A story of a dying woman in our society….Let’s show love and compassion

Najat Jibiril has been battling this ailment for 3 years and now need your help

Najat Jibiril has been battling this ailment for 3 years and now need your help

The agonies of this woman called Najat Jibiril are one that need sympathy and help from our society being it from an organization or a philanthropist.

Najat comes from the Ashanti Regional capital Kumasi and she is married with four lovely kids but has been battling a strange ailment for the past three years.

As a results of this strange disease, she has spent a lot of money on drugs both herbal and hospital but to no avail.

Her situation is getting worse day in and day out as she is now in serious financial need making it a grave concern for her health.

She however found the blogger of African News Update by the help of somebody and narrated to him how she has suffered for the past three years.

She has found one private doctor who can cure the ailment but is demanding for 3 thousand Ghana Cedis before treating her.

She is now in serious financial crisis and appealing to NGOs, individuals, philanthropist and organization for help.

Let’s show love and compassion to one another in our society to be able to get the everlasting blessing our creator.

You contribution can save and change a live today……..please help our dear sister…God bless you for donating!

Anybody who has been touched can reach her on …..0243927759    if you are outside Ghana, the number is …00233243927759 or contact the blogger on 0245142037 or 0023345142037.


South Africa: two people arrested for borrowing dead body to scam three insurance companies

Two people tried to scam 3 insurance companies with this dead body

Two people tried to scam 3 insurance companies with this dead body


The South African Police have arrested two people for borrowing a corpse as part of elaborate life insurance scam to defraud three insurance companies for money.

The police spokesman told local reporters that a woman in Durban had created a fake identity and paid towards insurance policies and connived with a funeral parlour owner then had someone else’s corpse certified dead under the fake name to be able to present for the life insurance claim.

Police spokesman Vincent Mdunge said the woman and the funeral parlour owner have been arrested by the police and will be put before court soon for fraud charge.

Mr. Mdunge stated that the arrested woman, 35, first made a birth certificate in the name of Aphiwe Ntombela and then took out life insurance policies with three companies in Ntombela’s name, and made monthly payments.

“When the policies worth about $11,000; £6,800 were ready for claiming, she had a dilemma because she had to kill a person who did not exist,” he said.

She turned to a funeral parlour owner in uMlazi – the biggest residential area in Durban to help her to finalize the transaction

“She asked to borrow a female body from his mortuary so that the body could be presented to the doctor for certification of death”, the police spokesman added.

The funeral parlour owner, 42, then took a body to another mortuary in the city, presenting it as Aphiwe Ntombela for a doctor to certify the body as the deceased Aphiwe Ntombela.

The woman then used the death certificate to lodge fraudulent insurance claim while the funeral parlour owner returned to the mortuary to fetch the body, so that she could be buried by her family.

But luck eluded them as the Police were waiting for them on a tip-off the police received and therefore were immediately arrested.

This type of scam is very common in some parts of Africa as some unscrupulous people use it to get money.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News

Nigeria: fireworks causes havoc in central Lagos as Yobi State comes under attack on Christmas Eve

Fireworks sparked the blaze in central Lagos

Fireworks sparked the blaze in central Lagos

An explosion in a warehouse in central Lagos has sparked a major fire in Nigeria’s largest city and commercial capital.

Officials told local reporters that a building storing fireworks in the largest market area of Lagos Island exploded making the blaze spreading up to nine other buildings nearby.

A thick cloud of smoke could be seen over the city as people wail and run to safety with some also volunteering to help fire fighters to quench the fire.

Some residents were reportedly to have jumped out of windows in panic as fireworks exploded long before the initial blaze.

The Nigerian Red Cross said it had treated at least 30 people but many believe that the number is likely to increase due to the nature of the blaze.

Many people also blamed those who saw the blast and jumped from windows of not doing enough to call for emergency service early to save the situation.

Police and security officials recovered mortar-like fireworks and many empty firework shells from the scene which confirms that the fire was as a result of the fireworks for the Christmas celebration.


Many analysts say that for years there have been calls for the ban of fireworks which are widely used during the end-of-year holidays in Nigeria but they have never been enforce resulting in this major disaster.

  The Yobi State attack

Meanwhile unknown gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Yobe have shot dead at least six Christians.

The army told reporters that the attack was initially aimed at the security forces but the attackers were propelled and when they were fleeing; shot those civilians worshiping in the church.

The church which is located at the Peri village near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe was set on fire in the attack as well.

No group has so far said it carried out the attack but of course all eyes will be on the radical group Boko Haram for perpetuating this heinous crime.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News


Ghana: Yaya Toure of Ivory Coast and Manchester city crowned African Footballer of the Year


2012 African footballer of the year

2012 African footballer of the year Yaya Toure

Ivorian international and Manchester City midfielder, Yaya Toure rose above stiff competition from fellow countryman and Didier Drogba and Cameroun’s Alexander Song to win the African Footballer of the year award in Ghanaian capital Accra.

Yaya Toure played a key role in Manchester City’s first English Premier League title in fifty years and also helped his country reached the grand finale of the African Cup of Nations staged in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon retained the award he won last year.

He won the 2012 poll in a vote of head coaches and technical directors of countries affiliated to the Confederation of African Football.

Egyptian veteran Mohamed Abouterika also won the 2012 African Player of the Year, an award given to the most exceptional footballer playing on the continent.

Renard Herve, coach of the Chipolopolos of Zambia, was also rewarded for his exploits at the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations held in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.

