Monthly Archives: October 2015

EbonLife Film’s “FIFTY” still making international headline

Oct 30, 2015 After being given the celebrity reception at the BFI film festival in London, Ebonylife film’s feature presentation “Fifty” is still making headlines around the world. After the premiere, the movie’s executive producer, Mo Abudu, sat down with CNN’s Jim Stenman, where she shared her driving passion: “I find that there is this ... Read More

Polls close in Tanzania's elections

Oct 30, 2015 Polls recently closed in Tanzania’s presidential and parliamentary elections. Though results haven’t been announced, analysts have forecasted a presidential victory for John Magufuli, a candidate from the ruling party. However, many expect the ruling party’s parliamentary majority to dwindle after the opposition parties united behind a single candidate. High voters’ turnout was ... Read More

Uganda opposition decry police clamp down ahead of 2016 elections

Oct 30, 2015 Still on election matters, Uganda’s opposition parties have decried an escalating police crackdown ahead of the country’s parliamentary and presidential elections next year. The political temperature took a quick turn recently after opposition presidential candidate, Kizza Besigye, was arrested on his way to a rally. Commenting on the event, Nicholas Opiyo, a ... Read More

China accomplishes year's employment task ahead of schedule

Oct 30, 2015 Going by recent data, China successfully created 10.66 million new jobs for urban residents in the first nine months of the year. According to Li Zhong, spokesman for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the country’s one-year goal of creating 10 million new jobs for urban residents has been achieved. ... Read More

U.S. coast guard coordinates rescue of 36 sailors southwest of Hawaii

Oct 30, 2015 The U.S. Coast Guard recently coordinated a dramatic rescue for the 36-member crew of a Papua New Guinea-flagged commercial purse seiner. Coast Guard Watchstanders in Honolulu responded to a request from the Rescue Coordination Center in New Zealand to assist a commercial fishing vessel in a rescue operation for the Glory Pacific ... Read More

Sheikh Salman submits candidacy papers to FIFA – Report

Oct 30, 2015 The president of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa recently joined the race to become FIFA’s next president. Sheikh Salman had initially backed UEFA president, Michel Platini. However the electoral landscape changed when Platini was handed a 90-day provisional ban from football by FIFA’s Ethics Committee. Sheikh Salman ... Read More

Andy Farrington crowned Red Bull Aces wingsuit racing champion

Oct 30, 2015 Andy Farrington recently beat a field of 40 athletes from 18 nations to emerged winner of the Red Bull Aces wingsuit racing championship for the second successive year. The world’s first-ever wingsuit four-cross competition was introduced in 2014. Speaking after the race, Farrington said: “It’s unbelievable, a lot of base jumping competitions ... Read More

Celebs turn up for Samuel Eto'O's fund raising ball for victims of insurgency

Oct 30, 2015 We kick off with Cameroonian soccer star Samuel Eto’o who held a ball in London for his Yellow Whistle Blower Foundation to raise money and awareness for victims of Boko Haram insurgency on Tuesday. Present at the occasion were celebrities including OBO Davido, French-Nigerian indie-pop singer Asa among others. The ball was ... Read More

Genevieve Nnaji's new movie "Road to Yesterday" holds media screening

Oct 30, 2015 Moving on to Nollywood – Genevieve Nnaji’s latest movie “Road to Yesterday” had its media screening at the Genesis Deluxe Cinema in Victoria Island, Lagos on Tuesday. Present at the screening alongside the lead actress, Genevieve, was supporting actress Chioma Omeruah aka Chigurl as well as the ... Read More