Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Anger over killing of women by abusive partners

– – There is a public uproar in Ghana over the killing of two women by their abusive male partners this month. Within 48 hours, the two women died after they were brutally assaulted by their partners. In the first case, an Accra based business executive was arrested after he allegedly assaulted the wife, leading to his wife. The second case involves a local area manager of the country’s Youth Employment Agency who has also been arrested after beating his girlfriend to death. Police spokesperson for the Volta region Sgt. Prince…

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Africa World 

Some bad and unromantic attitudes of African couples

– – Marriage is supposed to be enjoyed by couples until death separates them. That means for the rest of their lives husbands and wives will have to do a lot to hold that marriage firmly and enjoyable. But in Africa many believe not many couples are able to secure a happy marriage because of some attitudes considered unromantic. Here are some of those attitudes some believe are bad and not helpful in sparking some romance in marriages among African couples. 1). Many marriages are just for sleeping and waking…

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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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