesotho lawmakers fight in parliament

Lawmakers in Lesotho have been captured on videos and images fighting each other and vandalizing property in parliament. Videos and images of the MPs engaged in the brawl have gone viral on social media. The incident occurred during a debate over related to a long-running dispute over regulations controlling the sale of the produce from the country’s important wool and mohair industry. In October this year lawmakers called for the regulations to be repealed, giving the government seven days to come up with new regulations. But on Thursday when the…

Read More
Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghanaian-born serial feces-thrower arrested in Canada

A Ghanaian-born man, Samuel Opoku has been arrested by police in Toronto, Canada for carrying out feces attacks. Opoku is accused of dumping buckets of feces on people in a series of attacks, the Toronto Star reports. The 23-year-old is now facing five counts of assault with a weapon and five mischief-related charges. Police said he carried out the series of feces attacks over the course of four days, with the most recent taking place on Monday evening. “A young girl had a bucket of waste, feces, dumped on her,” Toronto…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

126 Africans in the diaspora take up Ghanaian citizenship

Ghana has approved the applications of one hundred and twenty six (126) members of the African-American Diaspora Community to become Ghanaian citizens by registration. Section 10 of Ghana’s citizenship Act (2000) Act 591 makes provisions for other nationals to gain Ghanaian citizenship after meeting some conditions. The Ministry of the Interior based on the aforementioned Statute and after much scrutiny, recommended approval of the applications for citizenship. Ghana’s President Nana Akufo Addo approved the applications this month. Speaking at a ceremony to confirm the citizenship of the applicants he said the…

Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burna Boy’s African Giant nominated for a GRAMMY

African Giant, the recently launched album of Nigerian Musician, Burna Boy has been nominated for a GRAMMY. His album was nominated alongside four others including Angelique Kidjo’s Celia album. Buna Boy’s album was nominated for Best World Music Album which looks at albums containing at least 51 percent playing time of new vocal or instrumental world music recordings. The Nigerian Afrobeats star released the album in July this year. African Giant has songs like Dangote, On the Low, Gbona and Anybody, all previously released singles. Our African Giant has been…

Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria Southern Africa World 

Burna Boy concert in SA cancelled over ‘threat of violence’

Two concerts in South Africa expected to feature Nigerian star Burna Boy have been cancelled. According to a statement from the organizers, the decision was due to “increasing threats of violence”. Burna Boy was scheduled to appear at the Africans Unite concerts in Cape Town and Pretoria the coming weekend. When his appearance on these two shows was announced, it attracted a lot of xenophobic reactions. The musician had vowed not to visit South Africa again in the wake of recent xenophobic attacks on foreigners including Nigerians. So his decision…

Read More
Africa World 

Open Society pledges support for African cultural heritage restitution

The Open Society Foundations today announced a $15 million initiative to strengthen efforts to restore cultural objects looted from the African continent. Over four years, the initiative will support networks and organizations working to return Africa’s heritage to its rightful home. “The legacy of colonial violence has deep implications for the ways that racism and imbalances of power are perpetuated today. This isn’t just about returning pieces of art, but about restoring the very essence of these cultures,” said Patrick Gaspard, president of Open Society. “We are proud to support…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Shatta Wale: Ghana’s dancehall artiste inspiring the next generation

In his makeshift studio in Ghana’s capital city Accra, 35-year old Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr simply known as Shatta Wale is busy working on a new song detailing the struggles of young people. He had just launched his new album ‘Wonder Boy‘ which comes barely a year after his ‘Reign’ album was released. Despite being on a short break, the popular Musician isn’t resting, but determined to still produce a song he promises will be a hit soon. The dancehall artiste has a huge following in Ghana because of…

Read More
Africa West Africa World 

BBNaija ex-contestant Khafi reinstated by London Police

Khafi Kareem, a Nigerian-London based police officer who participated in this year’s Big Brother Nigeria TV reality show has gotten her job back. Kareem while in the house faced a probe from her employers, the Metropolitan Police in London for appearing on the show without permission. Scotland Yard said the 30-year-old was granted unpaid leave for an “unrelated reason”. Her earlier request to take part in the programme was denied, according to a Met statement. The Nigerian’s job was on the line due to her decision to take part in…

Read More
Africa World 

Trump booed at UFC fight night in New York

US President Donald Trump was loudly booed on Saturday for the second time in a week at a sporting event as he attended a UFC fight in New York. Trump, wearing a dark suit and a red tie, pumped his fist and waved at the crowd as he walked into the city’s iconic Madison Square Garden arena on Saturday night. There was no repeat of the loud chants of “lock him up” that greeted Trump when he attended a World Series baseball game last weekend, but loud jeers rung out.…

Read More
Africa World 

Mum takes daughter to ‘court’ for breaking her bed having sex

A furious mum who discovered her daughter had broken her bed having sex is demanding she pays her £1,600 for a new one. Nicole has been at loggerheads with daughter Rhiannon ever since her night of “intense passion” which saw her and an unnamed lover snap the bed frame and break several wooden slats. Rhiannon claims she cannot afford to pay her mum for a replacement, but Nicole has branded her excuse “bulls**t!”. Such is the bubbling tension and bad blood between them, the pair can barely speak two words…

Read More