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Kenya: Anger as teenager commits suicide over ‘menstrual shame’

A school in Kenya has been shut down over the death of a pupil who committed suicide after she was embarrassed by her teacher for staining her uniform during menstruation. The 14 year old school girl hanged herself after she was shamed by her class teacher for having her menses and staining her uniform. According to the mother of the deceased her daughter’s teacher  called her “dirty” for soiling her uniform and ordered her to leave the class in Kabiangek, west of the capital Nairobi, last Friday. “She had nothing…

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Africa Featured South Africa Southern Africa World 

South Africa: Teen stabs colleague to death over cellphone

A South African teenager and a grade 9 pupil stabbed and killed a grade 10 pupil to death over a cellphone. South African authorities say the two pupils, aged 17 and 14 were fighting over a cellphone at Tokelo Secondary School in Evaton, east of Johannesburg. The 14-year old boy stabbed the 17-year old in the chest leading to his death, the Gauteng education department said on Tuesday. News24 reported that Steve Mabona, Gauteng education spokesperson confirmed that police arrested the teen suspect after the incident. Police are now investigating…

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Nigeria: Teenager stages own kidnap to raise money for party

A 15-year-old boy in Nigeria’s city of Jos staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his father for his release. The teenager and four of his older friends have all been arrested by police in Jos and are all now in custody. They had demanded a $1,365 (500,000 naira) ransom from the teenager’s father to spend on a school-leaving graduation party. Police spokesman Terna Tyopev told the BBC that the entire kidnapping scene was “was expertly done.” Tyopev said the boy’s friends pretended to be the kidnappers and…

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