Truck bomb in Somalia’s capital kills at least 30 people

Africa 12/27/19, 22:41

A truck bomb exploded at a busy security checkpoint in Somalia's capital Saturday morning, killing at least 30 people, officials said. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Mogadishu in recent memory. The toll was likely to rise as scores of people were rushed to hospitals, government spokesman Ismail Mukhtar ...

Nigerian lecturer babysits student’s twins during an exam (photos)

Africa 11/27/19, 07:23

A male lecturer from the University of Calabar, Nigeria, is being celebrated on social media network for babysitting twins for his student while she writes her examinations. The lecturer identified as Frederick Bassey took to his Twitter timeline to let the world know that having a baby doesn’t stop you from ...

Family takes uncle’s corpse to insurance company to prove he’s dead

Africa 11/21/19, 06:22

According to a story from News24 in South Africa, in a desperate attempt to eventually get their insurance payout, Sifiso Mtshali's parents, 46, hauled his corpse to an Old Mutual branch in eastern South Africa. This drastic method worked after weeks of stalling, and the family was paid the 30,000 South ...

Ivanka Trump: Impeachment aimed at undoing 2016 vote

Politics 11/08/19, 06:31

Ivanka Trump on Friday, Nov. 8, echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But she called the identity of the impeachment whistleblower "not particularly relevant." President Trump and some of his allies have been pressing the news media to publicize the ...

40-year-old Ugandan woman with 44 children named most fertile

Africa 10/15/19, 05:05

Mariam Nabatanzi, a 40-year-old woman from the Mukono District of Uganda, was named the most fertile woman in the African country after it was confirmed that she had given birth to 44 children. Nabatanzi is known as Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruplets) in her home village of Kabimbiri, ...

After 24 years of work, airplane cleaner becomes a pilot

Africa 10/11/19, 05:19

The story of a man from Nigeria is proof that dreams come true, especially when you work hard and never lose faith. His dream of becoming a pilot if finally realized after 24 years of persistent work. Around 24 years ago, Muhammed Abubakar started to work as an aircraft cleaner. It ...

US Punishes Lebanese Bank for Links to Hezbollah

Africa 08/30/19, 14:58

The United States sanctioned a Lebanese bank on Thursday for facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department accused the Jammal Trust Bank, and its subsidiaries, of "brazenly enabling" the financial activities of the organization that operates in Lebanon and has links with Iran. Through an official statement, ...

Latest Ebola outbreak in Congo-A doctor’s story

News 05/30/19, 17:55

Over 1,200 people have died in the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo). According to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Border, this is the worst ever reported case and the second-largest Ebola outbreak. To exacerbate the crisis, mistrust from the local people coupled ...

Sudan protesters threaten military with civil disobedience

Africa 05/30/19, 04:24

Sudan's protesters are threatening a civil disobedience campaign if the ruling military refuses to hand over power to civilians.The threat comes after a two-day strike meant to pressure the military showed no tangible effects.The coalition representing the protesters and opposition groups — known as Forces for the Declaration of Freedom ...