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Mozambique: Looking to its past for lasting peace

– – The government of Mozambique has taken many approaches to end conflict and encourage economic development in the past fifty years. Colonial independence, nationalization, villagization, and Marxism were all tried, with accompanying political upheavals, civil war, and massacres. Peace and economic stability was finally reached in the 1990’s, under the newly elected democratic government. Former Mozambique President Alberto Joachim Chissano credited the sustained peace and resulting economic development to the implementation of Invincible Defense Technology (IDT) under the Mozambique military and police. IDT is a brain based technology which…

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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

– – A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal leaves and prekese, a traditional African spice and medicinal plant product. Customs officials found the items in the man’s luggage when he arrived on a flight from Ghana. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were however concerned about the giant African snails found in the luggage. They considered the snails highly invasive, consuming at least 500 types of plants, wreaking havoc on tropical and…

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Egyptian lost city dating back over 3,400 years discovered

– – Egyptian Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a lost ancient city which was supposedly buried under sand for thousands of years. Experts say the discovery is one of the most important finds since unearthing Tutankhamun’s tomb. Famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass who announced the discovery of what is called the “lost golden city”, said the site was uncovered near Luxor, home of the legendary Valley of the Kings. The archeology team said in a statement that “The Egyptian mission under Dr. Zahi Hawass found the city that was lost…

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Tanzania says lifting of media ban applies only to online TV

– – Tanzanian officials have issued out a clarification relating to the lifting of a media ban announced by the country’s new president. President Samia Suluhu Hassan on Tuesday ordered the lifting of ban on all media houses in the country. The President instructed the Ministry of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports to free media outlets that were banned and instead ensure they follow the rules set by the government. This was seen as a major statement that could define her presidency as a democratic leader who has nothing against freedom…

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Heavily pregnant Nigerian woman wins Taekwondo match

– – A heavily pregnant Nigerian Taekwondo athlete has received a lot of public attraction for winning a national gold medal at a sporting event. The eight months old pregnant woman, Aminat Idrees triumphed in the Mixed Poomsae category alongside her male partner Arowora Roqeeb. Idrees won the medal at the National Sports Festival held this year in Edo state, Nigeria. She and her partner Roqeeb were representing Lagos at the tournament. Here is a video of her in action shared on Twitter by the National Sports Festival. An inspiring…

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ICC upholds acquittal of ex-Ivorian president Gbagbo

Gbagbo’s trial started in January 2016, but three years later judges said they had found that prosecutors had “failed to satisfy the burden of proof to the requisite standard.” It was one of the ICC’s biggest failures since it was set up in 2002 as the world’s only permanent war crimes court. Prosecutors then appealed, focusing on what they said was a procedural error when judges in 2019 initially handed down the decision orally, and did not issue a full written judgement until months later. But the ICC dismissed the…

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Tanzania: Sacked ports boss arrested for embezzlement

– – The dismissed Director-General of Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Deusdedit Kakoko has been arrested by authorities. He is accused of embezzling 3.6bn Tanzanian shillings ($1.5m). Deusdedit Kakoko was this week suspended by the new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan after an audit report showed embezzlement of government funds at the state corporation. This was the new president’s first key decision since assuming office after the death of John Magafuli. She has expressed concern that the ports authority had not accounted for about four billion Tanzanian shillings ($1.8m). – – President…

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Nigerian man killed with body parts missing in Ghana

– – Police in central part of Ghana are investigating the circumstances under which a Nigerian man was killed in a town called Kasoa. According to police officials the 30-year-old Nigerian popularly known as God’s power was murdered this month. Residents in the Gomoa Bantama community where he was found dead said he was staying with two other Nigerian friends. Police found the lifeless body of the deceased in a pool of blood Sunday, March 21 with parts of his body reportedly missing. Roommates of the victim who are all…

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Kenya: Street hawker dragged on road for not giving bribe

– – A street hawker in Kenya who sells fruits was dragged along the road by local officials in western Kisumu county for refusing to give a bribe. Officials were caught on video abusing the female seller, sparking outrage among Kenyans. Beatrice Atieno, 39, was left with injuries after the incident, according to local media reporting. Local officials said the woman was selling oranges and lemons on a pavement in the city where hawking is prohibited. The woman told journalists that one of the officials seated at the back of…

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REVEALED: What John Magufuli did before taking his last breath

– – Days after his death was made public, details are emerging about what Former President of Tanzania John Magufuli did before taking his last breath. He led prayers with doctors and his care givers at the hospital before he took his last breath. These details were revealed by family spokesperson, Ngusa Samike over the weekend. The late president, according to the government died of heart attack at a local hospital in Dar es Salaam. Magufuli was however reported to have contracted Covid-19 and was not seen in public for…

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