Archive for: October, 2015

South Africa: Trevor Noah Compares Donald Trump to Jacob Zuma On the Daily Show

Trevor Noah is still settling in to his seat at The Daily Show but has already fired shots at South African president, Jacob Zuma. On the episode that aired in the US on Thursday night Noah compared the American real estate tycoon and leading Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, to the controversial Zuma. “For me, […]

South Africa: Call for End to Albino Killings

By Naledi Shange, News24 There were no statistics detailing the number of people living with albinism or those who had gone missing or been killed in South Africa, Nomasonto Mazibuko, chairperson of the Albinism Society of SA said on Thursday. Mazibuko was speaking at the CRL Rights Commission offices in Johannesburg where it was announced […]

I’m the father of comedy – Bob Okala

One name that comes up when we talk about comedy in Ghana is Bishop Bob Okala. His real name is Samuel Kwadwo Boaben. Speaking exclusively to Entertainment Today, Bishop Bob Okala, who is noted for his sense of humour, minced no words in asserting that he is the Father of Comedy in Ghana. Who is […]

I will beat the devil out of Kwaku Bonsam – Kumchacha

The founder and leader of Heaven’s Gate Ministry International, Nicholas Osei also known as ‘Kumchacha’ has threatened to beat renowned traditional priest, Kwaku Bonsam to pulp and convert him to Christianity. He said he would take this action as part of measures to convert the internationally acclaimed traditional priest to Christianity after several years of […]

Tanzania: Mobile Phones a Boon for Tanzanian Women in Business, Banking – Researchers

By Kizito and Makoye Dar es Salaam — Asha Masoud used to queue for hours to make her monthly bank loan repayment in the bustling Kariakoo area of Tanzania’s largest city. Her life changed when she started banking with her fingers using Tigo Pesa, a local application which enables her to make payments from her […]

Ugandan Students Create App to Detect Vaginal Bacteria

By Laura Newnham A group of five female students from Makerere University in Uganda have successfully created a test kit connected to a smartphone app that is able to detect harmful vaginal bacteria that cause bacterial vaginosis and other infections. In a video posted to YouTube, the team known as Team Code Gurus explain exactly […]

Facebook is going to start beaming Internet to Africa next year

Brian Fung, The Washington Post Mark Zuckerberg has said he wants to help connect another billion people to the Internet. Now, he’s taking the next step along that path. Facebook said Monday that it has partnered with the French satellite company Eutelsat to provide wireless Internet access to sub-Saharan Africa. Starting in the second half […]

Time to Start Organizing Your Deductions for 2015 Income Tax Season

A deduction is an expenditure that will reduce your taxable income. There are two kinds of deductions: adjustments to income and itemized deductions. The adjustments to income are the better of the two, as they reduce adjusted gross income, or “AGI.” Itemized deductions reduce your taxable income. First, we will look at some adjustments to […]

Bad time to change UN refugee supremo?

By Kristy Siegfried OXFORD, 28 September 2015 (IRIN) – Around the world, more people are being driven from their homes by wars and persecution than ever before. At the same time there appears to be less agreement than ever about how to deal with simultaneous refugee crises of unprecedented scale and duration. There could hardly […]

Media implicated in women’s obsession with plastic surgery

By Francisco Bozzano-Barnes on September 28, 2015 By Hyewon Lee It seems like everybody is obsessed with being beautiful. Of course, this eagerness for being pretty has been a part of human instinct, regardless of the region, age, and culture. But was it ‘this much’ serious, enough to make people willing to be molded into […]