Zimbabwe Proposes Ban On Sales Of Alcohol During Weekdays

The Zimbabwean Government is considering placing a ban on the sale of alcohol during weekdays, and at certain times. According to the Zimbabwe Mail, a cabinet committee has approved a draft policy outlawing the sale of alcoholic products during certain days, hours, and to pregnant women. Zimbabwe’s former Health Minister Timothy Stamps, who is the current Health Advisor in the Office of the President and Cabinet, proposed the bill. He said the policy will help maintain good health, as well as protect people from alcohol abuse. The policy seeks to ban the sale…

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Ugandan Health Minister goes Undercover to Catch Corrupt Health Workers | WATCH

The Ugandan State Minister of Health for General Duties Sarah Opendi went undercover to catch corrupt health workers in the country. The minister, dressed in a hijab, visited a hospital on a motorcycle. There, a nurse told her she had to pay 5,000 shillings to take a blood sugar test. The minister said she had heard health workers were demanding a bribe to carry out free treatment. She said: “I received many complaints that the staff at the hospital was extorting money from patients.” After paying, the minister called policemen to arrest the…

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North Korea Fires Second Ballistic Missile Over Japan

North Korea has fired a ballistic missile across Japan, its second such provocative move in weeks. South Korea’s military said the missile reached an estimated altitude of about 770km (478 miles) and travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido. Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe said his country would “never tolerate” North Korea’s dangerous actions. “If North Korea continues to walk down this path, it has no bright future,” he said in a statement. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also condemned the launch, which contravened UN sanctions. He put…

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Google Sued Over Sex Discrimination

Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in Silicon Valley face growing scrutiny over gender relations. Google is also under investigation by the US Department of Labour over its pay practices. “It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech,” said Kelly Ellis, a former software engineer at Google and…

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Osama Bin Laden’s Porn Collection Will Not Be Released By The CIA

CIA Director Mike Pompeo has said that the porn collection recovered from Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan will not be released to the public by the CIA. Mike Pompeo told Fox News this week that the files will not see the light of day despite pleas from the public and lawsuits which claim the public has a right to see the material. Hundreds of other pieces of evidence which were gathered from Bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound after the mission in 2011 are to be released “very soon,” he said. “We will release…

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Nigerians Arrested In Germany Over Fake Marriages

Three Nigerians; one man and two women along with, two German women have been arrested following the raid of 41 homes and offices in Germany’s capital Berlin. Police said they searched the properties because they linked to a gang suspected of arranging fake marriages in order to make it easier for Nigerians to come to Europe. The officers seized their passports, European Union residency permits, cell phones, and storage devices. German Federal Police Spokesman, Jens Schobranski, said the suspects detained are a 50-year-old Nigerian man, two Nigerian women aged 46 and 50,…

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Ethiopia Celebrates Entry Into A New Year

Ethiopia celebrates entry into a New Year today with bright and colourful decorations in the capital, Addis Ababa and other cities and towns across the country. The country, according to the Ethiopian Orthodox calendar is nearly seven years behind the Georgian calendar which is commonly used worldwide. The government outlined a 10-day event between September 1 – 10 as part of plans to warmly welcome the New Year. The events as announced by the Minister of information, Negeri Lencho are Love Day, Mothers’ and Children’s Day, Elders’ Day, Peace Day, Reading Day, Green Development Day,…

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China Set To Ban Sales Of Fuel-Powered Vehicles

China has said it will set a deadline for car manufacturers to stop selling fossil-fuel-powered vehicles in the country, and switch to electric cars. The vice minister of industry and information technology, Xin Guobin has said the Chinese government is working with regulators to figure out a timetable to end not just the production but also sales of fuel-powered vehicles. China will be the biggest market and the third country, after UK and France, to start plans of phasing out fuel-powered cars. The Chinese government had previously vowed to limit…

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Uganda Places Ban On Sexting, To Use Porn-Detecting Machine

The newly installed 9-member porn committee in Uganda has said it is placing a ban on sexting. The Minister of Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo inaugurated the committee and said the Ugandan Government will be spending Ush2 billion ($556,000) each year to fund the activities of the committee. In a statement released by the leader of the committee, it has said text messages construed to be leading to sex [sexting] will be defined as porn and attract punishment, according to journalist Mujuni Raymond. The Ugandan Government had previously banned pornography, mini-skirts, homosexuality, and now…

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Zulu Maidens To Undergo Virginity Testing As They Prepare For Annual Reed Dance

Every spring‚ maidens arrive at the king’s Enyokeni Palace in Nongoma, and this year’s Reed Dance (Umkhosi Womhlanga)‚ facilitated by the KZN department of arts and culture and the Zulu royal household‚ takes place from September 8 to 10. Virginity testing (ukuhlolwa kwezintombi ) is an ancient Zulu tradition that is regarded as an important rite of passage to womanhood. It’s a custom Zulus have in common with Swazis‚ a nation that historians describe as their closest tribal cousins. Thousands of maidens have undergone virginity testing in their districts throughout the…

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