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Father of 100 who finds pleasure in more kids and wives

A 94-year-old Uganda who has over hundred children still wants to give birth to extra kids, saying he finds pleasure in that. Nulu Ssemakula according to the Daily Monitor has married new four wives with his youngest wife aged 24 years. Ssemakula’s youngest child is 10 months old and he wants to have more. Currently living with 66 of his young children, some of Ssemakula’s children have grandchildren, making him a great grandfather. Despite the large number of children the Ugandan says he still hopes to have more children and…

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Nigeria: Man falls and dies while waiting to board flight

A Nigerian passenger on Saturday slumped and died while waiting to board a flight in Lagos airport. Named only as Jude, he died undergoing boarding procedures at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. News Agency of Nigeria reported that the 44-year-old passenger was about boarding an Air France flight when he suddenly slumped. A senior police officer in Lagos, DSP Joseph Alabi who confirmed the development said Jude fell and died after receiving news that his wife had died. Alabi said the incident happened around 5:30 p.m local time…

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Africa’s largest slum to host inaugural world poverty forum

Kibera slum, Africa’s largest slum located in Kenya will be hosting the inaugural World Poverty Forum (WPF) in January next year. Founded by Kennedy Odede, one of Africa’s best-known social entrepreneurs, the forum is taking place on the 11th and 12th of January 2020. Organizers of the forum say the choice of Kibera is “to give a real voice to the poorest so they can co-create solutions to their own problems.” WPF will be one of the first events in a united 2020 plan announced during UNGA week to respond to the…

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Ghanaian university to turn away students who ‘dress indecently’

A top Ghanaian University has issued a warning to students who dress provocatively, saying they risk being turned away. The Department of Animal Biology and Conservation Science at the University of Ghana post the warning notice in the wake of a sexual harassment exposé that implicated some lecturers. The university interdicted the lecturers after they were implicated in the BBC documentary on sexual harassment. Prof. Ransford Gyampo of the Political Science Department and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor a lecturer at the Department of Teacher Education of the School of Education and…

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Refugees in South Africa agitate over xenophobic attacks

Some refugees residing in South Africa have staged a protest outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Regional Office for Southern Africa in Brooklyn, Pretoria. Other refugees also camped outside the UN refugee agency in Cape Town. They are protesting demanding protection from from xenophobic attacks as claim of fears of being attacked by locals. IOL reported that the refugees from Burundi, Congo, Malawi, Ethiopia and Somalia claimed since the attacks on foreign nationals many of them have been physically abused. Hundreds of people, originally from Rwanda, DR Congo,…

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Gambia: Talented journalist and activist dies in car crash

A young and talented Gambian journalist, Sise Jaha Sawaneh has reportedly died in a car crash on Wednesday. Sawaneh was a very popular activist for peace and social development in Gambia. The Gambia Press Union said in a statement that she was “involved in a car accident that happened in Kiang and claimed the lives of two others.” The statement said “until her death, Sise worked as a reporter at the Gambia Radio and Television Services. She previously worked at various media organisations, including The Standard, Today Newspaper and Star…

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Rwanda to launch satellite into orbit before end of 2019

Three Rwandan engineers with the support of a team of Japanese at Tokyo University have built a satellite that will be launched into orbit next month. Known as RWASAT-1 the satellite is ready to be launched into orbit after it’s September 24 launch into the International Space Station. RWASAT-1 is a mini satellite, commonly as CubeSats. Such tiny satellites are deployed into low earth orbit so they can send information to ground stations. The announcement of the launch into orbit was made on Tuesday in at a press conference. It…

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Rwanda deports American pastor ‘for meeting journalists’

Rwandan officials have deported an American preacher who is deemed controversial after his arrest on Monday. Evangelist Gregg Schoof was arrested for holding what officials said was an “illegal meeting with journalists”. Schoof was operating a radio station called  Amazing Grace but the station was banned last year after it broadcast a sermon that described women as “evil”. Another evangelist Nicolas Niyibikora in the said sermon aired on January 29, 2018 denigrated women referring to them as evil. The sermon attracted a lot of criticisms from groups including human rights…

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Ghana: Students march to demand legal education reforms

Hundreds of law students in Ghana on Monday staged a street protest in the capital Accra to demand reforms in legal education. The students want access to legal education widened in Ghana. It follows series of mass failures both for those seeking to enter the Ghana law school and those wishing to be called to the bar. Dubbed #OpenUpLegalEducation it is  part of series of efforts being made by Ghanaians to push for reforms in legal education system of Ghana. A spokesperson for the group, Nii Senpe Adokwei Cudjoe told…

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Kidnappers demand ransom for Nigerian school girls

Gunmen who kidnapped six female students and two staff members from their hostels at a remote school in northern Nigeria have made a ransom demand, the regional governor said. Armed assailants gained entry to Engravers College, a mixed boarding school in a remote area just south of the city of Kaduna, early on Thursday and seized the victims. “They have made a demand for money and that is being negotiated,” state governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai told reporters in the capital Abuja. The governor refused to disclose details of the demands…

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