The Big World of Plus-Size Women

[Vanguard] Plus size women are generally socially frowned upon and openly shunned by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in dating. In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural pr…

[Vanguard] Plus size women are generally socially frowned upon and openly shunned by people especially those in the fashion industry, modeling agencies and even in dating. In the African setting, obesity in women is endemic given that socio-cultural practices, carbohydrated tropical foods and other factors lead to it. In many cases, the 'fattening room culture' practiced by people of Efik/Ibibio descent in Cross River/Akwa Ibom states for marriageable brides comes to bear; while the Igbo and Yoruba people see huge wa

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Premier League ‘Will Start’ Despite Discord

[Namibian] The Namibia Premier League soccer season will kick off this weekend with or without the involvement of all 16 clubs, chairman Patrick Kauta said at the top-flight division’s launch on Wednesday.

[Namibian] The Namibia Premier League soccer season will kick off this weekend with or without the involvement of all 16 clubs, chairman Patrick Kauta said at the top-flight division's launch on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Teachers Accused of Sexual Harassment Transferred

[AIM] Maputo -Teachers accused of sexual harassment of girl pupils in a Maputo secondary school have not been arrested, or even thrown out of the teaching profession, but merely transferred to other schools.

[AIM] Maputo -Teachers accused of sexual harassment of girl pupils in a Maputo secondary school have not been arrested, or even thrown out of the teaching profession, but merely transferred to other schools.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Leasing Ports to Minister’s Brother Was Improper

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Renewal of leases on Quelimane and Beira ports to Cornelder was improper because of possible conflict of interest, according to the attorney-general’s office, which has demanded they be annulled.

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Renewal of leases on Quelimane and Beira ports to Cornelder was improper because of possible conflict of interest, according to the attorney-general's office, which has demanded they be annulled.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Conditions in Central African Republic Continue to Deteriorate – UN

[VOA] The United Nations reports conditions in Central African Republic have continued to deteriorate since a serious outbreak of inter-communal violence in mid-May between the Muslim Seleka and largely Christian anti-Balaka armed groups.

[VOA] The United Nations reports conditions in Central African Republic have continued to deteriorate since a serious outbreak of inter-communal violence in mid-May between the Muslim Seleka and largely Christian anti-Balaka armed groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Rio Tinto Charged With Fraud Over U.S.$3.7 Billion Deal

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Rio Tinto and two former bosses were charged with fraud Tuesday by the US regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), over how they accounted for their disastrous purchase of the Riversdale coal mine…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Rio Tinto and two former bosses were charged with fraud Tuesday by the US regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), over how they accounted for their disastrous purchase of the Riversdale coal mine in Tete. Rio Tinto bought Riversdale in 2011 for $3.7 billion, and sold it in 2014 for $50 million to the Indian state company ICVL (International Coal Ventures Ltd).

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Experts Want Regular Check-Up to Reduce Chronic Diseases’ Risk

[Guardian] The Managing Director of Dennis Ashley Wellness Clinic, Dr. Chima Oti, has said that regular checkup can help reduce the risk of any non-communicable disease (NCD). Oti, however, said early detection gives the patient better chances of survi…

[Guardian] The Managing Director of Dennis Ashley Wellness Clinic, Dr. Chima Oti, has said that regular checkup can help reduce the risk of any non-communicable disease (NCD). Oti, however, said early detection gives the patient better chances of survival.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Plague Tests On Cases in Seychelles Are Negative

[Seychelles News Agency] Results of tests done at the Institut Pasteur in France on the samples collected from persons showing plague-like symptoms in Seychelles are negative, the Public Health Authority said on Wednesday.

[Seychelles News Agency] Results of tests done at the Institut Pasteur in France on the samples collected from persons showing plague-like symptoms in Seychelles are negative, the Public Health Authority said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Seychelles

Nampula Mayor Assassinated

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The mayor of Nampula, Mahamudo Amurane, was assassinated on 4 October, the Mozambican Day of Peace and Reconciliation. Eye-witnesses said a man waited until Amurane came onto the patio of his house, then shot him…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The mayor of Nampula, Mahamudo Amurane, was assassinated on 4 October, the Mozambican Day of Peace and Reconciliation. Eye-witnesses said a man waited until Amurane came onto the patio of his house, then shot him three times at point-blank range, before walking away.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique