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Uganda closing Zuckerberg, Gates funded schools

Uganda closing Zuckerberg, Gates funded schools

KAMPALA – A legal tug-of-war between Ugandan authorities and a for-profit international chain of schools has led to the education provider being ordered to shut down in a matter of weeks, leaving the lives of thousands of pupils in limbo. Uganda’s High Court has described the Bridge International Academies (BIA) — which is funded by […]

SOUTH AFRICA – Pastor uses ‘Doom’ to ‘heal’

SOUTH AFRICA – Pastor uses  ‘Doom’ to ‘heal’

JOHANNESBURG – Images of a South African Pastor spraying insecticide into the faces of his congregants are circulating on social media. Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, has openly posted photographs on his Facebook page of him spraying congregants with Doom Super Multi Insect Killer to cure various ailments. A […]

Teen girls in Morocco face jail for kissing

Teen girls in Morocco face jail for kissing

RABAT – Two teenage girls in Morocco face up to three years in jail on homosexuality charges after they were caught kissing. The girls, aged 16 and 17, were detained by police after they were spotted kissing and hugging on the roof of a house in Marrakech last week, Omar Arbib from the Moroccan Association […]

Chibok girls smile through the pain

Chibok girls smile through the pain

ABUJA –– Giggling and chatting among themselves, it’s hard to imagine that just one week ago, these girls were at the mercy of one of the world’s deadliest terrorist organizations. As the Chibok girls waited patiently Wednesday to meet the man who signed off on their release –– Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari –– it was remarkable […]

Nigerian president: My wife belongs in the kitchen

Nigerian president: My wife belongs in the kitchen

BERLIN –– Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has responded to criticism from his wife by saying she belongs in his kitchen. On a visit to Germany, he said: “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.” Buhari was standing next to […]

NIGERIA – 21 Chibok girls released

NIGERIA – 21 Chibok girls released

ABUJA –– Jihadist group Boko Haram has freed 21 of more than 200 girls it kidnapped in April 2014 in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok, after mediation by Switzerland and the International Red Cross, officials said on Thursday. Around 270 girls were taken from their school in Chibok in the remote northeastern Borno state, where […]

Anti-govt march turns violent in Congo capital, 17 dead

Anti-govt march turns violent in Congo capital, 17 dead

KINSHASA – At least 17 people, including three policemen, were killed when Congolese police and anti-government protesters clashed in the capital Kinshasa on Monday during a march against President Joseph Kabila and what the protesters see as his bid to extend his mandate. The protest, attended by thousands, came at a time of growing local […]

ZIMBABWE – Protesters unite

ZIMBABWE – Protesters unite

HARARE ––  Zimbabwe has known only one leader since independence. First as prime minister, then president, there has only been Robert Mugabe at the top for the last 36 years. There have been challenges, opposition and violence, but the 92-year-old leader has always known how to deal with dissent and stay in power, frequently using […]

SOUTH AFRICA – Baby snatcher sentenced to ten years

SOUTH AFRICA – Baby snatcher sentenced to ten years

CAPE TOWN –– When Celeste and Morne Nurse met their daughter’s new schoolfriend, they were struck by the uncanny resemblance between the two girls. Could this stranger be their older daughter who was kidnapped almost a decade earlier? A DNA test revealed it was. On Thursday, the woman who kidnapped the couple’s daughter, Zephany Nurse, […]

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