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John Magufuli's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Tanzanian Women

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has been condemned for comments that girls who give birth should not be allowed to return to school. An online petition ... Full story

Tunisian Women Undergo Hymen Surgery To Return To 'Virginity'

In Tunisia, young women are expected to be virgins when they marry, leading to a growing trade in hymen reconstruction surgery. Yasmine (not her real name) ... Full story

Dlamini-Zuma Accepts Nomination To Lead South Africa's Ruling ANC

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former African Union Commission Chairperson, has finally accepted to vie for the presidency of the ruling African National Congress (ANC), local media ... Full story

Lesotho's Thabane's Wife Shot Dead

The wife of Lesotho Prime Minister elect Tom Thabane has been shot dead, just ahead of his inauguration on Friday. This threatens to throw ... Full story

Zambian Parliament Suspends 48 Opposition MPs

LUSAKA – Zambia's parliament on Tuesday suspended 48 opposition lawmakers who boycotted President Edgar Lungu’s address to legislators in March to protest against his contested ... Full story

Nigerian Army Claims Boko Haram Massacre, Frees 9 Kids

Maiduguri - A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed on Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a ... Full story

Gabon TV Host Suspended After Bongo 'Death' Blunder

Libreville - A newsreader for Gabon state television has been taken off the air after mistakenly announcing the death of President Ali Bongo, the channel ... Full story

Gaddafi's Son Saif 'Freed' In Libya

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, second son of the late deposed Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, is said to have been freed under an amnesty. Believed to have ... Full story

Zambia Opposition Leader Moved To Maximum Security Jail

Lusaka - Zambia's opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, facing treason charges, said on Friday he had been moved from a prison in the capital Lusaka to ... Full story

Zambia's Opposition Leader, 5 Aides In Treason

A Magistrate has ruled that Zambia’s main opposition leader, Hakainde Hichilema, should be tried by a High Court on charges of treason. Without specifying which particular ... Full story

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