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THE ARTWORK – by Michael Dokosi

EPISODE ONE Jemila held the calabash to the mouth of Baba, urging him to take a little more of the porridge. The old man shook his head, wishing for tobacco instead. He told her what he wanted and was met with a sharp response. “Baba, the doctor said you should no longer take tobacco. It […]


Throughout this COVID-19 crisis, most people have referred to the need to FLATTEN THE CURVE. That curve usually refers to the high number of infection cases that will keep rising IF we do not carry out any interventions like mass testing, isolation, and lockdowns. It is these interventions that flatten the curve. BUT… there is […]

NIGERIA: Boko Haram beheads Christian leader in Nigeria

Boko Haram insurgents beheaded a Christian leader in their captivity on Monday, according to Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist closely covering the crisis in Nigeria and across the Lake Chad region. The journalist in a tweet said Reverend Lawan Andimi along with a soldier were were killed by the the terrorists at the same time. […]

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 […]

Miss Jamaica crowned Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh has won the 69th Miss World beauty pageant. It’s the first time in history that black women hold the titles for Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, Miss America, Miss Universe and Miss World. The 23-year-old student was born in St Thomas, Jamaica, and plans to study medicine and become a doctor. She tweeted […]

RWANDA: American pastor deported for holding illegal meetings

An American preacher who was arrested on Monday in Rwanda for holding an “illegal meeting with journalists” has been deported, New Times of Rwanda newspaper reports. Rwandan Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration Regis Gatarayiha is quoted by paper as saying evangelist Gregg Schoof was removed from the country for being a “prohibited

Aisha Huang and Matters Arising – Dr. Lawrence writes

Aisha Huang and Matters Arising It looks like the issue with Aisha Huang, the Chinese galamsey Queen, is not going away anytime soon, because the government of Nana Akufo-Addo, doesn’t seem to know how to communicate to Ghanaians why they took the decision of deporting her to China. At a town hall meeting in Washington […]

Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban

Microsoft’s president has called on the US to end a ban on it supplying Huawei with Windows software for the Chinese company’s computers. Huawei was blacklisted by the Trump administration in May over claims it posed a threat to the US’s security. That prevents American companies from providing it with their latest tech. Brad Smith […]
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