Friday, April 3, 2020

Slovakia elects first female president

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Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won Slovakia's presidential election, making her the country's first female head of state. Ms Caputova, who has almost no political...

Chinese businessman becomes a chief in Nigeria

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A leader of the Chinese community in northern Nigeria has been crowned, or "turbaned", as a chief by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido...

In pictures: Wild crowds for Kenya’s ‘humane’ bull-fights

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Among the Luhya community in western Kenya, a tradition of bull-fighting exists. Originally practised to mark important events such as funerals, the sport has...

SOUTH AFRICA: Two men caught ‘stealing’ more than 80 sheep

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Two men have been arrested on a farm near Stutterheim, Eastern Cape, after they were caught allegedly stealing more than 80 sheep. Capt Siphokazi Mawisa...

Six injured as Tanzania plane crashes shortly after take-off

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Six people were injured when their plane crashed minutes after take-off in Mafia, eastern Tanzania. The Rufiji Special Police Zone Commander, Mr Onesmo Lyanga said...

Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’

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A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old's...

Rwanda launches public exercises for pregnant women

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Participants in Rwanda's first-ever public exercises for pregnant women have told the BBC that they enjoyed it and want authorities to continue with the...

Nigeria university lecturer sacked over sexual harassment

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The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital has dismissed one of its lecturers over sexual harassment. A female student had alleged that the lecturer,...

Popular Rwandan Gospel artiste ‘takes own life’

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A Rwandan gospel musician who was taken into custody last week after he reportedly attempted to flee the country has taken his own life,...

Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers dies at 81

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American country music legend Kenny Rogers died at the age of 81 and his family’s statement revealed the cause of his death. “The Gambler” singer...