In Sierra Leone, it was common to spot bands of young people jogging along the streets on weekend mornings in cities across the country, where exercising in groups is popular. Some crews ran in complete silence, while others sang and clapped as they loped along, sometimes following vehicles blaring music.
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A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.
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Health Minister Dr Chitalu Chilufya
Government appears to have backed down on its decision to introduce mandatory testing for HIV in Zambia.
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Bujumbura — Next month, the Commission of Enquiry on Burundi, established by the UN Human Rights Council, is due to deliver its final report on abuses in the central African state and to make a judgement as to whether these abuses, including killings, torture, and abduction, amount to international crimes.
Continue reading Burundi: Hate Speech Stirs Trouble in Burundi
In what has been hailed as a victory for the country’s LGBTI communities, the Johannesburg High Court has delivered a ruling declaring comments made by Jon Qwelane in a 2009 column in Sunday Sun as hate speech.
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Two Nigerian young Lawyers emerged as winners of the essay competition organised by the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and
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A 72-year-old retired cab driver, Angela Nwachukwu, has lamented the denial of visa to her Owerri, Imo State-based husband, CJ Nwachukwu.
Continue reading 72-year-old UK grandma laments visa denial to Nigerian husband, 27
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has faulted the Federal Government on the minimum cut-off mark for 2017/2018 admission into the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Continue reading JAMB cut-off marks : Sad decision for the future – ASUU
For the first time in Florida’s modern history, a white person will be executed for killing a black victim.
Continue reading For the first time in Florida,a white man will be executed for killing a black man
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in collaboration with the African Judges and Jurists Forum has sent a group of eminent jurists to observe Supreme Court proceedings during the hearing of the presidential petition filed by the National Super Alliance.
Continue reading Foreign Judges to Observe Kenya’s Presidential election petition