Davido releases new album ‘Timeless’

Lagos, Nigeria CNN  —  In November 2022, Afrobeats superstar David Adeleke, better known as Davido, took a break from public life to deal with the tragic loss of his three-year-old son, Ifeanyi. After almost six months away – except for a performance at the 2022 FIFA World Cup closing ceremony – the American-born entertainer has […]

Oscar Pistorius: Reeva Steenkamp’s parents oppose early release

CNN  —  South Africa’s parole board is hearing early release submissions Friday for disgraced Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius was approved for parole consideration after serving more than half of his 13-year sentence. But Steenkamp’s parents are opposed to an early release, their lawyer Tania Koen […]

Africa’s basketball stars are making their mark on the NBA

CNN  —  March 11 marked the start of the Basketball Africa League, the continent’s premier basketball competition. Ahead of its third season, president Amadou Gallo Fall reflected on the rise of the sport on the continent. “It’s been an evolutive journey,” he said. This year’s competition will be held over three months, starting in Senegal’s […]

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero to be released from Rwanda prison

CNN  —  Paul Rusesabagina, who inspired the Hollywood film “Hotel Rwanda,” was released from prison in Rwanda after his prison sentence was commuted Friday by the country’s President Paul Kagame. US senior administration officials told reporters Friday that Rusesabagina, who is a US legal permanent resident, had been transferred to the residence of the Qatari […]