Africa Nigeria World 

[Video]: Thousands queue to bid farewell to TB Joshua

– – Thousands of mourners from around the world have been queuing to view the body of popular Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, who died last month at the age of 57. The influential preacher has been lying in state at his Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) auditorium in Nigerian state of Lagos. He will be buried on Friday but funeral rites started on Monday with a candlelight procession. TB Joshua was running a megachurch that also owns the popular Emmanuel TV television station based in Lagos. – – The…

Read More
Africa Featured World 

WhatsApp now has ’view once’ feature for photos and videos

– – WhatsApp messaging has introduced a new privacy policy that allows for ’view once’ feature for photos and videos. The feature is currently for specific beta testers but will soon be available for Android users. WhatsApp announced earlier this year that the expiring media feature would soon be available. So how does it work? So when you send photos and videos using view once, they can only be viewed once by recipients. You will get notified when the recipient has opened the photos and videos. – – When photos…

Read More
Africa Southern Africa World Zambia 

Zambian TV anchor demands unpaid salary on air

– – A Zambian TV anchor is being investigated for demanding his unpaid salary on a live news bulletin. In a viral video, Kabinda Kalimina who works with KBN TV was captured going off the script and demanding for his salary and that of his colleagues soon after providing the headlines. “Away from the news, ladies and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid. Unfortunately, on KBN we haven’t been paid. People are getting instruments on KBN…Sharon and everyone else haven’t been paid, including myself. We have…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

[Video]: Ghanaian caregiver suffocates baby to death

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have arrested a caregiver for allegedly killing an 11-month old baby. The caregiver, Clara Ayani-Ampah, 54, was arrested after a closed circuit television (CCTV) video exposed her for maltreating and suffocating the baby during feeding. The baby was pronounced dead at the North Legon Hospital, near Accra where she was rushed to by managers of the creche. In the viral video, Clara was captured trying to force porridge in a cup into the victim’s mouth, while holding the baby’s hands tightly behind her.…

Read More
Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

South African film My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar

– – A South African documentary My Octopus Teacher has won an Oscar for Best Documentary. The film beat four other documentaries to win the award on Sunday evening. The documentary tells the story of a friendship that developed between a diver and an octopus in South Africa. The film followed South African free diver Craig Foster as he tracked a young octopus in her den in a kelp forest off the coast of Cape Town for nearly a year. The film also won a British Academy Film Award –…

Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenya: Street hawker dragged on road for not giving bribe

– – A street hawker in Kenya who sells fruits was dragged along the road by local officials in western Kisumu county for refusing to give a bribe. Officials were caught on video abusing the female seller, sparking outrage among Kenyans. Beatrice Atieno, 39, was left with injuries after the incident, according to local media reporting. Local officials said the woman was selling oranges and lemons on a pavement in the city where hawking is prohibited. The woman told journalists that one of the officials seated at the back of…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

[Video]: Five Ghanaian police women punished for ‘sexy dressing’

– – Five female police officers in Ghana have been punished for putting up a sexy outlook, a video of which went viral on social media. The officers were wearing their police beret with an attractive and beautiful tube apparel outfit. They looked beautiful in the jumpsuits while serving as bridesmaids for one of their colleagues this month. [embedded content] But soon after the video of them singing in the outfit came public, the Police Administration has imposed a sanction on them. – – The five are police constables, namely…

Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan MPs fight at a funeral over corruption tag

– – There was drama at a Kenyan funeral after two Kenyan MPs exchanged blows. The fight broke out after one of the MPs accused the other of being corrupt. “We have several leaders here in the company of our deputy president who have a tainted life. These are fraudsters who should not be allowed to take up any leadership position,” said Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Standard news site reports. Reports say MP Sylvanus Osoro jumped from his seat and confronted Mr Arati. – – Although it’s unclear if…

Read More
Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ivorian guitarist releases song to support Ghana’s Village of Hope

– – Ivorian guitarist, jazz artist and songwriter, Constant Boty has launched ‘Time To Care Project’, a musical initiative that would support children in an orphanage in the central part of Ghana. At a ceremony in Accra on November 26, Boty released the song aimed at raising funds to purchase equipment for the orphanage’s health facility, the Hope Christian Hospital. With support from London-based Russian/Polish jazz vocalist, Tamara Raven, and the children of Village of Hope, the Ivorian musician produced Time to Care, with its lyrics, written by a young…

Read More
Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenyan man ‘comes back to life’ in mortuary

– – Kenyans were left shocked after a man reported to be critically ill and declared dead regained consciousness at the morgue. The man called Peter Kigen, 32 had collapsed in his house and was rushed to hospital. He was pronounced dead and morgue attendants were preparing to embalm him when he regained consciousness. Mortuary attendants were getting ready to embalm Peter Kigen’s body when they noticed some movements.https://t.co/XJEd0rZmm0 — The Standard Digital (@StandardKenya) November 26, 2020 Peter Kigen was presumed dead on Tuesday by staff at Kapkatet hospital, in…

Read More