Miss University Africa (Somalia) was the first runner up, while Miss University Africa (Nigeria), Miss Chinomso Ibinabo emerged second Runner-Up.
The top eleven in the keenly contested pageant include: Miss University Africa (Mauritius), Somalia, Nigeria, Eriteria, Tunisia, Gambia, Ethiopia, Sao Tome and Principe, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Lead Judge at the Pageant, Mr Sonny Irabor said all five judges approved the list of winners after a painstaking and transparent selection process.
Coordinator of the Miss University Africa Beauty Pageant, Mr Taylor Nazzal thanked Africans for making the Pageant a huge success.
He said:”Rivers State has shown the world that it one of the safest places for conferences and business “.
Crowning the Miss University Africa 2017 on behalf of the Rivers State Governor, Wife of the Nigerian Governor, Justice Eberechi Suzzette Nyesom-Wike assured that he will partner with the contestants to move Africa forward.
He said: “All the contestants have done well and I consider all of them my daughters. You can come to the state any time you choose. “We will be working together to lift Africa to greater heights. All the queens are very intelligent, warm and domesticated “.
The governor said that the theme of the Pageant, ‘educating the girl child ” is apt, noting that the continent will develop faster if majority of African girls access education.
“Imagine if all African girls are like the contestants. Imagine the kind of Africa we will have. Africa is actually the future of the world ” Governor Wike said.
High point of the occasion was the presentation of an award to recognise Governor Wike as the champion of Women Empowerment in Africa.
The Pageant was laced with dance by the contestants, rendition of theme song, question and answer for top 11 contestants, displace of national costumes and casual wears by each contestant.
Tunisia: former President Ben Ali confirmed dead
All time, former Tunisia’s President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has died in exile aged 83, his family says.
Ben Ali led the country for 30years and was credited with delivering stability and some economic prosperity.
But he received widespread criticism for suppressing political freedoms and for widespread corruption.
In 2011, he was forced from office following mass street protests. This triggered a wave of similar uprisings across the Arab world.
At least half a dozen countries in the region saw their president fall or conflicts break out in the wake of the former Tunisian leader’s downfall, in what became known as the Arab Spring.
Gantz refuse’s Netanyahu offer on unity government
After a vote tally showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival.
Israel’s weakened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saw his offer on Thursday for a coalition with his strongest political rival, Gantz, swiftly rebuffed after failing to secure a governing majority in a tight election.
Netanyahu’s surprise move was an abrupt change of strategy for the right-wing leader. Its rejection could spell weeks of wrangling after Tuesday’s election, which followed an inconclusive national ballot in April.
Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party emerged from the second round of voting this year slightly ahead of Netanyahu’s Likud, but also short of enough supporters in the 120-member parliament for a ruling bloc.
Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving leader, said in a video clip in which he urged Gantz, the country’s former military chief, to meet him “as soon as today”, that he had pledged during the election campaign to form a right-wing, Likud-led government.
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