Category: Bizarre Stories/Facts

“Our hearts are broken today”…Pres. Obama Sheds Tears over Death of 20 kids in the US

“Our hearts are broken today”…Pres. Obama Sheds Tears over Death of 20 kids in the US

Following a senseless massacre in the United States on Friday 14th December 2012 that has so far left about 26 people dead…20 of them little children and about six adults, the President of the United States Barrack Obama in an emotional statement at the White House briefing room declared that “Our hearts are broken today”. […]

Nigeria: 2 Policemen Arrested in Kidnapping of Finance Minister’s Mother

Nigeria: 2 Policemen Arrested in Kidnapping of Finance Minister’s Mother

In the ongoing case regarding the recent kidnaaping of the 82 year old mother of Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, sources in Nigeria say two Police officers have been arrested on suspicion of alledgely helping the kidnappers involved. On Monday December 10, 2012, the 82 year old Professor (Mrs) Kamene Okonjo […]

Mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been kidnapped

Mother of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been kidnapped

The mother of Nigerian Finance Minister and former World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (58) has been kidnapped from her home in the Southern Nigeria. The kidnapping was confirmed and reported in a statement released on Sunday 8th December 2012 by the ministry of Finance. The statement read: “Earlier today, Professor (Mrs) Kamene Okonjo … […]

Is Nigeria Still the “Twins” Capital of the World?

Is Nigeria Still the “Twins” Capital of the World?

In recent years, the town of Igbo-Ora was regarded as the ‘Twins’ (children) capital of the world. This trend doesn’t seem to have changed in recent studies. The question scientists are still trying to answer is the reason for the concentration of ‘twins’ in one area or country. Extensive studies on multiple births have been conducted, […]

Will the World End on December 21st, 2012 According to Mayan Calendar?

Will the World End on December 21st, 2012 According to Mayan Calendar?

Some people seriously believe that the world as we know it will end on the 21st of December 2012 (barely 19 days from today). As usual, the majority either does not believe it, do not care or even do not have a clue that there are people out who are expecting the world to end […]

Cameroon’s Former Prime Minister Arrested for Embezzlement

Cameroon’s Former Prime Minister Arrested for Embezzlement

The arrest took place on Monday 16 April 2012 in Yaoundé, Capital of Cameroon. Both are being detained in security cells in Yaoundé. The two have been accused and implicated in shady financial transactions in relation to the purchase in 2003 of a faulty presidential plane, named Albatross, for Cameroon. That incident has since been […]

South Africa: Minister Condemns Gang Rape of 17-year-old girl

South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has strongly condemned the gang rape of a 17-year-old Soweto girl which was also captured on video by one of the rapists. The Minister is quoted as saying that…”This despicable crime does not belong to our free and democratic society. In addition to […]

TV series on Lives of African Migrants in Europe to be Broadcast on Dutch & Al Jazeera TVs

TV series on Lives of African Migrants in Europe to be Broadcast on Dutch & Al Jazeera TVs

A nine-part television series titled “Surprising Europe” which reveals stories about African migrants in Europe will be broadcast on the Dutch public television (Nederland 2) by an organization called ‘HUMAN’ starting from the 8th of July 2011 every Friday as from 4.30 pm. On August 8th 2011, the same documentary will be broadcast by the […]