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Kabaka’s birthday celebrations to focus on HIV/Aids fight

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Activities to mark Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi’s 66th birthday will focus on the fight against HIV/AIDs. The celebrations are slated for April 13th. In 2020, the kingdom celebrations also focused on the theme; “Men against AIDs to Save the Girl Child.” This followed the appointment …

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Romance in the air as Zari turns 40

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | Dubai-based Ghanaian actor and movie producer Frederick Naumah has set Instagram alight, with a romantic birthday note for Zari Hassan who turned 40 yesterday. “Just when I thought of giving up to the fate that true love doesn’t exist, you came and showed me the best …

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One of world’s oldest men Blom marks 116th birthday

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South African Fredie Blom celebrated his 116th birthday on Friday unfazed by the coronavirus crisis, over 100 years since the Spanish flu pandemic killed his sister. “I have lived this long because of God’s grace,” said Blom, possibly one of the oldest men …

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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, while at Windsor Castle, …

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Pope Francis hits 80 – and he’s not slowing down

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis turns 80 on Saturday with no sign of slowing down in his drive to reshape the Catholic church to reflect his own vision of compassion and humility. Three years and nine months after his election, the first pope from the Americas …

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At 85, Tutu says wants choice of assisted death

Le Cap, South Africa | AFP | South African retired Anglican archbishop and anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday saying he would like to be allowed the option of dignified assisted death. “Today, I myself am even closer to the departures hall than arrivals, so to …

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