Top Africa stories: Malawi nurse, Zimbabweans reflect on Mugabe ouster

2018-11-16 05:51

Malawi nurse under fire for taking selfie with naked pregnant woman in labour ward

A nurse at a hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, has reportedly been suspended, pending further investigation, after she took a selfie with an unsuspecting naked pregnant woman in the background.

According to Malawi24, the picture, shared on social media, showed the pregnant woman lying on a bed in the labour ward.

The selfie had since provoked an uproar on social media, with some saying this was "totally disrespectful".


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'It was a time of immense hope': Zimbabweans reflect on fall of Mugabe

It's one year since the Zimbabwe army seized control of the country, rolled their tanks onto the streets of Harare and forced longtime leader Robert Mugabe out of power.

Back in November 2017, tens of thousands of jubilant Zimbabweans poured into central Harare to back the army operation dubbed 'Operation Restore Legacy'.

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Zim protesters' killings: Army generals' denials 'not surprising'

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has described as "unsurprising" the testimony by two Zimbabwean army generals who denied that troops killed six people on August 1 when the military was called in to crush protests following the country's disputed elections.

The generals, according to Associated Press, suggested this week that Zimbabwe's opposition was responsible for the killings.

Giving oral evidence before the commission, Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Philip Valerio Sibanda said he did not believe the army was responsible for the carnage, said an AFP report.


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Nigeria 'sex-for-marks' don charged with corruption

A Nigerian professor accused of demanding sex from a student to boost her marks has been charged with corruption, one of the country's main anti-graft bodies has announced.

The woman came forward in April with a recording of the management and accounting lecturer demanding that she sleep with him or fail the course, sparking a debate in Nigeria about sexual harassment on campuses.

Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ife, southwest Nigeria, in June sacked Richard Akindele, saying his remarks were "inappropriate" and amounted to "scandalous behaviour".


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Let's help Mnangagwa move Zim forward,' says former deputy PM

Zimbabwe's former deputy prime minister Thokozani Khupe has reportedly called for "unity of purpose" among various stakeholders in the southern African country, which is currently battling a battered economy.

According to Daily News, Khuphe, who leads the break-away faction of the Movement for Democratic Change, said she told her party representatives in parliament to engage and offer President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government ideas.

Khupe said although opposition parties should not forget their mandate to fight for political reforms, it was now important to share "ideas on how to move this country forward".  

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