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Trump bans transgender people from U.S. Military

Trump bans transgender people from U.S. Military  President Donald Trump says the U.S. military will no longer let transgender people serve in any capacity, reversing a policy former President Barack Obama’s administration announced a year ago. In a string of Twitter comments, Trump said that “after consultation with my Generals and military experts,” he was ending acceptance of...... more

South African parents protest against black school principal

South African parents protest against black school principal Parents at a school in South Africa barred children from entering class on the first day of term (on Monday) in protest against the appointment of a black principal, reports IOL News. “We want a coloured principal because this is a coloured area,” school Governing Body member Henry Charles is quoted...... more

HIV: Vaginal ring passes test

HIV: Vaginal ring passes test  Researchers in the United States say a trial in which American teenagers used a vaginal ring to prevent HIV infection has proved successful. A further such study will now be run with teenagers in Africa. The girls used a flexible plastic ring, embedded with anti-retroviral drugs, which was changed every month...... more

Controversial book Nelson Mandela’s last day withdrawn following widow’s outrage

Controversial book Nelson Mandela’s last day withdrawn following widow’s outrage A new book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been withdrawn after it was condemned by his outraged widow, publisher Penguin Random House said Monday. The book by Mandela’s physician Vejay Ramlakan was released last week to coincide with the late anti-apartheid leader’s birthday, July 18, which is marked each year...... more

New security cameras at Jerusalem holy site

New security cameras at Jerusalem holy site Israel installed new security cameras on Sunday at the entrance to a flashpoint holy site in Jerusalem, an official told dpa, following violent clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a cabinet meeting Sunday morning and is expected to hold another meeting of the security...... more

‘Husband storage’ facility opens in Chinese shopping mall

‘Husband storage’ facility opens in Chinese shopping mall Shopping with girlfriends or wives may be one of the most tedious chores for men. A shopping mall in China’s Shanghai Municipality has solved this problem by launching “husband storage” facilities. The transparent self-service pods in Shanghai’s Global Harbor shopping center are equipped with a TV screen, a leather massage chair,...... more

UBA Foundation takes Read Africa Initiative to East Africa

UBA Foundation takes Read Africa Initiative to East Africa The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, through its Corporate Social Responsibility arm, the UBA Foundation, has taken its Read Africa Initiative to East Africa. The foundation last week visited Our Lady of Mercy Girls Secondary School in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, where it donated over 500 copies of Chigozie Obioma’s...... more

Mugabe attacks allies and opposition, vows to run again as Zimbabwe’s President at 94

Mugabe attacks allies and opposition, vows to run again as Zimbabwe’s President at 94  Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe lashed out Friday against factions in his party angling to take over from him, saying they have no backing. The 93-year-old spoke at a rally in Lupane, about 600 kilometres southwest of Harare – as part of his effort to recruit young people to support him in...... more

South Africa holds back Pan African Parliament

South Africa holds back Pan African Parliament South Africa is continuing to pour millions of rand into the Pan African Parliament (PAP), despite failing to ratify the Malabo protocol, which is meant to turn it into an effective legislative body. The AU allocated just more than $22m to the PAP for the 2017 financial year. SA incurs extra...... more

Soldier shoots superior officer dead over cell phone dispute

Soldier shoots superior officer dead over cell phone dispute An Indian soldier shot dead his superior after he was reprimanded for using a mobile phone while on the job in India-administered Kashmir. Maj. Shikhar Thapa admonished the soldier for using his phone during work hours and the screen of the smartphone was damaged as he tried to confiscate it. According...... more

Women in Silicon Valley rise against sexual harassment, gender inequity

Women in Silicon Valley rise against sexual harassment, gender inequity Sweat rolled down the faces of women dressed in super hero costumes at the recent noon SoulCycle class in San Mateo, California. Despite the thumping beat of the music, this was no routine workout. These Silicon Valley women were cycling as a protest, part of a response to an array of...... more

Baboon tampers with electric cables, leaves 50,000 people without electricity

Baboon tampers with electric cables, leaves 50,000 people without electricity  A baboon in Zambia has tampered with the cables at a power station in the south of the country leaving 50,000 people without electricity. It caused the blackout on Sunday morning by climbing into the power station and pulling at the lines. The baboon survived the “massive electric shock” that would...... more

34 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks

34 missing after Cameroon military boat sinks  More than 30 people are missing after a boat belonging to an elite Cameroonian military unit sank off the coast on Sunday, the president’s office said. The logistics boat belonging to the Rapid Intervention Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in recent years, was carrying 37 people when...... more

27 students die in boat mishap

27 students die in boat mishap No fewer than 27, people mostly students, have been killed and 54 others missing after an overcrowded boat sank in a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A local official said Sunday that most of the victims of the tragedy on the Kasai river were students on holiday, local administrator...... more

U.S to crack down on Nigerians, others with overstayed visas

U.S to crack down on Nigerians, others with overstayed visas  A crackdown on visitors with visa overstays is imminent in the United States of America with Nigeria, Brazil, Venezuela, China and  Colombia listed as countries with the most total overstays that do not participate in the visa waiver programme. The Trump Administration says it has a problem with visa overstays in...... more

