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KENYA: A pastor stabs wife and kills himself at pulpit

A Kenyan preacher stabbed his estranged wife and killed himself at the pulpit on Sunday in a church they co-founded in the coastal city of Mombasa. Congregants at the church told journalists that Elisha Misiko was seated on the front pew when he walked over to his wife Ann Mghoi – who was at the […]

South African ‘father of black retail’ dies

Businessman Richard Maponya, who was known as the the father of black retail in South Africa, has died at the age of 99. Maponya died in the early hours of Monday following a short illness, his family said. “It’s been a shock to the family. He was the kind of man who was working every […]

Zimbabwe votes against U.N. resolution on Rohingya persecution

Zimbabwe was the only African country that voted against a United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, resolution on the Myanmar persecution of Rohingya Muslims. The resolution, “Situation of Rohingya Muslims and Other Minorities in Myanmar” was however passed overwhelmingly with 134 countries in favour as against nine in opposition and 28 abstentions. Others who voted against

Nigerians worried as Chad withdraws all troops from Lake Chad area

Residents of Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State have reacted to the withdrawal of Chadian troops from the Lake Chad region. “I will not go back to my village because the issue of security is not 100%,” one of them told the AFP. The 1,200-strong Chadian force returned, last Friday, from their mission against Boko […]

Libya conflict: Turkish MPs approve bill to send troops

Turkey’s parliament has passed a bill that will allow the government to deploy troops to Libya to intervene in the civil war. Turkish lawmakers approved the bill on Thursday, with 325 in favour to 184 against. Turkey is allied with Libya’s UN-backed government, which is based in the capital, Tripoli. The Libyan government has been […]

GAMBIA: President Adama launches his own party – NPP

Gambian President Adama Barrow earlier this week launched his own political party in the capital, Banjul, confirming what political watchers had predicted for the West African country. The move frees him from the coalition that helped him win the presidency three years ago in the country. The coalition achieved a shock victory over long serving […]

ZAMBIA: Pro-gay U.S. ambassador ordered to leave

Weeks after Zambian president openly rejected the United States ambassador’s pro-gay stance in a recent court judgment, the government has reportedly asked that the envoy leaves the Southern African country whiles it awaits diplomatic response from the United States. The rift between Zambia and Ambassador Daniel Foote was ignited when the latter said he was […]
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