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Has there been a real ‘dialogue’ between Ghana and China? [Article]

Dr, Bawumia with the Vice President of the People's Republic of China, Li Yuanchao (R)

Relations between two sovereign nations should be conducted on the basis that both are adults. Adults discuss the real issues that threaten to derail their relationships. If they live closely together and an important fence that serves them both breaks down, they try to find realistic ways of repairing the damage. They – like children – offer to share their ...

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South Africa prisoners entertained by ‘strippers’

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Inmates at a South African prison known as Sun City were treated to “strippers” as part of an official event. Pictures circulating on social media show two scantily-clad women in thigh-high boots pressing themselves up against orange suited men at Johannesburg’s Medium B prison. On Monday, the Department of Correctional Services confirmed the veracity of the photos. A full investigation ...

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Assin Dansame: Corpse exhumed and left in the open

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Some residents of Assin Dansame in the Assin North Municipality of the Central Region are incensed over a corpse that has been exhumed and left at the community centre. The corpse, laid in a coffin, has been left in the middle of the community for hours after the Chief of the town was alleged to have ordered it to be ...

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China’s Yulin dog meat festival begins despite rumours of ban

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A controversial dog meat festival has begun in the Chinese city of Yulin, despite earlier reports it had been cancelled or toned down this year. The Lychee and Dog Meat festival takes place annually in Guangxi province. Earlier this year, US campaigners claimed that vendors had been told by authorities not to sell dog meat. But stall holders had told ...

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South Africa: Train derails after thieves stole part of rail tracks

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The Phelophepa Healthcare Train’s locomotive has derailed between Carolina and Waterval-Boven in Mpumalanga after a piece of the railway line was allegedly stolen. Transnet’s rail freight services spokesperson Clement Maphaba said a part of the train track was allegedly stolen which caused the train’s locomotive to derail at around 10:00 on Saturday morning, Netwerk24 reported. The train driver saw the ...

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Man forced to pay ‘bride price for dead wife’

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A man in Mozambique’s southern province of Inhambane had to pay the traditional bride price, locally known as “lobolo”, for a dead woman at the weekend, Mozambique’s state radio reports. After the woman died due to complications during childbirth, her relatives forced her young partner to pay the “lobolo”, warning that she would not be buried otherwise. The relatives accused ...

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Nigerian athlete’s wig falls off during long jump [Video]

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Nigeria’s field and track athlete, Blessing Okagbare, suffered an embarrassing moment in Oslo, Norway when her wig fell off as she jumped during a competition. The 28-year-old Beijing 2008 Olympic silver medallist is competing in the Oslo leg of the IAAF Diamond League She recorded a jump of 6.21 metres to finish seventh while her wig was nearly half a ...

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Rhino kills Hungarian conservationist in Rwanda

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A conservationist who played a key role in reintroducing the eastern black rhino to Rwanda has been killed by one of the animals, a wildlife group says. Krisztián Gyöngyi was tracking animals in the Akagera National Park when he was killed, African Parks added. It did not give more details, but rhinos usually charge and kill people with their horn. ...

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People with tattoos more likely to cheat – Study

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A study has found people with tattoos are more likely to have a “great sex life” but be inclined to cheat on their partners. Research conducted by dating website for married couples titled VictoriaMilan has discovered lovers who have body art are more likely to enjoy an affair or have a “great sex life”. The survey was carried out on ...

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Female rapists attacking men in Zimbabwe, police issues caution

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Zimbabwean police have cautioned unsuspecting men and the general public to be wary of a group of women accused of sexually assaulting men in the capital Harare. Two separate incidents were reported last week after an August last year incident when four women drugged and “sexually molested” a 29-year-old man they had offered a lift. Police spokesperson Chief Superintendent Paul ...

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