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Ugandan ex-minister dismantles 10 boreholes he built after losing election

Ugandan ex-minister dismantles 10 boreholes he built after losing election Patrick Okumu-Ringa, who lost in the recently-concluded Nebbi Municipality Parliamentary election in Uganda, has dismantled all the boreholes he had sunk that have been supplying water to residents for the past twenty years. Okumu-Ringa, who is said to own huge chunks of land in the municipality, had about 10 boreholes drilled in different wards. The former public service state minister accused the area residents of abusing his generosity by not supporting his bid for MP. The process of dismantling the boreholes started on Monday and was concluded on Wednesday, three days after the election results were announced. For close to 10 years, Okumu-Ringa was Padyere County MP, but lost the seat to UPC’s late David Ringeca...

Xenophobic attacks loom in Ghana as foreigners are issued quit notice

Xenophobic attacks loom in Ghana as foreigners are issued quit notice As fear of a South Africa-esque xenophobia against foreign Africans looms, Ghana has explained that Nigerian traders were not affected by the recent quit notice to foreigners to vacate the country’s retail markets. The Ghanaian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Ms Shirley Ayorkor-Botchwey, made the explanation on Monday in Abuja when she paid a courtesy visit on her Nigerian counterpart, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama. Foreign nationals engaged in retail business in Ghana were on July 11 issued a quit notice to vacate the country’s markets. Ghanaian law reserves operation of retail business only for citizens. The National Association of Nigerian Traders had warned that the quit notice could spark xenophobic at...

Yvonne Nelson pictured on set of new movie with Akon

Yvonne Nelson pictured on set of new movie with Akon Popular international singer Akon has been pictured on set of a new movie with Ghanian actress Yvonne Nelson. The actress took to Instagram to upload the picture in which both were in traditional African outfits. No further hint about the details of the movie was given by the actress. Two weeks ago, Yvonne posted a picture of herself in a movie scene which she revealed was in Far East Thailand. What sort of movie do you think the do could be cooking?

Photographer dares Africa’s deadliest snake; takes a picture through its eye in South Africa

Photographer dares Africa’s deadliest snake; takes a picture through its eye in South Africa What a forest guide recently did in Cape Town, South Africa will leave you shocked to the marrows! The risk-taker moved very close to the highly venomous snake and shot a photo of himself at his residence in Cape Town South Africa recently. The amateur photographer who is never of snake was called to help get rid of the poisonous boomslang snake from the garden of his lodge. According to the Daily mail, Gerhard picked the snake with his bare hands and moved it to a nearby bush before deciding to take a selfie using his reflection in the eye of the deadly snake. The Boomslang Snake specie which is considered the deadliest in Africa is highly poisonous. The venom is so deadly that it causes int...

An Interview With African Richest Man, Aliko Dangote; Says He Is Ready To Take A Wife

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has revealed that he is ready to take a wife now. The 61 year old billionaire business mogul, made the revelation in a recent interview with Financial times. According to the businessman who has been divorced twice, says his busy schedule has prevented him from having any romance in his life. He said it wouldn’t make sense to be involved with someone when you have no time being with that person. “I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time. Right now, things are really, really very busy, because we have the refinery, we have the petrochemicals, we have the fertilizer, we have the gas pipeline.” Dangote told Pilling that he tries to fast at least once a week,...

US President Trump calls for immediate deportation of illegal immigrants

US President Trump calls for immediate deportation of illegal immigrants US President, Donald Trump, has called for immediate deportations that bypass any judicial process in a tweet. Trump wrote on Twitter: When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. The President’s comments come days after he reversed a policy to separate migrant children from their parents following fierce backlash at home and abroad, the BBC reports. More than 2,300 children were separated from their parents in May and June. As of May, all migrants who cross the U.S border illegally face criminal prosecution under the “zero tolerance” policy. The President did not make the distinction between economic migrants and those seeking asylum. Mr. Trump has ...

South African Pastor tells his congregation to remove their panties and wave it on air

AFRICAN GIST: A South African Pastor identified as Pastor Mboro is trending after he asked his congregation to take off their underwear and wave them in the air. The pastor whose act could be described as bizarre has been called out by South Africans for being a pervert after he converted his service into a full pervert show. He told his congregants to remove their panties and wave them in the air while he prays for them. Surprisingly, the church goers obliged and soon started waving their panties in the air. It’s not clear what the pastor was trying to achieve by asking them to do the unimaginable. His words were: “Must we stop because somebody does not like it.” While this took place, the pastor placed his hands firmly on his genitals while he prayed, members also imita...

Zambian lady divorces her illiterate husband after he sponsored her education

Africa. Gist: A woman identified as Maria Tembo has divorced hee husband who has supported gee throughout their 10 years of marriage because he is illiterate.

Fresh Ebola outbreak kills 17 people in DR Congo

Fresh Ebola outbreak kills 17 people in DR Congo In northwest Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Seventeen people have died from Ebola, the health ministry said on Tuesday, the fresh outbreak as a “public health emergency with international impact.” “Twenty-one cases of fever with hemorrhagic indications and 17 deaths” have been recorded in Equateur province, it said, citing a notification to the ministry as of May 3. It is the DRC’s ninth known outbreak of Ebola since 1976 when the deadly viral disease which was first recognized in then-Zaire by a Belgian-led crew. In Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) said lab tests in the DRC confirmed the presence of Ebola virus in two out of five samples collected from patients. “WHO is working closely with the government of the DRC to rapid...

Again, Nigerian man burnt to death by xenophobic mob in South Africa

Again, Nigerian man burnt to death by xenophobic mob in South Africa In the latest case of xenophobia in the southern-most part of Africa, a Nigerian has been burnt to death in Rustenburg, South Africa, after his vehicle was set ablaze by yet-to-be identified people. The latest victim of Xenophobia in South has been identified as Clement Nwaogu, a married father of two and carpenter who breathe his last breath yesterday in the hospital. According to the Nigerian Union in South Africa, the victim married to a South African woman was approached by some jealous South Africans at his shop in Rustenburg on Saturday. He was attacked because of his accent and the way he responded to their questions. He reportedly took to his heels when they first attacked him but the mob caught up with him and co...

“Your mouth is meant for eating, not for MouthAction,” Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says as he signs anti-gay legislation

“Your mouth is meant for eating, not for MouthAction,” Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says as he signs anti-gay legislation Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda has in a viral video said the mouth is meant for eating and not MouthAction. MouthAction refers to the sexual act whereby a partner uses the tongue on the other’s organ for stimulation. Museveni, who is a devout evangelical Christian while addressing the sex act said: Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders. One of them is what they call MouthAction. The mouth is for eating not for sex. Speaking on homosexuals and why they should be jailed for life, he said: “I have failed to understand that you can fail to be...

Kenyan man sleeps with and blackmails 13 female politicians; gets arrested

Kenyan man sleeps with and blackmails 13 female politicians; gets arrested Pictured below is a notorious conman identified as Wazir Benson Chacha. The 25-year-old Kenyan bisexual who has been blackmailing 13 female members of Kenya’s Parliament he slept with in the past 2 years fled to Tanzania where he was arrested few days ago. He was remanded into police custody yesterday after a brief court appearance. The suspect who used unclad photos and pornographic videos of his victims to extort money was declared wanted after several of his victims reported him to police. He is currently being held at the Kenyan Central Police station in Nairobi pending his April 9 hearing. See photos of some of his victims below:

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