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Kenya: President Kenyatta’s Private Helicopter Crashes into Lake Nakuru

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s private helicopter crashed into Lake Nakuru Saturday morning after what is reported as a technical hitch. The plane, according to kahawatungu.com, with tail number 5Y-NMJ and Aérospatiale 350B3e Ecureuil model was reportedly flying a team of political staff close to Nakuru senator Susan Kihika to Narok. Among those …

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Benin: Protesters storm the streets to protest against economic reforms

Thousands of Beninese in Cotonou stormed the streets on Friday to protest against economic reforms and high cost of living. Authorities have been facing growing social discontent particularly in the public sector, hit by several strikes. Employees denounce President Talon’s privatization schemes and budget cuts that have a direct impact …

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At least 52 killed in raid on militant hideout in Egypt’s Western desert

At least 52 Egyptian police and conscripts were killed and six more wounded in a gun battle on Friday during a raid on a suspected militant hideout in the western desert, three security sources said on Saturday. Sources had said late on Friday at least 30 police were killed. Egypt …

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Cristiano Ronaldo to pay ‘medical bills of 370 Portuguese wildfires victims’

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again stretched out his generous heart by reportedly paying the medical bills of 370 victims injured in the devastating Portuguese wildfires. His pop star sister, Katia Aveiro posted a link to a report about the Real Madrid’s forward’s generosity on her Facebook page. It says: “Cristiano …

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Pastor jailed for holding female parishioners down so minister could sexually assault them

A pastor has been jailed for helping a church minister to sexually assault female parishioners. Laurence Peterson, 59, blocked the doors to prevent escape and held the victims down as Rev John Wilson, 70, performed “grotesque” sexual exorcisms on members of the congregation. Peterson had frequently blocked the victims’ escape and barricaded …

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Cameroon Footballer, Sebastien Bassong banned from driving for 40-days

Footballer Sebastien Bassong has been banned from driving for at least 40-days after he was caught speeding at 110mph in his Maserati on a dual carriageway. The 31-year-old Cameroon international admitted speeding on the A11 near Thetford, Norfolk, in December 2016. During mitigation, Ipswich magistrates were told he is currently …

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