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South African Settlements Named ‘Covid-19’ and ‘Sanitiser’

A community in a newly formed informal settlement near the South African city of Cape Town has given the pandemic a new twist and named their area Covid-19.

Cows for AK-47 — Nigerian State Offers Repentant Bandits Cows for AK-47s

In an attempt to encourage Bandits to give up a life of crime and live a normal life as responsible citizens, Zamfara state Governor Bello Matawalle has offered to give Repentant bandits two cows for every AK-47 they surrender.

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Has Been to Heaven Four Times

Sibusiso Mthembu is a self-proclaimed prophet from Mandeni, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who claims he has been to heaven four times. Sibusiso Mthembu, now 72, said there were 11 heavens and he had drawn a map of them. Mthembu had his...

6 Mysterious Events to Happen in Africa

Growing up as a kid in Africa. You just dont have a choice but to Believe in supernatural powers -- including the power to transform human beings into animals and natural objects etc, you also get to hear, sometimes witness some...

Cameroon Miracle Healer Who Claimed He Could Cure COVID-19, Dies of Virus

Frankline Ndifor, a popular Cameroon pastor and miracle healer has died of COVID-19 a week after he prayed and laid hands on persons diagnosed with the coronavirus. When his death was announced on Saturday, family members and Christians of his...

Covid-19: Colombian Company Creates Hospital Beds that can Double as Coffin

A Colombian advertising company has created cardboard hospital beds that double as COFFINS as a way to help poor families that can't pay for funeral expenses amid coronavirus pandemic. A Colombian advertising company is pitching a novel if morbid solution...

Kenya: Zebra Gives Birth To Rare ‘Zonkey’ After Mating With A Donkey

According to reports, sometime in May last year, a zebra had strayed on its own out of the Tsavo East National Park, one of the oldest and largest parks in Kenya, into a local community that borders it. Surprisingly, she...

‘We’ve Bills to Pay’: Kenyan Sex Workers Urges Government to List them as Essential Service Providers

According to Daily Nation, commercial sex workers in Mombasa have come out to urge the county government to include them in the group of essential service providers, noting that the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has greatly affected their...

South African Politician Gets His Wish to be Buried in His Mercedes-Benz

According to reports, Tshekede Bufton Pitso, who was the United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader for Eastern Cape, was laid to rest in Sterkspruit over the weekend. However, instead of being buried in a usual coffin, his body was lowered...

Chad to Repay $100m Debt To Angola With Cattle

Chad is repaying Angola a debt of $100m (£82m) with cattle, Angola's state-run newspaper has reported. The unusual agreement is seen as creating a win-win situation for both nations - Chad is short of cash while Angola needs cattle. More than...

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African Tribe: The Dinka People Of South Sudan

The Dinka are a pastoral-agricultural people that make up the largest ethnic group in South Sudan. They vary their...

For The First Time, Married Women In Botswana Can Own Land Alongside Their Husbands

Married women in Botswana can for the first time be allocated state land even if their husbands already have an allocation of their own,...

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

In the earliest history of US stock brokerage, one stock stood out both in nature and the revenue it generated – humans. The more...

Two African Writers Shortlisted For The 2020 Booker Prize

Two African Authors — Zimbabwe's Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian's Maaza Mengiste — have been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction.

Dr. John Emeka Akude: Nigerian Makes History As The First Black Elected Member Of Cologne City Council In Germany

A Nigerian has made history as the First black man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany. Dr. John Emeka Akude, a...