Showing posts with label Africa News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa News. Show all posts

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Nigeria ranked 3rd among countries of kidnappers while Mexico & India top the list.

The proportion of global kidnappings from Latin America has halved since 2005, but Mexico still leads the pack, according to RiskMap 2014, a new report from Control Risks.

Asia and the Pacific had the most recorded kidnaps-for-ransom in 2013, up to 35% of global cases from 31% in 2012. Risks remain in Africa, especially in Nigeria where "the overwhelming majority of incidents taking place in the oil-producing Niger delta."

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Ivory Coast Yaya Toure named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2013 (Photo +Video)

Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure has been announced winner of the 2013 BBC African Footballer of the Year Award. Toure, who has been nominated in each of the past four years, beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and Jonathan Pitroipa to this year's title.

The 30-year-old thanked fans all over the world for voting for him: "I think I’ve been nominated for five years in a row and finally winning the award is amazing." The shortlist for the award was drawn up by 44 football experts across Africa, who based their choices on players’ skill, technical ability, teamwork, consistency and fair play.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

I got nominated as 'Best Youth Entrepreneur' in 'Africa Italy Excellence Awards' + Photos from my Modestep VIP treatment.

My dear blog readers, I have a good news for you.....I have been nominated for the 'Africa Italy Excellence Awards' for the category of Best Youth Entrepreneur of the year. I was nominated not only because i run my things, but also because i give back to the society the proceeds i get from my blog.

From the proceeds of this blog, i started a yet to be registered NGO - 'Breed The Child Foundation' which oversees the little uncared-for children between the age of 6-15 from unavailable parents in my community. These children have no moral supports, they hook-up with hoodlums, they are uncared for, they have got parents who care less about what's happening in their kids lives, they are filled up with anger and frustration which often led them into violence and majority of the parents can't even afford their children's primary school education.

I cannot go out to talk to the ladies and guys here who are involved in crime and prostitution, but with the help of my team, i can breed and inculcate good moral upbringing into the little ones at home who are growing up without good role models and moral supports and make them independent thinkers who can create great ideals without fear of being shut down, give scholarships to those who are interested in education and teach others who who aren't, some handwork skills and trades.
So, to vote for me, please click HERE and vote my humble self, Edoh Cynthia Ese, as the 'Best Youth Entrepreneur' in the Green Star Category. PlZ.....SUPPORT YOUR GIRL!!!!!

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Spain tightens it's Africa border with barbed wires to keep out African illegal immigrants from entering.

Bad news for African illegal immigrants trying to whisk themselves into Spain as Spanish authorities have started to shoring up their borders by installing barbed wire on the triple border fence that separates its north African territory of Melilla from Morocco, a key entry point for migrants trying to enter Europe illegally.

Barbed wire started being placed on the top of several sections of the seven-metre (23-foot) high fence last week to "reinforce security a bit", a spokesman for government of Melilla told newsmen on Monday. Barbed wire had been used before in Melilla but was removed from the top of the border fence in 2006 after causing injuries to migrants as they tried to illegally enter the territory.

Forty-eight surveillance cameras already watch over the 11-kilometre (seven-mile) long fence which loops around the city until it reaches the Mediterranean coast. At night the fence is lit up along its entire length to help spot migrants trying to enter the Spanish territory, which has 80,000 inhabitants. The Spanish branch of Amnesty International said it was "deeply worried" over the installation of barbed wire on the border fence. "The response of the Spanish government to the migratory pressure is moving away from the respect of the rights of people who try to enter our country and is a serious step backwards," it said in a statement.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Cecile Kyenge faces more racial abuse as Italian politician posted the head of a monkey on woman's body to his facebook page.

A member of Italy’s anti-immigrant Northern League party has sparked outrage after a photo of a black politician with the head of a monkey appeared on his Facebook profile, a suspected reference to Italy’s Integration Minister, Cecile Kyenge.

