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Skeptical Africa Dispatches: Abuse of suspected charm users must stop in Nigeria

Skeptical Africa Dispatches: Abuse of suspected charm users must stop in Nigeria

By Leo Igwe Belief in the potency of charms persists in many parts of Nigeria, and Africa despite the spread of modern education, science and knowledge. The very idea of charm still evokes fear in the minds of too many people. Due to this superstitious idea, people, in reaction, torture and abuse those who are accused […]

Lungu summons South Africa opposition Leaders

President Edgar Lungu has arrived in South Africa and summoned two South African opposition leaders Julius Malema and Mmusi Maimane. Malema leader of Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and his Democratic Alliance counterpart Maimane had been among those calling for the release of Hakainde Hichilema of the opposition UPND who was incarcerated on treason charges. Hichilema […]

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Mugabe’s wife beats up son’s ‘girlfriend’

Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe is facing assault Charges in a South African court after she allegedly beat up a 20-year-old woman believed to he her son’s girlfriend. Reuters reports that South African police were negotiating with Grace’s lawyers on Tuesday to get the wife of the Zimbabwean president to turn herself in to face […]

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Kenya elections system hacked says Raila Odinga

Kenya opposition presidential candidate Raila Odinga has said the electoral commission’s IT system has been hacked to manipulate the election results. He rejected early results from Tuesday’s vote indicating a strong lead for President Uhuru Kenyatta. The electoral commission has not yet responded to Mr Odinga’s accusation, but politicians have called for calm. Many fear […]

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Jacob Zuma survives no-confidence vote in South African parliament

The South African president, Jacob Zuma, has narrowly survived a motion of no confidence against him in parliament, the most serious attempt yet to unseat him after months of growing anger over allegations of corruption and a sinking economy. It was the sixth such vote of his increasingly beleaguered presidency, but the first involving a secret ballot, […]

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Zuma comes with a surprise package for Lungu, to help Hakainde

President Zuma was invited by President Lungu to come and open the Agriculture show, but little did the Zambian Govt know that, Zuma would use the opportunity to intercede for Hakainde Hichilema (HH). Upon hearing that Zuma had been invited by Lungu, Mmsi Maimane, jumped on the bandwagon to ask his President to come and […]

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Kagame wins Rwanda poll by a landslide

Rwanda’s incumbent leader Paul Kagame has sealed a landslide victory in presidential elections, granting him a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power. With 80 percent of votes accounted for, the 59-year-old former guerrilla leader secured 98.66 percent, the National Electoral Commission’s Executive secretary Charles Munyaneza told a news conference. “We […]

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Nigeria: Why do religions need money for pilgrimages?

By Leo Igwe   We must be unrelenting in making this demand and in asking this question: Why do religions need money, our money for their trips to their holy lands?  Why do persons with fervent faith in a benevolent, provident, paradise- kingdom- owning deities demand money, worldly money to fund their programs? It is mind […]

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Kenyan election: IT Head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections, reports the BBC. 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 […]

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PF calls Julius Malema a coward imperialist’s rabid lap dog

The ruling party PF in Zambia has responded to Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema calling him as coward imperialist’s rabid lap dog running errands for his paymasters. Below is a press statement by the PF:   Lusaka, Zambia, 30th July 2017 – We have noted the irritating and insulting remarks against His Excellency […]

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