The number of confirmed cases of cholera in the cyclone-hit Mozambican port city of Beira jumped from five to 138 on Friday, as government and aid agencies battled to contain the spread of disease among the tens of thousands of victims of the storm. Cyclone Idai smashed into Beira on March 14, causing catastrophic flooding and killing more than 700 people across three countries in southeast Africa. Many badly affected
Palestinians mark the first anniversary of border protests they began to demand the easing of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade and the right of return to lands that Palestinian families fled or were driven from on Israel’s founding in 1948. Palestinians gather as tear gas is fired by Israeli forces during a protest marking Land Day and the first anniversary of a surge of border protests, at the Israel-Gaza border fence
Cayman Islands legalizes gay marriage in landmark ruling after battle is led by lesbian couple who fled the British territory for four years so they could raise their five-year-old daughter Chantelle Day, 32, and Vickie Bodden Bush, 44, won at the islands’ Grand Court The ruling has legalized gay marriage in the British territory The couple fled the islands when Vickie was denied a spousal VISA and they weren’t recognized
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23rd poll. Rev. Dr. Samson Olasupo A. Ayokunle, CAN President, who led the body’s delegation to Aso Villa, prayed that God shall grant Buhari everything it takes to perform “hundred times better than your first term”.
Innoson Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s indigenous vehicle production company, has instituted a move to take over Guaranteed Trust Bank, GTB, following a ruling by the Supreme Court over the bank’s N8.7 billion indebtedness to the company. The company’s chairman, Chief Dr Innocent Chukwuma, made the move through a “Writ of FiFa taken over Guaranty Trust Bank PLC for and on half of Innoson Nigeria Ltd” as a result of the Bank’s