Pope Francis: It’s better to be Atheist than a bad Christian

If you’re a Christian who exploits people, leads a double life or manages a “dirty” business, perhaps it’s better not to call yourself a believer, Pope Francis suggested in a homily on Thursday in Rome. “So many Christians are like this, and these people scandalize others,” Francis said during morning Mass at Casa Santa Marta, […]

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Somali Capital, Mogadishu In Lockdown As New President Gets Inaugurated

Somali Capital, Mogadishu In Lockdown As New President Gets Inaugurated Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is in lockdown today as Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed is being inaugurated as the new president. Major roads in the city have been sealed off and there are increased military patrols, BBC reports. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived in Mogadishu and is […]

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Gambian Ex-Spy Chief Arrested over Murder

Gambian Ex-Spy Chief Arrested over Murder Police in The Gambia have arrested the country’s ex- spy chief, who headed an agency rights groups that alleges tortured and killed opponents of former President Yahya Jammeh. Yankuba Badgie was arrested along with another former employee of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) on Monday, a police spokesman said. […]

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Stop Working For White People, Mugabe Tells Africans

Stop Working For White People, Mugabe Tells Africans Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on black people to stop thinking of working for European investors and to focus on becoming “masters of our own economy”. In an interview with state media to mark his 93rd birthday, Mugabe said his government had achieved its objective to increase land ownership […]

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Guinea Students ‘shot dead’ during Protest

Guinea Students ‘shot dead’ during Protest At least five people were killed in Guinea when security forces cracked down on students who were demonstrating for an end to teacher strikes that have kept them out of class, BBC Afrique reports. Students came out in numbers and vented their anger by throwing stones and sticks at riot […]

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Mugabe Marks 93rd Birthday Today

Mugabe Marks 93rd Birthday Today By Serestino Tusingwire Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe – the world’s oldest serving head of state – is 93 years old. Mugabe was born in February 21, 1924 in the city suburb of Kutama, Zimbabwe. He’s been in power since 1980 and says he has no intentions of stepping down. He’s the only […]

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Terrible Famine Hit South Sudan

Terrible Famine Hit South Sudan A famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced in any part of the world in six years. The government and the United Nations report that some 100,000 people are facing starvation, with a million more on the brink of famine. A combination of civil […]

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Mugabe Backs Trump’s Nationalism

Mugabe Backs Trump’s Nationalism Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe says he agrees with US President Donald Trump’s “America for Americans” policy. In his first comments on Mr Trump’s presidency, Mr Mugabe said he was surprised by his election victory, but he did not “like Madam Clinton to win either”, referring to defeated Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton. […]

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Gambia President, Barrow Orders Release Of 171 Prisoners

Gambia President, Barrow Orders Release Of 171 Prisoners As Gambia enters a new era of democracy, President Adama Barrow has reiterated his commitment to ending human rights abuses in the country and ordered the release of all prisoners detained without trial. “Orders have already been given for all those detained without trial to be released,” he said during his official inauguration ceremony at […]

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Car Bomb Kills 39 in Somali Capital

Car Bomb Kills 39 in Somali Capital At least 39 people were on Sunday killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The car blew up in the city’s southern Madina district, officials say. The blast – which ripped through shops and food stalls – is the first […]

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Tanzania ‘Stops 40 Health Centers From Offering AIDS Services’

Tanzania ‘Stops 40 Health Centers From Offering AIDS Services’ Tanzania’s government has stopped 40 privately run health centers from providing Aids-related services, accusing them of catering to homosexuals, reports AP news agency. Gay sex is criminalised in the country and is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. The government believes that non-governmental organisations […]

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South Sudan Minister Defects To Rebels

South Sudan Minister Defects To Rebels A South Sudanese minister has resigned from the country’s unity government to rejoin the rebel movement led by the former Vice-President Riek Machar. He has resigned today morning citing frustration with the unity government’s inability to tackle the country’s problems. “I have officially resigned from the position as the Minister of […]

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CAR: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’

CAR: Rebel group ‘killed 32 civilians’ Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) killed 32 civilians last December after clashes with a rival faction, Human Rights Watch (HRW) says. The Union for Peace in the Central African Republic (UPC) is said to have rounded victims up and executed them. HRW says it is concerned UN […]

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Angola Vice-President Manuel Vicente ‘To Face Portugal Corruption Charges’

Angola Vice-President Manuel Vicente ‘To Face Portugal Corruption Charges’ Portuguese state prosecutors are bringing corruption charges against Angola’s vice-president Manuel Vicente. The attorney-general’s office says that Vicente paid $810,000 (£650,000) in bribes to shut down corruption investigations that he was facing. The alleged bribes were made to Portugal’s former public prosecutor Orlando Figueira, who also […]

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Nigeria Loses Up to $100 Billion in Revenue as Attacks Cut Oil

Nigeria Loses Up to $100 Billion in Revenue as Attacks Cut Oil Nigeria said it lost out on as much as $100 billion in revenue last year as attacks by militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta cut crude output to a record low. Production fell by 1 million barrels a day to 1.2 million a […]

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Congolese soldiers kill Over 100 in militia clashes – U.N

Congolese soldiers kill Over 100 in militia clashes – U.N Soldiers targeting the Kamwina Nsapu militia group in central Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 101 people between Feb. 9 and Feb. 13, including 39 women, the U.N. said on Tuesday. The soldiers fired indiscriminately with machine guns when they saw the militia fighters, who […]

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Asamoah Gyan Found Guilty Of Unethical Hair Style In UAE

Asamoah Gyan Found Guilty Of Unethical Hair Style In UAE If Asamoah Gyan and Omar Abdulrahman have been found guilty of having unethical hair, then what happens if Marouane Fellaini moves to the UAE Arabian Gulf League. In one of the most bizarre stories we’ve come across in recent weeks, former Sunderland striker Gyan (pictured […]

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Trump’s National Security Advisor Resigns

Trump’s National Security Advisor Resigns The White House on Monday announced that Michael Flynn had resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow. In his formal resignation letter, Flynn acknowledged that in the period leading up to Trump’s inauguration: “I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others […]

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A SURVEY: Which Celebrity Do You Want To Have Sex With?

SURVEY: Which Celebrity Do You Want To Have Sex With? Every guy has his list of famous celebrities he’d like to have sex with. Every woman has her version of this list, too. If you’ve ever wondered how closely your own dream celebrity conquests align with your fellow man’s, but didn’t know how to ask, […]

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Angola stadium stampede in Uige kills 17

Angola stadium stampede in Uige kills 17 At least 17 people have been killed in a stampede at a football stadium in the northern Angolan city of Uige, local officials say. Hundreds more were reported to have been injured when supporters stormed the gates after failing to gain entry. Some of those who fell became […]

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