A 37-year-old Ugandan woman, living in Kabimbiri village, Mukono District, outside Kampala, Mariam Nabatanzi has given birth to 38 children. The children include six sets of twins, four sets of triplets and three sets of quadruples, all born naturally.
Omoakhuana Anthonia once remarked that, “The greatest purpose in life, the greatest achievement one could ever have in life, the greatest satisfaction one could ever get in life can only be found in the service of others.” This is the case with our woman crush Wednesday today, Dr Helena Ndume a Namibian ophthalmologist who has dedicated her life to restoring the sight of over 35 000 people in Namibia free of charge. Let’s meet Dr Ndume.
Zimbabwe’s 6-day annual arts festival starts Tuesday May 2017, and boasts eclectic lineup promising to be the best Harare International Festival of the Arts to date.
In Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi and Lake Mutanda had islands referred to as akampene or Punishment Islands for unmarried girls who fell pregnant. Almost a century ago, this practice led to the death of many girls. A girl’s value was determined by her virginity. The same rules did not apply to the boys who made these girls pregnant.
Today we commemorate the death of Zambian football team which perished on the evening of the 27th of April in 1993. The Chipolopolo team was en route to Senegal for a World Cup qualifier, which they were highly fancied to win. Zambia was expected to reach the World Cup for the first time in history.
Kenya hosts some of the continent’s most amazing cultural events, which attract many visitors from across the world. Today we profile the country’s most celebrated cultural festivals.
Today we remember Papa Wemba one of the greatest artists to come out of Africa. His death last year was a blow to the African music industry and the fans of his music. His music and legacy lives on. May his soul rest in peace.
Legendary former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has joined American Football League Division II club Phoenix Rising FC, in a historic deal, which is expected to help the rise of the team. As part of the deal, Drogba will help develop the team as a player before advancing to an executive role with the Phoenix MLS expansion franchise.
You may have seen these pictures of two young girls with albinism with their hair attached to each other but do you know who they are. The twins are part of photographer Vinicius Terranova’s project Flores Raras (Rare flowers), which seeks to celebrate the power of diversity.