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Police arrest Ugandan househelp for allegedly stabbing employer, son to death

A househelp who is suspected of murdering her boss together with her child in Muhoroni is set to undergo a mental assessment to ascertain if she is fit to stand trial.This was...

Bizarre! Students abandon exam in protest over difficult questions

Students at a university in South Africa gave up on writing an exam - and started protesting that it was too difficult, local media reports say.The incident happened during a philosophy...

Father keeps son locked in a cage for seven years

A 45-year-old Byakabanda parish chief in Rakai Town Council in Rakai District has been given police bond after being arrested over locking up his son (names withheld to protect the child) in a small room for...

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...
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UN calls for independent investigation into Cameroon anglophone village massacre

The UN called on Cameroon Tuesday to conduct an independent investigation into the "shocking" killing of 23 villagers in...
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Nigeria military invade community burns homes after sea pirates attack

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and...

Police in South Africa hunt for female guard who stole $267k in cash

South African Police are still on the hunt for a female security official who allegedly stole R4m(about $267,000) in cash from her employer, SBV...

Spain searching for over 100 aboard 3 missing migrant boats

Spanish authorities are searching for possibly dozens of migrants missing on three boats en route to the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, maritime...

Lesotho 1st lady set for trial in PM’s ex-wife murder March 27

The wife of Lesotho’s prime minister, who is charged with murdering her predecessor, will stand trial on March 17, a magistrate ruled on Tuesday...