AFRICA

(VIDEO): 37 Military Hospital Blazing With Unquenchable Fire

Confirmed information available to thedistin.com  has it that the Officers’ Mess at 37 Military Hospital is currently blazing. However, the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained and the video shows thick fumes of smoke billowing out of the building as people stood to watch. In the video, …

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22 richest men in world richest than all African women

22 of the richest men in the world are richer than all women in Africa, a report by Oxfam has revealed. The report, titled ‘Time to Care’ indicates that The richest people in the world have more wealth than 60% of the population. The report shows that in 2019 the world’s …

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SA wedding venue refuses to host lesbian couple

A religious lobby group in South Africa has backed owners of a popular wedding venue after they refused to host the marriage celebration of a same-sex couple. Michael Swain from Freedom of Religion South Africa, who represents Beloftebos Wedding Venue in the West Cape province, argued the owners had a …

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Rwanda set to get first powdered milk factory

Rwanda’s livestock subsector is expected to get a major boost and dairy farmers get a ready market for their produce, thanks to the construction of a factory that will be making powdered milk. According to information from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the installed capacity of that factory will …

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Libya civil war: World leaders committed to peace, UN chief says

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that major powers are “fully committed” to a peaceful resolution in Libya after a summit in Berlin. World leaders have pledged not to interfere in Libya’s ongoing civil conflict, and have vowed to uphold a UN arms embargo. The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa …

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Shelter, school for street children coming – Bawumia

Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the government has secured a piece of land to build a shelter and school for street children in the national capital. “Land has been provided by the government through the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) for the construction of accommodation and a school for street …

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8 travelers killed as masked robbers block highway

Not less than eight travelers have been killed along the Bomadi-Ohoror road in Delta State. The armed robbers killed three drivers of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), a conductor last Tuesday and four passengers Thursday. A victim, Mrs Ebi, a trader and who sustained a deep machete …

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2 dead as gunmen open fire on youths at market place

Two persons have been killed following attack on Gora-Gan community in Zangon Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State by gunmen. Mr Elias Manza, the Chairman of the local government area who confirmed the incident, said the attackers opened fire on some youths playing around the village market square on …

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South African aims to break own world record

It’s a world record that arguably nobody knows. But South African Vernon Kruger is ready to beat it, by spending more than two months perched in a barrel hoisted 25 metres above the ground. The 52-year-old professional scuba diver is trying to break his own record for the longest human …

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Free SHS will break poverty cycle in Ghana – Adutwum

The Deputy Minister of Education in charge of secondary education, Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum, says the implementation of the Free Senior High School Education policy will break the cycle of poverty in the country. Ghana has reduced poverty levels by half between 1991 and 2014. But it estimated that more than …

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No case of foot and mouth disease in Central Tongu

Dr Jeffery Elorm Akortia, the District Veterinary Officer for Central Tongu, said the District has not recorded any case of foot and mouth disease in cattle. “We depend on some dams in South Tongu for water in the dry season, that is why we have been observing all the cattle …

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Pregnant women receive treatment on plastic chairs at Ejura hospital

Health workers at the Ejura Municipal Government Hospital in the Ashanti region have been forced to admit and treat pregnant women on plastic chairs over lack of space in the hospital’s maternity ward. Ejura Government Hospital, which is the largest hospital in the Ejura-Sekyedumasi Municipality, has a lot of challenges including …

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59 inmates of Nsawam prison matriculated into UCC

An initiative by the University of Cape Coast to encourage education in the country’s prisons has seen some 59 inmates benefitting. The University opened a prison campus inside the Nsawam prisons to help inmates qualified for diploma courses to also enroll and 59 of these persons have been welcomed already …

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55-year-old driver dies in Nigerian hotel after sex

A 55-year-old commercial bus driver has been found dead in a hotel at Ibusa, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, after allegedly having sex with a single mother of three. Saturday PUNCH gathered that the deceased was accompanied by a lady into a hotel along Ibusa bypass, close …

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200 illegal miners arrested in Zimbabwe

Two hundred more illegal miners were arrested in Mazowe, bringing to 1 107 the number of those netted in the blitz in Mashonaland Central Province this week. This came as security guards at a mine in Battlefields fought off a machete gang of around 60, killing one. The suspects who …

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A/R: Francis Owusu-Akyaw Renovates M/A Primary School In Bomfa 

The affable and accessible Mr Francis Owusu-Akyaw a former Parliamentary Candidate aspirant in New Patriotic Party at the Juaben Constituency within the Ashanti region of Ghana has put smiles on the faces of the good people of Bomfa by renovating their M/A Primary School, Bomfa is a town within the Juaben …

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Lesotho’s First Lady wanted by police

Police in Lesotho are appealing for help to trace Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s current wife who they want to question over the 2017 murder of his estranged wife. Maesaiah Thabane has not been charged, but police want to speak to her about Lipolelo Thabane’s killing, a government spokesman told the …

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All schools to benefit from school feeding programme – Gender Minister

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, will expand the School Feeding Programme to all schools across the country, Madam Cynthia Morrison, sector Minister has said, following its successful implementation since 2005. “If everyone is enjoying free senior high school, it is equally fair for everyone to enjoy school …

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Fire guts Islamic Girls SHS dormitory

Over 150 students have been displaced as a fire gutted a dormitory at the Islamic Girls Senior High school in the Wa Municipality. The fire broke today at midday, and no fatalities were recorded. The fire which lasted about an hour destroyed items and belongings of the students including bed, …

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Imam who married a man charged

A Ugandan Imam who married man dressed as a woman has been arrested and charged. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba was charged with having carnal knowledge with a person against the order of nature, according to Daily Monitor newspaper. His charge was read out at a magistrate court in Kayunga district in …

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