Corruption in high places: Outspoken South African MP gets death threats

Corruption in high places: Outspoken South African MP gets death threats  Outspoken ANC MP Makhosi Khoza continues to receive death threats‚ with one earlier this week warning her that she has just 21 days to live. “This is what I go through everyday. Now I am told I have 21 days to live. I have reported to the police but nothing has...... more

3 escaped lions killed in South Africa

3 escaped lions killed in South Africa Three lions which had escaped from a world famous game reserve in South Africa have been killed. A farmer living near Kruger National Park (KNP) shot dead one of the males when he found all three eating one of his cows, a parks spokeswoman said. He wounded another and a third...... more

Trump to scrap visa programme for entrepreneurs

Trump to scrap visa programme for entrepreneurs President Donald Trump’s administration is postponing and plans to drop a program to provide visas for foreign entrepreneurs who launch companies in the United States. The visa program, proposed last year by former President Barack Obama, was intended to give entrepreneurs who are not eligible for other types of visas permission...... more

10 soldiers missing after ambush

10 soldiers missing after ambush About 10 Malian soldiers were missing following an ambush by suspected Islamist militants in the West African nation’s desert north, the army said on Monday. An army convoy was attacked on the road between the towns of Gao and Menako on Sunday, said army spokesman Colonel Diarran Kone, in a region...... more

South African Government moves to regulate Uber drivers

South African Government moves to regulate Uber drivers The Department of Transport says Uber operators need to get properly licensed and apply for operating permits. Speaking on the sidelines of the Southern African Transport Conference in Pretoria on Monday‚ Transport Minister Joe Maswanganyi said by licensing Uber operators, they would have a specific route or radius in which they...... more

Desperate search for 4 runaway lions in South Africa

Desperate search for 4 runaway lions in South Africa South African wildlife rangers are searching for four male lions that escaped from a national park. The lions escaped from Kruger National Park on Sunday night and were last seen in the village of Matsulu, South African National Parks said in a statement. It warned residents to “exercise extra caution”. It...... more

Minister dies shortly after admission in hospital

Minister dies shortly after admission in hospital The 68-year-old Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary, Mr. Joseph Nkaissery, is dead, a top government official announced in a statement on Saturday. According APA, he died on Saturday morning a few hours after he was admitted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi for a medical check-up. In a statement, the Chief of Staff...... more

Slavery thriving in London: Police Chief

Slavery thriving in London: Police Chief London is a hotspot of modern slavery, with workers in hotels, restaurants and on construction sites at particular risk of exploitation, said the head of the Metropolitan police’s anti-slavery unit. Modern slavery cases surged in the first half of this year to about 820 by the end of June, compared to...... more

France sets deadline to phase out gasoline and diesel cars

France sets deadline to phase out gasoline and diesel cars  France aims to end the sale of diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 as part of a five-year climate plan revealed Thursday by the country’s new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Hulot also announced the end of coal-produced energy by 2022 and proclaimed 2050 to...... more

Cameroon sacks 500 Nigerians over levy

Cameroon sacks 500 Nigerians over levy    About 500 Nigerians living in parts of Bakassi ceded to the Republic of Cameroon have been sacked by that country’s authorities for not paying N70,000 levy each, according to a breaking news by The Guardian. The paper quoted sources as saying that the 500 persons made their way into Ikang,...... more

President’s supporters invade Venezuela National Assembly, beat up lawmakers

President’s supporters invade Venezuela National Assembly, beat up lawmakers  About 100 government supporters have burst into Venezuela’s opposition-controlled National Assembly, where they beat up several lawmakers. Witnesses said the confrontation came after an assembly session to mark the country’s Independence Day. Military police guarding the site stood by as intruders brandishing sticks and pipes broke through the gate, AFP said....... more

Mystery hackers issue fresh ransom demand

Mystery hackers issue fresh ransom demand The perpetrators of a recent cyber-attack that disrupted businesses across the world appear to have accessed the ransom payments they raised. Just over £7,900-worth of virtual currency has been moved from the Bitcoin address listed in the blackmail demand that appeared on hacked PCs. One expert said there was little doubt...... more

50 African migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean

50 African migrants feared drowned in the Mediterranean Almost 50 refugees are feared dead after their rubber boat sank in the Alboran Sea in the Mediterranean, Spanish coastguards said. Three “exhausted and disorientated” people were rescued from the deflated rubber boat on Tuesday that is believed to have left Morocco with 52 people aboard. The “half-sunk” boat was spotted...... more

14 killed in Ghana mine collapse

14 killed in Ghana mine collapse A 15-member rescue team was deployed on Tuesday to search for survivors after 14 miners died in a collapsed mine in Ghana’s Western Region on Monday, according to police. Locals had managed to rescue three miners trapped in the collapsed old mining pit in Prestea-Huni-Valley district on Monday. The government has...... more

Uganda civil servants banned from wearing mini skirts, fancy nails, braids, hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses

Uganda civil servants banned from wearing mini skirts, fancy nails, braids, hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses Public servants in Uganda are facing a strict dress code after the government issued a circular warning them to “dress decently”. Female staff have been told not to show any cleavage, wear brightly coloured nails, braids or hair extensions, sleeveless or transparent blouses. Men must wear long-sleeved shirts, jackets and ties,...... more

 

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