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Kenyan judge rules Rastafarianism is a religion

A Kenyan judge has ruled that Rastafarianism is a religion that deserves to be treated like any other. The ruling is part of a case involving a minor who was banned from school for having dreadlocks. The 15-year-old student at the Olympic High School in the capital, Nairobi, was sent home for

Why your smart meter may not be so smart after all

Nearly a third of all energy companies fitting smart meters are still installing old technology. Government guidance says that since the middle of March 2019 customers should only have been given second generation smart meters. However, eight companies still installing first generation smart meters say the network is not reliable enough to switch customers on […]

We’re proud of our Symbol -By Segun Showunmi

By Segun Showunmi The decision to go to court on this issue of a stolen mandate in the February 2019 presidential election was a necessary sacrifice that a leader of the mould of Atiku Abubakar had to make, not only to claim his mandate, but also to free Nigeria and Nigerians from the perilous consequences […]

Kenyan schoolgirl takes her own life after ‘period shaming’

A schoolgirl in Kenya has taken her own life after allegedly being shamed in class for having her period and staining her uniform. The 14-year-old’s mother said her daughter hanged herself after being humiliated by a teacher, Kenyan media reported. Police used tear gas to disperse a crowd of about 200 parents protesting outside the […]

FASHION: First African wins prestigious LVMH fashion prize

A 26-year-old South African designer has become the first African to win the LVMH Prize, a prestigious award for young fashion designers that was launched in 2013. Thebe Magugu beat more than 1,700 other applicants to the 300,000 euros ($331,272; £269,887) prize money and will also receive a year’s mentoring by the luxury goods company. […]

Gadgets can be hacked to produce ‘dangerous’ sounds, says researcher

Many modern gadgets can be hacked to produce deafening and disorienting sounds, research has revealed. Security researcher Matt Wixey found a range of devices had little protection to stop themselves being turned into “offensive” low-grade, cyber-weapons. Mr Wixey tested laptops, mobile phones, headphones, a PA system and several types of speakers. The

A Poet’s Space with Simone Ziel

A Poet’s space ‘a place where spoken word artists have a space to express themselves.’  Simone created a new ‘digital platform exploring different poets and spoken word artists and giving them a place to perform.’ Influenced by Button poetry and tiny desk concert in America. A Poet’s Space is a place one studio where artists […]

Outrage as Nigeria pastor accused of rape returns to pulpit

A popular Nigerian pastor accused of rape has returned to the pulpit one month after taking a “leave of absence”. Biodun Fatoyinbo, who is the founder and senior pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (Coza) in the capital, Abuja, was accused on 28 June by celebrity photographer Busola Dakolo of raping her twice when she […]

Cyber bullying: ‘The bully is in the back pocket and It’s 24/7

  Cyberbullying is at it’s all-time high with Half of all young adults have experienced cyber-bullying in some way 10- 20 per cent say they experience it regularly. Cyberbullying is defined by the use of digital devices such as mobile phones, tablets and computers. It can occur through text, SMS, apps and online via social […]
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