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Kenyan man sues quality control, others for burst condoms

A Kenyan man is seeking damages from the country's quality control body, the tax revenue authority and pharmaceutical company Beta Healthcare after alleging that he contracted a sexually transmitted disease for using substandard condoms, local media report. The unnamed man...

Family of 7 found dead at Australian rural property

Four children and three adults were found dead Friday at a rural property near the Margaret River wine region in western Australia, in an apparent murder-suicide with two weapons found nearby. Police said they responded to an early-morning phone call...

Uganda to introduce social media tax

Uganda plans to introduce a new tax on social media users from July, prompting concerns that President Yoweri Museveni is attempting to crack down on opposition to his 32-year-rule. The move is unlikely to go down well in a country...

Oyam women in Uganda to use sex as bait to get lazy men to farm

A group of women in Abok Sub-county, Oyam District in Uganda, have agreed to use sex as a bait to extract productive labour from lazy men in order to boost agricultural production. Ms Helen Odur, the women's farmer group chairperson...

South African father charged after throwing baby off roof

Joe Slovo community in Port Elizabeth South Africa, is standing behind a 38-year-old father who flung his child off the roof of his home last week during a protest, after he was arraigned in the New Brighton Magistrate's court on...

Outrage in Uganda as lawmaker praises wife-beating

A Ugandan male lawmaker has provoked outrage among rights activists by exhorting men to beat their wives in order to discipline them, in comments carried by a Ugandan TV channel. Onesmus Twinamasiko’s remarks followed a speech by President Yoweri Museveni...

9/11 convict suing Trump for mental torture

The only person convicted in the United States for the 9/11 attacks is suing President Donald Trump over his conditions at a high-security prison in Colorado. In a four-page handwritten complaint, Zacarias Moussaoui, a French citizen, says "I want to...

Woman sues Walmart for ‘segregated’ black products

A Californian woman sued supermarket chain Walmart on Friday, accusing the company of implementing extra security measures on products marketed toward black people. Essie Grundy, 43, says all beauty products marketed for black people are placed in a locked glass...

Lesotho shop assistant helped bust human trafficking ring in S. Africa

A shop assistant David(not his real name) from Lesotho has become a hero of sort after facilitating the bursting of a human trafficking ring in South Africa. According to his story, he said that he arrived in South Africa...

Indonesia court fails to outlaw extramarital sex

A bid to make all sex outside marriage illegal was thrown out by an Indonesian court Thursday, as concerns grow over rising intolerance in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. Five out of nine judges on the Constitutional Court in the...
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At least 15 civilians killed by rebels in retaliation for military offensives

Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 15 people overnight in eastern Congo, local officials said on Saturday, in the...
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US urges Libya’s Khalifa Haftar to end attack on Tripoli

The United States has urged Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar to end his offensive to seize Tripoli and accused Russia of exploiting the conflict.The US...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The...

Malema tweets support for Burna Boy, assures of protection, AKA wants apology

South Africa's firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema has tweeted to reassure Nigerian music star Burna Boy of his safety if he visits South Africa...

More death in Guinea as protests against Alpha Conde rages on

A young demonstrator was killed in Guinea on Thursday during protests against President Alpha Conde’s perceived attempt to extend his mandate, the security minister...