Gabon’s Vice-President Pierre Moussavou confirms President Ali Bongo has been down with stroke since October

Gabon?s Vice-President Pierre?Moussavou confirms President Ali Bongo has been down with stroke since OctoberVP, Pierre Claver Moussavou has confirmed that President Ali Bongo of Gabon who has been in hospital since October has suffered a stroke.

The 59-year-old leader left a hospital in Morocco earlier in December and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after weeks of silence about his condition.

VP Moussavou said President Bongo had suffered a cerebrovascular accident or CVA, commonly known as a stroke.

“Nobody should rejoice over the death or illness of another, those who have never known a CVA, pray to God that they never know one. I would not wish it on anyone, not even my worst enemy” Moussavou said in a speech in Franceville in the south of the country. Read more

Ghana announces plan to impose tax on anointing oil and other religious merchandise

Ghana announces plan to impose tax on anointing oil and?other religious merchandiseEmmanuel Kofi Nti, the Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority has revealed plans to impose taxes on anointing oil, stickers and other merchandise sold by churches and pastors.

Speaking with Joy News, the internal revenue boss said that the only church revenues exempted from the planned taxes are offering and tithes.

He said, “The man of God; is he not an individual? And is he not accountable to the state for his tax obligations? There is an opportunity for us to look at it.” Read more

Nigerian man sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug trafficking

Nigerian man sentenced to death in Malaysia for drug traffickingA Nigerian man was sentenced to death by the High Court in KualaLumpur, Malaysia, on Friday, November 30, after he was found guilty of trafficking more than 700g of drugs into the country in May 2017.

Judge Datuk Azman Abdullah sent Sidrey Shalod Dike, 46, to the gallows after finding that the defence had failed to raise reasonable doubt against the prosecution’s case.

“After examining arguments by both the defence and the prosecution, the court found that the defence failed to raise reasonable doubt and the accused is found guilty and sentenced to death,” he said. Read more

Three Chinese contractors arrested for attempting to bribe investigators in Kenya’s mega ‘railway scam’

Three?Chinese contractors arrested for attempting to bribe investigators in KenyaThree Chinese nationals have been charged with attempting to bribe investigators working on an alleged ticketing scam in a massive Kenyan railway project.

Some $10,000 (£8,000) a day was being stolen in the scheme and officers were allegedly offered a $5,000 bribe, the prosecutor says. The $3bn Chinese-funded and operated railway line is Kenya’s biggest infrastructure project since independence in 1963. Read more

Bushiri resists R10m extortion by cops

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri in his private jet. Bushiri has reportedly opened a case of extortion against cops who wanted R10m from him to make his allegedly concocted cases disappear.Enlightened Christian Gathering leader prophet Shepherd Bushiri is embroiled in a R10m extortion drama that allegedly involves corrupt crime intelligence cops and then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa’s advisers.

Bushiri opened a case of extortion with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) in February against crime intelligence unit cops and two men purported to be from Ramaphosa’s former retinue.

He also reported the shenanigans to the crime intelligence inspector-general Setlhomamaru Dintwe. Read more

South Sudanese family auction 17-year-old ‘virgin bride’ on Facebook, sells her to a businessman for 500 cows, three luxury cars and £7,500 (Photo)

South Sudanese family auction 17-year-old A 17-year-old girl has been dubbed ‘the most expensive woman in South Sudan’ after her family sold her to a businessman for 500 cows, three luxury cars and £7,500.

Photo of the 17-year-old, who is from South Sudan’s Eastern Lakes state, was posted on Facebook on October 25. Five men were said to have participated in the bid for her dowry. Read more

‘I am tired of eating human flesh’ – Cannibal reports at Police Station

"IA cannibal who walked in a police station holding a human leg told cops, “I’m tired of eating human flesh”, a court heard yesterday.

Nino Mbatha, 33, is said to have handed in part of a human leg and a hand to police at the station. This development led to an investigation that uncovered more remains in a nearby house.

Officers were then led to a woman’s mutilated body under some rocks in Estcourt, South Africa. Read more

Uganda activist held for ‘abusing Museveni’

Image result for Stella NyanziPolice in Uganda will decide today whether to charge Ugandan academic and feminist activist, Stella Nyanzi, with crimes concerning an “offensive” post on Facebook.

She made offensive statements against President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother, Vincent Ssekatte, the spokesperson for the police’s Criminal Investigations Department said.

Her lawyers, however, say that they have not been officially informed of the charges she’s facing. Read more

Paul Biya sworn in for 7th term in Office

Biya being sworn inImage result for paul biya sworn inCameroon’s President Paul Biya has been sworn in for a seventh term.

The 85-year-old, who has ruled the country for 36 years, pledged to uphold the “integrity” and “unity” of the country in a ceremony overseen by parliamentary speaker Cavaye Yeguie Djibril.

Mr Biya secured 71% of the vote in the 7 October election but opposition parties said the election was marred by fraud.

 

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