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Nepali woman, two children, die in outlawed ‘menstruation hut’

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

 10 January 2019 – Daily Mail UK

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds, like the one pictured here, away from the family home once a month

A Nepali mother and her two children have died of suspected smoke inhalation after a night in a windowless hut where women are banished during their period, police said.

Many communities in Nepal consider menstruating women as impure and force mothers and daughters to stay in sheds away from the family home once a month, despite the practice being outlawed.      Continue reading

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The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills in Nigeria – BBC News

The ‘angel’ who secretly pays patients’ hospital bills

In Nigeria, very few medical services are free of charge, and if you can’t pay your hospital bill you may not be allowed to leave. Who will help? In this deeply religious society, many stranded patients hope for divine intervention.

Zeal Akaraiwai does not have the wings of an angel – he has a sleek black Mercedes, all purring engine and deep leather seats. This 40-something financial consultant – trim and neat – steps out of his car in a potholed government hospital car park in Lagos. He is greeted warmly by a team of social workers, and gets straight to business. He asks them for “the list”.

Neatly printed on A4 paper are the names of patients who are well enough to go home. But they are not going anywhere, because they cannot pay their medical bills.

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Ugandan Woman marries herself after pressure from Her Parents – BBC News

Marriage has been the last thing on the mind of Lulu Jemimah, a 32-year-old Ugandan woman pursuing a masters in creative writing at Oxford University.

But her parents would have none of than that and for years now have been pestering her to get married.

Sick and tired of being asked when she would settle down, Jemimah finally gave in and decided to marry herself at a mock wedding ceremony that cost only ($2.6).     Continue reading

Britain: The Windrush Generation – No Longer welcome – BBC History

Britain: The Windrush Generation – No Longer welcome – BBC History

Passengers on the Windrush were told they they were headed for the ‘mother country’ and that they were all welcome. What did they experience after their arrival in Britain? .

Arthur Curling

Windrush immigrants

I came to England first in 1944 in the Airforce. I returned back to Jamaica in 1946 after spending two years there, it was too small for me. I joined the Airforce when I was 16 at the same time I left school, took my test and waited for the results. It was something beautiful at the time to all the young fellows in uniform. You think you want to be a part of something, but apart from that you can’t always say why you do something, you’re young, you don’t stop and think of the dangers and things, you just do what you feel you want to do regardless of what your parents say. My parents did not approve in the beginning, but they had no choice at the time, but like everything else, its your life or your education, you gain an experience.     Continue reading

Which countries get the most sleep? – Richer countries of course

Which countries get the most sleep?

Richer populations tend to be more well-rested

JAMES TOZER | APRIL/MAY 2018 – The Economist Magazine

Donald Trump makes do with four hours. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, is up before 4am. Nearly half of all senior managers say their performance is unaffected by burning the candle. The rest of us seem positively indulgent by comparison: we get an average of seven hours and 12 minutes of shut-eye each night according to 1m worldwide users of Sleep Cycle, an app that tracks night-time sound and movement.

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Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

Ghana’s autistic models turn heads and win awards – BBC News

These autistic teenage girls have become successful models in Ghana, where they have won awards and been made brand ambassadors for a water company in Ghana.

The BBC went to see Yacoba Tete-Marmon, Nana Ohenewaa Kuffour and Maame Bema Baffour Awuah strut their stuff……. SEE VIDEO ON LINK BELOW    Continue reading

Zambia bans controversial South African dancer – Zodwa Wabantu

Zambia bans controversial South African dancer

FRIDAY MARCH 2 2018

Zodwa Wabantu, a controversial South African dancer, is popular for her salacious dancing and not wearing panties. PHOTO | INTERNET SOURCES

Zodwa Wabantu, a controversial South African dancer, is popular for her salacious dancing and not wearing panties. PHOTO | INTERNET SOURCES

In Summary … .   Zodwa, a controversial dancer, is popular in southern Africa for her salacious dancing and not wearing panties.

By MICHAEL CHAWE – The East African – More by this Author

Zambia has barred South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu from entering the country to “avoid corrupting public morals”.

National Guidance and Religious Affairs Minister Godfridah Sumaili told state-run newspaper The Times of Zambia that the government would not allow Zodwa to “strut her stuff anywhere in the country”.

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