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Botswana Legalizes Homosexual Conduct

Botswana’s high court on Tuesday overturned two colonial-era laws criminalizing homosexual conduct in a massive win for LGBT rights on the African continent. The panel of judges ruled unanimously to strike down two laws, essentially legalizing gay sex. Justice Michael Leburu read the ruling in a packed courtroom, saying sexual orientation “is not a fashion statement” and that the laws violated citizens’

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New Study Finds Women Who Give Birth Before 18 Are Economically Impacted For Life

A new study, conducted by the Population Council and with Women Deliver, has found a strong and consistent lifelong negative association between giving birth before age 18 and a woman’s economic empowerment. The research, previewed at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, points to the critical need to strengthen sexual and reproductive health and rights, and expand economic opportunities for girls

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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In Paris On Corruption Claims

The president of Africa’s football governing body Ahmad Ahmad was arrested Thursday morning at a hotel in Paris where he was staying to attend the FIFA Congress. FIFA has confirmed that Ahmad Ahmad was arrested at the Berri Hotel on charges of corruption and financial and fiscal offences. Ahmad Ahmad’s arrest is linked to the contract unilaterally broken by CAF

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US Demands Social Media Details From Visa Applicants

Nearly all applicants for US visas will have to submit their social media details, under newly adopted rules. The State Department regulations say people will have to submit social media names and five years’ worth of email addresses, and phone numbers. When proposed last year, authorities estimated the proposal would affect 14.7 million people annually. Certain diplomatic and official visa

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Kenya court upholds ban on gay sex in major setback for campaigners

Judges at Kenya’s high court have rejected a bid to repeal colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex, in a major setback to LGBT campaigners across Africa. A bench of three judges told a packed courtroom that they had not seen sufficient evidence of discrimination caused by the laws, which they said were constitutional because they represented the values and views of

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Bill Gates Suggests You Read These Five Books This Summer

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates released his annual summer reading list Monday, but warned that the written works are not a “light read.” Gates, 63, suggested Graeme Simsion’s “The Rosie Result” for those looking for a “typical summer book.” He also suggested his wife Melinda’s book, “The Moment of Lift.” “I know I’m biased, but it’s one of the best books I’ve

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CL: How A Ghanaian Liverpool Fan Died After Shock Liverpool Win Over Barca

A final year High school student who is an ardent supporter of Liverpool, passed out following the Reds’ victory over Barcelona in the Uefa Champions League, semi finals last night. Hebert Danso Atiko, collapsed after the Anfield side scored the fourth goal in a stunning comeback, to eliminate the Spanish giants from the prestigious European tournament. Eye witnesses said other

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How Smart Cartels Are Evading Tax At The Port

A cartel operating at the port of Mombasa has devised a scheme to evade taxes. The ploy involves abandoning cargo, and later buying the same during auctions. The strategy, according to those closely involved, has seen importers faced with heavy customs duty and demurrage charges get away with Billion’s of shillings in taxes, with some officials at the port of

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