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Kenya’s President signs law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls

Kenya’s President signs law on free sanitary towels for schoolgirls  Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday signed a law allowing schoolgirls free access to sanitary towels aiming at minimising absenteeism. The law compels the government to provide a safe and environmentally sound mechanism for disposal of the sanitary towels. “The Basic Education Amendment Act amends […]

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Rwandan Presidential Candidate Who Had Nude Photos Leaked Continues March to Polls

Diane Shima Rwigara, Rwanda’s first female independent presidential candidate, has managed to fulfill the required electoral provision in her bid to challenge incumbent President Paul Kagame in the nation’s forthcoming presidential elections slated for August 4th. Businesswoman and presidential aspirant Rwigara formally submitted her nomination documents to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) Tuesday, reports the […]

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Tanzania President ban teenage mothers from going back to school

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has placed a ban restricting school girls who get impregnated from going back to school. The President made this known while addressing Bagamoyo District residents during his three-day-tour of Coast Region on Thursday. Magufuli accused some of the nongovernmental organisations (NGOs), which have been urging the Tanzanian government to allow teen […]

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South Sudan lifts previous ban on foreign journalists

20 foreign journalists had been banned from entering the country after the Media Authority had condemned them for showing a “lack of respect” to the country. An existing ban on foreign journalists, introduced by South Sudan Media Authority, has been lifted by the country’s media regulatory body. 20 foreign journalists had been banned from entering […]

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Former Botswana President Sir Ketumile Masire has died, aged 91

Botswana’s former president, Sir Ketumile Masire has died aged 91. Maire had been hospitalised in critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit at Bokomoso Hospital since June 18, the Independent reports. The Board of Trustees of the Sir Ketumile Masire Foundation (SKMF) issued a statement last night announcing his death. Masire was born on July […]

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American Sent To Prison For Defrauding Nigerians In A $565,000 Green Card And Investment Scam

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday remanded an American citizen, Marco Ramirez, at Kirikiri Maximum Prison for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians in a $565,000 green card and investment scam. Mr. Ramirez was remanded following his not-guilty plea to a 16-count charge of obtaining money under false presences. He was arraigned by the EFCC. The EFCC […]

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Tanzania president orders water supply cut to government, big companies owing bills

John Pombe Magufuli, the Tanzanian president has given express directives to the country’s water supplier that they should chase bills especially from government institutions and other big companies. He ordered that supply be cut to all state institutions that continued to default in payment of their bills stressing that if they could not be charges […]

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Nigeria to become world’s third most populous country by 2050

Nigeria is projected to become the world’s third most populous country by the year 2050, according to a report published by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. In the report titled ‘World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision’, the world population is set to hit 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 […]

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My husband is ‘as strong as an iron bar’: Grace Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe is “as strong as an iron bar”, Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe has said, as she attempted to brush off reports that her 93-year-old husband is increasingly becoming frail, the News24 reports. Grace said this on Tuesday while consoling the family of a revolutionary musician Dickson “Chinx” Chingaira, who died in Harare […]

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Algerian man sentenced to jail for dangling baby from window over 1000 Facebook ‘likes’

A stunt for 1000 Facebook “likes” has landed an Algerian man in jail. He was found guilty of endangering the safety of a baby boy. An Algiers court sentenced the unnamed man to two two-years in prison after he posted photos of himself clutching the boy’s shirt from behind with the threat of dropping the […]

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