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December 12, 2018 9:46 AM Liquid Telecom gets $180m funding boost

Liquid Telecom received a $180 million cash injection from UK development finance institution CDC Group as Africa’s largest fibre-network operator expands broadband infrastructure across the continent. The investment will give London-based CDC a stake of almost 10 percent in Liquid, which is majority owned by Mauritius-based Econet Global. The funding 2

December 11, 2018 5:55 AM Nigeria politician claims rivals ‘froze his bank account’

An opposition candidate in Nigeria’s upcoming elections has accused the government of freezing his bank account, claims that anti-corruption bodies deny. Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), alleged over the weekend that all transactions on personal and business accounts belonging him, his wife and family 1

November 28, 2018 4:14 AM Takesure Zamar wins SA Crown Gospel Award

South Africa-based Zimbabwean gospel musician, Takesure Zamar Ncube, at the weekend scooped an SABC Crown Gospel Award for being the best gospel artiste on the continent. The awards ceremony that took place on Sunday at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban saw Zamar being awarded with the “Best of Africa” gong. South African gospel musician, Dumi Mkokstad 16

November 24, 2018 8:10 AM Ammara Brown’s moment of truth

Next Friday, Ammara Brown will be put to the test when she hosts her first mega concert in Harare at what might be a turning point in her career as she is on a quest to penetrate the African market. To help achieve her goal, Ammara an Idols East Africa runner up — has invited Nigeria’s Mr Eazi with whom she collaborated with on track Svoto to share 17

November 19, 2018 6:28 PM WATCH Uebert Angel dance after he receives award from Christ Embassy in Nigeria

This was the moment Prophet Uebert Angel received an award in Nigeria, from Christ Embassy, a church founded by popular Nigerian televangelist, Chris Oyakhilome (Pastor Chris). According to a post on his official instagram account, Angel received “the 3rd highest Financial Partner award for his partnership with Christ Embassy LMAM.” The Spirit Embassy 17

November 18, 2018 6:05 AM AFCON 2019: Three-time champions Nigeria are back

Nigeria qualified for their first Africa Cup of Nations since winning the tournament in 2013 after drawing 1-1 with South Africa in Johannesburg. The draw guarantees the three-time African champions a place in Cameroon with a round of matches still to play. Despite conquering Africa in 2013, the Super Eagles surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 finals 17

November 13, 2018 3:15 PM Tafi Mhaka: Are anti-gay witch hunts really protecting ‘African values’?

Homophobia, not homosexuality, is a western import to Africa. On October 29, governor of Tanzania’s largest city Dar-es-Salaam, Paul Makonda, announced that he formed an anti-gay unit to hunt down “suspected” homosexuals. Makonda is an ardent Christian and close ally of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, a traditionalist who believes “even cows disapprove 11

November 8, 2018 9:33 AM Kidnapped children released in Cameroon, two teachers held

All 79 children and a driver kidnapped in west Cameroon were free on Wednesday, but a principal and one teacher are still being held by the armed men that took them, a priest conducting negotiations said. The group was abducted on Monday in Bamenda, a commercial hub of Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region, according to military and government sources 13

October 26, 2018 10:28 PM Nigeria twins kidnapped before their wedding

Twin sisters who were about to get married were kidnapped over the weekend in Nigeria’s northern-western state of Zamfara, a local leader has confirmed to the BBC. Abubakar Muhammad, vice-chairman of the Zurmi area, said the twins, Hassana and Hussaina Bala Dauran, were among seven people kidnapped in Dauran town. “The seven people, four male and three 20

October 23, 2018 6:48 PM Zamar Ncube up for continental gong

Gospel sensation Takesure Zamar-Ncube has been nominated for the Best of Africa Gospel in this year’s edition of SABC Crown Gospel Awards. Zamar-Ncube’s song — Ngidinga Wena — was nominated in the same category with Use Me by Ttshepo Lesole from Botswana, Winner Man by Godwin Omighale from Nigeria and God of Wonders by Ayo Solanke from Nigeria 14