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    Teacher flogs student to death in Nigeria

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    A teacher at Government Day Secondary School Sankalawa in Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State Nigeria  has allegedly flogged a student to death. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the incident was revealed on Wednesday by Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar-Gummi, Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly. The deputy speaker, who spoke under […] More

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    Ghana automatically disqualifies women who bleached their skin and have stretch mark from working for Immigration service


    The Ghanaian Immigration Service (GIS) has disqualified candidates with bleached skin and stretch marks from a massive recruitment exercise. A GIS spokesman told the BBC this was because people with such marks might bleed during the “strenuous” training. Some Ghanaians condemned the bar as sexist and unfair. Those with tattoos, dreadlocks and “bow legs” were […] More

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    New affordable HIV treatment deal for Africa under threat from US budget cuts

    A “best in class” HIV/Aids treatment drug will now be be more affordable to African nations, but proposed budget cuts by the US could make ending the epidemic difficult. A new pricing partnership has been struck between the UN, African nation governments such as South Africa and Kenya, the pharmaceutical industry, and the US President’s […] More

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    Finally Tunisia lifts ban on Muslim Women marrying non-Muslims

    Tunisia has abolished a decades-old ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslims as the president seeks to secure equal rights for the country’s female population. “Congratulations to the women of Tunisia for the enshrinement of the right to the freedom to choose one’s spouse,” presidency spokeswoman Saida Garrach wrote on Facebook on Thursday. The announcement came […] More

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    Sad revelations of South African villagers ‘tired of eating human flesh’


    When inyanga Nino Mbatha walked into the Estcourt police station last weekend, officers wondered why he smelt so bad. “He reeked of something,” an officer told the Sunday Times this week. The officer, who was an acquaintance of the well-known traditional healer, said policemen were not immediately sure what the smell was as Mbatha walked […] More

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    Miss South Africa wore gloves to meet orphans with HIV at soup kitchen

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    Miss South Africa has sparked anger after she posted pictures of herself wearing hand gloves during meeting orphans with HIV. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who is mixed race, was accused of racism following the charity event at a soup kitchen in the country’s capital, Johannesburg, Metro UK reports. People said she was either afraid of catching HIV […] More

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    Zambia Suspends 48 Opposition MPs for Snubbing President’s Speech

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    Zambia’s parliament suspended 48 opposition lawmakers on Tuesday for boycotting a speech by the president, widening a political rift that has alarmed rights groups. According to  Reuters, Parliament’s speaker barred the United Party for National Development (UPND) politicians from taking their seats for 30 days, a move that banned them from the building and stopped […] More

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    I’m in love with her


    I have a crush on her, I’m sure you understand her story, She was first someone’s daughter, Someone’s sister, someone’s wife, Before she became someone’s mother. I have a crush on her, don’t tell me you don’t know her story, She was rejected by them because of her gender, they told her, the job is […] More

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    My story: Why I sell charcoal

    If you walk around most hotels and restaurants in Kisii Town, you will not fail to spot Sipporah Kemunto Mokua, 40, a well-known charcoal seller who has been in the business for more than 20 years. Commonly known as ‘mama makaa’ on Kisii streets, Kemunto solely depends on selling charcoal for a living. Kemunto says […] More

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    I Sometimes Weep For My Country

    By Usiju * unedited I write to you, because I know there are thousands of people out there who still care about the survival of the human race. My name is Usiju, I am from Musa, Askira – Uba, Adamawa State, Nigeria. On July 6, 2015, some men drove in to our village, they were […] More

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    Pray For Me


    By Girl From The South I woke up one sunday morning and told my daddy…… Just as I turned on my bed despite the harmattan cold I found some comfort in the knowledge that I had washed the dishes the previous night so I didn’t have to go through the torture of the icy water. […] More