Chanel Iman reveals baby’s gender, 5 inmates dead from electrocution in a Nigerian prison, Roger Federer to be celebrated on Swiss coin. 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.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Nigerian Prisons confirms death of inmates from electrocution
The Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has confirmed the death of five inmates in the Ikoyi Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos. Ahmed, in a statement on Monday, described the incident as tragic and unprecedented, adding that investigations were ongoing.
He noted that seven others were being treated in a hospital. The statement was signed by the Controller of Corrections, Francis Enobore, for Ahmed.
2. Heavy rains continue to batter East Africa
Heavy rains are continuing to bring death and destruction to East Africa, with entire villages swept away in floods and landslides in Kenya. Rivers have burst their banks, destroying bridges and roads.
At least three people have been killed in the east of the country over the past two days and seven died in Tanzania. Thousands have been displaced by the torrential rain, which experts warn will continue for another week.
The UN says at least three million people across the East and Horn of Africa have been affected.
3. Pregnant Chanel Iman reveals the gender of baby number 2
It will be another baby girl for Chanel Iman and husband Sterling Shepard. The 29-year-old pregnant model revealed on her Instagram page on Sunday that she and the 26-year-old New York Giants wide receiver are expecting another daughter, who will join big sister Cali Clay, 1. Chanel Iman posted a photo of her, Shepard and the child at her baby shower, which had a winter wonderland theme.
“Blessed with another baby girl on the way,” Iman wrote.
Chanel Iman showcased her baby bump in a white lace maxi dress at the shower, which featured decors like white, gold and pink balloons, a hot chocolate station, containers of colourful candy and a three-tier naked Sweet Keet cake. Guests wore complementary pastel pink Le Rose pyjamas and received matching purses as party favours.
Iman announced her pregnancy in August. “Excited to announce we will be a family of four soon,” she wrote on Instagram at the time.
4. Several killed in air raids on markets in Syria’s Idlib province
At least 10 civilians have been killed in Syrian government air raids on rebel-controlled towns in the country’s northwest, according to rescue workers who operate in opposition-held areas.
The Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, said the raids targeted two separate vegetable markets in the towns of Maaret al-Numan and Saraqeb on Monday.
At least nine people were killed in Maaret al-Numan and one person died in Saraqeb, according to Ahmed Sheikho, a spokesperson for the Civil Defence. At least 18 others – five in Maaret al-Numan and 13 in Saraqeb – were wounded in the attacks, he added.
5. Roger Federer to become the first living person to be celebrated on Swiss coins
Switzerland’s 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will become the first living person to be celebrated on a coin in the country. The Federal Mint, Swissmint, will release a 20 Swiss francs silver commemorative coin in January. It plans to add a Federer SFr50 gold coin in May.
“Thank you Switzerland and Swissmint for this incredible honour and privilege,” said the 38-year-old world number three.
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