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Former Ugandan MP charged with fraud

By PORTIA Mlilo, The Voice, 02/17/2018 REMANDED: Tony Nsumbuga Kipoi #ACCUSED POSED AS A WITCH DOCTOR TO FLEECE VICTIMS OF ALMOST P300, 000 # SOLD ‘MAGIC WALLETS’ AND ‘MARRIAGE SPELLS’ This Tuesday, Broadhurst Court Magistrate Tonoki extended the remand of former Ugandan Member of Parliament...

What do racist job ads, herbalists on buses and ‘hope sellers’ have in common?...

By Daniel K Kalinaki, Daily Monitor, 02/15/2018 Readers older than 30 probably remember a time when bus journeys were incomplete without snake oil salesmen. As soon as the bus was nearly full, they emerged, almost out of nowhere, lugging heavy bags...
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Inxeba gets same classification as hardcore porn, pulled from movie houses

WARNING: Rated XXX Move comes after months of protests against the film By Christopher Vourlias, Variety, 02/14/2018 South Africa’s film board has slapped the Oscar short-listed LGBT drama “The Wound” with an adult rating, effectively banning it from general theaters less than two weeks...

How Uganda police officers ‘stole’ $400,000 from Koreans

By URN, The Observer, 02/14/2018 Senior officers from the Kampala Metropolitan South regional police command have been implicated for extorting more than Shs 1.4 billion ($400,000) from two South Korean nationals. More than five officers including the Regional Police Commander Siraj Bakaleke...

Najjumba is already a grandmother at 27

Early motherhood. Teenage pregnancy in Uganda stands at 25 per cent. Sumaiah Najjumba, now a grandmother at 27, is part of that statistic, having conceived at 12, narrates  By Roland D. Nasasira, Daily Monitor, 02/13/2018 When I meet Sumaiah Najjumba at her home...

The ‘KenteKini’ and ‘DashiKini’ are Bikinis Made from African-Inspired Fabrics

By Black Girl, Market Place, 02/09/2018 Kente cloth and dashikis have been mainstays in Black American closets for decades. But a new generation of designers are taking things to the next level, introducing innovative ways to incorporate African pride into American dress....

South Africa’s ‘Doom Pastor’ found guilty of assault

By BBC News, 02/09/2018 A South African self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers with the insecticide, Doom, has been found guilty of assault, local media report. Lethebo Rabalago - widely known as the Doom Pastor - was also found guilty of contravening...
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Abalone Poaching: ‘Hong Kong sucking up mountain of poached SA seafood’

By TONY CARNIE, Daily Maverick, 02/09/2018 With Chinese New Year celebrations just around the corner, millions of people will be tucking into a mountain of tasty seafood delicacies very soon – much of it plucked illegally from South African marine waters. A...

5 Unusual African Cultural Practices

By Kajuju Murori, The African Exponent, 02/08/2018 Africa possesses some of the strangest traditional practices, ranging from washing a corpse and using the collected water to prepare a meal for fellow community members. Africa has many practices some of which are...

Ghana man admits fraud in online Millionaire Match that cost local woman $718000

She thought it was love. It was a $718,000 fraud By Phil Fairbanks, The Buffalo News, 02/08/2018 For most of us, the cost of a misplaced romance is difficult to measure. But for a local woman, a highly paid, white-collar professional in her...

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Togo deals blow to Israel’s Africa quest

By Janet Smith, Mail & Guardian, 09/15/2017 Hundreds of thousands of Togolese massed in protest in their country a week after African diplomats gathered at the Sheraton...

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