Joseph Shabalala founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo dies at 78

Joseph Shabalala, founder of the male choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has died at age 78. Shabalala passed away at a Pretoria hospital in the early hours of Tuesday. The band’s manager Xolani Majozi confirmed his death saying “Yes it’s true. Mr Shabalala passed on this morning. The Ladysmith Black Mambazo band is currently on […]

Coronavirus: China Records Highest Number of Casualty in a Day

Over the weekend, the number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday, the highest number of casualties in a day. Dr Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who sounded the alarm about the virus also died over the weekend. The total number of deaths in China now stands at 908 with […]

Desert Locust spreads to Uganda

There is panic amongst the farmers, pastoralists and leaders in the Karamoja region as swarms of deadly desert locusts Sunday entered Uganda through Amudat District. Government officials are currently meeting to prepare how to prevent the locusts that have ravaged several parts of Kenya, from spreading to other parts of Uganda. The Prime Minister Dr […]

Cameroon goes to the Poll amidst Opposition Boycott

Polls closed in Cameroon on Sunday in an election overshadowed by a partial opposition boycott and separatist violence that has displaced hundreds of thousands in the region. The elections were the first in seven years after two postponements. The polls witnessed a low turnout of voters in the English-speaking Northwest and Southwest Regions. An opposition […]

Maesaiah Thabane charged with the Murder of Lipolelo Thabane

Lesotho’s First Lady Maesaiah Thabane is finally in police custody after a month on the run. Maesaiah Thabane was on Wednesday served with charges over the killing of her predecessor, former First Lady Lipolelo Thabane. The late Mrs. Thabane was shot dead in the capital, Maseru, just two days before Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s inauguration […]

Okada Ban: Lagos Residents unhappy with the New Ban

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria has been experiencing a widespread disruption due to the ban on motorbikes and tricycles otherwise known as okada ban. There are long queues at bus stations even though extra transport was laid on, while some walked for miles. Commercial motorbikes (okada) are the most common form of public transport […]