Monday, 24 October 2016

Topic: Why Many Ugandans Are Offended By Music Video Made By U.S. Missionaries By Viviane Rutabingwa and James Kassaga Arinaitwe

Dressed in Uganda-style garb, these women are featured in the video made by Luket Ministries, an Oklahoma-based missionary group that works in Eastern Uganda.

On October 14, Luket Ministries, an Oklahoma missionary group working in Eastern Uganda, released a music video that has caused quite a stir.
In the 5 minute, 13 second video, seven young white women are dressed in gomesi — the traditional and esteemed long dresses of the Baganda, a central Uganda ethnic group. The women dance to Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack" while a singer delivers a new set of lyrics. The theme is "I'm bringing missions back .... I'm out to serve God, it's my pact."

Photos: MAMA 2016 in Johannesburg

Caster Semenya during the MAMA 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa 

The MTV Music Awards took place in Johannesburg last night.
Nigeria scooped the event’s most coveted awards, including Whizkid for best male and Yemi Alade for best female artists of 2016.
A Nigerian also won the Best Breakthrough Artist, Song of the Year and Best Artist categories.
South Africa's Hugh Masekela walked away with the Legend Award.
Hip Hop star, Casper Nyovest, took the honours for Best Live Performance and Olympic track star Caster Semenya, won Personality of the year. More pics after cut....

Photos: Wedding Ceremony of EFF Deputy Secretary General‚ Hlengiwe Octavia Hlophe.

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 Hlope has been a MP since 2014. She sits in the home affairs and international affairs portfolio committees. She is also involved in the rules of the National Assembly committee. We at FOB are saying Happy Married Life. More pics after cut....

Photos: Coronation of the 39th Oba of Benin, Oba Eheneden Erediawa, The Ewuare Ogidigan 11

 The Oba of Benin Oba Eheneden Erediawa, The Ewuare Ogidigan 1. More pics after cut....

Friday, 14 October 2016

First Mr & Miss Kenya albino competition launched. #SupporttheAlbinismSocietyofKenya

Tapping into the fast growing world of pageantry, the Albinism Society of Kenya has joined the bandwagon with its first competition to be held in Carnivore end of this month.
 With winners from every county already picked, the finale will reveal the two winners who will bag the title.
Among those expected to attend are deputy president William Ruto among other big industry players in entertainment and business.

Photo: Aisha Buhari "I may not back President Buhari at the next election unless he shakes up his government".

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In a BBC interview, Aisha Buhari said the president "does not know" most of the top officials he has appointed.
She suggested the government had been hijacked, saying a "few people" were behind presidential appointments.
Mr Buhari was elected last year with a promise to tackle corruption and nepotism in government.
His wife's decision to go public with her concerns will shock many people, but it shows the level of discontent with the president's leadership, says the BBC's Naziru Mikailu in the capital, Abuja.

What about dreadlocks for a corporate man? By DOREEN KAJERU

 Countless accusations, praises and comments have always fallen to the lady folks’ corner for harbouring the craziest ideas concerning their beauty.
Such ideas range from the appearance of their hair, its texture, to various colours on their nails as dictated by the trends. However, despite the criticism, everything pertaining to physical appearance can be resized, renamed, redesigned and re-done—to one’s comfort—without minding the creator’s initial purpose, approach and definition of the subject in recreation.

Report: 30 killed in Central African Republic fighting

A young Seleka coalition rebel poses near the presidential palace in Bangui in Central African Republic. Picture: AFP.
A young Seleka coalition rebel poses near the presidential palace in Bangui in Central African Republic. Picture: AFP.

Thirty people were killed and 57 others wounded during an attack on refugees by largely Muslim Seleka militia in the north of Central African Republic on Wednesday, UN peacekeepers said on Thursday.

Avenging what they said was the recent murder of four young Muslims in the remote town of dirt roads and thatched mud huts, armed Seleka stabbed and hacked to death refugees who had fled previous violence in the region and set fire to buildings.

Opinion: Ethiopian Opposition Wants 'Real Change' But Views on Tactics Differ By Jill Craig

Ethiopian soldiers confront protesters in Bishoftu, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Oct. 2, 2016. Critics say violence takes away from the opposition's credibility.
 Ethiopian soldiers confront protesters in Bishoftu, in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Oct. 2, 2016

Insisting the demonstrations in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during the past year are a mass movement, not just two or three protest groups, Merera Gudina, the chairman of Ethiopia’s opposition Oromo Federalist Congress, is calling for the government to listen to the people's demands.
“Our struggle, until a democratic state is created in the country, a political system that accommodates for all the citizens in the country, is created, we continue our struggle,” said Gudina. “Whatever the cost may be.”
He says the government has been using "carrot and stick" tactics. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has promised political reforms, which Gudina says are “too little, too late." Desalegn also announced a six-month national state of emergency to restore order. More pics after cut.......

