Indonesian Police Arrest Transgenders, Cut Their Hair, Coach Them On How To Behave Like Men

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Police in Indonesia have detained 12 transgender women, cutting their long hair and saying they were “coaching” them to behave like “real men”. According to BBC, several beauty salons in Aceh province were raided over the weekend and transgender women working there taken to the local police station. The transgender women, who were also forced to wear men’s clothes, will be held for three days. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that has strict Islamic religious law. The move has been condemned by human rights groups. Transgender women are…

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Tanzanian government bans posting of ‘raunchy pictures’ on social media

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If you are a participant of #ThirstTrapTuesday you could find yourself in big trouble in Tanzania. According to a report by Pulse live.co.ke the Tanzanian government has banned the posting of ‘nude pictures’ on social media. It appears the ban is currently aimed at the countries’ entertainment personalities. The report states that the Music Regulatory Board of Tanzania has summoned actress and singer Susan Michael, stage name Pretty Kind, to appear before them. Her crime? Posting salacious snaps on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. The ban means that an artist cannot…

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Land invasions ‘halted’ in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe has effectively halted land invasions‚ a major climb-down from a policy that contributed to human rights abuses‚ lawlessness and economic meltdown. During President Robert Mugabe’s era‚ there was a policy within Zanu PF and government to get rid of the last remaining white commercial farmers‚ replacing them with landless locals. But the first signs of change emerged when Robert Smart returned to his Lesbury Farm 200 kilometres east of Harare in December. He returned to the country escorted by the army which had just led a successful mission to…

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Pregnant Mom And Her Boyfriend ‘Beat Her Son, 4, And Scalded Him In Hot Shower Until He Died Because He Spilled Cereal’

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Little Tahjir behaved like any other four-your-old boy. When he cried, it was his mom’s job to comfort him. When he fell, it was her job to pick him up. And when Tahjir spilled his cereal, guess what? It was her job to clean it up. But when Lisa Smith saw the mess her son had made, she and her boyfriend beat him so severely he wet himself. They then placed him in a scalding hot shower until he died. Smith, 19, and her boyfriend Keiff King, 26, of Willow…

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National Peace and Reconciliation Commission to start public hearings

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THE National Peace and Reconciliation Commission will next month begin public hearings on various issues to do with justice, healing and reconciliation. Earlier this month, President Emmerson Mnangagwa signed the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill (NPRC) into law to operationalise the Commission that was appointed in 2016. The National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Act provides for the functions, powers, operations and removal from office of members of the Commission. It also provides for the manner of conducting investigations and staffing of the Commission, among others. In a statement on…

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Mnangagwa to meet UK envoy. . . As Zimbabwe opens up to international community

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President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration is making remarkable headway in taking Zimbabwe to the global arena with the President this week set to receive a special envoy of British Prime Minister Theresa May to discuss issues of mutual interest between the two countries. The discussions will touch on several economic issues, including Zimbabwe’s possible return to the Commonwealth. It will be the second time President Mnangagwa is hosting a British envoy in less than three months, signalling London’s seriousness to thaw frosty relations with Harare. The first was British Minister for…

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“I suck women, engage in marathon s*x to deliver them from evil spirit” — Pastor

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A self-acclaimed pastor, identified as Raphael Obi, has admitted sucking the breast of women to deliver them from what he called the evil spirit tormenting them. The suspect, known among his disciples as Pastor Sharp Sharp, disclosed this while being interrogated by detectives at the Area M Command, Idimu. In his confessional statement to the police, Raphael said that his brand of deliverance ministry involved sucking of women’s breasts. The suspect, who hails from Enugu State, explained that he sucked women’s breasts to deliver them from killer diseases, including cancer.…

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Pastor’s Wife Who Sent Her Nudes To Church’s WhatsApp Group, Attempts Suicide

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Osofo Maame, the wife of Ghanaian pastor who mistakenly sent her nudes to members of her church via WhatsApp, has reportedly attempted suicide out of embarrassment. According to Mynewgh, Maame, who has become a subject of public discussion, especially among members of the husband’s church, was reported to have tried drinking a liquid poisonous substance, but was stopped by her family members. According to information gathered by mandynews.com, the woman in her mid-30s who is nursing a 6-month-old baby, intended to send the pictures to her husband who was on…

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Usain Bolt: South Africans make people feel right at home

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Retired athlete Usain Bolt jetted into Mzansi on Friday ahead of the Sun Met this past weekend and told TshisaLIVE that he felt right at home. The athlete was flown into the country as part of his duties as GH Mumm CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer) at the glitzy annual horse racing event on Sunday in Cape Town. Usain said that in many ways Mzansi was like Jamaica and he loved how South Africans had the ability to make people feel “right at home”. “Growing up‚ my mother always made sure…

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European Union, African Union pledge unwavering support to new Zim government

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The European Union and African Union have both pledged unwavering support to President Mnangagwa’s Government in its efforts to reintegrate Zimbabwe into the international community and ongoing reforms aimed at repositioning Zimbabwe’s economy on a growth trajectory. African Union chairperson Mr Moussa Faki Mahamat, will visit Zimbabwe soon to assess how the AU can support the country in its preparations for the forthcoming harmonised elections, to be held by June this year and renewed efforts to have illegal sanctions imposed by the west lifted. Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister…

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