Africa is the next frontier, raise your hand up if you are tired of hearing that iconic line that just seems to be a line and not a reality. It is almost synonymous with the catchphrase Nigerian youths are tired of hearing “you are the leaders of tomorrow”. Are you not tired of seeing over $50 Billion worth of resources leave the country every year and nobody is doing anything about it. Continue reading
Only politics will do this! Kenyan Governor Cyprian Awiti of Homa Bay, and a lawmaker, Oyugi Magwanga, got into an argument at a rally and fought it out in front of everybody present. Another photo after the cut… Continue reading
South Africa is on a move to legalize the cultivation of marijuana for medicinal purposes in April 2017. This comes after the Parliament’s health committee accepted to implement the Medical Innovation Bill. A bill which was proposed by late Dr. Mario Ambrosini of Inkatha Freedom Party in 2013.
Dr. Mario committed suicide in 2014 after he was refused an orthodox medical treatment in favour of alternative medicine, including medical marijuana to treat his lung cancer.XX Speaking after the announcement by the Medicines Control Council and the Department of Health in Parliament last week, Mr. Singh of the IFP said: Continue reading
‘On Becoming’ the memoir by Nigeria’s sweetheart, Toke Makinwa was launched on Sunday 27th of November 2016 at an intimate gathering held at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The intimate event hosted by Tee A and Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi was attended by close friends, family, industry colleagues and well wishers. The evening started with a keynote address by Hon. Abike Dabiri after which a short behind-the-scenes clip ‘The Journey to Become’ directed by The Film Factory played. Continue reading
According to the guys at Disrupt Africa, Bamba Group, has just raised $250,000 (K.Sh 25 million) on Lion’s Den. Apparently, two of the founders, Shehzad Tejani and Harman Johar pitched to the Lions’ Den investors, and impressed Darshan Chandaria, one Lions, enough to win his investment. Continue reading
It was a joyous moment as the conjoined twins who were successfully separated at the Kenyatta National Hospital on November 2, 2016, finally got to see each other face-to-face for the first time since the delicate surgery. LIB recalls that a team of 50 Kenyan doctors successfully separated the twins; Favour and Blessing, whose lower backs were fused, in a 23-hour surgery. The twins have been recuperating in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. More photos after the cut.. Continue reading
Ericsson has opened the registration portal for the 2016 sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards. This year’s call for entries is targeted at student innovators and startups from across the region to enter the regional contest to win $10,000.
The goal for the 2016 sub-Saharan Africa Innovation Awards is to find innovations that promote sustainability in the future of food, whether it be in food production, packaging, information availability or distribution. Continue reading
The fact that most western celebrities visit to Africa is mostly in the name of UNAIDS is sickening. British fashion designer, Victoria Beckham is presently in Kenya, to support the Beyond Zero Campaign. Victoria, a goodwill ambassador for charity UNAIDS and wife of former football star, David Beckham was seen alongside her son Brooklyn at the Kiambu County on Thursday, October 6, visiting clinics. The Beyond Zero Campaign, a platform to help children living in poverty, is spearheaded by First Lady of Kenya, Margaret Kenyatta. More photos after the cut… Continue reading
“I want to create opportunities for People of Colour” Lupita Nyong’o says as she covers American Vogue’s October issue. To celebrate her new movie “Queen of Katwe, the Oscar-winning actress took Vogue, including Mario Testino, Tonne Goodman and her hairstylist Vernon Francois to her village in Kenya. See more below: Continue reading
So Japan wants to control Africa, I just hope the read the terms before signing.
President Buhari joined other African leaders to attend the opening ceremony of the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) in Nairobi, Kenya. More photos after the cut…
Lagos state has been ranked the world’s third worst city to live in. This is according to the 2016 World livability ranking released by the Economist Intelligence Unit yesterday Thursday August 18th. Out of 140 countries that was used during the survey, Lagos came 138th just above war-ravaged Tripoli and Damascus.
Top footballers from the Nigeria Professional football League arrived in Spain on Monday ahead of a La Liga tour organised by the League Management company (LMC) in conjunction with the Spanish La Liga. Continue reading
Jackline Mwende (L) and Stephen Ngila Nthenge (R)
A 34-year-old Kenyan man, Stephen Ngila Nthenge has been arrested for allegedly cutting off his wife’s hands as punishment for her not being able to get pregnant after seven years of marriage, The Nation Kenya reports.
Nthenge was also alleged to have inflicted serious injuries on his wife’s face. Continue reading
Madonna with the Samburu Tribe
Pop star Madonna is currently in Kibera, Kenya.
The 57-year old singer, songwriter, dancer and actress is currently in Africa for philanthropic works as she partners with Shofco (Shining Hope for Communities), an organization that links free schools for girls in Kenyan slums to essential services for the whole community, like clean water, free health care & more. Continue reading
UK Daily Mail has disclosed a secret deal between the EU and the leaders of eight African countries in its bid to stop migration. Under the agreements, the countries get £35million to facilitate the prevention of migration to the EU. Apparently, the EU felt its reputation will be damaged if the deal became know and urged all parties to keep it secret. After the cut is how Daily Mail reports it… Continue reading
In this photo taken Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, a 26-year-old gay Ugandan man, who insisted on anonymity because of fears for his safety, speaks to The Associated Press, in Nairobi, Kenya. When a Ugandan court overturned the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory – but not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling declaring enforced anal examinations unconstitutional after they were subjected to such tests last year to see if they had been involved in gay sex, the men’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Continue reading
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta set fire to the world’s biggest ivory bonfire Saturday, after demanding a total ban on trade in tusks and horns to end “murderous” trafficking and prevent the extinction of elephants in the wild. Leading anti-poaching ambassador Lupita Nyong’o has expressed her support of the ivory burning and further congratulated the Kenyan government for the bold move.
At least seven people have been confirmed dead and 121 rescued so far after a residential building collapsed in Haruma, Kenyan capital Nairobi, late Friday night following a heavy downpour.
Rescuers including Kenyan Red Cross search and rescue team is leading efforts to find people feared trapped and possibly killed. Continue reading