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Kenyan serial killer lynched after escaping from custody

Bungoma’s police commander, Musyoki Mutung told local media that “We are not sure how he managed to travel all the way from Nairobi to his rural home.” – – He added that “It is the curious villagers who first identified him and went ahead to kill him even before the police could be informed.” The suspect was arrested in July this year and he took the police to burial sites of his victims where bodies were recovered. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s MPs threaten to retaliate visa denial over anti-LGBTQ+ bill

– – Some Ghanaian lawmakers are livid about their alleged visa denial by some embassies in the country over an anti-LGBTQI bill which seeks to curtain gay rights. The bill which is being sponsored by some MPs with support of some religious bodies seeks to criminalize all same sex related activities including activism. The country’s Minority lawmakers have confirmed that the move has not gone down well with some members of the Western diplomatic community, leading to visa denial of some MPs. Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak told journalists that Parliament is…

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Africa North Africa Sports Tennis World 

Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur reaches tennis top 10

Ons Jabeur will become the first Arab tennis player to reach the top 10 in the world rankings after reaching the Indian Wells semi-finals. The Tunisian beat Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 7-5 6-3 win to reach the last four of a WTA 1,000 tournament for the first time. It was the 27-year-old’s 48th win of the season – more than any other player on the WTA Tour this season. “This is a dream coming true,” said Jabeur. “Top 10 I know is the beginning. I know I deserve this place from…

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Africa World 

Brother of ex-Algerian President Bouteflika jailed

– – The younger brother of the former Algerian president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, has been jailed for two years. Said Bouteflika was accused of obstructing the course of justice. He was sentenced alongside the former justice minister, Tayeb Louh, and a businessman, Ali Haddad. Mr Louh will serve six years while Mr Haddad will be in jail for two years. Ex-inspector general of the ministry of justice, Tayeb Belhachemi was also sentenced to two years in prison. – – All the accused were detained after President Bouteflika was forced from office in 2019.…

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Africa Ghana World 

Religion and relationships top podcast charts in Ghana on Spotify

– – Podcasts have become a beloved pastime for many people around the globe, and data shows that Ghana is joining the trend. Since launching in the West African nation, Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service, has noticed a keen interest in podcasts among Ghanaians. So what exactly are Ghanaians streaming in terms of podcasts? Spotify is excited to reveal the top podcasts in Ghana over the last 90 days. At number 1 is Sincerely Accra — a firm favourite among podcast listeners in the country. Interestingly,…

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Ghana: Use of presidential villa for marriage ceremony sparks debate

– – Some Ghanaians have taken to social media to criticize the use of the presidential villa to host the marriage ceremony of a daughter of their President Nana Akufo Addo. The president’s daughter Edwina Akufo- Addo got married to Kwabena Jumah, son of a stalwart of the ruling party, Maxwell Kofi Jumah last weekend. The low profile event has been a subject of controversy after pictures and videos of the event went viral. In a statement, pressure group Alliance for Social Equality and Public Accountability (ASEPA) said although there is no…

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Africa Liberia West Africa World 

Liberia: EU envoy apologizes for ‘dirty Monrovia’ comments

– – The head of the European Union in Liberia has apologized for describing Liberia’s capital Monrovia as a “disgusting” and “dirty” city. It follows a backlash from Liberians despite insisting that his comments have been misrepresented. Speaking at an event organised by the Monrovia City Corporation last week, he said that “Monrovia is a disgusting city, it is a dirty city”. “Of all the capitals I have seen in my previous posts in Africa, I have not seen one that is as dirty as yours,” he added. In a reaction…

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Africa World 

Covid-19 aid falling short in Africa

– – The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for African governments to strengthen social protection systems and fulfill people’s rights to social security and an adequate standard of living, Human Rights Watch said today. Many African governments introduced measures like cash transfers and food assistance in response to the rising poverty and hunger occasioned by the pandemic, but most households received no support. The World Bank forecasts that the Covid-19 crisis will have pushed an additional 29 million Africans into extreme poverty by the end of 2021. “The Covid-19 crisis has wreaked…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria’s Tiwa Savage being blackmailed over her sex tape

“I am that crazy I could put it out myself – you are not making any money off me,” she said. But the singer is worried about the impact of this incident on her six-year-old son from her previous relationship. – – “I am going to talk to him and for me it is even later on when he’s about 15 and someone is trying to be rude to him… I just have to brace him up,” she said. Sourced from Africa Feeds

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Blaise Compaoré to boycott Thomas Sankara murder trial

– – Burkina Faso’s former President, Blaise Compaoré who is now living in exile will not attend this month’s trial over the 1987 assassination of his predecessor, Thomas Sankara. The trial is due to start on Monday. Compaoré’s lawyers have also signaled their intention to boycott the proceedings, describing it as “staged” and “political”. Compaoré ousted Thomas Sankara in 1987 and has since been suspected of playing a role in the death of the former military leader. Military prosecutors in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou said on Tuesday that the trial…

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