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Three Dead, 23 Injured As Bus Plunges Into Lagos Canal

Three Dead, 23 Injured As Bus Plunges Into Lagos Canal

THREE people were recovered dead while 23 others sustained injuries after a luxury bus with registration number Anambra GDD 386 YE plunged into a lagoon at Owode Elede in the Mile 12 area of Lagos State. Spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Adebayo Kehinde who confirmed this, said the ill-fated bus was […]

Kenya: Parliamentary And A Representative Aspirant Shot Dead In Baringo

Kenya: Parliamentary And A Representative Aspirant Shot Dead In Baringo

A ward representative and a parliamentary aspirant from Tiaty were shot dead at a nightclub in Marigat town, Baringo South. Loyamorok Ward Representative Kibet Cheretei and Tiaty parliamentary aspirant Pepee Kitambaa were killed by unknown attackers at around 12.30am Saturday. The midnight incident happened when the duo along with five others were entertaining themselves. The […]

Abovewhispers Panache: Slay With African Prints

Abovewhispers Panache: Slay With African Prints

Happy Fri-yay! It’s another timeout right here on Abovewhispers panache and guess what is up today? Fabulous display of stylish african prints. As usual, it is home made, made In Nigeria for the world. Today, is a showcase of african prints–from dresses, to shirts ,neckpieces etc .You sure will enjoy the beauty of african prints […]

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

Malawi: Landmark Bill On Marriage Age Passed

The Malawi Parliament on Tuesday passed a landmark bill to amend the Constitution and harmonise the age of a child with other relevant laws thereby securing the protection of children against early marriage. There has been an outcry amongst Malawians led by civil society organisations that Section 14 of the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations […]

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

South Sudan: Troops Accused of Mass Rape

Officials in South Sudan say army troops entered a village near the capital, Juba, on Sunday and raped at least a half-dozen women and girls, some of them at gunpoint. The alleged rapes occurred less than two weeks after South Sudanese President Salva Kiir issued a warning that soldiers who commit acts of rape and […]

Rwanda: A-Level Results. Girls Outshine Boys In General Performance

Rwanda: A-Level Results. Girls Outshine Boys In General Performance

Girls did better than their male counterparts in general performance in the 2016 Advanced Level examinations, results released by the Ministry of Education yesterday show. Out of 36,916 candidates who passed exams to join tertiary education, 19,374 (representing 52.5 per cent) are girls, according to the results. The general pass rate for 2016 results improved […]

26year Old Man Kills His Friend To ”Harvest Body Parts”

26year Old Man Kills His Friend To ”Harvest Body Parts”

A Zimbabwean serial killer, 26, has been arrested and placed on remand after being enticed by a South African traditional healer to “harvest body parts” of anyone with a Ncube surname, reports the state owned Chronicle newspaper. The traditional healer, only identified as Ndimande allegedly promised Rodney Tongai Jindu riches if he helped him harvest […]

Many Feared Dead As Boko Haram Engages Army In Battle

Many Feared Dead As Boko Haram Engages Army In Battle

Dozens of boko haram members including innocent civilians were feared dead in a crossfire that ensued between military troops and terrorists, most of whom were suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Sources have said. The multiple incidents started at about 11:30pm on Thursday, when a female suicide bomber sneaked into […]

Gum Disease In Pregnant Women Poses A Risk To Their Newborns

Gum Disease In Pregnant Women Poses A Risk To Their Newborns

Women who develop severe mouth infections and suffer from bleeding gums when they are pregnant have a greater chance of delivering their babies preterm if they don’t treat the infection. Up to 70% of women develop inflammation of the gums, or gingivitis, during their pregnancy. It’s commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. This is due […]

The Growth Of Ugandan Women In Business Still A Challenge

The Growth Of Ugandan Women In Business Still A Challenge

There have been several efforts to empower the Ugandan woman by moving her from the kitchen to putting her at the fore-front of trade and commerce. These efforts are not only geared towards contributing to her financial independence but also enhancing the country’s economic base. There are certainly a rising number of successful women in […]