Ugandan woman becomes the first person to be found guilty of FGM in the U.K

A 37-year-old woman has become the first ever person to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the U.K. The landmark verdict was given in the London after the mother of three was charged of performing FG, on her daughter in 2017. Although she denied the charges, she was found guilty and will be charged on March 8. Her partner, a 43-year-old Ghanaian, was acquitted of all charges and her daughter was placed with another family. The case was first reported to the police after doctors confirmed that…

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Leads the Way in Harare

PEOPLE from all walks of life in Harare yesterday took part in the National Environment Cleaning Day which saw them cleaning the streets and their surroundings. President Mnangagwa last year declared every first Friday of the month, a national clean-up day to promote clean, safe and healthy environment. The exercise is undertaken by all stakeholders from 8am to 10am. In Harare, President Mnangagwa led the exercise at Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals while First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa also took part in the exercise in Mutare. Several ministers including Industry and Commerce…

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Things to do in Johannesburg – Liliesleaf Farm

On 11 July 1963, a group of anti-apartheid activists were having a crucial meeting in a little cottage on a smallholding in Rivonia, north of Johannesburg.  Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.  A “laundry van” pulled up and armed policemen jumped out with police dogs. Knowing that they had been discovered, the men in the room tried to escape but they didn’t get far. The property was surrounded and they were arrested. Liliesleaf Farm Incriminating evidence was found during the raid and subsequent search,…

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