AFRICA

Zimbabwe reports major rise in teen pregnancies during pandemic

Zimbabwe’s government this month reported a major increase in teenage pregnancies in January and February. Advocates are blaming the rise from previous years on coronavirus lockdowns and poverty. Zimbabwe’s government says nearly 5,000 teenage girls became pregnant in January and February and about 1,800 entered early marriages during the same …

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Teacher licences, registration numbers to be out in May

  The National Teaching Council (NTC) of the Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced that it will begin issuing teacher licence and registration numbers to all qualified teachers in the Ghana Education Service as well as those in private institutions from May 2021. A letter from the Ghana Education Service …

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2021 Gadangme Homecoming launched

Gadangmes in the diaspora on Thursday 13th April launched Gadangme Homecoming at AMA head office for Ghanaians in the diaspora. Among the many personalities and dignities that graced the occasion are Traditional Leader from the Gadangme Region, Archbishop Torto, Hon. E T Mensah,Pastor Lamptey, Sultan Nii Nortey Caesar Queen Asabea …

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Africa urged to make own vaccines

  As African countries continue the fight against Covid-19, there is a need for governments to collaborate in the strengthening of capacities for the continent to start manufacturing its own vaccines. The plan can be achieved only if existing trade barriers are removed. Various experts who took part in discussions …

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Techniques for Preventing Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation occurs when you ejaculate during sexual intercourse sooner than you or you partner would like or before you’ve achieved satisfaction. Premature ejaculation is a common complaint. One out of three biological males say they’ve experienced it. It often occurs early in relationships when sexual excitement, anxiety, and overstimulation are …

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5 Best positions to avoid pregnancy

Whether you are still thinking about having kids right now or you just want to put the spice back into your love life, there are sexual positions you can still enjoy without having to fear getting knocked up. But there is a caveat: any penile vaginal penetration can always result in pregnancy. …

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Ease of doing business improved at Durban Port

President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the progress made at the Durban Port following reports of congestion and backlog problems. Addressing media during a tour of inspection, President Ramaphosa said he has met with the local business people who raised concerns about the port’s inefficiencies. “They were complaining that their goods …

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Men urged to examine testes at least once a month

  A Urologist and Head of Department of Surgery at the Tamale Teaching Hospital has urged men to examine their testes at least once every month and report any possible disorders to a hospital. According to him, though testicular disorders, especially testicular cancer, are rare, early detection is necessary for …

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Niger school blaze: Trapped children die in Niamey

IMAGE COPYRIGHTTCHIMA ILLA ISSOUFOU/BBCimage captionThe remains of desks are all that is left from the straw-hut classrooms At least 20 children have died after they became trapped in a fire at a school in Niger’s capital, Niamey. It started late on Tuesday afternoon when the children were in lessons, many …

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Man stabs Chief Imam

The police in Niger state has arrested Umar Jibril, popularly known as Ba’adama for stabbing the Chief Imam of Edati to death. The suspected allegedly stabbed his victim with an iron rod for allegedly having sex with his second wife. Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the state Commissioner of Police, Adamu …

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Coronavirus: Russia suspends flights to Tanzania starting April 15

Russia’s Government has on Monday announced the suspension of flights between Russia and Tanzania, with effect from April 15 to June 1, due to the status of the coronavirus pandemic. The Russian Government says it will review the suspension if the pandemic situation in Tanzania stabilizes. The suspension was announced …

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Why the price of Nigeria’s Dangote cement is high

  The management of Dangote Cement Plc says the increase in the price of cement is due to the Value Added Tax which was included on April 12. Currently, the price of a bag of cement from its factories and plants in Obajana and Gboko is N2,450 and N2,510 at …

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I survived an elephant attack – 39-year-old Namibian man

An assistant ranger, who was recently brutally attacked by an elephant, says his will to survive saved him despite his intestines protruding as a result of his injuries. Simasiku Matomola (39) works at the Mudumu National Park and is employed by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism in the …

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Polythene wrapped banku: A more deadly substitute for cigarettes?

  A report shared by a Facebook user claims that eating banku, local fermented corn and cassava based food wrapped in polythene, is equivalent to smoking 135 sticks of cigarettes. Initial investigations reveal that this claim has been seen making its rounds online. With this re-circulation, the discussion has picked …

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SC Zamalek crash out of Caf Champions League

  Egyptian giants SC Zamalek have crashed out of the Caf Champions League less than five months after being defeated in 2020 final. The Cairene heavyweights downed Senegal’s FC Teungueth 4-1 in their final group fixture on Saturday and appeared to be taking a giant step towards the knockout stages. …

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Pregnant Meghan to miss Prince Philip’s funeral

  Pregnant Meghan Markle has been advised by her doctor not to fly to the UK for the Prince Philip’s funeral. However Prince Harry, the Duke of Edinburgh’s grandson, will be able to attend the ceremony next Saturday, a palace spokesperson confirmed. The Duke of Sussex will make the journey from the …

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Passengers burnt alive in DR Congo bus crash

At least 40 people were burnt alive after a bus carrying flammable cargo crashed and burst into flames in Democratic of Congo’s province of Kwilu, east of the capital Kinshasa, officials say. The region’s Governor Willy Itshunda told local media that out of 31 survivors, nine were seriously injured in …

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Have you seen him? Four-year-old boy is missing

A four-year-old boy, Shoveling Junior Moleme, has gone missing in Mase village in Taung, North West police said on Saturday. “The child was last seen on Thursday at about 12:00 while he was playing with other kids not far from the outskirts of the village,” said spokesperson Seargent Tryphosa van …

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Prince Harry, Meghan: How the royal family have honoured Prince Philip

Prince Harry and his late grandfather, Prince Philip. Image: Phil Walter/Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have posted a tribute to the prince’s late grandfather, Prince Philip, on the website of their non-profit organisation, Archewell. Short and poignant, the message reads: “In loving memory of His …

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Aisha Buhari opens up on marrying Buhari as a teenager

  First Lady, Aisha Buhari has opened up on how she survived after getting married at an early age. She got married to President Muhammadu Buhari in 1989 when she was 18 years old. In the book: ‘Aisha Buhari: Being Different’, the first lady said the future seemed unsure when …

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