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    I’ll punish culprits of Kasuwan Magani crisis, el-Rufai vows

      I’ll punish culprits of Kasuwan Magani crisis, el-Rufai vows:Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufa’i, has vowed to punish the culprits of the recent crisis at Kasuwan Magani that led to several deaths. He made the promise at a Town Hall meeting held at Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru Local Government area of the state. According to […] More

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    Nigerian HealthTech Startup SonoCare Secures Funding From Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS Funds

    Port Harcourt-based on-demand mobile diagnostic imaging startup SonoCare has secured funding to the tune of USD 250 K from coLabs funds. The investment is made through the gender lens portfolio, GMC coLabs of the US-based investor, Gray Matters Capital. The investment amount, which will be given out in tranches, is linked to milestones achieved by […] More

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    Knife’s Grindstone Accelerator Announces Its Fourth Cohort

    South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve companies participating in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme. Some of the noted companies in Grindstone’s previous cohort include ticketing solutions provider Quicket, augmented reality animation & gaming company SeaMonster; transport data company WhereIsMyTransport, and radar startup iKubu (acquired by Garmin). The participating companies in […] More

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    Kenya’s Twiga Foods Raises USD 10 Mn In Series A

    Nairobi based AgriTech Startup Twiga Foods has secured USD 10 Mn in a Series A funding round led by World Bank’s International Finance Corporation, Global Agriculture & Food security programme and TLcom Capital. The investment round was also joined by its previous investors DOB Equity, 1776, Adolph H.Lundin and Wamda Capital. As per the announcement, […] More

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    A governor in Tanzania has vow to arrest all homosexuals

    The regional governor of Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam, has vowed to arrest people suspected of being gay by next week in an escalating crackdown on LGBT communities in the East African nation. “I have received reports that there are so many homosexuals in our city, and these homosexuals, are advertising and selling their […] More

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    A man marries his underage sister, says ‘the bible supports it

    Chiadi Ezeibekwe, a mathematics teacher in Nigeria,  has married his younger sister who is 17-year-old. Ezeibekwe who works in a secondary school in the Aguata local government area of Anambra state of Nigeria said God “sanctioned” his marriage to his sister. Among the Igbo, such marriage is viewed as an abomination. Appalled by the marriage, […] More

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    Teacher flogs student to death in Nigeria

    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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