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Many Africans love Barack Obama. Does he deserve it? – The Citizen


As America’s first black president, with a Kenyan father, it’s easy to see why some Africans adore Barack Obama.

Whether or not he was good for the continent, though, is a matter of debate.

His supporters would bring up the fact that he visited the continent seven times during his term – more than any of his predecessors. They may mention that he was the first US president to visit Ethiopia. They could bring up the military support his administration lent to Somalia, Cameroon and Chad to fight al-Shabaab and Boko Haram (although depending on your political views, this could be seen as him doing more harm than good).

Obama’s detractors have plenty of ammunition too – particularly the disastrous ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and the aftermath that was hugely damaging for the…

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Messages of love and peace from a new kind of African ruler



Abiy Ahmed, at 41 Africa's youngest head of government, is like no predecessor in a nation that in the last century has seen rule by a divine emperor, …
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Love them, don’t beat them: South African men march for women


Hundreds of South African men marched on Tuesday in Pretoria to campaign against violence against women and children.

Dubbed #100MenMarch, the national campaign is part of the centenary celebrations of former President Nelson Mandela and anti-apartheid activist Albertina Sisulu.

The participants including government officials, the police, churches and celebrities signed a pledge to protect women and children from violence and end the scourge of violence.

Minister of Police Bekhi Cele acknowledged the severity of the crime in South Africa and the level of abuse the women are going through. “The scourge is quite bad at the present moment, how women and children are being abused by men…until you have a mental change, the scourge will continue, it is a call to men,” he…

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African wives are making their lazy husbands pay them for sex… and women’s rights groups love it


AFRICAN wives are making their lazy husbands pay them for sex – in a controversial move to get their spouses to cough up for household expenses and chores, it’s claimed.

The move by emboldened women in Uganda has been praised by women’s rights organisations.

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Women’s rights activist Tina Musuya, pictured, was in favour of the move for ‘irresponsible’ men

Mother’s Union in Uganda said 150 women first reported demanding money from their husbands for sex in 2015 – but by 2016, the number had climbed to 5,000.

Now 30,000 women have started billing their partners for romps, with officials estimating it could be higher, according to OZY.

Some husbands have reportedly agreed to pay up and others have started doing household chores.

But other have refused to cough up and there have even been…

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Millennials Are Learning to Love Life Benefits: Transamerica


Millennial workers love employer-sponsored life insurance benefits much more than they did even a few years ago.

The percentage of workers born from 1981 through 1997 who say life insurance benefits are somewhat or very important increased to 85% in 2017, from 73% in 2013.

The percentage of members of “Generation X,” or workers born from 1965 through 1980, who rated life benefits as somewhat or very important increased to 75%, from 67%.

The percentage of Baby Boomers, or workers born from 1946 through 1964, who gave life insurance benefits high ratings, fell to 65%, from 69%.

Analysts at the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies have posted those figures in a summary of results from a recent survey.

(Related: Millennials May Care…

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South Africans love grilling so much they have a public holiday dedicated to it — Quartz


Say the word braai or shishanyama to a South African and you’ll conjure up a host of memories: the smell of lamb chops and boerewors sausage grilling over a fire, the warm sun on one’s face, the camaraderie of friends—and that one epic family argument over how to correctly stack the wood.

South Africans are very particular about the art of the “braai”—so much so that the country is about to have its fifth season of a reality show called The Ultimate Braai Master. There have also been efforts to turn South Africa’s Sept. 24 national Heritage Day into National Braai Day—24 hours of forgetting the past and uniting over a collective love of fire-grilled meat. (This feel-good move hasn’t been embraced by everyone.)

The US is gearing up for its own grill-season kickoff on…

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