Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan prophet charged with assault for whipping worshippers

– – Police have arrested and charged a self-styled Ugandan prophet with assault, common assault, and trafficking in persons after he was filmed whipping his church members. Prophet Kintu Dennis of Hoima Empowerment Church International was seen in the viral online video whipping worshippers. The 42-year-old was quickly arrested along with four other members of the church following complaints about… Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: New Zulu King Misuzulu ka Zwelithini crowned

South Africa’s Zulu community has a new king called Misuzulu ka Zwelithini. He was crowned the new Zulu king on Saturday. The 48 year old’s accession to the thrown faced a challenge though but after his coronation he pledged to unite the Zulu nation. “Today the Zulu nation starts a new chapter,” he is quoted by AFP as telling the… Read More
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Nigeria: Police found 20 mummified bodies in suspected shrine

– – Police in Nigeria say they have discovered 20 mummified bodies at a suspected shrine near Benin city in Edo state. The bodies in a dried state were found in a building suspected to be used for a voodoo shrine. Three people have been arrested following the discovery, according to the police who said the corpses were of 15… Read More
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Chad introduces fines for those who reject marriage proposals

Rejecting a marriage proposal isn’t an option any longer for people in Chad. Such an act could attract a fine henceforth. In Mangalmé in north-eastern Chad, people who reject marriage proposals must now pay a fine, known as “amchilini”. The region’s Higher Islamic Council ruled that the figure be between $23 and $39 for women and $15 for men. The… Read More
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Ghana: Row over the tomb of late President Atta Mills

– – The family of late Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills is furious at the government for allegedly tampering with his tomb. The former President was buried in the capital, Accra at the Asomdwe park close to the former seat of government, the Osu Castle. July 24 will mark ten years of his passing. His family though is accusing… Read More
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Nigeria: Police free dozens camped in church for ‘second coming’ of Christ

The pastor of the Pentecostal church, David Anifowoshe, and his deputy have all been arrested. Those rescued have been taken into the care of the local authorities. Police press officer Funmilayo Odunlami told the media that “Preliminary investigation revealed that one Pastor Josiah Peter Asumosa, an assistant pastor in the church, was the one who told the members that Rapture… Read More
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
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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
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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
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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