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Malawi: Muslims and Christians clash over hijab

Malawi: Muslims and Christians clash over hijab

Two people were severely injured and scores sustained minor wounds in Mangochi area, Southern region of Malawi after two opposing groups sparred on Monday over the alleged refusal by the Anglican Church to allow Muslim girls learning in its primary school in the area to put on a Hijab. Several properties, including schools, a church and a mosque were damaged in retaliatory attacks as the fracas spread to door to door fights. Businesses were brought to a standstill and transportation paralyzed for some hours before the Malawi Police Service intervened.... ...
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Tug of war between political candidates and Namibia’s electoral commission

Tug of war between political candidates and Namibia’s electoral commission

A faction of political candidates who are eyeing for various seats in Namibia’s upcoming elections has vehemently opposed a move by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) to compel them to sign the elections’ code of conduct. The Southwest African country is set to go to the ballot to elect its president and members of the National Assembly on November 27, 2019, and the code of conduct is meant to eradicate intimidation, harassment and bullying during the campaigns and polls. The commission on Tuesday, October 29, held the signing event... ...
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P7 CANDIDATES: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS.

P7 CANDIDATES: SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS.

We (the Kata Kata African Cartoons team in Europe and Africa and our youth ambassador in Africa Liam Katabira) wish all P7 candidates of 2019 (Uganda) success in their upcoming exams. May all your efforts be crowned with success so that you become the great leaders of tomorrow. Kata Kata stands solidly behind you! More about Kata Kata: www.katakata.org ...
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Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Ghana’s government has said it will, under no circumstance, give in to pressure from the international lobbies, calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the West African country. Parliament speaker Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye on Wednesday asked Ghanaians to evade Western cultures imposed on them, saying legalizing same-sex marriage is “corruption of public morals. Prof. Oquaye was speaking during Speaker’s Prayer Breakfast in Parliament that brought together legislators, National Coalition for Proper Human Rights and Family Values, an advocacy group and civil society organisations. The main objective of the meeting... ...
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ICC to deliver sentence in Ntaganda case on 7 November  2019

ICC to deliver sentence in Ntaganda case on 7 November 2019

On 7 November 2019 at 10:00 (The Hague local time), the Trial Chamber VI of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “the Court”), will deliver its decision on sentencing in the case The Prosecutor v. Bosco Ntaganda pursuant to article 76 of the Rome Statute. Trial Chamber VI, composed of Judge Robert Fremr, Presiding Judge, Judge Kuniko Ozaki and Judge Chang-ho Chung will deliver its decision in open court in Courtroom 1. On 8 July 2019, Trial Chamber VI found Mr Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, of 18 counts... ...
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Frustrated Zimbabweans fleeing fragile economy

Frustrated Zimbabweans fleeing fragile economy

Thousands of Zimbabweans have been reported leaving the country to escape the crisis-ridden economy that is stinging the South African country, according to reports from Anadolu Agency, an international news agency headquartered in Turkey. Until now, more than 460,000 people have fled the country to look for greener pastures with their destinations being South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Mozambique. Deteriorating Zimbabwe’s economy is characterized by one of the worst annual inflations in the world. In a report released by the International Monetary Fund in August, the country’s inflation hit... ...
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PlatAfrica announces 2019 winners

PlatAfrica announces 2019 winners

PlatAfrica on Wednesday night unveiled the 2019 winners in jewellery design and manufacturing competition in South Africa. Winners both professional and student categories were crowned in a beautiful ceremony graced by experts in the platinum industry. The competition held yearly provides a platform to the upcoming and established South African jewellery designers to display their creativity in platinum. It is sponsored by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in partnership with Platinum Guild International India and Metal concentrators (South African industry). “Over the past 20 years, the PlatAfrica awards have enabled hundreds... ...
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Kais Saied sworn in as new Tunisian President

Kais Saied sworn in as new Tunisian President

Former Tunisian law professor Kais Saied on Wednesday took an oath of office as the North African country 8th President after a landslide victory in the presidential run-off held on October 13. He trounced his opponent media mogul Nabil Karoui. The ceremony, which took place in the country’s parliament, was witnessed by members of parliaments and some of the top officials. In his speech, Saied vowed to fight corruption and terrorism and protect freedoms. He garnered 2.7 million votes equivalent to 72.71 per cent of total cast votes against 1... ...
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Kids’ Corner: The Art Man

Kids’ Corner: The Art Man

Hinese lived in a village called Kigoma. He was 20 years old. He sat every evening on top of the hill of Kigoma to see the sun going to sleep, the dancing trees, and the grass. The sun looked so beautiful in the eyes of Hinese. The sun was yellow, the grass was green and the trees were both brown and green. The grass and the wood on the hill always grew tall and the villagers would cut it to make brooms and many more nice art items. They would... ...
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Mozambique: President Nyusi is set to be declared winner amidst opposition protests

Mozambique: President Nyusi is set to be declared winner amidst opposition protests

Mozambicans went to the poll on October 15 to elect President, governors and Members of Parliament, in elections many expected to bring a new beginning for the South East African country, which has been marred with political chaos for decades. Preliminary results from the National Elections Commission (NEC) and the Electoral Administration Technical Secretariat (STAE) show that the incumbent Filipe Nyusi of Mozambique ruling party, the Mozambique Liberation Front known as FRELIMO is leading with 75 per cent of the votes against the main opposition candidate Ossufo Momade of Mozambican... ...
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