Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) Donates To Bridgepoint Hospital

Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA) Donates To Bridgepoint Hospital

The Susanna Wesley Mission Auxiliary (SUWMA), a ladies association of the Ghana United Wesley Methodist church in Woodbridge, Virginia, has donated assorted items to the Bridgepoint hospital on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. BridgePoint Hospital is a facility which provides care for patients requiring longer hospitalizations in post-acute care settings. As part of their social responsibility […]

David Adjaye Receives knighthood in New Year’s Honors 2017

David Adjaye Receives knighthood in New Year’s Honors 2017

British architect David Adjaye is to become Sir David Adjaye after receiving a knighthood for services to architecture in the New Year’s Honours 2017. Adjaye, 50, will receive the Knight Bachelor award as part of the Queen’s biannual honours programme, which recognises the “achievements and service of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom”. The Central Chancery of the Orders […]

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria Out of Nations Cup

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after failing to win a single game in Gabon. They were held to a 2-2 draw by Group B winners Senegal in a match they had to win to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassing early exit. Islam Slimani scored both […]

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare this within a week. It said failure to do so would “attract disciplinary action”. Police spokeswoman Esther […]

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Babies used in suicide bombings, officials warn

Female suicide bombers in Nigeria are now carrying babies to avoid detection in their attacks, authorities warn. An attack in the town of Madagali on 13 January saw two women detonate their devices, killing themselves, two babies, and four others. They had passed a vigilante checkpoint, mistaken for civilians because they were carrying infants. Female […]

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Determined the tap into the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex in the country to create jobs, foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has embarked on the establishment of multi-million dollar vehicle assembly plant project in Lagos Specifically, the plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, the Dangote Group spends huge […]

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

Gambia President-Elect Adama Barrow’s Son Dies After Dog Bite

By Aminu Adamu A son of Gambia’s President-elect, Adama Barrow, has died after being bitten by a dog, the BBC has reported. Eight-year-old Habibou Barrow was reported to have died on the way to the hospital on Sunday in Manjai near the Gambian capital Banjul. Mr. Barrow missed his son’s funeral as he was advised […]

Mugadza Nabbed Over Malicious Utterances

Mugadza Nabbed Over Malicious Utterances

By Tafadzwa Zimoyo Controversial pastor Phillip Mugadza was yesterday arrested by Harare law and order maintenance officers, while attending his routine remand case. He was arrested for undermining President Mugabe’s authority by allegedly “prophesying” that the President would die on October 17. Source:bbcnews.com

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

Nigeria air strike error kills dozens in refugee camp

A Nigerian military jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people in the north-east, killing at least 52 people and injuring many more. Aid workers are among the dead in Rann, with the Red Cross saying six of its employees were killed. The MSF aid agency said that over 200 people had been injured […]

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

The Gambia’s president declares state of emergency

Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has declared a 90-day state of emergency a day before his official mandate ends. He decried “extraordinary” foreign interference in his country’s affairs and December’s election. Regional leaders have been unsuccessfully trying to persuade Mr Jammeh to hand over power to Adama Barrow, who won the polls. The move comes after […]

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