The last astronaut to ever set foot on the moon has died at 82

eugene cernan apollo 17 astronaut nasa 687124main_cernan_full_fullFormer astronaut Gene Cernan, the last of only a dozen men to walk on the moon who returned to Earth with a message of “peace and hope for all mankind,” has died. He was 82.

NASA announced that Cernan died Monday surrounded by his family. NASA spokesman Bob Jacobs confirmed the death but had no immediately details.

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Cernan, commander of NASA’s Apollo 17 mission, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972 during his third space flight. Read more

8-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow dies from dog bite wounds

The eight-year-old son of Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has died after being bitten by a dog on Sunday, January 15th.

Habibou Barrow, born in 2010, reportedly died on the way to the hospital in Manjai near Banjul. He was buried this afternoon. Mr Barrow is in the Senegalese capital Dakar ahead of his planned inauguration on Thursday. It is not clear if he returned for the funeral.

The President-elect’s media team confirmed the news to local Gambia news on Monday.
“Yes, Habitou Barrow passed away last night after being bitten by a dog. He was the 8 years old son of Adama Barrow’s second wife. He will be laid to rest today at 2 pm,”

Mandela’s grandson arrested

Image result for mbuso mandelaMbuso Mandela generally keeps a low profile but he has now found himself in the news after being arrested for failing to maintain his son

Nelson Mandela’s grandchild has failed to maintain his child for the past few months and his baby mama is taking matters into her own hands.

She accuses him of “blowing” his R4 million inheritance and failing to use it in any constructive manner for his young child. After several months of missed payments, she was forced to take him to court where he failed to appear. Read more

Eight billionaires ‘as rich as world’s poorest half’

The world’s eight richest individuals have as much wealth as the 3.6bn people who make up the poorest half of the world, according to Oxfam.

The charity said its figures, which critics have queried, came from improved data, and the gap between rich and poor was “far greater than feared”.

Oxfam’s report coincides with the start of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Some have criticised the report, saying poverty eradication is made possible by economic growth.  Read more

Tanzanian president warns newspapers over critical articles

President John Magufuli on Friday issued out a strict warning to Newspaper organisations over critical articles written against his government. This comes after two privately-owned newspapers published articles criticising Magufuli’s handling of the economy and some governance issues in the country.

Speaking at a rally which held at the Northwestern town of Shinyanga, he said:

‘We will not allow Tanzania to be a dump yard for inciting (newspaper) content. This will not happen under my administration. ‘Whenever you read them, they are full of inciting content … their days are numbered.’ he added.

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19 Democrat lawmakers to boycott Trump’s inauguration

Donald Trump'd inauguration is being abandoned by Democrat lawmakers after he called Rep John Lewis 'all talk and no action'A growing number of Democrat lawmakers are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, after a feud broke out between the President-elect and civil rights campaigner-turned-Representative John Lewis, who said he will not be a ‘legitimate’ President.

Lewis (pictured) earlier said he was boycotting the swearing-in

There are now 19 Democratic Representatives, including Lewis, saying they will spurn Trump’s swearing-in in favor of focusing on their constituents or even taking part in protests and ‘resistance’ movements. Read more

Father sues Monster Energy drink for the death of his 19-year old son

A 19 year old teenager, Dustin Hood, downed 3 1/2, 24-ounce cans of Monster Energy drink within a 24-hour period back in 2015 and died, now his father is blaming the buzz drink company for his son’s death and is suing them for unspecified damages, according to TMZ reports.

According to the lawsuit, after drinking the last can, his son played basketball and collapsed face first on the concrete court. He was rushed to the hospital where he died a short time later. According to the lawsuit, Dustin died of cardiac arrhythmia, caused by a caffeine overload. Read more

President elect Trump’s New Beast will debut on Inauguration Day

The current car debuted in 2009 and is thought to cost up to $1.5million. It weighs around eight tons thanks to all the armor and has a maximum speed of 60mph, but can run in almost any conditionsPresident-elect Donald Trump’s Cadillac One limousine is set to make its debut on Inauguration Day.

The first look at the presidential car also known as The Beast, reveals its features will be more impressive than some of the past ‘beasts’ used by his predecessors.

The Cadillac will be equipped with weapons including tear gas cannons, a shotgun, and even bottles of the President-elect’s blood type in case of emergencies, reports said.

The limo’s doors and windows will be bulletproof and sealed off to withstand chemical and biological attacks, which means only the driver will be able to roll down the window to pay tolls.  Read more

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