Tributes have been pouring in for one of East Africa’s most popular musicians, Mowzey Radio, who has died aged 33 after a reported bar brawl.
Radio, real name Moses Ssekibogo, died just hours after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni donated $8,300 (£5,800) towards his medical bills.
The Afrobeats star was being treated in hospital for head injuries he sustained in the alleged brawl 10 days ago.
Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident so far.
According to Uganda’s Daily Monitor newspaper, the singer was allegedly beaten into a coma at a popular hang out spot in Entebbe town, south of the capital Kampala. Read more
West Ham have suspended director of player recruitment Tony Henry over claims he said the club would not sign any more African players.
The Daily Mail reported Henry sent an email that said African players “cause mayhem” when they are not in the team.
Dendera musician Sulumani Chimbetu was convicted when he appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Amanda Muridzo on Wednesday and pleaded guilty to failing to pay maintenance for the two children he sired with his ex-wife Marygold Mutemasango.
Chimbetu has maintenance arrears amounting to $4 400.
He was sentenced to five months in prison which was wholly suspended on condition he paid $300 on Wednesday, while the remaining debt would have to be settled on or before February 15. Read more
In 1988/1989, in a humble family in Agege, a 7-year old boy who loved building sand castles at Bar Beach had just purchased his first motorcycle (okada) with his savings.
Away from all the “African parents slander”, he drew inspiration from his mother’s entrepreneurial spirit and went on to own six motorcycles at the age of 13.
To spur this, his personal contact with a Japanese University Professor, Dr. Sujimoto Koga, at the age of 21 spurred him to “dream it and achieve it.
At 34, this 37 year old man took the Nigerian scene by surprise with his Medici Terraces Luxury Apartments and launches the tallest residential building in Nigerian. Read more
Chelsea Football Club has completed the signing of French striker Oliver Giroud from Arsenal for £18million.
The 31-year-old was sold to the rival club after the Gunners wrapped up a club-record £56m deal for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund
The Frenchman, who spent five-and-a-half years at Arsenal and scored over 70 goals for the club will wear the number 18 shirt for the Blues.
At his unveiling, he said: ‘Chelsea is one of the biggest teams in the Premier League. They have won maybe the most trophies in the last six or seven years. Read more