Kelly Rowland welcomes second child, Sir Shina Peters ordained as a Bishop, Messi reaches new milestone. 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.
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1. Kelly Rowland and husband welcome second child
Congratulations are in order as Kelly Rowland has welcomed her second child with her husband Tim Weatherspoon. Rowland shared her happy news on Instagram alongside the first photo of her newborn son. In the picture, the singer’s 6-year-old son, Titan Jewell, can be seen smiling at his new baby brother, obviously cozying up to his big brother roles.
“On the 21st day, of the 21st year, of the 21st Century, Noah Jon Weatherspoon Greeted us! We are truly grateful❤️❤️❤️❤️,” Rowland captioned the adorable picture. Kelly Rowland announced she was pregnant with her second child in October 2020 when she posed on the cover of Women’s Health.
2. Nigeria: Music veteran Sir Shina Peters ordained as a Bishop
Nigerian music veteran Sir Shina Peters has been ordained as a Bishop. The Afro Juju star was ordained at a ceremony held at a Cherubim and Seraphim Church in the Iju area of Lagos on Saturday, January 30, 2021.
Peters, who rose to prominence in the 1980s, took to his Instagram page where he shared a video from the ordination. “Bishop with the swagger. God above all,” he captioned the video.
3. South Africa: “Most Africans could be vaccinated by the end of 2021” – Ramaphosa
President Cyril Ramaphosa says the goal is for most Africans to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year. He reported this as the continent has recorded more than 3.5 million cumulative infections and more than 88,000 fatalities. He was speaking in his capacity as the chairperson of the African Union (AU) in his weekly newsletter on Monday, February 1, 2021.
Ramaphosa said since COVID-19 vaccines became available, the continent has been hard at work with the Covax facility to ensure it receives its fair share. Ramaphosa’s term as AU chairperson comes to an end this week. He expressed gratitude for the work done under the difficult climate of COVID-19.
4. Ghana: Funerals, weddings, concerts and other public gatherings banned again
As part of measures to help prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ghana, the government has re-introduced restrictions on public gatherings. “Until further notice, funerals, weddings, concerts, theatrical performances and parties are banned.” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo made this known in his 23rd national update on the coronavirus disease on Sunday, January 31, 2021.
It was the 23rd national address on the disease since Ghana recorded its first cases in March 2020. The last time President Akufo-Addo delivered such an address, Ghana had a little over 3,000 active cases. However, he said active cases currently were over 5,000. There is an average daily rate of infection of 700 as compared to the 200 two weeks ago.
5. Messi reaches 650 Barcelona goals
Lionel Messi netted his 650th career goal for Barcelona with a first-half free-kick in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Athletic Club. Messi netted 20 minutes into the match at Camp Nou with a stunning set-piece before the visitors answered back just after half-time through a Jordi Alba’s own goal.
Barca became the winner with 15 minutes to play as Antoine Griezmann finished off a cross from Oscar Mingueza to seal the victory. Messi reached the 650-goal milestone for Barca on the same day the club threatened to take legal action against El Mundo after the newspaper published the details of his €555 million (£491m/$674m) contract.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – kellyrowland
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