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Tunisian MP in court for ‘masturbating’ near a school

A Tunisian lawmaker is facing charges after he was caught on video masturbating near a school. Zouheir Makhlouf appeared in court on Monday over the alleged act, after a woman filmed him. A video of the MP has gone viral sparking outrage from women who have sharing their stories of sexual harassment with the hashtag #EnaZeda – or #MeToo in Tunisian dialect. Zouheir Makhlouf, won a seat in Tunisia’s October 6 general election to represent Nabeul, a coastal town 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital Tunis. Makhlouf belongs to…

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Nigerian-born woman elected into Canadian parliament

Nigerian-born Uzoma Asagwara has been elected into a Canadian legislative assembly as a lawmaker in Manitoba. Asagwara is a psychiatric nurse and community activist. She won the Union Station seat for the NDP in the election on Tuesday. That makes Asagwara the first Black, queer woman in the legislature. She also becomes one of three Black people to have been elected into the 150-year parliament. Another blackman Jamie Moses took the St. Vital seat and Audrey Gordon won Southdale for the Progressive Conservatives. ADVERTISEMENT Speaking on her victory, Asagwara said,…

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Ghana: Actor John Dumelo a step closer to becoming a legislator

Top Ghanaian Actor John Dumelo who has his sight set on becoming a lawmaker on Saturday cleared his first hurdle. The “A Night with Her” actor won his party’s primaries in Ghana’s Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency. Dumelo is a member of Ghana’s opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress, NDC. The “Black Men Rock” actor with his party level victory will now face off with the representative of the ruling party, likely to be the incumbent MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan. John Dumelo after his victory said he is putting in…

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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo sets sight on Parliament

A top actor in Ghana, John Dumelo has set his sight on becoming a legislator. The “Black Men Rock” actor is vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the country’s capital city Accra. John Dumelo in an interview with Africafeeds.com revealed that he has always had a political ambition. “I’ve always had the desire to serve people. I have always had the desire to serve my country. And I’ve always also had the desire to be part…

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Kenya: How lactating MP sneaked baby into parliament

On Wednesday Kenya’s Presiding Speaker Chris Omulele asked orderlies to throw out Kwale Woman representative, Zulekha Hassan for entering the chambers with her 5- month old son. There was drama in the Kenyan National Assembly when a lactating legislator was forced out of the chamber. The legislator had opposed the speaker’s action arguing that she came to breastfeed the baby while attending to the house business. But the speaker ordered that she be thrown out, ruling that the chamber is not the right place to do it. Hassan has been talking about how she sneaked…

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Kenyan: Lactating MP with baby thrown out of parliament

There was drama in the Kenyan National Assembly on Wednesday when a lactating legislator was forced out of the chamber. The Presiding Speaker Chris Omulele asked orderlies to throw out Kwale Woman representative, Zulekha Hassan for entering the chambers with her 5- month old son. The legislator had opposed the speaker’s action arguing that she came to breastfeed the baby while attending to the house business. “I had an emergency and decided not to miss work but come with the baby. She is not an atomic bomb and can’t explode,” Ms. Hassan said…

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Bobi Wine supporter brutally attacked, left fighting for his life

A supporter of popular and outspoken Ugandan MP, Bobi Wine has been brutally attacked by unknown persons. Michael Alinda aka Ziggy Wine was first reported to have been kidnapped but was later found with one eye plucked out. Two of his fingers were also cut off and his belongings taken away. Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi said on Twitter that his friend Ziggy was kidnapped a couple of weeks ago by unknown people who beat him beyond recognition. He wrote “My friend, fellow artiste & #PeoplePower comrade…

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What will President Kagame learn from the sentencing of former President Mubarak?

By: Jennifer Fierberg, MSW In this age of technology, email, instant messaging, Facebook and Twitter, information is available in an instant. Twitter has become an open forum for politics in nearly every country and for every reason. During the last few years, the world has witnessed some politicians engaging journalists and constituents in cyber disagreements almost as if they think the world cannot see their conversations. For better or for worse Social Media is here to stay. Often times one a person will rant or comment without thought or concern…

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