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Asamoah Gyan is found guilty of ‘unethical’ hair

A footballer’s hairstyle is probably the last thing you’d expect to be a source of controversy or news in football. The United Arab Emirates Football Association has been keen to enforce its laws on what it has called unethical hair, and a number of footballers face a ban over unethical hairstyles. Ghanaian footballer, Asamoah Gyan is among a list of 46 players found guilty of breaking the football association’s guidelines on hairstyles.

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Happy Being Me

In the illustration Chinue Igwe, a biracial Nigerian-American lesbian woman discusses the complexities of coming out the closet. The illustration depicts the prevalent conservative social, cultural and religious attitudes, which are normally used in society as the basis to dismiss homosexuality as a sin or reprehensible behaviour.


Tiger Brands warns “Prophet of Doom” to refrain from spraying Doom onto people’s faces

Tiger Brands, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) listed company which manufactures insect killer Doom, that is being used in faith healing ceremonies by Prophet (Detective) Lethebo has expressed great alarm and concern at the abuse of its product. Tiger Brands says it is “unsafe to spray any Doom or any aerosol onto people’s faces”, and the company is in the process of contacting the Prophet to ask him to refrain from the practice.


Pictures: South African Pastor sprays Doom insecticide on congregants in a “miracle” and healing ceremony

A South African pastor has caused a stir on social media after pictures emerged of the church minister spraying Doom, an insecticide on his congregants as part of a healing and deliverance ceremony. The Prophet Lethebo Rabalago from the Mountzion General Assembly in Limpopo posted the pictures on the church’s Facebook page, much to the shock and dismay of social media users.


Many Africans agree with Archbishop Desmond Tutu on assisted suicide: “Utata Tutu is right”

In what suggests a fundamental shift in attitudes, many Africans agree with Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu’s position that terminally ill people deserve the right to decide when they shall die. Archbishop Tutu made his views known last week on the day he turned 85. Many young Africans have come out in support of Tutu on social media, terming his stance brave and humane. What side of the debate are you on and is it time African countries passed laws allowing for assisted suicide?