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Homosexuality remains illegal and punished in Uganda

Uganda’s lawmakers passed Friday a law that punishes “aggravated homosexuality” with life imprisonment. The new law eliminated the death penalty introduced in 2010, when taking position the US President Barack Obama considered it as “odious”. The motivation for the actual law, exposed in the parliament, was that homosexuals from the West destroy Ugandan families recruiting Ugandan children into the gay lifestyle.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

A Chinese tourist escaped after he had a scary accident in Zambia

A Chinese tourist returned quickly to his country after he escaped from a big danger in Zambia. The Chinese visited, like many others, the famous Victoria Falls in Zambia, a gorge 25 meters (82 feet) in depth. The waterfall on the Zambezi River, which is situated at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is a very popular destination for tourists. However, visiting this place requires to be more careful than usual because some accidents may occur. This was the case of this Chinese tourist.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

Beer and cigarettes were destroyed in Nigeria based on the Islamic law, Saria

The police destroyed 240,000 bottles of beer, on Wednesday, in the city of Kano, Nigeria. More than 8,000 liters of a local alcoholic brew (“burukutu”) and 320,000 cigarettes were destroyed on the same day using a large bulldozer.
Aminu Daurawa, the Kano’s Hisbah chief, declared “the ardent hope this will bring an end to the consumption of such prohibited substances.”

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

The victim’s remains of a small plane crash near Lagos Airport will be identified after DNA test

According to the Nigerian authorities, sixteen people were killed on Thursday in a small passenger plane crash outside Lagos Murtala Mohammed International Airport’s domestic terminal. Before the crash, the Embraer 120 plane was making a lot of noise, a witness said. Four or five people survived to the accident. The crashed aircraft was flying to Akure, at about 225 km east of Lagos and was carrying the body of the former regional governor Olosegun Agagu and members of his family to his funeral.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Africa

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