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Inkosi Gomani V Calls for Peace Amidst Political Tension

Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani V has used this year's Umbizo cultural ceremony to join calls for peace and coexistence among Malawians regardless of political or ethnic differences as the country awaits court ruling on the disputed 21 May 2019 presidential election results. Gomani told the gathering in Ntcheu on Sunday that unity and peace is key to socio-economic transformation hence the need for Malawians to...

Residents shocked after burial lasts less than 20 minutes

KENYA - Residents of Chamuka village in Nyandarua county were on Monday treated to a bizarre incident after the body of a deceased villager was buried within 20 minutes. It's said that the land on which 68-year-old Elijah Kogi was buried in is being fought over between family members, which saw one of the relatives obtain a court order blocking the burial. According to Laban Mwangi,...

Straight women marry each other and sharing beds in order to keep their houses in the absence of husbands

Straight women in Tanzania are marrying each other and even sharing beds in order to keep their houses in the absence of husbands, according to reports. A centuries-old local tradition, called ‘nyumba ntobhu’ or ‘house of women’, has been given a modern revival by members of the Kurya tribe in remote villages in the north of the country. Under the tradition, a woman is permitted to...

3 Public Viewing Sites opened at Chongoni Rock Art World Heritage Site

DEDZA - The Department of Museums and Monuments has opened three public viewing sites at the renowned Chongoni Rock Art World Heritage Site in Dedza. The sites have been opened at Chentcherere, Mphunzi and Namzere. Located within Chongoni Forest Reserve, Chongoni Rock Art has 127 rock paintings which is also the highest concentration of rock art in Central Africa. According to Department of Museums and Monuments Director...

James Bongololo Vows to Challenge Govt Decision of Installing Mtima Gondwe As New Paramount Chikulamayembe

James Bongololo Gondwe who claims to be the rightful heir of the Chikulamayembe chieftaincy has said he will challenge a decision by government to install Mtima Gondwe as the new Paramount Chikulamayembe. Yesterday, Minister of Local Government Ben Phiri secretly installed Mtima Gondwe as new Paramount Chikulamayembe amidst protest. This has angered warring members of the Chikulamayembe clan led by James Bongololo Gondwe who have burnt...

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