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South Africa: Celebrating the Legend Mandoza on Mzansi Magic

South Africa: Celebrating the Legend Mandoza on Mzansi Magic

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Mandoza as someone who crossed the cultural divide with his music in South Africa. “South Africa has lost one of its pioneers whose music appealed to a cross-section of our people, young and old and was known to have achieved the unique crossover culturally to be enjoyed by […]

Kenya: Two Killed as Lorry Plunges Into Riverbed

Kenya: Two Killed as Lorry Plunges Into Riverbed

Two people were killed on the spot and a third one seriously injured after a lorry plunged into the bed of Kaiti River at a bridge near Wote Town, Makueni County, on Thursday night. Witnesses said the lorry driver heading to Wote Town attempted to overtake another vehicle at the bridge when it hit the […]

Gene Wilder, Star Of ‘Willy Wonka,’ Dead At 83

Gene Wilder, Star Of ‘Willy Wonka,’ Dead At 83

Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said. He was 83. Wilder is best known for his collaborations with director Mel Brooks, starring as the stressed-out Leo Bloom in Brooks’ breakout 1967 film “The Producers,” […]

2,000 Women Die Annually in Sokoto Due to Pregnancy-Related Issues – Governor

2,000 Women Die Annually in Sokoto Due to Pregnancy-Related Issues – Governor

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday said no fewer than 2, 000 women lose their lives annually in the state due to pregnancy-related issues. Mr. Tambuwal made the disclosure in Sokoto at the opening of a five-day Stakeholders Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop on Strengthening Health Outcome for Women and Children Project. “No fewer […]

Juan Gabriel Dead At 66; He Was Mexican Music Icon

Juan Gabriel Dead At 66; He Was Mexican Music Icon

Juan Gabriel, the prolific Latin American music icon, died of natural causes in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday morning, Los Angeles County Coroner spokeswoman Selena Barros said. He performed at The Forum in Los Angeles on Friday night. On Sunday he was scheduled to perform a concert in El Paso, Texas, and he had 15 […]

Hubby Accused of Beating Wife To Death Over Sex

Hubby Accused of Beating Wife To Death Over Sex

A court in Ado Ekiti, has ordered the remand of a 42 year-old man accused of beating his wife to death for refusing him sex. Josiah Johnson was said to have descended on his wife of 10 years for allegedly refusing to have sex with him. The prosecutor, Sergeant Oriyomi Akinwale, told the court that […]

Girl Killed By Zoo Elephant

Girl Killed By Zoo Elephant

A 7-year-old Moroccan girl has died after a zoo elephant threw a rock at her. Managers at the zoo in the capital of Rabat confirmed the details in a press statement. The girl died a few hours after being transferred to hospital. Video shot by a zoo visitor shows a number of people huddled around […]

Truck Driver Attacks Crowd In Nice, killing Dozens

Truck Driver Attacks Crowd In Nice, killing Dozens

A truck drove into a crowd at Bastille Day ceremonies late Thursday in Nice, France, killing dozens of people, Regional President Christian Estrosi tweeted. French President Francois Hollande has called it an act of terror. Here’s what we know: • The attack happened on Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Victims had been watching […]

Final Year UNILAG Undergraduate Dies In hostel

Final Year UNILAG Undergraduate Dies In hostel

A 500-level undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Odusami Matthew, has died after slumping at the Biobaku Hostel. PUNCH Metro learnt that Matthew, a student at the Estate Management Department, was playing football with some of his friends on Friday when he slumped. He was reportedly rushed to the school’s medical centre where he was […]

Somalia: Blast On Minibus Kills 20 Near Mogadishu

Somalia: Blast On Minibus Kills 20 Near Mogadishu

Somali officials say at least 20 people have been killed in a massive roadside explosion that engulfed a passenger bus on the main highway linking Mogadishu to Afgoye, 30 kilometers west of the capital. A police officer at the scene, Abidkadir Mohamed, told the Reuters News Agency it was a remotely controlled bomb along the […]