Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rejects expulsion by her party

Outgoing President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf rejects her expulsion from Liberia’s ruling Unity Party. She says she’ll appeal the decision taken by a fraction of the party’s executive committee. Africa’s first elected woman president was expelled from the party for allegedly not supporting her deputy Joseph Boakai in the election to succeed her. That contest was […]

Faith healer cons would-be moms in Guinea with swollen stomachs

A faith healer in Guinea’s being held by police for feeding would-be mothers with a stomach-bloating concoction and telling them they’re pregnant. She charged them R400 which is almost a month’s salary in that West African country. At least 700 women were conned by faith healer N’na Fanta Camara. She fed them herbs and spices […]

Two Canadians and two Americans kidnapped in Nigeria

Police have confirmed that two American and two Canadian have been abducted in Nigeria. Two policemen were killed in the ambush laid by the kidnappers. The kidnap victims were reportedly setting up solar stations. They were travelling from Kaduna  to the capital Abuja. Nigerian authorities say every possible means is being deployed  to free the […]

After monkey hoodie scandal H&M appoints a diversity czar

After the monkey hoodie scandal, Swedish budget fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity czar to avoid stepping in racism landmines. It says the appointment reflects its big responsibility as a global brand. The advertisement showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading coolest monkey in the jungle drew a violent response […]

Jailed Ethiopia opposition leader freed

Ethiopian authorities have released opposition leader Merera Gudina who’s been detained for more than a year. The move designed to forster national dialogue is the first admission by the Addis Ababa government that it’s holding political prisoners. More than 500 people will follow Merera Gudina out of jail in a move designed to promote reconciliation […]