Burkina Faso’s Prime minister, Entire Cabinet Quit

The Prime Minister of Burkina Faso, Paul Kaba Thieba, has resigned from office along with his entire cabinet. No reason was given for the move, which was announced in a televised statement by the country’s president. Mr Thieba, a former economist, had held the position since January 2016 when he was nominated by President Roch Marc Christian Kabore. His government has faced growing pressure over a rise in the number of kidnappings and jihadist attacks. Recent high-profile disappearances of…

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South Africa Muslim Council pens SABC over Malawi link to terrorism attack

By Duncan Mlanjira Council of Muslim Theologians in Johannesburg, South Africa has written to South Africa Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in connection to its news report and analysis of the terrorism attack that happened on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya killing at least 21 people that implicated Malawi. According to a video clip that has gone viral on social media, a SABC producer Izak Khomo claimed there is a Malawian connection to the attack, saying some of the jihadists, Al-Shabab used…

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Nwankwo Kanu robbed of his prized football medals

Former Nigeria national football team captain and legend, Nwankwo Kanu, is devastated after being robbed of his football medals, trophies, plaques and other valuable items. Shina Philips a close friend and associate to Kanu told Nigerian newspaper Premium Times that the former African Footballer of the Year had to cut short his trip to London after hearing that some ‘unknown’ persons were carrying out illegal renovations in his hotel, contrary to the order from the court that both parties…

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Southern Africa Athletics pleads affiliate federations for innovation and be able to implement

By Duncan Mlanjira President of Confederation of Athletics Association for Southern Africa, Moses Bantsi says 2019 is a crucial year for all ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Qatar in September which is also a springboard for many athletes to the Olympic Games next year in Japan. Thus there is need for affiliate associations, Malawi inclusive, to be more innovative and be able to implement their programmed as well.  “That means our athletes in the region need a…

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Scientist who pioneered DNA stripped of titles for racist theories

By Daily Mail, London Scientist James Watson, who won the Nobel Prize for his work on DNA has been stripped of honorary titles over his ‘racist’ theories on genetics that repeated his claim that black people are inherently less intelligent. The American biologist, 90, who shared his Nobel Prize for his work at Cambridge with Francis Crick, said in a TV documentary shown this month that he stood by his views that ‘all our social policies are based on…

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Tanzanian side Simba FC stun Algerian giants JS Saoura 3-0 in CAF Champions League

By Duncan Mlanjira  Simba FC from Tanzanian 🇹🇿 stunned Algerian 🇩🇿 giants JS Saoura 3-0 at home on Saturday to top Group D of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League match played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The East Africans scored through Emmanuel Okwi and a brace from Maddie Kagere. Coming hot on the East Africans are another North African giants Al Ahly SC of Egypt 🇪🇬 who beat AS Vita Club from DR…

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DRC’s Catholic Church Challenges Presidential Election Results

By: VOA News The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo is challenging the official results of last month’s presidential election, saying they do not match the vote tallies collected by the church’s election monitors. The country’s election board, CENI, announced that opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi won the election with just over 38 percent of the vote. The results were a surprise after pre-election surveys projected that another opposition candidate, Martin Fayulu, would prevail. The body representing Congo’s…

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DRC Opposition Leader Wins Elections But Who Is Really Felex Tshisekidi?

Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo was born in Kinshasa 13 June 1963. Nicknamed “Fatshi”, short for three of his names Felix Antoine Tshilombo. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo studied business and marketing. He became leader of UDPS in March 2018. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo was one of the main opposition candidates vying for votes in this month’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Felix Tshisekedi Tshilombo father of five, mostly known for being the son of the late veteran opposition leader Etienne…

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Mo Sallah retains African Player of the Year award; Egypt awarded rights to 2019 AFCON finals

By Duncan Mlanjira  Egypt’s and English Premier League side Liverpool’s international, Mohammed Sallah has retained the African Footballer of the Year accolade which he was awarded on Tuesday, January 8 at a ceremony in Dakar, Senegal. And earlier, during the Confederation of African Football executive committee, Egypt were awarded the rights to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), officially replacing original hosts Cameroon, who were stripped of their duties in November because of slow preparations and security…

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U.S. Air Force honours black woman who invented GPS

By Duncan Mlanjira Dr. Gladys West, the black woman who invented the Global Positioning System (GPS) has finally received the recognition she deserves by being inducted into the Air Force Space and Missile Pioneers Hall of Fame by the United States Air Force during a ceremony held at the Pentagon on December 22. According to balleralert.com, the now 87-year-old West began to work at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in 1956 where she was the second black woman…

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