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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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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