Tanzania:  30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves
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Politics and Society Tanzania: 30-years in jail for marrying or impregnating schoolgirls, parliament resolves

Tanzania has passed a provision, which stipulates that men who impregnate or marry schoolgirls will face 30 years in prison as part of the government’s commitment to fight and prevent child marriage. The country has one the highest child marriage prevalence rates in the world, and to eliminate the scourge, the government has resolved to take tougher measures in the form of lengthy jail terms to protect school-girls.

Africa mourns Elechi Amadi: Tributes pour in for Nigerian literary giant
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Lifestyle Africa mourns Elechi Amadi: Tributes pour in for Nigerian literary giant

Africa has lost one of its great writers, renowned Nigerian author, Elechi Amadi, popularly known for his debut masterpiece, The Concubine, which is widely considered his magnum opus. Amadi was born in Nigeria in 1934 and passed away on the 29th of June 2016. He was 82 years old. Amadi, indeed leaves an indelible mark and a great legacy, which will continue to inspire African writers. May he rest in perpetual peace.

Tanzania will not soften tough stance on homosexuality
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Politics and Society Tanzania will not soften tough stance on homosexuality

The plight of Tanzania’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, which has long suffered from social and institutionalised discrimination is set to continue following remarks that the government will not soften its tough stance on homosexuality. While President John Magufuli has been commended for the early signs of good governance and tough stance of corruption, the rights of the LGBT community have not been protected.

Proudly African: Start-up, Enda develops Kenya’s first running shoe
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Lifestyle Proudly African: Start-up, Enda develops Kenya’s first running shoe

African entrepreneurship is certainly on the rise and a Kenyan start-up, Enda Athletic (Enda means “go” in Swahili) has designed and developed world-class running shoes, which are inspired by the country imponderable greatness in running. We certainly hope Kenyan athletes will be sporting the debut Enda Iten running shoe in the foreseeable future.