Malawi Police issue warrant of arrest for former President Joyce Banda

Police in Malawi have issued an arrest warrant for former President Joyce Banda over a corruption scandal, known as cash-gate, during her time in office.

In issuing the arrest warrant for ex-President Joyce Banda, Malawi’s police said they have “unearthed credible evidence” in connection with the $250m (£190m) cashgate corruption scandal which “raises reasonable suspicion that the former president committed offences relating to abuse of office and money laundering”. Read more

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Chris Msando

Chris Msando said the electronic voting system he had helped develop could not be hacked

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections.

Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday.
“There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said the commission’s chairperson, Wafula Chebukati.

Tension is high as the presidential election is expected to be a close race between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and long-time opponent Raila Odinga.  Read more

Men should stop tendency of luring young women into prostitution- Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, spoke about the need for men to organise themselves in a sustained campaign against gender-based violence.

He also advised men to stop objectifying women and resist the practice of prostituting young women.

Speaking at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg during a special sermon on no violence against women and children‚ Ramaphosa said that just as had been done during the apartheid struggle all sectors of society needed to be mobilised against this scourge. Read more

Kenya police kill gunman at Deputy President Ruto’s home

William RutoKenyan police say they have shot dead an attacker who forced his way into the rural home of Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, ending a siege that lasted several hours.

Mr Ruto and his family were not at the compound near the western city of Eldoret at the time.
The man had entered the residence after injuring a police guard with a machete and stealing his gun, police said. The incident comes days before Kenya holds presidential elections.

Police chief Joseph Boinnet told local media the situation was now “under control”.
“There is no threat now because he was the only one.”

Ruto's home in Sugoi

Mr Ruto had left his home hours before the attack. Earlier reports suggested a number of gunmen had entered Mr Ruto’s home, but police later clarified there was only one attacker. Read more

Bumper harvest: Zimbabwe to export grain

(iStock)Harare – The Zimbawean government is reportedly looking to export grain following a bumper harvest that saw most farmers surpassing the targeted yield per hectare under the country’s command agriculture programme.

According to the state-owned Chronicle newspaper, several farmers surpassed the government benchmark target of five tons per hectare.

Most farmers in Mashonaland Central province, for example, harvested at least 9–11 tons of grain per hectare. Read more

Video: Ghanaian dancing undertakers

Image result for ghana dancing undertakersA Group of Ghanaian undertakers says they have now found an exceptional way in helping families send their loved ones off in style by adding choreography while rendering their services.

In the video below, the leader of the group, Benjamin, says he decided to add choreography to improve their services.

According to him, whenever clients come to them, they ask if they want it solemn or a bit more of the display with choreography.

One of their clients who paid for their service at her mother’s burial, said ‘I decided to give my mother a dancing trip to her maker.’

Ghanaian student builds search engine to rival Google and Youtube

Gabriel Opare, a 19-year-old Ghanaian university student is making headlines in the tech industry for building a new search engine to rival Google and Youtube.

According to Opare, his new search engine, Mudclo, will challenge the dominance of YouTube and Google.

Mudclo is a free search engine for videos where you can discover and stream videos from the different locations on the internet all in one place.

“I believe that my business is good enough and that it can scale globally. Read more

Publisher pulls off trade ‘Mandela’s last years’ after outrage from family

A new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday.

The book by Mandela’s physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader’s birthday, July 18, which is marked each year as Mandela Day.

It revealed several undignified episodes at the end of Mandela’s life as well as bitter family squabbles over his care and legacy, prompting fury from his widow Graca Machel who threatened legal action. Read more

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