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Gay pair caned in Indonesia as crowd cheers and takes pictures

Gay pair caned in Indonesia as crowd cheers and takes pictures

Two men caught having sex in March were subjected to a public caning in the Indonesian province of Aceh on Tuesday. A crowd of about 1,000 people watched the punishment, many cheering and filming the event. The public caning took place in a square in front of a mosque in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh. […]

Gambia ‘Freezes’ Assets of Former President Yahya Jammeh

Gambia ‘Freezes’ Assets of Former President Yahya Jammeh

Hon. Abubacarr Tambedou, the attorney general and minister of Justice has revealed to journalists that they have obtained a court order freezing or placing a temporary hold on the locally known assets and companies directly associated with former President Yahya Jammeh. He made this revelation and more at a press conference held at his office […]

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Africa Rising – Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Elected to Top Global Health Post by Wide Margin

Today the Member States of WHO elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was nominated by the Government of Ethiopia, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017. Prior to his election as WHO’s next Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus served as Minister of Foreign […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declares martial law after Mindanao attack

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao after about 100 Muslim fighters laid siege to a major city following a deadly gun battle with government forces. The emergency declaration took immediate effect and will last for 60 days, according to presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella, who made the announcement […]

Zimbabwe Pastor Talks to ‘God’ On the Phone During Service

Zimbabwe Pastor Talks to ‘God’ On the Phone During Service

A pastor has claimed to have a direct phone number to heaven, after a video of him talking on the phone during a church service emerged. “I actually have a direct line which I can call Him on and get instructions on how to proceed,” Pastor Paul Sanyangore of Victory World International has been quoted […]

Whites To Blame For the Bad Roads, Says Minister Shuvai Mahofa

Whites To Blame For the Bad Roads, Says Minister Shuvai Mahofa

Carefree Masvingo State Minister, Shuvai Ben Mahofa has blamed white people for contributing towards the socio-economic problems in the country. Mahofa stunned party members and farmers in Chiredzi when she quipped white owners of conservancies were largely to blame for the current problems in the country. She also lambasted white business people for sabotaging government […]

French President Macron Pledges to Be Tough On Terrorism During Mali Visit

French President Macron Pledges to Be Tough On Terrorism During Mali Visit

French president Emmanuel Macron reinforced his commitment to fighting armed Islamists in Africa during a speech made at the French military base in Gao, northern Mali, while also calling on more support from Germany and other European countries. The trip – his first outside of Europe  – sent strong signals at the start to his […]

Minister Vows to Resign by 2019 if Nigeria Still Imports Oil

Minister Vows to Resign by 2019 if Nigeria Still Imports Oil

Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday vowed to resign if Nigeria continues to import fuel by 2019. Mr. Kachikwu stated this during an interview on BBC World Service programme, HardTalk, anchored by Stephen Sackur. In the interview, which lasted 23 minutes, Mr. Kachikwu promised to deliver on the completion of […]

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

Three Serengeti Boys Scouted by European Clubs

They may be out of the tournament, but the national Under-17 soccer team players won many a heart at the 2017 Africa Youth Cup of Nations in Libreville, Gabon for the artistic way they approached the game. European club scouts are among those who were impressed by the Tanzanian boys during their Group B matches, […]

52 Zimbabwean MPs Yet to Speak Since Opening of 8th Parliament

52 Zimbabwean MPs Yet to Speak Since Opening of 8th Parliament

OVER 50 members of parliament are yet to contribute anything in the national assembly since the beginning of the eighth parliament, an interest group has said. Speaking in Harare Monday, Women in Politics Support (WIPSU) executive director Sakhile Sifelani Ngoma told a Zimbabwe Parliamentary Journalists Forum workshop in Harare that there was need to interrogate […]

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