Africa World 

Pope regrets delaying trip to DR Congo, South Sudan

– – Pope Francis has apologized for having to postpone a trip to Congo and South Sudan next month. The delayed trip is attributed to what the Pope said was a painful knee. Speaking to the worshipers in St Peter’s Square, the pontiff said he felt “great sorrow” after canceling the trip initially planned for July 2-7. “I want to… Read More
Africa Sports World 

Fafi Numbers Guide

– – The Lucky Number Dream Guide, (or Fafi) is available on several local online gaming platforms in South Africa. The book includes a long list of numbers corresponding to various words and claims that our lucky numbers may be revealed in our dreams. A dream involving an accident, for example, may suggest the number 3, whilst a dream about… Read More
Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nigeria: Anger and riots over the killing of a female student

– – There is outrage over the killing of a female Nigerian student over her social media post. The level 200 university student was allegedly beaten and burnt to death by fellow students in north-western Nigeria after she was accused of making a blasphemous social media post. According to a police statement, Deborah Samuel was killed in the Shehu Shagari College… Read More
Africa Featured Nigeria World 

Nigerian atheist jailed 24 years for blasphemy

– – A Nigerian court on Tuesday sentenced Mubarak Bala, an atheist, to 24 years in prison for blasphemy. “This court hereby sentences Muhammad Mubarak Bala to 24 years … This will take into consideration the time he served awaiting trial,” said Judge Faruk Lawan in Kano, Nigeria. Bala, a former Muslim and the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria,… Read More
Africa World 

Pope Francis to visit DR Congo and South Sudan

– – The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis will be visiting the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan in July this year. In a statement from the Holy See Press Office, the Pope is to embark on what is called an Apostolic Journey to these two African countries. In DR Congo, the Pope will visit Kinshasa… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenya: Education Minister wants gay students de-boardenized

– – Kenya’s education minister has stirred controversy by proposing that gays should not be allowed to study in boarding schools. Prof George Magoha argues that the presence of gay students in boarding schools is an infringement on the rights of other learners. According to Prof Magoha instead that the gay students “moving from one bed to another”, they should… Read More
Africa Central Africa Rwanda Sports World 

Salima Mukansanga is AFCON’s first female referee

– – Rwanda’s Salima Mukansanga is the first female to officiate at the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament. Mukansanga was part of the officiating team for the group B game between Guinea and Malawi on Monday at Stade Kouekong. She however served as the fourth official on the day – a first for a woman in the men’s game.… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Alleged teen lesbian defiled by two men as punishment

– – A 15-year-old suspected lesbian has been defiled by two men in the Eastern part of Ghana. The suspects committed the crime in the town of Yilo Krobo after accusing the victim and her friend of practicing lesbianism. A state prosecutor Owusu Ababio told a circuit court in Koforidua that, the accused persons live in the same house with the… Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Women occupy top four positions at Ghana’s premier University

– – History has been made at the University of Ghana, the country’s first public university where its top four management positions have been occupied by women. The top positions currently being occupied by women are the Chancellor, chairperson of the University Council, vice-chancellor and the Registrar. The university had its first female vice chancellor getting inducted officially into office… Read More
Africa Ghana World 

Anglican Archbishops oppose Ghana’s anti–LGBTQ+ bill

– – Several church leaders particularly those in the UK have strongly criticised Ghanaian bishops over their support for a draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law. These include Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury and leader of the global Anglican Church, Stephen Cottrell, the archbishop of York, and other Church of England bishops have in numerous tweets. In an earlier statement, the archbishop of… Read More