Saturday, November 17, 2018

[Photos] Sierra Leone presidential inauguration: Nigeria showbiz stars in action

Sierra Leone's presidential inauguration had quite a number of leaders especially across West Africa in attendance. President Maada Bio has delivered an inaugural speech on his transformation agenda for the country. Nigeria was represented at the diplomatic level by vice-president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. President Buhari...

[Photos] Irish ambassador in Kenya rides ox cart to open school block

Vincent O'neill, the Irish Ambassador to Kenya, Somalia and Sudan took an unconventional means of transport when he was invited to join the opening of a school block in Kenya's Mukeini County. O'neill and a fellow embassy official are likely to have an array of vehicles at...

[Photos] Egypt’s Mo Salah proud over impact of ‘Say NO to Drugs’ campaign

Egyptian international Mohammed Salah has expressed delight at the impact that a 'no to drugs' campaign he is part of is spreading. 'So proud of how far this project has reached,' Salah wrote on twitter along with the hashtag #SayNoToDrugs. The message was accompanied by photos...

[Photos] 2018 London Marathon king Kipchoge meets Wanyama at Spurs

Two top Kenyan athletes met on Tuesday in London where one plies his football trade and the other recently won the prestigious London Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge won his third London Marathon during the 2018 edition of the event held last Sunday. Yet to leave the...

[Photos] 2018 World Book Day: Nigeria VP reads with school kids

Nigerian vice-president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday took time off his busy schedule to commemorate World Book Day with school children in the capital Abuja. Osinbajo met staff and pupils of the LEA Government Primary School, Life Camp, Abuja, where he read to them a...

[Photos] Zimbabwe unveils aircraft with Mugabe call sign

Zimbabwe on Wednesday took delivery of two planes, with one that is named after its former president Robert Gabriel Mugabe. The planes Boeing 777 (Z-RGM) aircraft and an Embraer plane were purchased from Malaysia, the finance minister said, adding that they would be leased to...

[Photos] Buhari meets head of global Anglican church in London

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria on Wednesday met with Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, in London. Buhari is in the United Kingdom on a working visit and is also set to attend the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of State and Government summit later this month. Welby was...

[Photos] Oromo culture on display as Ethiopia PM visits Ambo city

There was a massive cleaning ahead of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit to Ambo city in Oromia State on Tuesday morning. When the time drew close, there was colour and culture on display. The thousands that joined the event at the Ambo stadium came emblazoned...

Photos: Melkam Fesika, Ethiopian Orthodox faithful celebrate Easter

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians are celebrating Easter across the East African nation. It is referred to as Fesika. The Orthodox Easter typically occurs anywhere from a week to two weeks after the western Church (sometimes, they occur at the same time, due to the vagaries of...

Photos: Bulldozer rescue for Burundian hippo stuck in muddy pit

When a hippopotamus got stuck in a muddy pit, there was an emergency situation in the capital of Burundi. The authorities needed to act fast and not just act, but with tact. The hippopotamus is free but how did the rescue mission go about? Location/Place (Where):...

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Chelsea’s Rudiger gives back to Sierra Leone, 11 kids get free surgery

Chelsea player Antonio Rudiger has announced a health relief partnership meant to benefit kids in the West African country, Sierra Leone. The partnership is with...

Mufti Menk in Nigeria: Meets Governor of Borno, Boko Haram heartland

Top Muslim cleric Mufti Menk of Zimbabwe who is on a tour of Nigeria on Tuesday met with the governor of Borno State, Kashim...

Stan Lee: Creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Black Panther dies

Stan Lee, who dreamed up Spider-Man, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Panther and a cavalcade of other Marvel Comics superheroes that became mythic figures...

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