Demand For Crocodile Penis Drives Egyptians to Poaching

Demand For Crocodile Penis Drives Egyptians to Poaching A demand for crocodile penis is driving people in Egypt to illegally poach and traffic Nile crocodiles writes Peter Schwartzstein in National Geographic. Former hunter Assad Ibrahim told him that some Egyptians – and people in East Africa – eat the crocodile penis crushed up with honey and […]

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Three Killed In Gun Attack On Bank In Northeast Kenya

Three Killed In Gun Attack On Bank In Northeast Kenya Attackers shot and killed three people in a raid on a commercial bank in northeast Kenya on Friday, police said, while Kenya Red Cross said an improvised explosive device had also been detonated on a road in the same town but no injuries had been […]

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Magufuli Reaffirms Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending State Schools

Magufuli Reaffirms Ban On Pregnant Girls Attending State Schools Tanzanian President John Magufuli has rejected activists’ calls for the government to allow pregnant students to attend state schools, saying it was immoral for young girls to be sexually active. Tanzania’s ban on pregnant girls attending state primary and secondary schools dates back to 1961, when […]

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South Sudan ‘lifts ban on foreign journalists’

South Sudan ‘lifts ban on foreign journalists’ Authorities in South Sudan will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, the AFP news agency reports quoting a top media official. The government had earlier this month said the journalists had been barred from entry over “unsubstantiated and […]

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Schoolgirls Who Give Birth Should Not Be Allowed Back To School – Magufuli

Schoolgirls Who Give Birth Should Not Be Allowed Back To School – Magufuli Tanzanian President John Magufuli has said that under his presidency, schoolgirls who become mothers will not be allowed to go back to school after giving birth. The president was speaking at a public rally in Chalinze town, about 100km west of the […]

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Heavy Fighting In Northeastern Congo, Several Killed

Heavy Fighting In Northeastern Congo, Several Killed Exchanges of heavy weapons fire erupted in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday between the army and militia fighters, and several students sitting exams were wounded in an explosion at a school, residents said. The fighting in and around the city of Beni between Congo’s army and […]

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Kenyan Girls To Get Free Sanitary Pads

Kenyan Girls To Get Free Sanitary Pads All Kenyan schoolgirls are to get free sanitary pads, the government has said. It is hoped the move will improve access to education in a country where many cannot afford sanitary products like pads and tampons. The high cost has led to an estimated one million girls missing […]

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U.N Declares South Sudan A Famine Free State

U.N Declares South Sudan A Famine Free State More South Sudanese people are going hungry and 45,000 are still living in famine-like conditions even though South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday. An estimated 6 million people, half the population, were expected to be […]

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Bows to Pressure, Resigns

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Bows to Pressure, Resigns Uber Chief Executive Officer, Travis Kalanick has resigned, capping a series of controversies that have rocked the world’s largest privately backed start-up. The company confirmed Kalanick’s departure from the top executive’s role on Tuesday, after the New York Times reported major backers including Benchmark Capital demanded he resign. Kalanick will […]

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Congo Rejects UN-Led Kasai Investigation

Congo Rejects UN-Led Kasai Investigation Democratic Republic of Congo’s justice minister said on Monday that his government would not admit an independent investigation into violence in its Kasai region which has been called for by a top U.N. human rights official. The U.N. Human Rights Council is likely to vote this week on whether to […]

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Congo-Backed Militia Mutilates Toddlers, Burns Villages: UN

Congo-Backed Militia Mutilates Toddlers, Burns Villages: UN The government-backed Bana Mura militia in Congo has committed horrific crimes in ethnically-motivated attacks in the past few months, including cutting off toddlers’ limbs and slicing open pregnant women, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday. “Refugees from multiple villages in the Kamonya territory indicated that the […]

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Fighting kills more than 3,000 in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic Church

Fighting kills more than 3,000 in Congo’s Kasai region – Catholic Church Congolese security forces and a militia fighting them have killed at least 3,383 people in the central Kasai region since October, the Catholic Church said on Tuesday, in the most detailed report to date on the violence. Church officials, citing their own sources […]

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Algerian Man Dangled Baby From Tall Building Over Facebook Fame

Algerian Man Dangled Baby From Tall Building Over Facebook Fame A court in Algeria has sentenced a man to two years in prison for dangling a baby out of a window in order to attract “likes” on Facebook. The man posted a picture of himself holding the baby out of a window in a high-rise […]

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Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10

Car bombing on government building in Somali capital kills at least 10 At least 10 people have been killed in a car bomb attack in the Somali capital Mogadishu that targeted a government building in the southern district of Wadajir, a government official said. It is reported that a vehicle laden with explosives was rammed […]

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African Leaders Say Election Delays Spell “Grave Danger” For Congo

African Leaders Say Election Delays Spell “Grave Danger” For Congo Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan and nine former African presidents have warned that the future of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in “grave danger” due to the failure to organise an election to replace President Joseph Kabila. Kabila refused to step down at the […]

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Killer Of Young Somali Cabinet Minister Sentenced To Death

Killer Of Young Somali Cabinet Minister Sentenced To Death A military court in Somalia has sentenced a soldier to death for shooting dead the country’s youngest cabinet member, 31-year-old Abas Abdullahi Sheikh, in May. The court convicted the soldier of murder but, in a rare move, gave him the option of appealing. Mr Abas, who was the […]

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Man Forced To Pay Bride Price For A Dead Wife

Man Forced To Pay Bride Price For A Dead Wife A man in Mozambique’s southern province of Inhambane had to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as “lobolo”, for a dead woman at the weekend, Mozambique’s state radio reports. After the woman died due to complications during childbirth, her relatives forced her young partner […]

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South Sudan’s Displaced See Little Chance Of Peace

South Sudan’s Displaced See Little Chance Of Peace When South Sudan’s civil war erupted in 2013, Nyayath Uluak was caught in crossfire in the northern town of Malakal and a bullet tore her leg apart. She survived, but the lower half of her limb didn’t. On leaving hospital, she found refuge with family in Yei, […]

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Diaspora Returnee, Dr Mutema to Deliver Speech at UK Convention

Diaspora Returnee, Dr Mutema to Deliver Speech at UK Convention After working and living in the United States for two decades, Dr Nandawula Kanyerezi Mutema will return to the diaspora ahead of the Uganda Convention UK (UCUK) on September 17 not as a member of the Diasporans, but as an inspiration. Dr Mutema currently running, […]

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Five Female Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria

Five Female Suicide bombers kill 12 in Nigeria Five female suicide bombers killed 12 people and wounded 11 in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state, birthplace of the Islamist militant Boko Haram insurgency, police said on Monday. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks. But the use of female suicide bombers in public places […]

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