Nairobi Church ‘Bans Miniskirts & Ripped Jeans’

Nairobi Church ‘Bans Miniskirts & Ripped Jeans’

A church in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has warned its congregants against wearing “inappropriate church attire”, the Daily Nation newspaper reports. St Peter’s Claver Catholic Church in the city centre has hung a notice on its entrance with photos of 10 kinds of clothing that should not be worn by worshippers. They include miniskirts, dresses with […]

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Says Obesity Is a Sign of Corruption

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni Says Obesity Is a Sign of Corruption

While medics will tell you being obese is a sign of an underlying chronic condition, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni thinks being overweight is linked to one’s level of corruption. Museveni, who claimed he had never stolen any public funds, said obesity among some public servants was a sign of graft. He made the remarks on […]

Nigerians Outraged as First Lady Calls for Social Media Regulation

Nigerians Outraged as First Lady Calls for Social Media Regulation

Nigerian first lady Aisha Buhari’s call for social media regulation has caused an uproar online. Mrs Buhari who was speaking during the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs General Assembly and National Executive Council Meeting over the weekend said social media ought to be regulated before it gets out of hand. The first lady compared […]

Woman Survives After Truck Landed On Top Of Her Car

Woman Survives After Truck Landed On Top Of Her Car

A 26-year-old woman escaped death by the whiskers after a truck landed on top of her car in an accident which occurred at Diaz Road in Millard Grange, Port Elizabeth, South Africa at about 2:50pm on Tuesday November 26.   The lady was rescued from the badly damaged car by South Africa’s fire and rescue services who placed her […]

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa Names 10 Streets After Himself

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa  Names 10 Streets After Himself

There’s uproar over Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s decision to rename ten roads in eight urban centres after himself. Following a cabinet meeting on Thursday, it was announced that numerous roads countrywide would be renamed after liberation heroes — most of whom had died. But it is the number of roads named after the sitting president […]

US ‘Disappointed’ In Postponement of South Sudan Peace Govt

US ‘Disappointed’ In Postponement of South Sudan Peace Govt

The US has said it is disappointed at the failure of South Sudan’s leaders to agree to form a power-sharing government. The Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Tibor Nagy, questioned whether President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar are the right people to lead the peace process. He said the US was […]

Zim Fires Dozens of Striking Doctors, who earned R1,100 a Month

Zim Fires Dozens of Striking Doctors, who earned R1,100 a Month

Zimbabwe has fired 77 medical doctors who were on strike for more than two months after calling for a pay rise. The doctors earn roughly Z$1200 per month, which at the current exchange rate works out to around R1,100 a month. The Health Service Board launched a disciplinary hearing at the start of November. Most […]

Qatar Waives VISA to Rwandans

Qatar Waives VISA to Rwandans

CITIZENS of Rwanda do not need a visa to enter Qatar unless they are arriving from mainland China and can stay in the country for an unlimited period. This came to light when Rwandan President Paul Kagame met and had bilateral talks with the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani […]

Origin Of Modern Humans ‘Traced to Botswana’

Origin Of Modern Humans ‘Traced to Botswana’

Scientists have pinpointed the homeland of all humans alive today to a region south of the Zambesi River. The area is now dominated by salt pans, but was once home to an enormous lake, which may have been our ancestral heartland 200,000 years ago. Our ancestors settled for 70,000 years, until the local climate changed, […]

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