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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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Nigeria: Couples suspend planned marriages over wedding tax

Several couples in the Nigerian state of Kano have halted their plans of getting married following the imposition of a wedding tax. The tax imposed by the chief of the Kera village some four months ago requires grooms to pay 137,000 naira ($377, £294). Prior to the imposition of the wedding tax grooms were required to provide furniture and kitchen ware to the bride’s family when they get married. Reports say there has not been a single wedding ceremony in a village in the Kano state since the tax was…

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Kenyan wedding turns tragic as guests suffer food poisoning

A Kenyan wedding turned tragic last weekend after one of the guests died from food poisoning. 40 others were also hospitalized after eating food supplied by a restaurant for the wedding in Nairobi. Kenya’s Star newspaper reports that many of the guests suffered from cholera. The groom, Wilson Wamunyu and his wife Sarah are reported to have survived the cholera scare. They have already traveled for their honeymoon in Dubai after the wedding on Saturday. Samson Mathu, the groom’s brother told the newspaper that their 89 year old grandfather succumbed…

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