Africa East Africa World 

Kenyan girl stabbed 20 times to death for rejecting boy

A Kenyan girl has been stabbed 20 times to death by her 17- year-old male neighbour who she had rejected an intimate request from. Police in Kenya say the girl was killed after she turned down the boy’s request to get intimate during a visit to the killer’s house. The girl, a Form Two girl was just returning a book earlier given to her by the 17- year-old attacker when things turned tragic. Naivasha Sub-county DCIO Kenneth Njoroge told local media that “The boy attempted to defile the girl but…

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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: KFC couple’s wedding set for New Year’s Eve

Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi took social media by storm after a video captured Mkansi proposing to Soldaat at a KFC joint in South Africa. After the video went viral, South Africans quickly came in to donate to ensure that the couple were able to have a memorable wedding. The outpour of love on social media led to people willing to support the couple have a dream wedding. Mkansi 37, and Soldaat, 38 have already been married and their impending wedding will be the second. They have now set December…

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Africa Featured Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Two lecturers ‘breached rules’ in sex-for-grades film

Ghana’s premier and prominent university has found two of its lecturers guilty of breaching its code of conduct after they were implicated in a sex-for-grades film. The BBC’s Africa Eye’s sex-for-grades film implicated two lecturers of the University of Ghana, Prof Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor in the scandal. They were filmed allegedly making sexual advances towards some women who posed as students. The university said those actions were against its rules. The two lecturers will face a disciplinary commission after an investigation by the university found evidence…

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Africa Ghana World 

#IAmUNLEARNING: Sparking new conversation on African masculinity

A project aimed at engaging African men on the issues of masculinity, power, love, loss and violence has been launched in Ghana’s capital Accra. The initiative which was unveiled on Tuesday, November 19 which also marks International Men’s Day will last for three years. In a statement lead team coordinating the project EEA Media Production said “For this first year, the project has produced a video featuring men revealing their experiences and lessons by answering questions and sharing their thoughts on power, women, respect, love, and being witness to gender…

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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

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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Africa Business World 

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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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

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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Africa World 

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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