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Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for ‘stealing’

Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for ‘stealing’

Image copyright NSCDC Image caption The boy’s father told police he was worried about his son being “possessed” Nigerian police have arrested a church pastor, accused of keeping his nine-year-old son chained up for more than a month as a punishment for stealing. Police say they rescued the boy and arrested Pastor Francis Taiwo after […]

Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for ‘stealing’

Nigeria pastor arrested for chaining up son for ‘stealing’

Image copyright NSCDC Image caption The boy’s father told police he was worried about his son being “possessed” Nigerian police have arrested a church pastor, accused of keeping his nine-year-old son chained up for more than a month as a punishment for stealing. Police say they rescued the boy and arrested Pastor Francis Taiwo after […]

South Sudan conflict: Artists sing for peace

South Sudan conflict: Artists sing for peace

Image copyright All Stars Image caption The musicians come from different bands based in South Sudan’s capital, Juba A group of South Sudanese artists has warned against the revenge culture following the recent conflict which led to hundreds being killed. The group All Stars has just released a peace song entitled Dafa Dafa which means […]

Madagascar house fire kills 38

Madagascar house fire kills 38

A house fire in Madagascar has killed 38 people, including 16 children. The blaze ripped through the three-storey thatched home during a party, police said. The incident occurred on Saturday in the south-central district of Ikalamavony, according to local media reports. The reports said the blaze started in the outside dining area of the house, […]

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after ‘assault’

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after ‘assault’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The rumba star has a previous conviction for assault Organisers in Zambia have cancelled a planned concert by one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over an alleged assault in Kenya. Kenyan authorities deported the Congolese rumba star on Saturday after video footage of him appearing to […]

Nigeria shelves plans for ‘Kannywood’ film village

Nigeria shelves plans for ‘Kannywood’ film village

Image copyright AFP Image caption Films in the Hausa language are popular across northern Nigeria Nigeria’s government has cancelled plans to build a “film village” in the northern state of Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics and social media. More than $10m (£7.6m) had been budgeted to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Hausa language film […]

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after ‘assault’

Koffi Olomide case: Zambia gig cancelled after ‘assault’

Image copyright AFP Image caption The rumba star has a previous conviction for assault Organisers in Zambia have cancelled a planned concert by one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, in a row over an alleged assault in Kenya. Kenyan authorities deported the Congolese rumba star on Saturday after video footage of him appearing to […]

Nigeria shelves plans for ‘Kannywood’ film village

Nigeria shelves plans for ‘Kannywood’ film village

Image copyright AFP Image caption Films in the Hausa language are popular across northern Nigeria Nigeria’s government has cancelled plans to build a “film village” in the northern state of Kano after opposition from Muslim clerics and social media. More than $10m (£7.6m) had been budgeted to provide state-of-the-art facilities for the Hausa language film […]

Nigeria’s Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

Nigeria’s Muslims applaud lifting of hijab ban in Lagos schools

Image copyright AFP Image caption Muslim leaders say girls and women who wear the headscarf should not be “stigmatised” A leading Muslim group in Nigeria has welcomed a court ruling lifting the ban on girls wearing the headscarf in government schools in Lagos state. The Muslim Rights Concern (MRC) said the Lagos Court of Appeal’s […]

Koffi Olomide case: Kenya deports singer over airport ‘kick’

Koffi Olomide case: Kenya deports singer over airport ‘kick’

Image copyright KTN Image caption The musician joked with the media after the apparent fight at the airport The Kenyan authorities have deported one of Africa’s biggest musicians, Koffi Olomide, after he was filmed apparently kicking a woman. Footage of the incident at Nairobi’s international airport was posted online and sparked outrage on social media. […]