How Odd was 2017 for allAfrica's Readers?
"Gay" lions, Robert Mugabe's "demon-possessed" sons, a sex tape tied to Liberia's ruling party... These and other stories highlight some of 2017's more bizarre incidents.
New Zimbabwe, 25 July 2017
First Lady has admitted that she and husband President Robert Mugabe have failed to discipline their two sons Robert (Junior) and Bellamine Chatunga who have become wild. Read more »
Liberia: Sex Tape Rocks Ruling Party
FrontPageAfrica, 28 June 2017
A sexually-explicit embarrassing video posted in a Facebook chatroom with alleged ties to the ruling Unity Party in Liberia is drawing condemnation from various political circles… Read more »
News24Wire, 30 August 2017
A Walter Sisulu University student who accidentally received a whopping R14m pay-out from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has already spent about half a million of it,… Read more »
Vanguard, 4 September 2017
Nigerians have been warned to stop making mockery of the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un "lest they pay a heavy price". Read more »
News24Wire, 27 February 2017
Forget that gigantic birthday cake. What's got many Zimbabweans really fed up about President Robert Mugabe's 93rd birthday party is the fact he was eating a bag of imported Lays… Read more »
News24Wire, 17 March 2017
Mourners at the funeral of a sex worker in Harare inflated condoms and brought her coffin to a beer hall, reports say. Read more »
Monitor, 23 April 2017
Lost along the way, a boda boda rider offers to lead me to her home since they know her by her unique name. Read more »
Nyasa Times, 4 October 2017
Malawi Police has appealed to communities in tea growing district of Thyolo not to live in fear amid rumors of 'blood suckers' currently circulating in Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje,… Read more »
Zimbabwe: Bereaved Urinates in Mourner's Mouth
The Herald, 15 December 2017
In a bizarre case, a woman from Mvuma in the Midlands Province has appeared in court for urinating in the mouth of a mourner who collapsed at the funeral wake of her son. Martha… Read more »
Ezekiel Mutua stands by his remarks for scientific research to be conducted to determine the cause of the animals' "bizarre" behaviour after two male lions were pictured engaging ... Read more »
Grace Mugabe and her "demon" sons, that shopping spree with misdirected student funds, vampires in Malawi, "gay" lions", Robert Mugabe and his birthday Lays, and sex workers partying at colleague's funeral. Our odd Top stories for 2017...