Good News From Africa

  1. Uganda is safe for tourism, business- president:

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday his country is safe for tourism and business after police rescued a kidnapped U.S tourist and her local tour guide on Sunday. Addressing a news conference in Kampala, police spokesperson said the kidnappers absconded but operations will continue. Fred Enanga, Uganda police spokesperson said “there are many armed groups along that area, from the foregoing we have certain leads which could be indicating that there could be a network, even locally within Uganda, based on the information that we do have, that is a lead that has been following… that they could have been working with some elements.”

  • Ghanaian-American, Kofi Kingston, becomes World Wrestling Champ:

Kofi is the Akan name for a Ghanaian boy born on Friday. Kingston is the capital of Jamaica. A combination of the two names is the trade name for the current World Wrestling Entertainment, WWE, champion – Kofi Kingston. Kofi won the title after defeating the defending champion Daniel Bryan. Some reports suggested that by that feat, he became the first African to become a WWE champion, Yahoo Sports however says he is the second. The journey to the top has, however, not been easy for the Ghanaian-American sportsman who has been in the wrestling arena for over a decade – 11 years.

  • Algerians in Paris celebrate Bouteflika’s resignation:

Algerian protesters gathered in Paris on Sunday to celebrate the resignation of ex-President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. They want reformed political structure in their home country.“ The day we heard that (former Algerian president Abdelaziz) Bouteflika had resigned, we spent a sleepless night in Algiers. It was euphoric. I can’t say anything more than that. It was euphoria “, said 59- year old Toufik. For 42-year old analyst in geopolitics, “ first of all, I feel security, stability and a lot of hope. Bouteflika’s resignation helped the Algerian people get back what they have the right to have, meaning the keys to their home “.

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