Nollywood Actor Yul Odochie wins DPC primaries to contest Governorship Poll in Anambra State

Nigeria: Nollywood actor Yul Edochie, yesterday won the governorship primary of the Democratic Peoples Congress DPC.

He would be the party’s flag bearer in the Anambra state governorship election come November 18th this year.

Yul will be contesting against the state governor, Willie Obiano and others. Announcing his victory at the primary, Yul wrote on his IG:

“And I won the party primaries today to become the flag bearer of the DPC. DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S CONGRESS. Read more

Rwandan presidential hopeful Diane Rwigara disappears after police raid

Rwanda: An opposition figure who was barred from challenging Rwandan President Paul Kagame in last month’s election has been “taken” by police, her brother said Thursday, a claim authorities have denied.

Police officers took Diane Rwigara and some of her family members to an unknown location on Tuesday night after raiding her house in the Rwandan capital Kigali, her brother Aristide said. Read more

Britain to cut aid to Nigeria in half

Britain is to halve the amount of money it gives in humanitarian aid to Nigeria over the next few years, says the international development minister.

The aid worth £200m ($258m) over the next fours years is a 50% drop from the £100m it spent in the past 12 months.

The money is aimed at victims of attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in north-eastern Nigeria.

More than 1.5 million people are on the brink of famine in the area, aid agencies say. Read more

Odinga: Historic day in Kenya and Africa

Odinga press conferenceKenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga has described the Supreme Court’s annulment of last month’s presidential election result as a “very historic day for the people of Kenya and by extension the people of the continent of Africa”.

He called it a precedent-setting ruling, saying it had never happened before in Africa.

Source: BBC

Kenya presidential election cancelled by Supreme Court

Image result for judge annuls kenya electionsKenya’s Supreme Court has annulled the result of the last month’s presidential election.

Citing irregularities, Chief Justice David Maraga said a new vote should be held within 60 days.

The election commission had declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner of the election by a margin of 1.4 million votes.

But the opposition argued that the commission’s IT system had been hacked to manipulate the results.  Read more

Former England captain Wayne Rooney is arrested for drink driving

Rooney, England's all-time record goal scorer, was stopped by police on Thursday nightFormer England captain Wayne Rooney has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving near his £6million home in Cheshire.

Rooney, England’s all-time record goal scorer, was stopped by police on Thursday night after he had been on an evening out, according to the Mirror.

The 31-year-old striker re-signed for boyhood club Everton this summer after rejoining from Manchester United.

Former England captain Wayne Rooney has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving

He has lived in Cheshire for the past 12 years, in a mansion in Prestbury, not far from the Everton training ground at Finch Farm. Read more

Anne Nhira responds to the Zodwa Wabantu saga

Former Studio 263 actress and model, Anne Nhira has responded to the backlash she received after lobbying for South African dancer and socialite Zodwa Wabantu to be banned from performing at The Harare International Carnival.

Nhira received close to 10 000 responses to her Facebook post celebrating an alleged ban on the SA artiste most of which were insulting her and calling her names but she seemed unmoved by the backlash.

We reproduce her response in full below……

Unity in diversity:

My oh my!!! What an interesting week it has been!!! Allow me to start by thanking you all for the feedback (positive and negative) to my engagement with government over what I feel is not in tune with my ideals and possibly those of a greater percentage of the Zimbabwean populace – on this, kindly note that its not every Zimbabwean who can Facebook or tweet about an idea they support or are against.

I know I have been vilified for standing for what I believe in but that to me is what defines freedom of expression and association. Read more

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