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Zambia’s First Female Fighter Pilot in the Army is 24-Year Old

Zambia has welcomed its first female fighter pilot in the army, Times of Zambia newspaper reported. The 24-year-old second Lieutenant, Thokozile Muwamba, has been accepted into the male dominated military in the East-African nation to bridge the gender gap, it said. Speaking to reporters, the flight second lieutenant said “men are not a competition but […]

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Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez Crowned King of African Football

Algerian international Riyad Mahrez has been crowned 2016 African Player of the Year in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The Leicester winger polled 361 votes to beat last year’s winner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund into second place (313 votes), while the Liverpool midfielder Sadio Mané came third (186 votes.) “It’s a huge honor to receive this […]

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Cameroon: Rights Watchdog Calls Anglophone Regions to Continue Protests

The Cameroon Anglophone Civil Society Consortium has urged people in the country’s Anglophone North West and South West regions to embark on a peaceful protest until the demands of lawyers and teachers in the regions are met. In a statement released on Wednesday, the Rights group called for a sit-in strike to be held on […]

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Singer Akon Raises $1 Billion for Africa

Popular African American singer Akon on Tuesday said he has raised about $1 billion to finance projects in Africa. Speaking to journalists, Aliaune Damala Bouga, popularly known on stage as Akon, said it was not an easy task for him raising the first billion dollar. According to him, Africa is in dire need of basic […]

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Uganda: 30 Died as Overloaded Boat Carrying Football Team Capsizes

About 30 members of a local football team in Uganda and their supporters drowned after their boat capsized on Lake Alberta in the western region of the East-African nation. According to the police, the victims from the Kaweibanda village in the Buliisa district were heading to the neighboring district of Hoima for a friendly match. […]

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Nigeria’s Wizkid Crowned with 3 Awards in MTV Africa Music Awards

The Nigerian recording artist and songwriter Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, better known by his stage name Wizkid, walked away with three major awards namely: Artist of the Year, Best Male and Best Collaboration at the 2016 MTV Africa Music Awards on Saturday night in Johannesburg, South Africa. Wizkid who gained popularity in the early 2010 with […]

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Cameroon’s Football Legend Rigobert Song ‘Critically Ill’

Cameroon soccer legend and former captain of the Indomitable Lions Rigobert Song Bahanag has come out of a two-day severe stroke and will be flown to France for treatment. The former West Ham and Liverpool footballer has come out of his coma and the oxygen has been disconnected, Dr Louis Joss Bitang A Mafok, director […]

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Swaziland: 98,000 Virgins Participate in Annual Reed Dance Festival

Over 98,000 young Swazi maidens have registered to participate in the annual traditional chastity rite called Umhlanga or Reed Dance ceremony, officials said after their arrival on Tuesday from the four regions of the southern African country. Last year’s festival was marked by tragedy when 38 maidens traveling by truck died in an accident and […]

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Kenya: Night Weddings Banned in Mombasa to Curb Crimes

Authorities in Kenya’s coastal region of Mombasa have banned night weddings as the celebrations have become a target for criminals in the Eastern-African nation. Mombasa Regional commissioner Maalim Mohamed Maalim told BBC the decision to ban such ceremonies comes after a group of women returning from a wedding ceremony at night were allegedly attacked and […]

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Malawian Man Denied Bail after “Deflowering” 100 Girls

A Malawian man sued for sleeping with 100 virgin girls in cleansing rituals, on Monday, failed in his second bid to be freed on bail. Eric Aniva, who is HIV positive, unabashedly claimed he has had sex with more than 100 women, most of them underage. Some were as young as 12. He was paid […]

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