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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Lydia Smith
A woman accused of raping a man may be spared from prison. Lestina Marie Smith, from Saginaw, Michigan, was 17 when she allegedly raped a 19-year-old man inside his car and threatened him with a knife.
The victim said the couple had been dating for around two months in 2016, several months before the incident took place. But he insisted they had split up after Ms Smith hit him.
He said he was attacked by Ms Smith on January 11, after she asked to meet up with him. Ms Smith …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Rodney Muhumuza
Ugandan Police last Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime President to extend his rule.
In a chaotic session in Parliament, during which many lawmakers heckled and threatened each other, the House Speaker said the contentious bill is likely to be introduced next week.
Uganda’s Constitution bars anyone over the age of 75 from seeking the Presidency.
President Yoweri Museveni, 73, is ineligible to run again in 2021 if the age restriction remains. His critics …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
Kenya President slams annulled poll as Judicial ‘coup’

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said last Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his election victory on September 1, 2017 was a “coup” that stole democracy from the people.In an angry televised address, Kenyatta railed against “a coup in Kenya carried out by four people in the Court.”
Speaking mostly in Swahili, the President said the Supreme Court, which issued its full judgment recently, had undermined democracy by arguing that “numbers don’t matter, it is processes that matter.”
“The judgment of a few people has reversed all the gains we have made …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo and Paul Wallace
The High Court of Abuja in Nigeria has ordered the banning of a group campaigning for an independent State of Biafra in the nation’s South Eastern Region and designated it as a terrorist organization, the ruling All Progressives Congress party said last week in a post on Twitter.
The Court issued the order in Abuja, the capital, after the Attorney General submitted an application following a proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari before his departure to attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“Before the President …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

Eating hot foods can be found difficult for most people especially in a warm climate such as ours.
However, food temperatures have little or nothing to do with the weather conditions but more to do with the body and its contributions alongside food nutrients.
One important factor that helps regulate food intake is the extra heat released into the body when it is assimilated.
Mode of digestion
Hot meals aid proper digestion because of the time it takes to consume it. This enables the consumer to eat in adequate proportions which in turn gives …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]
8 Great benefits of Onions

Never mind the tears they bring on–onions are an ace ally in your fight against disease. A prized member of the lily family, onions lavish you with health benefits while adding oodles of taste to your food. Not to mention you can buy a bundle from the grocery store for mere pennies.
Here’s a quick glimpse at their incredible health benefits:
• The phytochemicals in onions along with their vitamin C help improve immunity.
• Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar.
• For centuries, onions have been used to reduce inflammation …

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[26 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

The health benefits of fruits guarantee you optimum health and a well-built body in the long run. Fruits benefit your body immensely as they are natural sources of vitamins and minerals, which are essential for the proper functioning of the body. Rich in dietary fiber, fruits also help to improve the functioning of the digestive tract. Fruits are an important part of a healthy diet for those who want to lose weight; they give ample energy and nearly every nutrient that your body needs to curb weight gain, without adding …