Africa In The News

Kenyatta, Odinga exchange hugs and apologies at prayer meeting

JOHANNESBURG, June 1 (ANA) – Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, opposition leader Raila Odinga and their deputies on Thursday exchanged hugs and apologies, cementing their pledge to promote unity after a fractious and bloody election, AFP reported. The unusual scene unfolded at the country’s annual national prayer meeting. It came eight months after Kenyatta’s re-election in […]

Entertainment In The News International South Africa

American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and wife in Kenya on way to Rwanda

JOHANNESBURG, May 28 (ANA) – American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, Australian actress Portia De Rossi, have shared photos of their stay in Nairobi, Kenya this weekend. The highlight of their weekend was having breakfast at the Giraffe Manor and feeing some of the giraffes, Nairobi News reported. The couple made the […]

Business In The News South Africa

Barclays Africa to continue under old name in nine African countries

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) said on Tuesday that its Barclays-branded banks in nine African countries will continue to trade under the same name even after the group name changes to Absa in July. Barclays Africa’s shareholders on Tuesday, approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited as part of […]

Africa In The News

Kenyan priest arrested for sodomy

JOHANNESBURG, January 17 – A Roman Catholic priest is in custody after being arrested by Kenyan police for sodomising a man, AP reported. Police said Tuesday that villagers in Muranga County in central Kenya had been monitoring the priest whom they suspected of being gay and alerted local authorities when an 18-year-old man went into […]