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Cockerel detained by police after killing owner during cockfight

Police say they have launched a manhunt for some 15 people who took part in the illegal cockfight. According to police those involved in the event face charges of manslaughter, illegal betting and hosting a cockfight. In 2020 another man in Andhra Pradesh also died from similar incident when his neck was slashed by a blade attached to his bird. Cockfighting has been illegal in India since 1960. However, animal fighting continues to be a problem in the country. Gauri Maulekhi, trustee for India’s People for Animals foundation, told the CNN…

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Government, media, and religious homophobia in Ghana

– Advertisement – On February 17, during the vetting of Adwoa Safo, the nominee for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mahama Ayariga the MP for Bawku Central asked whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are human. The question, accompanied by laughter in the background, made a mockery of queer lives and denied the humanity of a group of Ghanaians. As shown in the video, in response, the minister-designate referred to vague colonial code against “unnatural carnal knowledge” and sided with parliament in refuting the humanity of…

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Ghana approves new law to jail publishers of nude pictures

– Advertisement – Ghana has approved a new law that seeks to punish persons who publish indecent images especially of children and women online. The new law under the country’s Cybersecurity Act 2020 is an attempt to crackdown on taking and circulating or publishing of naked and sexual images of people. Under the new law, persons who circulate naked images of others could face fines of between $5200 and $10,000 (GH 30,000 to GH60,000). They can also face jail term as well from five, 10 to 15 or 25 years.…

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Pope Francis expects to remain pontiff until his death in Rome

– Advertisement – Pope Francis expects to die in Rome, still the Catholic pontiff, without returning to spend his final days in his native Argentina, according to a new book titled The Health of Popes. In an interview granted to Argentinian journalist and physician Nelson Castro at the Vatican in February 2019, the pope said he thinks about death, but does not fear it. Extracts from the book were published Saturday in Argentinian daily La Nacion. Asked how he sees his final days, Francis, who is 84, responded: “I will…

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Over 100 feminists solidarize with LGBT+ Ghanaians

– Advertisement – A group of over 100 Ghanaian feminists have announced their solidarity with “LGBT+ Rights Ghana and queer and transgender Ghanaians everywhere.” Members of the LGBT+ community in Ghana have come under serious attack following news of the commissioning of an office and work space for them in Ghana’s capital Accra. Ghana is a highly conservative and religious nation, which has driven support for anti-LGBT+ activities. But with a surge in attempts to resist the acceptability of the LGBT+community in Ghana, the group of Ghanaian feminists wrote a…

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Two brothers fall and die while fighting over their late father’s land

– Advertisement – Two brothers who were quarreling over their father’s land suddenly reportedly fell and died within seconds of each other. The incident happened in the Gwer West Local Government Area of Benue State in Nigeria this month. The brothers identified as Iorhemba Adóón and Jima Adóón, are said to be the eldest sons of late Adóón Agbulu, according to local media. A publication by a Facebook user who lives in the area said “Late Jima Adóón took a tractor to plough his rice farm land close to river…

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Why you will find light patches in female underwear

– Advertisement – IT’S NORMAL! Your vagina is acidic and has a pH of 3.8-4.5. That’s acidic enough to bleach fabric, and that’s what’s happening. The light patches in underwear isn’t staining from period blood or discharge, it’s bleaching – the same as if you’ve ever tried putting lemon juice in your hair to lighten it. It’s not a sign of dirtiness or bad hygiene to have paler patches in your pants, it’s something which happens when the acidity of a perfectly healthy vagina spends time in contact with fabric,…

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Politician tied to tree for not fulfilling campaign promise

– Advertisement – A politician in Mexico made the headline weeks ago when he was reportedly tied to a tree by his constituents for not fulfilling his campaign promise. Residents of Southern Mexico were angry with their mayor Óscar Ramírez who had promised to ensure that series of public projects for the city of Frontera Comalapa in the state of Chiapas get improved. He promised improvements to the water system among others leading to his election, Elite Readers reported. During a meeting with representatives from the town’s communities, the mayor…

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South Africa’s Education Minister says ‘an educated man won’t rape’

– Advertisement – South Africa’s Education Minister has come under fire for her remarks that “an educated man won’t rape” while trying to explain the importance of education. Angie Motshekga has told students that the more educated one was, the more unlikely they were to be involved in bad deeds. The comments triggered varied reactions from the students though she said she was disappointed that educated men still had bad vices. There have also been angry reactions on social media to the comments of the Education Minister. In a statement Minister Motshekga said…

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Uproar over establishment of LGBT office in Ghana

– Advertisement – There is public uproar over the establishment of an office in the Ghanaian capital Accra, for the LGBT community. It follows viral photographs of the commissioning of the office and it’s fundraising programme attended by some diplomats. The presence of the diplomats including Australian High Commissioner Gregory Andrews has fuelled speculations about their support for the activities of the LGBT group. Opening Night & Fundraiser.@AusAmbGHA @DKAmbGhana @EuropeInGhana @themojaoneTHANK YOU for honouring our invitation. @wanlov we love you to the max! Thank you ❤!Enjoy some Image trends🏳️‍🌈🇬🇭🏳️‍🌈🇬🇭🏳️‍🌈🇬🇭🏳️‍🌈🇬🇭🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/fOaGqcMAbG — LGBT+…

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