Malawi cholera death toll passes 1,000 as outbreak spreads

Malawi cholera death toll passes 1,000 as outbreak spreads

Malawi’s worst cholera outbreak on record has left more than 1,000 people dead even as cases have reached 30,621, health minister Khumbize Chiponda has said. The death toll announced on Tuesday breached a grim milestone and surpassed the largest recorded outbreak, which killed 968 people between 2001 and 2002, according to the World Health Organization…

‘We are all children of God’: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

‘We are all children of God’: Pope says homosexuality not a crime

Pope Francis has criticised laws that criminalise homosexuality as “unjust”, saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church. “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Pope Francis said during an interview on Tuesday with The Associated Press. READ ALSO…

High school counselor loses job, after inviting witches who gave students crystals

High school counselor loses job, after inviting witches who gave students crystals

A Catholic high school counselor in Pennslyvania lost her job after inviting three “witches” to speak to students, who gave them crystals that Wiccans believe have alleged special powers. A career and college counselor at North Catholic High School was placed on leave and later resigned following an investigation by the school’s administration, Pittsburgh news…

Blast at Baptism Service in DR Congo Kills 14 Christians

Blast at Baptism Service in DR Congo Kills 14 Christians

Muslim militants were suspected in the bombing of a Protestant church baptism service in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that killed at least 14 worshippers on Jan. 15, officials said. While DRC officials said at least 14 died and 63 were wounded in the blast in Kasindi, in the eastern DRC, a spokesman for Uganda’s military operations…

Radical Muslims Kill Christian after Religion Debate

Radical Muslims Kill Christian after Religion Debate

A 37-year-old father of four was killed on Jan. 2 after participating in a Christian-Muslim debate in eastern Uganda at which 13 Muslims put their faith in Christ, sources said. Ahamada Mafabi was returning from the debate in Nakaloke, Sironko District outside Mbale when men on two motorcycles shouting the jihadist slogan, “Allah Akbar [God is…

Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBT people

Church of England apologizes for treatment of LGBT people

Bishops of the Church of England have apologized to the LGBT community for their “rejection and exclusion” within the denomination, saying they are now “welcome and valued” within the church. The move comes two days after the denomination announced its support for a proposal allowing same-sex couples to receive “God’s blessings.” The denomination’s senior bishop, Justin Welby,…

Bird Statue Fetches $100,000 As Elon Musk Auctions Twitter HQ Items

Bird Statue Fetches $100,000 As Elon Musk Auctions Twitter HQ Items

A Twitter bird statue fetched $100,000 on Wednesday as Elon Musk auctioned off furniture, decorations, kitchen equipment and more from the tech firm’s downtown San Francisco headquarters. READ ALSO – Google To Cut Nearly 12,000 Jobs Worldwide An online auction of “surplus corporate office assets of Twitter” that lasted slightly more than 24 hours also…

Google To Cut Nearly 12,000 Jobs Worldwide

Google To Cut Nearly 12,000 Jobs Worldwide

Google’s parent company Alphabet announced about 12,000 job cuts globally on Friday, becoming the latest US tech giant to enact large-scale restructuring. “We’ve decided to reduce our workforce by approximately 12,000 roles,” Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to employees, adding that the cuts were in response to a changing “economic reality”. READ…

Court Sentences Medical Doctor To One Year Jail Term For Negligence

Court Sentences Medical Doctor To One Year Jail Term For Negligence

The Lagos High Court sitting at the Tafawa Balewa Square has sentenced a medical Doctor, Dr. Ejike Ferdinand Orji, to one-year imprisonment for causing grievous harm, negligence, and endangering the life of a 16-year-old patient. Justice Adedayo Akintoye found Dr. Orji guilty on 4 of the 6 counts for which he was charged. In the…