90-year-old grandmother killed in Ghana for being a ‘witch’

A grandmother has been tortured and beaten to death by a group of locals who accused her of being a witch.

Akua Denteh, 90, was attacked by a mob led by a local witch doctor called Filin who claimed that she has admitted to the witchcraft allegations.

Ms. Denteh’s 25-year-old granddaughter Latifah Bumaye was also seen on video beating the elderly woman.

Information made available to Qibla FM indicated that Ms. Denteh resided at Kafaba, a town in Ghana’s Savannah Region.

The sad incident took place on the streets of Kafada, on Thursday, July 23.

Videos showing the victim’s injuries have disgusted many around the world.

Human and women’s rights organizations have condemned the incident and called on the authorities to punish all the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Dubai Prince rescues Nigerian Mother and Newborns

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has come to the rescue of a Nigerian mother and her babies who were prevented from leaving a hospital after giving birth.

Suliyat Adulkareem, 29, gave birth to a quadruplet on July 1st through C-section at Dubai’s Latifa Hospital for Women and Children.

She delivered two boys and two girls.

However, she and the babies were prevented from discharge because she couldn’t pay the bills.

CNN and other major news outlets reported on the situation to help it go mainstream.

Qibla FM also held an on air discussion over the issue last week.

Thanks in part to the Prince Hamdan the mother and her four babies can spend their first EID at home with their families and loved ones.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Liberia: Munah Pelham-Youngblood dies in Ghana

Munah Pelham-Youngblood, a member of Liberia’s House of Representatives has died at age 36.

She was a member of Liberia’s ruling Congress for Democratic and represented the 9th District of Montserrado County.

Pelham-Youngblood became Liberia’s youngest ever female to be elected to the legislative body in 2011.

According to her biographical details available to QIBLA FM, Youngblood was born in 1983.

She was a career model before making the switch to politics.

She represented Liberia at the Miss Malaika International 2004 and came in second at Miss Liberia 2005.

She traveled to India in 2018 for medical treatment and was at that time rumored to have died.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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South Korea Mayor found dead

The Mayor of South Korea’s capital city (Seoul) Park Won-Soon has been found dead.

He went missing Thursday evening, according to a disappearance report filed by his daughter.

Authorities conducted a massive search for 64-year-old Won-Son throughout Thursday night and found his body around midnight.

A review by QIBLA FM of the mayor’s record shows that he has served as the lead government official of Korea’s most populous city since 2011.

He was charged with criminal sexual harassment a day before he went missing.

His daughter found a note believed to a Will written by Mr. Woon-Son.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Ivory Coast Prime Minister is dead

Ivory Coast Prime Minister and Presidential candidate Amadou Gon Coulibaly, has died.

President Alassane Ouattara made the announcement yesterday, saying the West African nation was in mourning.

According to the presidential statement made available to QIBLA FM, Mr. Coulibaly died on Wednesday afternoon not long after he had attended a meeting with the president.

Mr. Coulibaly, 61, traveled to France earlier this year for heart examinations and rest and had returned just last Thursday.

The now late Prime Minister was the chosen candidate for the ruling party to contest elections 2020 before his passing.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Ghana: Mahama sets ticket to face Akufo-Addo

Former President John Dramani Mahama has chosen Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the 2020 elections in Ghana.

Mr. Mahama made his pick known to the public on Monday to end months of speculation over whom he will pick to partner him for the December contest.

Mahama stressed Agyemang-Opoku’s academic background among other qualifications which he said made her the right sidekick for him.

“She is God-fearing, a distinguished scholar, a conscientious public servant & a role model,” Mahama said.

Mrs. Opoku-Agyemang served as the minister for education between February 2013 to January 2017.

Research of the vice presidential nominee’s resume by QIBLA FM also shows that in 2018 she served as a Chancellor at the Women’s University in Africa (Zimbabwe).

Eligible Ghanaian voters will head to the polls on December 7th, 2020 (barring any changes).

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Ghana: President Akufo-Addo locks himself up

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has gone into quarantine due to exposure to the COVID-19 virus.

The 76-year-old leader chose to impose himself into isolation Saturday after one of his aides contracted the potentially deadly virus.

Mr. Akufo-Addo has tested negative to the virus per a signed press release sent to QIBLA FM.

The president will discharge his executive duties from the Presidential Villa in Accra for the next fourteen days, according to his communication minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah.

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Khabib loses father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

The father of undefeated mixed martial artist Khabib Nurmagomedov has passed away in Moscow due to COVID-19 complications.

The news of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s passing was officially confirmed via twitter by Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz on Friday.

Abdulmanap had been hospitalized since May when he tested positive for the pandemic virus following heart surgery.

He has coached Khabib since he was eight and up until his death served as his son’s head professional trainer.

Fellow fighters including Conor McGregor, whom Khabib defeated at UFC 229 sent out condolences to the Nurmagomedov family.

According to information gathered by QIBLA FM, Abdulmanap was 57 years old at the time of his death.

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Ghana: minister forced to resign

Carlos Ahenkobrah, who is the deputy trade and industry minister in Ghana resigned Friday over coronavirus quarantine violation.

He recently tested positive for COVID-19 and was advised to self-isolate for a period.

Mr. Ahenkobra came under heavy attacks after if was reported that he left his self-isolation quarters to visit a voters’ registration center in his constituency at Tema.

He had resisted calls for his resignation initially arguing that he maintained social distance when his visited the voting registration center to engage with officials.

His resignation also comes a day after a report made available to QIBLA FM claimed that the President of Ghana Akuf-Addo had threatened to fire the deputy minister should he refuse to quit his post.

Mr. Ahenkobrah is also a member of Parliament for Tema West Constituency.

Source: www.QiblaFM.com

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Nigeria to restart air travel

The government of Nigeria has announced that starting next Wednesday it will allow domestic flights to resume.

Traveling by air between the country’s 36 States had been suspended since March, in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The announcement comes a day after interstate traveling by road resumed inside Africa’s most populous nation.

QIBLA FM correspondent in Kano, Mr. Yahya Mohammed reports of an exciting mood there.

“People are happy that air travel is back because it will help their businesses recover from the damage caused by the virus. Eid is also just two weeks away and many people say they will take the opportunity to travel to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones”.

The restart of flights in Nigeria comes at the time other places in the world are seeing an increased in the number of people contracting the COVID-19 virus.

There has been 27,100 COVID-19 cases and 616 deaths recorded in Nigeria so far.

Source: QiblaFM.com

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