Ijebu Sons and Daughters Defy Rain to Attend ‘Ojude-Oba’ Festival

[Vanguard] Many Illustrious Ijebu sons and daughters on Sunday defied the rains to converge in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State to grace the 2017 edition of the annual ‘Ojude Oba’ festival in the town.

[Vanguard] Many Illustrious Ijebu sons and daughters on Sunday defied the rains to converge in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State to grace the 2017 edition of the annual 'Ojude Oba' festival in the town.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bishop-Elect Calls for Maintenance of Peace

[Citizen] Mbeya -The Fourth Phase Bishop-Elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) for the Konde Diocese of Mbeya and Songwe regions, Pastor Dr Edward Mwaikali, has said the country’s peace is the main foundation for the economic grow…

[Citizen] Mbeya -The Fourth Phase Bishop-Elect of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT) for the Konde Diocese of Mbeya and Songwe regions, Pastor Dr Edward Mwaikali, has said the country's peace is the main foundation for the economic growth, hence calling upon the church faithful to cooperate with the government to safeguard it at any cost.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Mixed Reactions Over Call for Ban of Skin Bleaching Creams

[Premium Times] Over the years, bleaching creams also known as skin lighteners, whiteners, brighteners or fading creams were used for the purpose of treating skin problems such as freckles, age spots, acne scars or discolouration related to hormones.

[Premium Times] Over the years, bleaching creams also known as skin lighteners, whiteners, brighteners or fading creams were used for the purpose of treating skin problems such as freckles, age spots, acne scars or discolouration related to hormones.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Raid Kidnappers’ Dens, Kill 13 Suspects

[Vanguard] Asaba -POLICE have swooped on suspected kidnappers trailed to their hideouts at different parts of Delta State, killing 13 suspects, apprehending 26, including two women, out of 19 cases reported in the last one month.

[Vanguard] Asaba -POLICE have swooped on suspected kidnappers trailed to their hideouts at different parts of Delta State, killing 13 suspects, apprehending 26, including two women, out of 19 cases reported in the last one month.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Of ‘Health Tourism’ and Our Priorities

[Citizen] South Africa’s Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi criticized the continent’s leaders for seeking medical attention in other continents but their own. He argued that these leaders are “health tourists”, and should be ashamed of going elsewhere f…

[Citizen] South Africa's Health minister Aaron Motsoaledi criticized the continent's leaders for seeking medical attention in other continents but their own. He argued that these leaders are "health tourists", and should be ashamed of going elsewhere for medical treatment.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Harare’s Intricate Web of Burglars, Drug-Dealers and Sex Workers

[Zimbabwe Standard] After Temba Phiri* woke up to the terrible news that burglars had ransacked his Harare apartment and got away with goods worth thousands of dollars, his first instinct was to make a police report, after which investigations began.

[Zimbabwe Standard] After Temba Phiri* woke up to the terrible news that burglars had ransacked his Harare apartment and got away with goods worth thousands of dollars, his first instinct was to make a police report, after which investigations began.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Tennis Legend Wayne Black Honoured in the U.S.

[Zimbabwe Standard] Almost a decade after he retired from professional tennis, Zimbabwe tennis legend Wayne Black continues to receive international recognition for his playing days exploits. He has just been inducted into the University of Southern Ca…

[Zimbabwe Standard] Almost a decade after he retired from professional tennis, Zimbabwe tennis legend Wayne Black continues to receive international recognition for his playing days exploits. He has just been inducted into the University of Southern California (USC)'s Athletic Hall of Fame.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Yellow Bone Fever Grips

[Zimbabwe Standard] My dark-skinned friend is continually telling me that people with a skin tone such as hers will in the not-too-distant future become quite rare to come by. She wonders if she should also join in the bleaching craze and achieve the f…

[Zimbabwe Standard] My dark-skinned friend is continually telling me that people with a skin tone such as hers will in the not-too-distant future become quite rare to come by. She wonders if she should also join in the bleaching craze and achieve the fairer skin tone that many people are striving for. I keep assuring her that she needs not do such a thing as she is beautiful the way she is. I give examples of Lupita Nyong'o, a dark-skinned 34-year-old actress of Kenyan descent who has made it considerably big in Hollywood par

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe