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Canadian, U.S. hostages in ‘good spirits’ and kidnappers have demanded ransom: Nigerian police

By Douglas Quan, National Post, 01/19/2018 Two Canadians and two Americans being held hostage in Nigeria are together and in “good spirits,” a state police official said Thursday, confirming that their captors had issued a ransom demand. Agyole Abbeh, the commissioner of police...

Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash

By P. Solomon Banda And Nomaan Merchant, National Post, 01/19/2018 RATON, N.M. — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a...

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents By LANDIN CHAMBERS,STU SALKELD, The Stettler Independent, 01/15/2018 One of Stettler’s newest families has one of the most heart wrenching, yet uplifting stories to tell. Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and their three children, Junny,...

Alpine skiing – Kenya’s first speed skier aiming for professional career

By Reuters, Channel News Asia, 01/15/2018 ST MORITZ, Switzerland: Skiers from African nations are usually looked on as a novelty at the Olympic Games but Kenya's Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is deadly serious about her career. The 19-year-old, born in Kenya and raised in...

Nigerian executed in Saudi Arabia, 14 others to follow

By Soni Daniel, Victoria Ojeme, Vanguard, 01/13/2018 Fourteen Nigerians have already been moved to a jail in Medina apparently in preparation for the hangman’s noose.  That has sent shivers down their spines forcing them to dispatch a Save-Our-Souls message to President...

Skolopad vs Zodwa Wabantu: 2017’s feud of the year

BY TSHISALIVE, Times Live, 01/12/2018 Entertainers Zodwa Wabantu and Skolopad hogged headlines in 2017 for their skimpy clothes and red carpet antics, but it was also the spicy feud between them that caught most people's attention. Let's be frank: 2017 totally belonged...

Boy at the centre of racial storm has Kenyan roots

By SYLVANIA AMBANI, Daily Nation, 01/11/2018A black boy at the centre of a racism storm involving Swedish multinational clothing retail company, H&M, has Kenyan roots. The photo, which has gone viral, shows the black boy modelling for American fashion powerhouse, wearing a...

DRC man in court after murder of Rwandan doctor in Cape apartment

By TIMES REPORTER, New Times, 01/11/2018 A man believed to be of Congolese origin was Wednesday arraigned before the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court in connection with the death of Dr. Raymond Dusabe, a Rwandan doctor who was on holiday in Cape...

Is King Tut’s Penis Missing?

By Allie Townsend, Time, 01/10/2018 Someone sabotage the Egyptian king’s mummy to hide his less-than endowed genitalia? A new report from The New Scientist presents the possibility of a anatomical conspiracy. Earlier this year, scientists speculated the cause of famed King Tutankhamen‘s death to be due...

Uganda woman stabs husband to death for denying her sex

By Yazid Yolisigira, Daily Monitor, 01/10/2018IN SUMMARY Police condemned the incident and advised couples to solve differences amicably. The suspect will be charged with murder. Police in Kaliro District are holding a primary school teacher for allegedly stabbing her husband to...

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These flashy taxi buses are all over Kenya, and they come...

By Chris Weller , Business Insider, 01/09/2018 Kenyan taxi buses, or "matatus," are all over Nairobi and outlying cities. They're privately owned and decorated both inside and out,...

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