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KFC proposal: South Africans support couple’s wedding dream

South Africans have shown love to a newly engaged couple offering to support them have a wedding of their dreams. It started after a video showing a man proposing to a woman at a KFC restaurant went viral on social media. In the viral video the man was seen kneeling on the floor and presenting a ring to his partner over dinner at a KFC restaurant. KFC South Africa then shared the video and asked for help in finding the couple. The hashtag #KFCProposal has since been trending with ordinary…

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McDonald boss fired after dating employee

McDonald’s has fired its chief executive Steve Easterbrook after he had a relationship with an employee. The US fast food giant said the relationship was consensual, but Mr Easterbrook had “violated company policy” and shown “poor judgement”. The British businessman, who earned nearly $16m (£12.3m) last year, is due to receive 26 weeks of pay. The full value of the deal was not clear. He is also eligible for a bonus, if the firm hits its performance goals. In exchange, Mr Easterbrook has agreed not to work for a competitor…

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South Africa rolls out paternity leave policy for parents

South Africa‘s newly amended labour laws that grant male parents leave when their children are born have come into effect. Last month South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the sections of the Labour Laws Amendment Act 10 of 2018 (Act) will come into effect on November 1, 2019. The new laws were passed by the South African National Assembly after a lawmaker, ACDP MP Cheryllyn Dudley brought the proposed bill in 2017. Per the new laws, male parents will be granted Parental leave of 10 successive days. For parental…

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South Africans fume over leaked sex education curriculum

South Africans are fuming over a leaked version of the new 2020 life orientation curriculum. The curriculum is an updated sex education content expected to cover lessons on private parts, masturbation and explicit direction on using female condoms. Students from Grade 4 and up are said to be targeted in this leaked curriculum. Teachers have served notice of possibly boycotting the new school curriculum. They are unhappy with content of the curriculum that requires them to teach pupils in Grade 7 about masturbation and to describe to Grade 8 pupils…

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Mum takes daughter to ‘court’ for breaking her bed having sex

A furious mum who discovered her daughter had broken her bed having sex is demanding she pays her £1,600 for a new one. Nicole has been at loggerheads with daughter Rhiannon ever since her night of “intense passion” which saw her and an unnamed lover snap the bed frame and break several wooden slats. Rhiannon claims she cannot afford to pay her mum for a replacement, but Nicole has branded her excuse “bulls**t!”. Such is the bubbling tension and bad blood between them, the pair can barely speak two words…

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Kenya: Civil servants to wear locally made outfits on Fridays

Kenya’s government has ordered civil servants to wear made-in-Kenya outfits to work on Fridays and during public holidays. In a circular from the office of the Attorney General, all government staff were required to wear the locally produced outfit to boost the manufacturing sector of Kenya. The circular reads in part that “Pursuant to the achievement of the Big 4 Agenda and specifically the expansion of manufacturing by producing better goods and creating local employment, I direct that all members of staff shall on all Fridays be dressed in decent,…

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5 little habits to make life better

Making wholesale changes to your life is difficult. It’s great to have a long term dream, whether it relates to a personal goal or a professional one. The only drawback is that making your long term dreams come true takes time, and we could all use a few smaller, simple things to keep us motivated while we’re working on them. Keeping a positive mind-set is a vital part of keeping ourselves focused and on the right track – but it’s easier said than done! We could tell you that people…

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Newborn girl found buried alive in Indian cemetery

A newborn baby girl was found buried alive when another man was digging a grave at a cemetery in northern India. Police in Uttar Pradesh said the man Hitesh Sirohi was digging a grave to bury his own daughter who died a few minutes after birth on Wednesday. Sirohi was quoted by the Times of India as saying that “When he noticed a newborn girl inside it, he immediately rescued her and dialled … for help.” “At one point I thought that my daughter had come alive. But the voice…

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Nigeria’s first lady returns after ‘Buhari wedding’ rumours

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari returned home on Saturday after months abroad. Mrs Buhari had been on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and also spent some time in the UK. She however returned to Nigeria amid rumours of her husband, President Muhammadu Buhari intending to take a second wife. Rumours were extremely rife in Nigeria that the planned wedding between the President and fellow politician Sadiya Farouq was to take place on October 11. The first lady told reporters shortly after arriving in Nigeria that the reported marriage rumours were results…

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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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