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Africans in China lockdown see no escape, feel trapped

The normally bustling supermarket in Wuhan was deserted, looking more foreign than ever. Khamis Hassan Bakari walked the aisles and saw just two other shoppers, and fear sank in.“Everybody is scared. Scared of seeing anyone,” the 39-year-old Tanzanian doctor...

Court rebukes Zimbabwe VP Chiwenga for using soldiers in divorce dispute

A Zimbabwean judge on Friday described as “frightening” the use of soldiers by the country’s vice president in a divorce-related dispute, and ruled that his wife should regain custody of their children and be allowed to access the family’s...

Estranged wife of Zimbabwe VP gains custody of their 3 children

Zimbabwe vice president Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa, gained custody of the couple's three children on Friday last week, as part of an initially agreed out-of-court settlement, which was, however, aborted after the former army chief made a...

‘I caught HIV on a one-night stand and now I want to warn you’

A Kenyan woman who was infected with HIV is speaking out about the risks of getting infected after she became HIV-positive following a one-night stand.Naomi Ireri, 41, a campaigner who warns youths against rushing into sex, told BBC Swahili...

Marriage is not for small boys!

I used to interpret the saying "Marriage is not for small boys" to mean small boys in terms of age, until I visited a female mentor that has been in marriage for 47 years.I asked, so what is the...

Reasons why men like me beat their wives

By Anayo NwosuIf not for restraining curse Mama Obiora, placed on my head the day I married my wife, only God knows how many times I would have beaten her up for consistent nerve testing provocations.But, now my mother...

The rise of mommy and me fashion

African children are very fond of their mothers, generally, we exude with love and appreciation for our mothers and the mother figures in our lives. We would have also noticed within the African communities abroad and at home,  a growing...

Top 5 essential oils for natural hair care

Essential oils are extracted from plants and are highly concentrated oils, with small molecules for easy and quick absorption.It is always preferable to use natural plant and essential oils instead of synthetic oils as there are a myriad of...

4 ways to rock your natural hair

TWAsIt is a common misconception that TWAs (Teeny Weeny Afros) are boring.  Just because your natural hair is a short and cute TWA does not mean you are confined to one boring style while waiting for your hair to...

African wax prints tackle rivals for place in the sun

In a bustling market in Abidjan, women browse through a bewildering array of intricately patterned wax-print fabrics, each of which has a unique and sometimes quirky name. "Eye of my rival" is one which has an eye-like motif, while...
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Firmin Ngrebada Central African Republic’s PM announces resignation

The prime minister of the troubled Central African Republic, Firmin Ngrebada, announced on Thursday that his government had tendered...
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