Africa Central Africa World 

Congolese bill seeks to limit dowry payment to $500

– – A politician in the Democratic Republic of Congo has introduced a bill in the country’s parliament seeking to revise dowry payments for marriages. Daniel Mbau is concerned about what he called exorbitant dowry prices ranging from $2000 and above. His bill is proposing a dowry payment of $500 for women from the cities and $200 for women from rural areas. According to Mbau, the present high dowry price is preventing many young people from engaging in lawful marriages, resulting in a significant number of rapes. The politician is…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Pastor killed while trying to separate fighting couple

– – A Nigerian pastor met his untimely death while trying to separate a couple engaged in a fight in Imo state. Police confirmed the death of the pastor Thompson Onyekwuru, who lives in in Owerri. The 62-year old pastor according to police was trying to prevent Obumneke Onyemechileuzo from stabbing his wife, Ogechi Onyemechileuzo, during a fight between the couple. The police statement said “one Obumneke Onyemechileuzo armed with a kitchen knife was beating his wife, Ogechi Favour Onyemechileuzo. “When a pastor with the Redeem(ed) Christian Church Owerri, Pastor…

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Africa South Africa Southern Africa World 

37-year-old South African woman gives birth to 10 babies

– – A South African woman has set a new record by giving birth to 10 babies at a go on Monday night in Pretoria. Gosiame Thamara Sithole, 37 thus sets a new Guinness World Record held by Malian Halima Cissé, who gave birth to nine children in Morocco last month. Sithole gave birth to her decuplets, two more than doctors had earlier detected during the medical scans. Sithole, who has six-year-old twins, said that her pregnancy was natural and wasn’t on fertility treatment. Her husband Teboho Tsotetsi told IOL…

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Africa World 

5 Family heirlooms you can pass onto your next generation

– – Family heirlooms are valuable items we want to pass down to the succeeding generations in the family. These items are not necessarily the most expensive, but the stories behind them are valuable and priceless. Most common family heirloom items passed down through the generations are also valued for their historic and monetary value.  When most people think of heirlooms, they usually think about the prized antique that has been passed down through the generations. These are very special items that are usually treasured by those lucky enough to…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

[Video]: Ghanaian caregiver suffocates baby to death

– – Police in Ghana’s capital Accra have arrested a caregiver for allegedly killing an 11-month old baby. The caregiver, Clara Ayani-Ampah, 54, was arrested after a closed circuit television (CCTV) video exposed her for maltreating and suffocating the baby during feeding. The baby was pronounced dead at the North Legon Hospital, near Accra where she was rushed to by managers of the creche. In the viral video, Clara was captured trying to force porridge in a cup into the victim’s mouth, while holding the baby’s hands tightly behind her.…

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Africa Nigeria West Africa World 

Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie blames feminism for domestic violence

– – Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the increasing cases of domestic violence women suffer in marriage. Speaking to BBC Igbo, the actor said women are at fault in most of the incidents of domestic violence. He lamented that today’s women do not know how to do basic things which women ought to know how to do to keep their husband. “Feminism isn’t something black people are known for. Once a woman leaves her parents to meet her husband and take his surname, she is to be submissive…

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Africa World 

Scientist warns human penises are shrinking due to pollution

– – Penises are shrinking and genitals becoming malformed because of pollution, an environmental scientist has warned in a new book detailing the challenges facing human reproduction. Dr Shanna Swan writes that humanity is facing an “existential crisis” in fertility rates as a result of phthalates, a chemical used when manufacturing plastics that impacts the hormone-producing endocrine system. As a result of this pollution, a growing number of babies are being born with small penises, Dr Swan writes. Her book, titled Count Down, examines “how our modern world is threatening…

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Africa World 

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) condition in women

– – Health experts describe Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a problem with hormones that affects women during their childbearing years, usually between the ages 15 to 44. As high as 26.7 percent of women in this age group experience PCOS, according Health Line. Not many women know they have PCOS with majority of women with the condition not even diagnosed. PCOS isn’t a new condition. Italian physician Antonio Vallisneri first described its symptoms in 1721. PCOS affects a woman’s ovaries, the reproductive organs that produce estrogen and progesterone —…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana certifies 10 locally made natural hair and skin products

– – Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority has always reiterated it’s commitment to fight for consumer interest, without reneging. In recent times, the Board has alerted the public on unsafe product and certified products that meet safety and quality standards. A company recently certified with confidence from the FDA is skin and hair care brand, Golden Oil Naturals. The company that recently received certification for all it’s butters, creams, shampoo and lotion, had it’s first encounter with the FDA when they received their first set of certifications, in 2019. The…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana’s veep has ‘only one wife’ after rumours of a second wife

– – Ghana’s vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has responded to reports of having a second wife called Ramatu. There have been several reports of the vice president, who is a Muslim having a second wife called Ramatu but refusing to make her public. The only publicly known wife of the vice president is Samira Bawumia but this year rumours became rife that he was hiding his second wife. On January 7, 2020 the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, Alban Bagbin mistakenly mentioned the wife of the vice president as Ramatu…

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