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Egypt’s presidential aspirant Sami Anan detained in military prison

The former Egyptian chief-of-staff, who recently announced his bid to run for presidential elections, is being held at a military prison, according to his lawyer. Lawyer Nasser Amin said on Saturday that he was able to visit General Sami Anan, who was arrested last week. The executive director for Anan’s …

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Ex-president son gets six-month jail term in Ivory Coast

Michel Gbagbo, son of Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo, was sentenced Friday to six months’ jail and a fine for “complicity in disclosing false news”, his lawyer said. In an interview with the Koaci.com news website in May 2016, Gbagbo said “250 people are still in prison” after a …

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Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

A Kenyan police report says a Roman Catholic priest is in custody for allegedly sodomizing a man. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old man went into the …

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Finally, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho retires from professional football at the age of 38

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday. The 37-year-old former Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona star, a key member of the Brazil side which won the World Cup in 2002, …

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Meet “Strive Masiyiwa” the first billionaire in Zimbabwe

Telecom tycoon Strive Masiyiwa has become Zimbabwe’s first billionaire. According to a report by Forbes, Masiyiwa, 57, is now worth $1.7 billion, a fortune sufficient to rank him along other African billionaires like Nigeria’s Aliko Dangote. The Forbes 2018 List of the Richest Africans confirmed that Dangote is still the …

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32-year-old Newly married man arrested for defiling six-year-old girl in Lagos.

The Lagos state police command has arrested and arraigned a newly married 32-year-old man, Francis Azukwo, before an Ogba Magistrate court for allegedly defiling a six-year-old girl identified as Ngozi, at their compound on Owoodu street in the Ikotun area of the state. The police was alerted after it was discovered that Francis …

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