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1. Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu dies at the age of 90
Desmond Tutu, South African racial justice and LGBT rights activist, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at the age of 90. An uncompromising enemy of apartheid, Tutu worked tirelessly, but without violence, for its downfall. https://t.co/DOczLTUAGb
– The associated press (@AP) December 26, 2021
Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu died on December 26 at the age of 90, according to a statement from the office of the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa. The beloved Nobel Peace Prize laureate leaves behind an unparalleled legacy. Tutu has spent decades fighting injustice and apartheid in South Africa.
The acclaimed peacemaker was the first black man to be appointed Anglican dean of Johannesburg and secretary general of the South African Council of Churches. He was a leading advocate for the rights of black South Africans. Tutu’s dedicated advocacy for freedom and equality for all was only comparable to other legendary human rights activists like Mahatma Gandhi, Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela.
Our condolences to those he left behind. Desmond Tutu is dead.
2. Ooni Ife’s wife announces her divorce from Monarch in an instagram post
Olori Silekunola Naomi, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, announced her divorce from the monarch. The Queen took to her Instagram account to make the statement on Thursday, “I will no longer be called the wife of the Ooni of Ife or queen of Ile-Ife” because she describes herself as the queen of the people and the mother of her son.
Naomi further alleged the hypocrisy of the monarch, stating that the public perception of Ooni is different from his true character. Desmond Tutu is dead.
3. South Africa: DJ Black Coffee’s song in the new movie “Matrix”
Seven years ago after losing my father, I made a song dedicated to him. Humble beyond belief to conclude 2021 with this song, “Inkodlo Kamashimane”, featured in the new @TheMatrixMovie RIP Mashimaneâ¤ï¸#GodsVeryOwn pic.twitter.com/fFUtC5KBsy
– Black coffee (@RealBlackCoffee) 23 December 2021
Internationally renowned DJ black coffee added another huge achievement at the end of 2021. The DJ unveiled his song “Inkodlo Kamashimane”, which he created in honor of his late father seven years ago, has been featured in the “Matrix resurrections” movie with american superstar Keanu reeves.
The popular franchise, run by Lana wachowski, is in theaters and on streaming platforms. Expressing his joy and pride in the accomplishment, Black Coffee said having his song in the popular blockbuster had left him behind. âHumbled beyond belief. “
4. DRC: at least six dead in the suicide bombing in Beni on Christmas Day
– today (@_oftoday_) December 26, 2021
A bomb explosion in the eastern city of Beni, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, killed at least six people on Saturday. Narcissus Muteba, the colonel who ruled the city during the state of emergency in the east of the country, said the bomb exploded in the city center. He called on residents to return home for their own safety.
Although Muteba did not give a toll for the explosion, witnesses saw the remains of three bodies at the site of the explosion, the In Box restaurant. The remains of the restaurant’s tables, chairs, bottles and glasses were scattered around the site of the explosion. More than thirty people were celebrating Christmas there when the bomb went off, according to reports.
5. Nigerian CAN 2021 team confirmed
– Fly with the Super Eagles (@SSE_NGA) December 25, 2021
Coach Augustin Eguavoen announced its last 28-man Nigerian squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations with significant inclusions like Victor Osimhen, Odion Ighalo and Alex iwobi.
Star of Villarreal Samuel chukwueze, captain Ahmed Moussa and the duo of Leon Balogun and Guillaume Troost-Ekong make the cut next to it Francois Uzoho as well as that of Turin Ola Aina.
Kelechi Nwakali, based in Spain Sadiq Oumar and Orlando Pirates’ Olisa Ndah are surprise inclusions, while Eguavoen opted for a single local professional – Jean Noble – which represents the African double kings Enyimba. West Africans are making their 19th appearance at the Africa Centerpiece biennial since their debut in Ghana in 1963 – where they crashed in the group stage.
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