Religion

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...

Drapetomania: Fleeing From A Master Was Once Considered A Mental Disorder

Drapetomania was a conjectural mental illness that, in 1851, American physician Samuel A. Cartwright hypothesized as the cause of enslaved Africans fleeing captivity. Samuel Cartwright was a medical doctor in the proslavery South. He supported slavery and even used medicine...

Ghana Eases Restrictions as Cases Surge, Lifts Ban on Religious Gatherings

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has announced measures to ease restrictions on public gatherings in the country. Under the new directives, church services and Muslim prayers can take place with 100 congregants at a time and for only one hour. Social distancing...

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...

Nigerian Pastor’s TV Station Sanctioned in UK for Linking Coronavirus to 5G

A Christian television channel founded by a Lagos-based veteran pastor has been sanctioned by Ofcom, the broadcasting authority in London for airing “potentially harmful statements” about the Covid-19 pandemic, including a baseless conspiracy that the virus is linked to...

“The Time When Everything Divided”; The Creation Story of The Kaluli Tribe

All cultures and religions have their creation stories. One creation story is of the Kaluli people who believe everything in the world was created to solve the problems of cold and hunger. The Kaluli are a clan of indigenous people...

Catholic Church Donates All Its 425 Hospitals In Nigeria As COVID19 Isolation Centers

The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has offered all its 425 health facilities across the country as isolation centres for COVID-19. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), revealed this at the presidential task force briefing...

Nigeria: Ondo State Closes Borders, Declares Three-Day Fasting And Prayers Over Coronavirus

As the cases of coronavirus continue to rise in Nigeria, the Ondo state government has decla­red a three-day period of fasting and prayers commencing from Th­ursday, 2nd to Satur­day, 4th April for Ondo State and the country to seek...

Ugandan Pastor Charged for Denying Coronavirus Exists in Africa

Ugandan authorities have charged a controversial pastor who is accused of telling his congregation that there is no coronavirus in Africa. Prosecutors accuse Augustine Yiga of making the comments to the Revival Christian Church congregation on Friday, in comments carried...

Ghana Govt Imports stone from Jerusalem to Sanctify National Cathedral Foundation

A religious Stone has been imported from Jerusalem to lay a foundation for the construction of the Ghana National Cathedral. The stone believed to be religious was imported by the government from Israel to help sanctify the yet-to-be constructed National...
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3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia.
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