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‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

‘Genital mutilation’ man denies wife’s murder plot

A Danish man accused in South Africa of mutilating women's genitals says he had no role in the murder of his wife. In September, police found 21 packages containing parts of women's clitorises, as well as surgical equipment, in a freezer owned by Peter Frederiksen, 63. Weeks later, his wife, the state's main witness, was […]

Tanzania Inspires Electoral Hope for the Continent

Tanzania Inspires Electoral Hope for the Continent

In the midst of vast constitutional changes in the continent, one must congratulate President Jakaya Kikwete and his political party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) for allowing a new candidate to contest for the October 25th National election. This brings hope and inspiration at a time when some leaders have opted to prolong their stay by […]

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

Burkina Faso coup leader Gen Diendere charged

The leader of last month's short-lived coup in Burkina Faso has been charged with crimes including threatening state security and murder. Gen Gilbert Diendere is expected to face trial before a military tribunal. Interim President Michel Kafando was reinstated two weeks ago after intervention from the army and West African leaders. The presidential guards' unit […]

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

Nigeria violence: Bomb at fish market kills at least 20

At least 20 people have been killed after female suicide bombers attacked a fish market in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses have told the BBC. The attackers disguised themselves as beggars to try to enter the market, eyewitnesses say. One woman blew herself up inside the market, while another fled, detonating her vest nearby, […]

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO

Madagascar plague outbreak kills 40, says WHO

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected almost 80 others, the World Health Organization has said. The WHO warned of the danger of a "rapid spread" of the disease in the capital, Antananarivo. The situation is worsened by high levels of resistance among fleas to a leading insecticide, the WHO […]

Olivia Song and Georgette Eto’o amongst 7 Most Beautiful African WAGs

Olivia Song and Georgette Eto’o amongst 7 Most Beautiful African WAGs

  Cameroon’s top footballers are not only amongst the best on the continent but seem to also have a good taste for those they chose as their lifetime partner. A list of the most beautiful African WAGs (wives and girl friends of sportsmen) features two Cameroonians, Alex Song's and Samuel Eto’o Fils' wives at 3rd […]

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