The offensive post appeared on the public Facebook profile of Fabio Rainieri, a former MP and the Northern League’s Regional Secretary for Emilia, Northern Italy. The image, which shows a black minister with the head of a monkey under the caption: "Guess who it is???" has now been removed.

When contacted by newsmen, Rainieri denied that the image was directed at anyone in particular.

"It's not written anywhere, there's no reference to her. If you say so then I’ll take legal action," he said. The former MP even claimed that he had nothing to do with the post: "I didn't write it, it was whoever manages my Facebook page." When asked why he had finally decided to take the post down Ranieri said: "I took it down because I don't like this kind of thing. Cartoons are fine, but not this kind of thing."

Friday, 1 November 2013

Nigerian Pastor & Imam announced winners of the 2013 Hessian Peace Prize (photo)

The peace prize awarded annually by the German state of Hessen is a highly regarded acknowledgment of achievements in the cause of peace by individuals around the world. The 2013 award goes to two Nigerian religious leaders, Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye (both pictured above).
Ashafa and Wuye, who are frequent guests on radio and TV talkshow, are the founders of "Interfaith Mediation Center" in the northern city of Kaduna. Interfaith Mediation Center was set up to break down prejudice and strengthen trust between the two religious communities.

Men compete in Ethiopia to be crowned fattest man (See photos)

While most people are working themselves up to trim down and burn some fat, some people are finding getting fat beautiful. There is a tribe in called Hana Mursi in Omo Valley, Ethiopia, where big is definitely beautiful. Ethiopian men compete to be the fattest in the village by drinking a gruesome mixture of cow's blood and milk while living in isolation for SIX months in preparation for the Ka'el (New Year) celebration which takes place in June. After that, the participants all come forward to show their physiques, they walk around a sacred tree for hours before the fattest man is chosen and a cow killed in an attempt to see what the future holds in its blood and entrails and then the winner is then addressed as a hero for life.
See more pix after the cut:

Monday, 24 June 2013

Tweet Of The Day! Rick Ross Calls Africa A country. See Hilarious Response To His Tweet.

LMAO....I just can't stop myself from lol. American rapper Rick Ross made a blunder on Twitter when he tweeted that he "just landed in the beautiful country of Africa" lmao.... without being told, people have been dissing him since the tweet and below are a few of the hilarious response to his tweet.

Friday, 7 June 2013

SHOCKER: Video Of South Africans Killing Somalians. (WARNING:Graphic video footage)

This is really sad. Africans killing Africans for nothing.....and to make matter worse, the killing is going on while the police are watching. This is really sad and shameful. This is the hight of man's inhumanity to man.
Meanwhile, Sheik Mohammed, Somalia's president, calls on South African's president, Jacob Zuma, to investigate the killing of Somalians in South Africa. He said he wants answers from South Africa after the brutal murder of Somalians living in South Africa.
The South Africa government has said that the violence against foreigners is a result of criminality and not xenophobia.
A spokesman for the Somali Association of South Africa (SASA), Ismaeel Abdi Adan, said about 40 shops have been looted and people injured and killed in the four province across the country. He said "This is not the first time this is happening over and over again, the South African government is not taking action, the community is angry because nothing is ever done."
The president who was unaware of the incident, expressed surprise and promised to look into the matter.
Watch the brutal video after the cut: WARNING: Graphic footage

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Nollywood loses another great actor. Veteran actor Justus Esiri dies at71.

Nollywood movie industry has been hit with another sudden death and it’s veteran actor Justus Esiri.

He passed way on Monday night after a short-time battle with an undisclosed ailment in his hometown.

Few months ago, Nigerian singer and Mavin record member, Dr Sid introduced Justus Esiri as his father. Dr Sid real name is Onoriode Esiri, he is the youngest child of the deceased.

As at the time of this report, no detail has been released regarding Justus Esiri’s death but it is a shock to everybody as the family only released this few hours ago.

A source said the now late Justus Esiri has been secretly battling an age related illness for a while but his family chose to make it a secret until his sudden demise Monday night at the age of 71.

