Category: Habari za Africa

PADRE APIGWA RISASI NA KUFARIKI KANISANI AKIENDESHA MISA

Image result for padre congoKasisi wa kanisa katoliki amepigwa risasi na kufa Mashariki mwa Jamhuri ya Kidemkrasia ya Kongo.

Vyanzo vya habari kutoka Kaskazini mwa jimbo la Kivu vimearifu kuwa Padri Étienne Nsengiunva alikuwa akikomnisha waumini na ndipo wakati mtu mwenye silaha alipoingia kanisani na kumpiga risasi.

Tukio hilo lilijiri wakati wa sherehe za ibada ya ubatizo wa wakristo wapya na wanandoa wapya.

Taarifa zinadai kuwa muuaji huyo ni kutoka katika kundi la waasi wa Mai Mai Nyatura ambalo ni miongoni mwa vikundi vinavyopambana kudhibiti jimbo hilo lenye rasilimali za madini lakini pia uporaji wa fedha kutoka kwa wanavijiji.

WINNIE MANDELA IN SIX QUOTES

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, age 90, is helped on to the stage by ANC presidential favorite Jacob Zuma (L), and Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela (R), April 19, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a firebrand activist who fought the apartheid regime in South Africa. She was far more militant than South Africa’s first black president, her ex-husband Nelson Mandela. She also became a critic of the African National Congress (ANC), the party to which she was fiercely loyal throughout her political life.

Here is a selection of some of her most compelling quotes.

“The years of imprisonment hardened me… I no longer have the emotion of fear… There is no longer anything I can fear. There is nothing the government has not done to me. There isn’t any pain I haven’t known” Continue reading

MAN KILLS BROTHER, WIFE


A young apprentice, Okwudili Okoro, has given insight into why he murdered his brother and master, Azubuike Okoro and his wife, Jacinta Okoro, in a fit of rage when the couple were having their meal.On Saturday, Okwudili and his accomplice now at large, had barged into the home of his master, Azubuike, who also doubled as his blood brother, pulled two cutlasses hidden underneath their wears and hacked man and wife to death.

Okwudili, who is in the police net, said he elected to kill his brother and wife because the man refused to settle him after completing the presumably agreed three years apprenticeship. It was learnt that he and his accomplice, Kenneth, fled the scene when their crime attracted the attention of residents, who raised the alarm but following a report of the incident by one Joseph Nwagu at the Sango Police Division in Ogun State, Okwudili was arrested. Continue reading

29 KILLED IN MILITARY, BOKO HARAM CROSSFIRE

It was a black Easter in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, as no fewer than 29 persons were feared killed in a crossfire between the Boko Haram insurgents and the military on Sunday.
The confrontation ensued when the Boko Haram insurgents launched a coordinated attack on a military camp and the adjoining Bale Shuwar and Alikaranti communities on the outskirts of Maiduguri in a move to infiltrate the state capital.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report, echoes from sporadic gunshots and multiple explosions which lasted for hours on Sunday evening were heard from the outskirts of the city. Continue reading

WINNIE MANDELA, NELSON MANDELA’S EX-WIFE, DIES AT 81

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former South African leader Nelson Mandela who was a political force and contentious figure in her own right, has died at the age of 81, her family confirmed in statement on Monday.

Madikizela-Mandela was, along with her ex-husband, an iconic figure in the fight to end the racist Apartheid system imposed on South Africa under white rule. 

Madikizela-Mandela was married to Nelson Mandela from 1958 to 1996. Mandela was imprisoned throughout most of their marriage at the notorious Robben Island,  and Madikizela-Mandela’s own activism against the apartheid regime led to her being imprisoned for months and years under house arrest.
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‘NIGERIAN ARMY IGNORED WARNINGS ABOUT DAPCHI ATTACK’

Falmata at home
Campaign group Amnesty International says that the Nigerian army ignored repeated warnings of an attack on Dapchi town, hours before 110 schoolchildren were kidnapped from the government girl’s school.

They said they spoke to 23 different local leaders who said they saw the militants in the vicinity on the day of the attack.

The local leaders alerted the Nigerian army to the presence of a convoy of militants in a village called Gumsa, about 30km (18 miles) from Dapchi town.

That was early on Monday 19 February. Later that evening, militants attacked the school on at least nine vehicles, kidnapping 110 children. Continue reading

ROBOTS CAME TO TAKE AFRICAN JOBS

Within less than two decades it will be cheaper to operate robots in US factories than hire workers in Africa, a new report warns.

Falling automation costs are predicted to cause job losses as manufacturers return to richer economies.

Some analysts say poorer countries could be less impacted by this trend, however the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) suggests otherwise.

But its report adds African nations have time to prepare for the change.

“African countries must not shy away from manufacturing, but instead prepare by increasing access to internet, investing in technical skills and promoting technological innovation,” said Karishma Banga a senior research officer at ODI. Continue reading

FLIGHT ATTENDANT DIES AFTER FALL FROM PLANE

A flight attendant who fell from the emergency door of a parked aeroplane in Uganda’s Entebbe airport has died, the BBC has learned.

The woman, whose nationality has not been revealed, was rushed to Kisubi hospital 16km (10 miles) away but died soon after, a spokesperson said.

Reports say the Emirates Airline employee was preparing the flight for boarding when the incident happened. Uganda’s aviation authorities say they have launched an investigation.

It said in a statement that the flight attendant “appeared to have opened the emergency door” and unfortunately “fell off an aircraft that had safely landed and parked”.

Kisubi hospital’s spokesperson Edward Zabonna told the journalist that the crew member had injuries “all over her face and knees”. Continue reading

JACOB ZUMA FACES CORRUPTION TRIAL

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal. The case centres on a 30bn rand ($2.5bn; £1.7bn) deal to modernise the country’s defence in the late 1990s.

The charges – which Mr Zuma denies – include counts of fraud, racketeering and money laundering. Mr Zuma, 75, was forced to resign as president last month by his party, the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

He was facing his ninth no-confidence vote in parliament before he left office. Chief Prosecutor Shaun Abraham said he believed there were “reasonable prospects of a successful prosecution” in the case.

 

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