South africa’s president, Cyril Ramaphosa has asked pastors to stop using religion as a means to get money from naïve citizens. He made the statement after a video where a pastor supposedly resurrected a man went viral. The president stated that the government may have to meet with religious leaders and churches so as to caution them from deceiving unsuspecting citizens. He said, “We are now given an opportunity to engage faith-based organisations on how can we work together to ensure we rid our country of bogus religious leaders who are taking our people for a ride, who are doing things that are so shocking and hoodwink people into believing they raised someone from the dead.” President Ramaphosa further explained that the such acts have caused disrespect to God’s name,
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Ambassador Michael Abikoye, has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019. Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the Comptroller-General of the GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The high commissioner said 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between January 2018 and January 2019. According to him, 81 Nigerians were deported on alleged cybercrime and illegal stay in January, while 115 have so far been deported on the allegation of overstay and prostitution. The high commissioner cautioned Ghana against inhuman treatment of Nigerians, warning that...
The United States has placed visa restriction on Ghana. According to Washington Post, the US said it took the measure because the West African nation is not cooperating in taking back its deported nationals. A Department of Homeland Security statement said Ghana “has denied or unreasonably delayed accepting their nationals ordered from the United States.” The statement issued Thursday said Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officials to impose visa restrictions on some categories of visa applicants. It added that, “Without an appropriate response from Ghana, the scope of these sanctions may be expanded to a wider population.” The U.S. does not say how many deported Ghanaians are involved.
Zimbabwean Government has ordered another complete shutdown of Internet services to disrupt communication among protesters demonstrating against fuel price hikes and rising living costs. The country’s biggest mobile network operator, Econet, told subscribers on Friday that the government issued another order which it had to comply with. “The earlier directives are already the subject of a pending High Court application. We sincerely apologise for all inconvenience caused by the acts of government which are beyond our reasonable control,’’ the operator said. It, however, followed an earlier blackout of over 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. Social media platforms including WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook remained shut after the government believed that protesters
- Opposition candidate, Felix Tshisekedi, has been announced as the winner of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The head of the electoral commission announced that Tshisekedi had won with 38.57 percent of more than 18 million ballots cast - The swearing-in of the new president is planned for January 18 and losing candidates can contest the results before the country's constitutional court in the coming days The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s electoral commission has declared Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of the country's long-delayed elections. According to Al-Jazeera, the result was announced in the early hours of Thursday, January 10. News gathers that it was, however, rejected by rival Martin Fayulu, who had the backing of oppositio...
Vladimir Putin has got 99 problems and rap is one of them, hence his move to declare war on rap music. Vladimir Putin who declared war on hip-hop on Saturday, claimed that “rap is based on three pillars: sex, drugs and protest,” which will lead to “ the degradation of the nation.” This came after spate of concert cancellations by venue owners and local authorities across Russia, and the arrest of popular rapper Husky, whose songs have gotten under his skin. The Russian President who spoke at a St. Petersburg meeting with cultural advisers on Saturday, said that attempts to ban artists from performing will have an adverse effect and bolster their popularity. “If it is impossible to stop, then we must lead it and direct it.” Do You Like Our News? Like and Follow Us On Facebook Or Fol
The wife of Robert Mugabe has been having a secret affair with one of her husband’s best friends, it was claimed yesterday. Grace Mugabe – who is 41 years younger than Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president – spent five years cuckolding him with Gideon Gono, former head of the country’s central bank. The couple would meet as often as three times a month either at her dairy farm or in expensive hotels in neighbouring South Africa. Mugabe finally found out about the affair when his sister Sabina revealed the scandal on her deathbed, it was reported. Since then his most-trusted bodyguard Cain Chademana – who is said to have told the furious president that he knew of the affair but thought it best to keep quiet – lost his life amid suspicions that he was poisoned. It is not the first
A French appeals court ruled Thursday that former president Nicolas Sarkozy should stand trial on charges of illicit financing of his failed 2012 presidential campaign. Sarkozy, 63, will appeal the decision before the Cour de Cassation, France’s court of final appeal, his lawyers said Thursday. It is one of several legal inquiries which have dogged the rightwing politician since he left office. In upholding last year’s decision by a judge to put Sarkozy on trial, the appeals court in Paris rejected arguments from his legal team seeking to avoid a potentially embarrassing public ordeal of a trial as well as up to a year in prison if found guilty. Prosecutors claim Sarkozy spent nearly 43 million euros ($51 million) on his lavish re-election bid — almost double the legal limit of
Ethiopia’s parliament has approved senior diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde as the country’s first female president, proceedings on state television showed, cementing another shift in the country’s political system from Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Zewde is at present UN under-Secretary-General and special representative of its Secretary General to the African Union. She replaces Mulatu Wirtu, who tendered his resignation to parliament earlier on Wednesday. The president’s post is a ceremonial one in Ethiopia. The prime minister, who is the head of state, holds executive power. “In a historic move, the two Houses has elected Amb. Shalework Zewde as the next President of Ethiopia. “She is the first female head of state in modern Ethiopia,” Fitsum Arega, Abiy’s chief of staff, said
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote has said he needs 38 visas to travel within the continent on his Nigerian passport. Many European nationals, meanwhile, waltz into most Africans countries visa-free. African nations were supposed to scrap visa requirements for all African citizens by 2018. It was a key part of the African Union (AU) "vision and roadmap for the next 50 years" that was adopted by all members states in 2013. But to date, the Seychelles is the only nation where visa-free travel is open to all Africans - as well as to citizens of every nation - as it always has been. A recent AU report found that Africans can travel without a visa to just 22% of other African countries. It is a sensitive topic, provoking xenophobic attitudes in some of Africa's wealthier nations d...