Photos: Miss South Africa 2017 Semi-finalists

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They will compete for the prestigious title at the Sun City Superbowl on March 25 in an event which will be televised live and simulcast on M-Net and Mzansi Magic.
The Miss South Africa 2017 semi-finalists are an impressive group. Among them are a medical doctor and a speech therapist; several law students; one about to qualify as an engineer; the owner of a construction company and a news reader on Soweto TV. More pics and full list after cut....


Following the successful release of the “Hello” music video which is one of the most talked about music videos in the hip hop scene currently, CNN Africa felt the heat too and took it upon themselves to cover Laylizzy on ‘African Voices’ with an interest to know more about his music career and how he continues to be the nation’s hope for Mozambique.  Video after cut....

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Opinion: Malawi @ 52: Where would we be if we had leaders who were passionate about our country?

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 Malawi President Peter Mutharika

In 1964 Malawi had 2 million citizens.  Agriculture had value in crops, the currency was bold and strong.  We had more exports than imports.  Aid and grants kept flowing.  The dream of relocating the capital from Zomba to Lilongwe was a brilliant idea considering in mind population growth and the needs of the citizens in future. If so much was invested on collective needs of people not unilateral needs of individuals, our country could be far by today.
To say that our country has had less intelligent leaders and stakeholders is an understatement.  The truth is that our country has had enlightened leaders but of gullible mindset and hateful attitude against citizens and the country.

Mauritius Top The Ibrahim Index of African Governance

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Mauritius President  Ameenah Gurib

Governance across Africa has improved very little over the past decade as deteriorating safety and rule of law have held back progress made in other areas such as human rights or economic opportunities, a survey said on Monday.
The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) - the most comprehensive survey of its kind on the continent - rates 54 African nations against criteria such as security, human rights, economic stability, just laws, free elections, corruption, infrastructure, poverty, health and education.

Report: UN peacekeepers ‘abandoned posts’ as South Sudan rebels raped aid workers

 A United Nations armoured personnel vehicle in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan
Some UN peacekeepers “abandoned their posts entirely,” failing to “live up to the protection mandate” and care for civilians in South Sudan in July, a rights group says. It adds that peacekeepers refused to help as rebels raped at least five aid workers.
On July 11, up to 100 rebel soldiers attacked the Terrain compound in Juba, where they “proceeded to rape and gang rape at least five international aid workers, physically or sexually assault at least a dozen others, and execute a South Sudanese journalist—apparently because of his Nuer ethnicity,” the report by Washington-based Center for Civilians in Conflict (Civic) said.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Photos: Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose Present Best Teachers in Primary and Secondary School I

 Ekiti State Governor Ayo Fayose at today's World Teachers' Day presented two brand new cars to the best teachers in the state. At the ceremony which took place at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado Ekiti, Jeje Thompson from Ara Comprehensive High School and Mrs Adesina Foluke Bosede won the awards.

Also, according to Lere Olayinka, SA on Public Communications & New Media to Fayose, the governor donated a sum of N50m to teachers for making the state proud in this year SSCE and NECO examinations More pics after cut....

Exclusive: Witchcraft Family Crash Lands In Solwezi

Witchcraft Family Crash Lands In Solwezi

There was drama in SOLWEZ in   when a Ndola witchcraft family of four crash landed in SOLWEZI, the family was traveling from Ndola to Congo DR on a small bottle top and lost power in the middle of the journey .
” we were shocked when we saw people screaming from the top shouting NOO! NOO! , this forced us to go outside and check after we reached outside we saw a family of four which include a father , mother and children Naked on the ground asking for forgiveness ” an eyewitness explained

Photos: #Feesmustfall University of Witswatersrand Students Protest 11

PEACE PLEASE: Advocate Dali Mpofu pleads for calm as police and student protesters face off.
Picture: ALON SKUY More pics after cut.......

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Photos: #Feesmustfall University of Witswatersrand Protest

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                                          Members of Melville Spar on Heritage Day

Photo: SA teen Kiara Nirghin Win R680 000 Google science prize

 Kiara Nirghin

Some of the brightest young scientists around the world converged at Googleplex in Mountain View for the sixth annual awards‚ which took place on Tuesday at Google headquarters in California.
Nirghin‚ 16‚ a Grade 11 pupil at St Martin’s School‚ based her project on a natural super-absorbent polymer that allows soil to retain massive amounts of water. It won her $50 000 (R677 357) in scholarship funding.