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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

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. […]

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 […]

Cameroon women given decision-making roles in traditional chiefdoms

At a UN-organised ceremony, nine traditional chiefs in Cameroon’s Northern region were congratulated after appointing 123 women to decision-making roles for their first time in their chiefdoms. It is hoped that the move will mean that those in authority will get to hear about issues affecting women more quickly. Previously, women were not allowed access […]

A discussion on food and faith with Pauline Manilla

Food blogger, Pauline Manilla shared her take on flavour, healthy eating and faith. Wife, mother and writer of silverlinings; gives an insight into her experiments with food, through recipes and the importance of eating and living healthy. Based in London but grew up in Jos in Nigeria, Pauline’s early experience of cooking was from watching her Mum,  preparing Queen

Catch: Hans Ramzan Design of the Year Nominee Product that detects HIV.

HIV affects 2.5 million people a year and kills 90 per cent of people who contract the disease. Hans Ramzan designed an at-home HIV detection test, nominated for Beazley Design of the Year and INDEX Design to Improve Life Award. Hans Ramzan, from Solihull, explains: ‘HIV is the biggest killer of people and of those 2.5 million.  Two […]

Role Models and Youth Leaders to combat knife Crime

  Teenagers and Young adults are impressionable in today’s society. With Knife and violent crime on an increase; 45,000 recorded knife related incidents in the UK. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, set up the London needs you alive campaign (#LnyA). To bring teachers, youth leaders, Parents and faith communities together; to stop violent crime among the youth.

Guinea couple convicted of enslaving girl in US

Texas couple who enslaved girl for 16 years get seven-year prison term A couple who enslaved a young woman for 16 years at their home in the US have been sentenced to seven years in jail. Mohamed Touré and his wife Denise Cros-Touré, both 58, were found guilty in January of bringing the young girl […]
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