Author: African Celebs

Sudan Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith Arrives In New Hampshire

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag had been sentenced to death for renouncing Islam but was acquitted after international pressure on the court in Khartoum. The family flew first into the city of Philadelphia, where she was welcomed by the mayor as a “world freedom fighter” and presented with a model of the Liberty Bell, a symbol of US independence. The 26-year-old, her two infant children and her US-citizen husband Daniel Wani later continued on to New Hampshire, where Mr Wani has family. After leaving Sudan the family had spent eight days in Rome, where Ms Ishag said she “learned how to live again”. The White House last week said it was delighted at Ms Ishag’s release and looked forward to welcoming her to the United States. Daniel Wani, her husband, briefly thanked New Hampshire’s Sudanese community on his family’s behalf and said he appreciated the outpouring of support. “I can’t describe the feeling,” said Wani. “We are so tired. The ordeal is over.” Ibrahim, 27, smiled and waved to the crowd of about three dozen supporters, but she did not speak publicly, the Reuters news agency reported. Ibrahim had been sentenced to death over charges of apostasy, the abandonment of a religion. Her father was Muslim, and her mother was an Orthodox Christian. She married Wani, a Christian from southern Sudan, in 2011. By law, children must follow their fathers’ religions....

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Al Ain fans flock Dubai airport to welcome hero Asamoah Gyan

Al Ain fans thronged the Dubai airport on Monday morning to welcome their talisman Asamoah Gyan, can exclusively report.  Tens of the fans wore Al Ain scarfs and shirts and greeted the player in the airport and presented him an elegant bouquet of roses. He arrived to the airport at 6:00 am. The Ghana captain delayed his arrival at the club after a holiday trip with friends at the beach resort turned sour. Gyan’s close pal and musician friend Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro, was involved in a jet ski accident leading to his disappearance. As a...

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Ghanaian playwright Uncle Ebo Whyte is a year older today

James Ebo Whyte popularly called Uncle Ebo Whyte is a renowned playwright who helped revive theatre  in his native Ghana. The writer, popularly known as “Uncle Ebo,” is a passionate storyteller with a series of plays to his credit that keep people coming back and filling seats at theatre halls. For years now  Uncle Ebo has spoken into the heart of this nation through the “Rover Report” now “Food for thought”, his bi-weekly program on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show, which has inspired people, grown leaders and helped shaped the lives of many in Ghana today. He constantly challenges Ghanaians to...

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China unveils giant Mandela artwork

A 30m long panoramic artwork of Mandela’s lifetime was revealed in Shanghai, China, in celebration of International Mandela Day. The gigantic artwork, created by Chinese artist Li Bin, is on show at the Shanghai Himalayas Museum. It is a combination of 15 pieces which combine to form Mandela’s lifetime timeline. Over 100 people, including SA and international delegates, artists and members of the public attended the event. The statue is unveiled as the world celebrates International Mandela Day for the first time since his passing in 2013. Peace and forgiveness were among the traits remembered by attendees who expressed...

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