Nigeria is a football nation. If there is one thing that unites the whole country, it is football. The love Nigerians have for football is unparalleled, but there’s a kind of football that’s not popular among Nigerians, amputee football. This Is Africa got in touch with Bamgbopa Abayomi, Nigeria’s first amputee footballer in Europe.
In Nigeria, it’s not only whistle-blowers that get rewarded. A security guard Ibrahim Mohammed Ogbanago working for the United Bank for Africa (UBA) found $10,000 dropped by a client and returned it to the bank. Earning just $100 (30,000 Naira).Ogbanago was first ridiculed for his honesty. Ogbanago was recently rewarded with over $15,000 for his gesture.
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.