Last year over four top Nollywood stars including Pete Eneh and Enebeli Elebuwa died.

Pete Eneh died of untreated leg infection on November 15, 2012 at a private hospital in Enugu while Enebeli Elebuwa died of stroke on the 4th of December 2012 at a private hospital in New Delhi, India.

Just this last week two Nollywood actors died tragically. A source who claimed the angel of death has visited Nollywood might be proven true with the sudden demise of top Nigerian movie stars one after the other within the past 12 months.

Friday, 15 February 2013

Video: Gamu, the rejected 2010 X Factor contestant is back with her debut single 'Shake The Room'

www.allaroundgist.com21 years old Zimbabwe born singer, Gamu Nhengu, is now a star in her own right as she launch her career after Cheryl Cole axed her out from the X Factor 2010, she dusted herself off and recored a whole album. #that's what i call rejection and rebirth#
The pop star share her debut music video 'Shake the room' with the DailyMail. She used the 1960s sounds and mixed it up with a contemporary twist of RnB sounds.

She told DailyMails: I wanted to make something that would last, something timeless, classic and classy like a Chanel suit. It was all about what direction i wanted to take, about trying to find who i was. Most of the songs are about love, because i wanted to sing about what i knew, I wanted things i could relate to: being in love, and heartbreak. The same things any young person will write about, really. Music has always been an escape for me. I wrote my first song when i was six, and even in nursery school, i was in every play. If you are African, music is embedded in you. If you are doing the dishes, you are singing.

www.allaroundgist.com
Having grown up in Harare, Zimbabwe, she moved to a small Scottish town of Clackmannanshire when she was young and later auditioned for X Factor in 2010 where she got booted off and then the media exposed her family's visa statue, even though they have always lived in the UK legally. And the case was dismissed in minutes after it went to court. 

"It was all overwhelming, i couldn't go to get my eyebrows done without someone chasing me down the street and offering me a record deal or saying they could do this thing or that thing for me, but though i was very flattered that people were interested, i needed to feel comfortable, like i wasn't selling myself short. So i waited for the tight thing." she said'. 

She signed to Scottish independent label GSound Records because according to her, "it felt like a family"

Video after the cut:

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Highlights: Nigeria beats Mali 4-1 to reach AFCON 2013 finals.

It was a jubilation galore on the streets of Nigeria after Nigeria Super Eagles trashed Mali a 4 -1 to reach the AFCON 2013 finals.
This is the first time in more than a decade that the Super Eagles of Nigeria made it to finals and Stephen Keshi, the Super Eagle's coach that won the AFCON 1994 is looking forward to another victory on Sunday to become the second African to win the Cup as a player and a coach.



Nigeria will meet with Burkina Faso for the finals after they beat Ghana on penalties to reach their first ever African cup finals.

After the cut is the highlights of the Nigeria/Mali goals:

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Nigeria Sent Ivory Coast Crashing Out Of The Africa Cup Of Nation(Video).



Emmanuel Emenike and Sunday Mba of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, booked Nigeria a spot in the semifinals of the Africa cup of Nation with a 2-1 victory against Ivory Coast. They sent their opponents crashing out of the competition today Sunday 3/2/2013.

Thanks to the Super Eagles, Nigerians are really happy for the first time since GEJ came into power. lol
Congrats guys

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

SHOCKER: Nigerians sitting on a moving train like monkeys.


Naija na wa...!
How could people be toying with their lives like this?
When something tragic happens, they will start blaming the government and the witches in their village. Why can't we use our common sense instead of behaving like animals?
When people call us animals, we flare-up whereas we actually behave like animals.

              

Sunday, 25 November 2012

BREAKING NEWS: Another Bomb Blast in Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Another bomb blast has occurred in a church inside a military complex in Jaji, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

The explosion occurred this morning inside the premises of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State and killed at least 5 persons and wounded dozens.

When will this Boko Haram madness come to an end?