He took home the Africa Coach of the Year award in spite of contending for it with Hosam El Badry (Al Ahly), Joseph Morius OMOG (AC Léopards, Cameroon).

Other winners in different categories:

-Most Promising Player 2012: Mohamed Salah (Egypt), beating Victor Wanyama of Kenya and Moussa Konate of Senegal.

– Coach of the Year 2012 is Herve Renard (Zambia). He beat Joseph Omog (AC Leopards, Cameroon) and Hossam Al Badri (Al Ahly).

– Club of the Year award went to Al Ahly.

– National Team of the Year for 2012 (Women): Equatorial Guinea.

– National Team of the Year for 2012 (men): Zambia

– Legends’ Awards went to Rigobert Song and the legendary Egyptian coach Mahmoud El Gohari, who died in September.

– Referee of the Year 2012: Algeria’s Djamal Alhaimoudi.

– Female African Footballer of the Year: Genoveva Anoman (Eq Guinea), beating Portia Modise (South Africa) & Chinwendu Ihezuo (Nigeria).

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa Sports News           



Sudan: Interior Ministry confirms beheading of a citizen in Saudi Arabia

A Sudanese man beheaded in Saudi Arabia

A Sudanese man beheaded in Mecca in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Sudanese Interior Ministry has confirmed the beheading of its citizen with the sword in the Conservative country of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The execution of  Othman Mohammed took place in the western city of Mecca after he was found guilty of murder.

Othman Mohammed was found guilty of killing another Sudanese, Salah Ahmed, by repeatedly beating him on his head following a dispute between the two, the ministry said in a statement published by state news agency.

Mohammed’s beheading raises to 76 the number of people executed so far this year in the ultra-conservative Muslim kingdom, where 79 were put to death in 2011 according to Amnesty International.

Some of the crimes committed in Saudi Arabia that can amount to death include Rape, murder, apostasy, armed robbery and drug trafficking under the strict Sharia law.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News

Ghana: Argentina Navy Vessel leaves Ghana at last

The Argentina Navy Ship Libertad was held in Ghana in October

The Argentina Navy Ship Libertad was held in Ghana in October

An Argentine navy warship detained in Ghana since October has been released and has now left the country to its destination.

The ship was detained by a court order by a US financial fund which said it was owed money by the Argentine government as a result of a debt default 10 years ago.

The lengthy diplomatic row began when the ship was prevented from leaving Ghana on 2 October, after a local court ruled in favour of financial fund NML Capital that indeed Argentina government owed the company.

The fund is a subsidiary of US hedge fund Elliot Capital Management which is one of Argentina’s former creditors and the court ruled that the Argentina government should pay the money.

The fund said it was owed $370m (£233m) by the Argentine government after the country defaulted on its debt in 2001 and 2002 and was seeking $20m in return for the release of the Libertad.

But Argentina held that the vessel is a military vessel and could amount to conflict between Ghana and the South American nation.

Argentina therefore filed a case against Ghana at the UN Tribunal for the Law of the Sea in Germany to release the vessel unconditionally.

The court ruled on Saturday that the vessel should be freed by Ghana saying it is a military vessel and therefore it enjoys immunity since it is apart of the security strategic apparatus of Argentina.

The court however set 22nd of December as deadline for the release of the vessel but Ghana decided to let the ship go before the deadline yesterday.

The Ghana Foreign Ministry has maintained that the seizure of the vessel was in compliance with a court order and does not amount to conflict against Argentina.

It added that Ghana as a law abiding country and a member of the UN saw it necessary to respect the ruling of a higher court from the world governing body and therefore allowed the vessel to seal off.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News

South Africa Politics: President Zuma gets landslide victory over Motlanthe to lead the ANC amid bomb plot



President Jacob Zuma has been re-elected as leader of South Africa’s governing political party the African National Congress ANC.

He received an overwhelming majority of votes cast of   2,986 votes out of the 3,977 cast – making it a decisive victory against his rival  of delegates at the party’s Mangaung conference.

Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe was the vice to president Zuma but decided to contest his superior in the leadership of the ANC which he said is part of the democratic credentials but lost miserably and has been replaced with anti-apartheid veteran Cyril Ramaphosa to become the vice to President Zuma.

President Zuma congratulated his supporters and party executives calling the victory as a confirmation of his leadership position in the society.

“We can boast that we’re a leader of our society, that therefore we have something to contribute to the democratic life of this country, to this democratic Republic of South Africa,” Mr. Zuma said after his win.

“We are certain that at this course in our democracy we are correct, that what we do at all material times, it is in the interest, not just of our organisation, but of our country and its people,” he added.

He also called for solid unity in the party since the election was a house battle and everybody must work hard to let the party stay in power in the 2014 general elections.

The ANC which has governed South Africa since white minority rule ended in 1994 is widely expected to win nationwide elections due in 2014 and therefore President Zuma is likely to remain president until 2019.

                                           Bomb plot at the party conference

Meanwhile, 4 white men have appeared in court accused of being part of a right-wing extremist plot to bomb the ANC conference.

The men were arrested on Monday in raids across the country after police had a tip off of a bomb plot at the ANC conference venue.

One was apprehended by police at a guesthouse in Mangaung following the intelligence police picked in the city and subsequently arrested the other 3 in their hide out.

Report suggests that they are likely to face treason and terrorism charges if put on trial since it was an atrocity that should have bring South Africa and Africa to a stand still.

Issaka Adams / NationalTurk Africa News