Africa West Africa World 

[Video] – Ali Bongo’s first public appearance after stroke

President of Gabon Ali Bongo has made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke. He was seen walking with a stick while attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville. President Bongo suffered stroke last year during a trip to Saudi Arabia. That plunged the country into governance crisis. It resulted in a failed coup forcing him to return home quickly to re-assure citizens. President Ali Bongo returned home in January this year to swear in his new government. He reshuffled his government after some soldiers…

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Africa Central Africa East Africa Featured Rwanda World 

Kagame meets young Rwandans to plan for next 25 years

President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame has met over 3000 young Rwandans as part of his “Meet the President” series. Wednesday’s meeting took place at the Rusororo based Intare Conference Arena and was also broadcast to thoe not able to be at the Arena. The gathering was aimed at providing the opportunity for Kagamae to engage with the young generation on the national aspirations for the next 25 years. Inspired by the country’s Vision 2050, Kagame encouraged the youth to be self-driven to consolidate the gains the country has made over…

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Africa Ivory Coast West Africa World 

Ivorian Musician DJ Arafat dies in road crash

Ivorian musician DJ Arafat has died following a road accident in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan. The 33-year-old has a huge following in the Francophone region. He had referred to himself as the king of the dance music genre coupé-décalé. His biggest hit song had over five million views on YouTube. DJ Arafat’s real name is Houon Ange Didier. The road crash that killed Arafat occurred on Sunday night but he died on Monday morning. [embedded content] There have been tributes from some African musicians following his death. 😢😢😢 RIP…

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Africa Football Sports World 

Jose Mourinho finally gets a job for the season

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has landed a job for the 2019/20 Premier League season. The Portuguese has been out of job in the Premier League since last December after Manchester United sacked him. He has always said he was anxious to return to coaching but has not received the right offer and project yet. Mourinho has now joined the Sky Sports punditry team for the 2019/20, according to the network. ✍️ NEW SEASON, NEW SIGNING ✍️ Three-time Premier League winner Jose Mourinho will join the Sky…

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Africa Central Africa Featured World 

Burundi: 6-year old YouTube star killed by malaria

At the age of six Darcy Irakoze, known as Kacaman took YouTube by storm with his popular comedy sketches. He was destined to shine further and build an astonishing career even as a kid, but that will not happen. The Burundi star has died of Malaria on Thursday after being diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday. His manager confirmed hi death. Kacaman, a primary school pupil performed online and in theaters. Kacaman’s death paints a devastating picture of how Malaria continues to kill many people in Burundi especially children. [embedded…

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Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan: Lactating MP with baby thrown out of parliament

There was drama in the Kenyan National Assembly on Wednesday when a lactating legislator was forced out of the chamber. The Presiding Speaker Chris Omulele asked orderlies to throw out Kwale Woman representative, Zulekha Hassan for entering the chambers with her 5- month old son. The legislator had opposed the speaker’s action arguing that she came to breastfeed the baby while attending to the house business. “I had an emergency and decided not to miss work but come with the baby. She is not an atomic bomb and can’t explode,” Ms. Hassan said…

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Africa World 

Mexican Mayor forced to dress as a woman as punishment

Politicians always make promises they can’t keep during electoral campaigns, but voters hardly ever hold them responsible for lying. Well, residents in a small Mexican town recently decided to teach their mayor a lesson for failing to fulfil his campaign promises by parading him in women’s clothes for four straight days. Javier Sebastián Jiménez Santiz won the mayoral race in the town of Huixtán on promises of improving the local water system, but failed to live up to the expectations of his constituents. Late last month, after getting sick of…

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Africa Football Sports World 

What can Arsenal fans expect from Nicolas Pepe

Just when Arsenal fans looked set to have yet another disappointing transfer window, Unai Emery has managed to bring in Lille’s star player, Nicolas Pepe, for £72 million. The Ivorian is Arsenal’s record signing, who has been brought in with plenty of time to spare before the transfer window slams shut. Arsenal fans will be elated, having failed to land Pepe’s international teammate in Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace. [embedded content] Arsenal will pay the £72 million fee in installments over the course of his five-year-deal, which is why Pepe…

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Africa Featured Nigeria West Africa World 

[Video]: Outrage as woman beats boy, locks him in dog cage

There is outrage in Nigeria after an unidentified woman was captured in a viral video on social media brutalising a boy. She then locks the boy up in a dog cage, abandoning him for hours. The video was first shared on Instagram by comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, on Sunday. The woman could be seen flogging the shirtless boy with what appeared to be a belt. The 50-second amateur video appeared to have been recorded by someone looking on from afar. There was no signal what really happened before the woman started…

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Africa Ghana World 

“Sco Pa Tu Manaa”, the viral meme everywhere

Its now every where on social media. The term “Sco Pa Tu Manaa” is now the widely used meme on Twitter and has different meanings. But it was made very popular after a Ghanaian musician called Kawoula Biov released a song. “Sco Pa Tu Manaa” then gain popularity after another musician Patapaa used the term in his rap in the song Daavi Neba, in April this year. Patapaa whose real name is Justice Amoah is now a popular Ghanaian musician and raps in terms some don’t really understand. The term really…

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