December 17, 2018 12:39 PM Dikembe Mutombo flies 8-Year-Old boy to US for life-saving surgery
Retired NBA star Dikembe Mutombo flew an 8-year-old boy from Congo to the United States so doctors could remove a large tumor from his face. Mutombo, who had reportedly paid for the young boy’s flight from Congo and arranged for the doctors at the Osborne Head & Neck Institute to operate on him for free, told TMZ that he met Matadi earlier this year at a hospital 62
October 25, 2017 5:04 PM Somali-American father killed in bombing dreamed of building a place that was more than 'war and guns'
ABC News(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — After putting their three children to bed in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ruun Abdi and her husband would stay up late, just to talk. He was the first man she met when she came to America and the two had been married nearly 17 years, but they never tired of laughing together. “We’d drink tea together in the middle of the night 67
October 25, 2017 3:19 PM Widow of American dad killed in Somalia terror attack: 'He was my best friend'
After putting their three children to bed in Bloomington, Minnesota, Ruun Abdi and her husband would stay up late, just to talk. He was the first man she met when she came to America and the two had been married nearly 17 years, but they never tired of laughing together. "We’d drink tea together in the middle of the night, talking and laughing," Abdi, 45, told ABC News. "He was my best friend 209
October 19, 2017 9:14 PM Uhuru Kenyatta vs Jimi Wanjigi: Permanent rift or just severe turbulence?
The current rift between businessman Jimi Wanjigi and President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration is, to those aware of their longstanding ties, a cause for great concern. This is because the Wanjigis and the Kenyattas are part of a group of families whose tight association goes back at least one generation or 40 years back. Jimi, who is 54, and Uhuru 23
October 19, 2017 9:45 AM VIDEO: Inside Jimi Wanjigi’s exquisite mansion in Muthaiga
The siege laid by police at Jimi Wanjigi’s home in Muthaiga, Nairobi, provided a rare opportunity for the public to get a glimpse into the life of the mysterious 55-year old billionaire businessman. After a 72-hour siege at his doorstep, Wanjigi on Wednesday morning finally stepped out of the shadows, giving many who had only heard of him the chance 44
October 7, 2017 4:29 AM FINAL: Uganda’s City Oilers take on Rwanda’s Patriots
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |Â Pre-tournament favourites City Oilers of Uganda and Patriots from Rwanda will contest Saturday’s final of theÂ FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Basketball Championships at Lugogo. Patriots silenced the partisan Ugandan crowd at Lugogo by snatching a place in the final at the expense of fancied Power, who failed to respond 59
September 22, 2017 9:04 PM KPA lead Kecoso games: Dockers ooze pure class by winning four titles
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) won football, basketball, volleyball men titles at the Kenya Communications Sports Organisation (Kecoso) games in Kisumu yesterday. KPA defended the men's basketball title after edging out Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) 56-50 in the finals. They staged a good show, winning 14-11 in the first quarter, losing 12-21 in the second 30
September 20, 2017 1:50 PM Uganda to host FIBA Africa Zone 5 Basketball Championship
KAMPALA, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Uganda will host the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) Africa Zone Five Championship that will see 11 nations battle for the trophy. Countries expected in the competition to be held early next month include hosts Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi 26
September 19, 2017 7:16 AM Rwanda: Fiba Africa Zone V Club Championships Set for October
The 2018 FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championships will be held from October 1-7 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium in Kampala, organizers, Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) have confirmed. The competition for both women and men returns to Uganda after five years. The country hosted the 2012 edition when Rwanda's Espoir scooped the men's tourney 20
September 11, 2017 12:46 AM Irma Roars in. And an Entire State Shakes and Shudders
MIAMI — Ready or not, Florida found itself face to face with Hurricane Irma’s galloping winds and rains on Sunday, as evacuees and holdouts alike marked uneasy time in homes and shelters from the Keys to the Panhandle, tap-tapping their nearly-dead cellphones for news they were frantic to hear but helpless to change. The hurricane rammed ashore at Cudjoe 190