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Seychelles: The priest who became president after sixth attempt

– Advertisement – “We will maintain friendly relations with all nations, and welcome help and assistance from our international allies whomsoever they may be.” Seychelles is a former British colony which became independent in 1976. The defeated ruling United Party seized power in a coup in 1977 and has retained the presidency since then even after multi-party democracy was restored in 1993. There are still divisions within Seychellois society and the new president certainly has a lot of work to do to unite the country. Source: Africafeeds.com Follow and like…

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Meet Eritrean refugee, cleaner now New Zealand’s first African MP

– Advertisement – New Zealand now has its first African member of parliament and it happens to be a former Eritrean refugee. Ibrahim Omer achieved this feat in the country’s just ended election in which the Labour Party had its biggest victory in 50 years. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s party won enough seats to allow Mr Ibrahim to be in parliament. Ibrahim first fled Eritrea in 2003 into a refugee camp in neighbouring Sudan. He spent years in those UN-run refugee camps working as an interpreter, until he was detained…

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Sierra Leone: Vickie Remoe is Girl Ambassador for Save the Children

– Advertisement – Save the Children Sierra Leone launches National Girls Week 2020 by introducing Girl Ambassador, Vickie Remoe, Girls advocate, entrepreneur, TV host, and multimedia storyteller. Vickie has made it her life’s work to use her platform to raise awareness on issues affecting girls and women with the goal of igniting social change.  Seeing Sierra Leone as the “next frontier”, Vickie believes that women and girls have a critical role to play in nation-building and feels that the country needs to be ready “to  take on opportunities that the world is…

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Ghana: Video of pastor shaving congregants in movie sparks outrage

– Advertisement – A video of a man believed to be a pastor shaving the pubic hair of women who are supposed to be congregants has sparked outrage among some Ghanaians. The video shows the man of God asking his female congregants to take off their underwear for him to shave their pubic hair. He makes reference to the book of Leviticus which instructs Christians to shave their pubic hair for a bath. The supposed man of God publicly shaves the pubic hair of his female congregants and promises to have…

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Nigerian rapper Olawale Hassan jailed in UK for rape

A man who repeatedly raped a woman when he locked her in his car after meeting her on a night out has been jailed for more than 10 years, police said. Olawale Hassan, 33, of Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said. Hassan, also known as rapper Goldie 1, had denied three counts of rape and one charge of assault by penetration. Essex Police has described him as “manipulative and calculated”. Det Con Victoria De’ath, of the…

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Liberia: Man drowns trying to rescue $20 note in river

Police in Liberia have said that a man drowned after he jumped into a river in the capital, Monrovia, to retrieve a $20 note he had dropped. Tamba Lamine according to eyewitnesses was walking with a friend on a bridge when the bank note fell. He reportedly jumped from the bridge into the river and successfully located the note which he showed to onlookers. Police spokesman Moses Carter told the media though that the street hawker drowned shortly after that. His body is yet to be recovered according to Mr…

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Here are the famous names hit by Covid-19

– Advertisement – From world leaders and royals to sports stars and artists, the coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous. Here is a roundup of high-profile figures affected by coronavirus. Donald Trump The US president tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, upending the already tense US election, but was described by his doctor as feeling “well” and able to perform his duties while quarantining. Trump, 74, first announced on Twitter that he and First Lady Melania Trump, 50, had tested positive. – Advertisement –…

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British-Ghanaian architect David Adjaye wins top UK award

– Advertisement – British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye has received top UK honour in the area of Architecture. He has become the first black recipient of the Gold Medal from the Royal Institute of British Architects. Adjaye is receiving this highest honour bestowed upon people in the Architecture profession in the UK for his works throughout the years. Sir David told the BBC that he hoped that his winning the award would “break a glass ceiling”. “That was very important for not just me but all the black designers around…

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Nigerians in Twitter ‘hashtag battle’ on 60th anniversary

– Advertisement – Nigerians have taken to Twitter to mark the country’s 60th anniversary with divergent views on the progress made so far. A hashtag battle has been going on in Nigeria on social media as people debate how to mark the anniversary. Two hashtags #Nigeria60andUseless and #NigeriaAt60 have been trending as citizens express how they feel about the anniversary. The #NigeriaAt60 trend appears to show citizens willing to celebrate the country’s progress so far and hope for a brighter future. Happy Independence Day to my beloved country Nigeria 🇳🇬❤️…

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Nigeria: Hotel workers allegedly stripped naked over $12

– Advertisement – A former Nigerian Minister of State for Education, Kenneth Gbagi has sparked outrage after he was alleged to have ordered that some hotel workers be stripped naked. Gbagi is reported by local media to have ordered the act to be executed on four employees of the Signatious Hotel, Warri, Delta State. He chairs the management of the hotel, according to local news media reporting. The hotel workers – three women and a man – were said to have been stripped naked and photographed. Their nudes pictures were…

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