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Rave News Digest: Anthony Anderson And Wife File For Divorce, Terrorists Attack Train In Nigeria, World Cup Qualifiers + More

Rave News Digest: Anthony Anderson And Wife File For Divorce, Terrorists Attack Train In Nigeria, World Cup Qualifiers + More


Anthony Anderson and wife file for divorce, Terrorists attack train in Nigeria, Nigeria loses out on Qatar 2022. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix. Will Smith Apology

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news stories…

1. Anthony Anderson and his wife file for divorce after 22 years of marriage

Back in September 2015, Alvina Anderson, Anthony Anderson’s wife, filed for divorce but they reconciled by 2017. Now, it’s being reported that the Andersons are headed toward divorce again. According to reports, Alvina Anderson filed for divorce for a second time on March 25. Court docs cited irreconcilable differences and “TBD” as the date they will separate. In 2015, Alvina also claimed irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation.

The couple share two adult children, Nathan, 22, and Kyra, 26. Alvina is asking for spousal support and for attorney fees to be paid by the comedian. Anthony and Alvina Anderson have been married for 22 years. They have not issued a public statement on the reported separation.

2. Abuja-Kaduna train attack: Passengers killed after terrorists hit rail link

At least seven passengers have died after gunmen attacked a busy train between Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, and Kaduna city. The gang mined the track forcing the train, carrying 970 passengers, to a stop on Monday evening. Gunmen subsequently surrounded the carriages and opened fire, reports say.

An unknown number of passengers were abducted from the train, considered the safest way to get between the cities. According to reports, 22 people, who were injured in the attack on Monday evening, are being treated at a military hospital in Kaduna.

3. Disney+ confirms launch date in South Africa

Walt Disney’s streaming platform, Disney+ has confirmed the official launch date in South Africa, its foray into Africa and other world territories. According to reports, the streamer is set to launch in SA on May 18. Other countries including Turkey, Poland, Hungary, Israel, and the Middle East will launch between June 8 and 16.

South African subscribers are set to pay 119 rand per month ($8.10) and 1,190 rand per year ($81) with access to hit Disney films including new Marvel Studios series. Disney’s latest entry marks a new addition to the SA market which already boasts of streaming platforms like Netflix and Showmax.

4. Botswana to manufacture Corbevax COVID vaccines

Botswana is the latest country to approve the use of the Corbevax coronavirus vaccine — and also plans to produce it locally by 2026. This is according to South African-born biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who made the announcement on a visit to Botswana on Monday. His NantWorks company has partnered with the Botswana government to set up a vaccine-manufacturing plant, and he was in the southern African country to mark the start of the project. During his trip, Dr. Soon-Shiong said he had organized for Botswana to immediately get access to 100 million doses of the Corbevax vaccine currently in production elsewhere.

He said the protein-based vaccine had been declared safe, worked against every variant and 10 million doses had already been administered, mainly in India and Bangladesh. The patent-free vaccine, developed by US researchers, is currently being produced in India and there is no requirement for Corbevax to be stored at very low temperatures. Currently, only 1% of the vaccines used in Africa are produced on the continent, and the latest figures show that only 15% of Africans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

5. Ghana beats Nigeria to qualify for Qatar 2022 World Cup

Ghana has qualified for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after holding Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the second leg of their final qualifying tie. The Black Stars held the three-time African champions to a goalless draw in Kumasi on Friday, and they scored an away goal in Abuja to advance to Qatar. Nigeria coach Augustine Eguavoen made five changes to the team that played in Kumasi last Friday while his Ghana counterpart Otto Addo stuck to an unchanged XI.

Ghana will now make their fourth appearance on the World Cup stage, a first since 2014 while the Super Eagles will have to wait for their seventh appearance.

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