Liberia struggling, India reports 3 suspected Ebola cases

Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital’s largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including blood-stained sheets and mattresses.

The violence in the West Point slum occurred late Saturday and … Read the rest

Nigerian coach blames white US referee for Africa’s loss

Nigeria’s coach Stephen Keshi blamed American referee Mark Geiger after his side lost 2-0 to France in the World Cup last 16 in Brasilia.

Germany and France snuffed out African hopes after both European powerhouses left Africa with no teams … Read the rest

South Africans are very conservative Pew finds

South Africans are very conservative according to findings by an independent American fact tank Pew Research Centre.

Speaking on the poll, former Constitutional Court Justice Zak Yacoob said there was a “huge disconnect” between societal values and the constitution.

Pew … Read the rest

National black soccer team ‘unbearable bunch of useless losers’

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said het would neither withdraw nor apologise for his scathing comments about the national black soccer team.

Bafana Bafana are a “bunch of losers” and “unbearable, useless individuals”, he said earlier.

Mbalula said the whole country … Read the rest

Nigeria signs law banning gay marriage

gayblackNigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has signed a bill banning gay marriage into law.

Jonathan approved a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships earlier this month.

A spokesperson for the president says he signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill … Read the rest

SAS Spioenkop heads for west Africa on anti-piracy mission

An SA Navy frigate has set sail for the pirate-infested west coast of Africa.

SAS Spioenkop left Simon’s Town naval base yesterday morning with a crew of 180 .

It and three other frigates were purchased in the controversial arms … Read the rest

Cameroon’s mothers ‘iron’ daughters’ breasts to delay puberty

by Anne Mireille Nzouankeu and Kristin Palitza

It happened a long time ago, two full decades, but Raissa Nana’s painful memories have remained fresh.

“My mother began to flatten my chest when I was 11. Every evening, she heated a … Read the rest

Nigerian held for ‘raping teenager to death’

Nigeria_BayelsaA Nigerian man has been arrested after he allegedly raped a teenage girl to death in Bayelsa, and tried to cast her remains into a nearby bush.

Otuoke, the university community, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa, Nigeria was … Read the rest

Malema visits TB Joshua in Nigeria

tbjoshuaEFF leader Julius Malema is in Nigeria to visit a popular prophet.

The Economic Freedom Fighter commander-in-chief said he was there to visit TB Joshua to receive blessings for the journey ahead.

His visit had local media abuzz over a … Read the rest

Malema wants to emulate Mugabe

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday that he wanted to emulate Robert Mugabe and congratulated the Zimbabwean leader on being re-elected president.

Speaking from Nigeria where he was visiting spiritual leader TB Joshua for “blessings” and “divine … Read the rest

US Immigration tracked African with ‘chip in his anus’

trackingchipA Nigerian, Jacob Ajomale, who alleged that he was maltreated by the United States’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, officers, by forcefully inserting a tracking device (chip) in his body through his anus, has petitioned the United Nations Council on … Read the rest