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Go and champion gay rights elsewhere, not in Tanzania – government warns

Tanzania has threatened to arrest and expel activists, as well as deregister all non-governmental organisations that campaign for gay rights. Homosexuality is a criminal offence in the East African nation, where the law states that suspects convicted of having “carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature” could face up to 30 years […]

Rwanda’s Kagame sticks to used clothes ban despite U.S. threats

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has stated that his country will proceed with the ban on used clothes despite threats by the United States to review trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. He told local media last week that Rwanda will choose to grow its local textile industry at the expense of being a member […]

Tanzania NGOs backing young mums threatened with ban

President Magufuli said that young mothers would be distracted in class Non-governmental organisations in Tanzania have been warned against campaigning for school girl mothers to be allowed back to school, the country’s Citizen newspaper reports. Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba has threatened the NGOs with deregistration, the newspaper adds. This comes after President John Magufuli […]

What Other African Countries Should Learn from Namibia

Just two and a half decades since she won her independence from Germany, Namibia has made tremendous progress, surpassing other African nations that are seemingly more privileged than her.  Despite having suffered enormous struggle through the years of apartheid in South Africa and having a relatively small population of about 2.4 million people, Namibia has […]

South Africa’s Church Bars Blacks

A South Africa’s Church has barred blacks from attending service as the church on Sunday disallowed two black journalists from entering. The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania, told the journalists “the church is only for whites”. Orania is an Afrikaans-only South African town located along the banks of the Orange River, in the arid […]

The 29th AU Summit kicks off in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa

Ethiopia is once again playing host of the 29th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in its capital Addis Ababa just few months after hosting the 28th Summit in January this year. The country’s government has said it is ready to host the 29th edition even as a number of leaders across the […]

Sudan hopeful U.S. will lift economic sanctions despite travel ban ruling

udan hopes the revival of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on its citizens and those of five other Muslim-majority states will not affect the planned lifting of U.S. economic sanctions next month, a Foreign Ministry official said on Tuesday. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday revived parts of a temporary travel ban on nationals from […]

Meet the 65yr old Ugandan man with 176 children, 90 grandkids, 13 wives, 10 girlfriends and is still expecting more kids

If you are looking for the ‘most fruitful’ man in Africa, you would have to travel all the way down to Uganda to meet 65-year- old Mustafa Magambo Mutone. He’s a proud father of 176 children, 90 grandchildren and has 13 wives and 10 girlfriends. According to Mustafa, he’s having financial challenges to train all […]

Five Times Trevor Noah Made Us Feel Proud To Be African

South African comedian, Trevor Noah, has not only flown the South African flag high in the world of comedy, but he has also made Africans proud to be African with his witty and relatable jokes on the international comedy scene. He became the first African comedian to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno […]

Queen of England to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate’s profits rose by £24m. The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of her household, official travel and upkeep of palaces, is to increase by more than £6m in 2018/19. It comes as accounts revealed the Queen’s official […]