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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

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

Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for sporting dreadlocks in […]

FASHION: First African wins prestigious LVMH fashion prize

A 26-year-old South African designer has become the first African to win the LVMH Prize, a prestigious award for young fashion designers that was launched in 2013. Thebe Magugu beat more than 1,700 other applicants to the 300,000 euros ($331,272; £269,887) prize money and will also receive a year’s mentoring by the luxury goods company. […]

A Poet’s Space with Simone Ziel

A Poet’s space ‘a place where spoken word artists have a space to express themselves.’  Simone created a new ‘digital platform exploring different poets and spoken word artists and giving them a place to perform.’ Influenced by Button poetry and tiny desk concert in America. A Poet’s Space is a place one studio where artists […]

Outrage as Nigeria pastor accused of rape returns to pulpit

A popular Nigerian pastor accused of rape has returned to the pulpit one month after taking a “leave of absence”. Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is the founder and senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (Coza) in the capital, Abuja, was accused on 28 June by celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo of raping her twice when she […]

Cyber bullying: ‘The bully is in the back pocket and It’s 24/7

  Cyberbullying is at it’s all-time high with Half of all young adults have experienced cyber-bullying in some way 10- 20 per cent say they experience it regularly. Cyberbullying is defined by the use of digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets and computers. It can occur through text, SMS, apps and online via social […]

Cameroon women given decision-making roles in traditional chiefdoms

At a UN-organised ceremony, nine traditional chiefs in Cameroon’s Northern region were congratulated after appointing 123 women to decision-making roles for their first time in their chiefdoms. It is hoped that the move will mean that those in authority will get to hear about issues affecting women more quickly. Previously, women were not allowed access […]
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