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The Two-Headed Boy of Bengal: His Life, Early Death and Dissection

A boy born in 1783 had two heads, one on top of the other with the second head upside down so that the neck stub was in the air. It was said that the second head had a fully...

This Firm Keeps Frozen Human Brains, With the Hope of Reviving Them ‘One Day’

People pay thousands of dollars to this Russian firm to store their brain when they die.. in the hope breakthroughs in science will one day be able to bring them back to life. When Alexei Voronenkov’s 70-year-old mother passed away,...

Woman Waited to Lose Virginity After Marriage and Then Found Out She Can’t Have Sex

Believing that sex is a very intimate and special thing that should only be shared with one's husband a lady decided to wait until her wedding night to have sex with her husband only for her to discover the...

Lake Natron: The Alkaline Tanzanian Lake That Turns Animals into Stone

In a remote part of northern Tanzania in Africa there is a mysterious lake in the eastern branch of Africa's Great Rift Valley with water that is so caustic that it can burn the skin and eyes of unprepared...

Tanzanian Authorities to Publish Names of Married Men to Protect Single Women from ‘Unnecessary Heartbreaks’

Authorities in Tanzania are considering publishing the identities of all married men on a website run by a state agency as part of efforts to curb cheating and protect young women from “unnecessary heartbreaks.” Dar es Salaam regional commissioner, Paul...

Ugandan Court Finds Woman Guilty of Insulting President Museveni

A Ugandan court on Thursday found controversial Makerere University academic Dr Stella Nyanzi guilty of cyber harassment. Dr Nyanzi was charged with insulting President Yoweri Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni and his late mother, Ms Esteri Kokundeka, in a Facebook...

Confusion Reigns as Chinese Donation of ‘Friendship’ to Kenya’s parliament Vanishes

Kenyan authorities are investigating an incident where a container delivering a donation to its Parliament from the Chinese government arrived empty in Nairobi on Tuesday. The donation of “friendship”, which contained computers and projectors as well as other assorted items,...

South Sudan’s President Kiir Bans Singing of National Anthem in his Absence

South Sudan 's President Salva Kiir has banned anyone from singing the national anthem unless he is present, according to a government minister. Information Minister Michael Makuei told AFP news on Monday that different leaders and institutions were playing the...

Uganda Announces Plans to Register Cattle and Issue them ‘Birth Certificates’

The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing birth certificates for the animals, so it can trace their products.. Mr Vincent Ssempijja, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, on Tuesday...

eSwatini Bans ‘Witchcraft and Magic’ Competition

A competition pitting witchdoctors against each other in a battle of skills this weekend in eSwatini - formerly known as Swaziland - has been banned, according to a government statement. Organisers had planned to hold the competition in Manzini, the...

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Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.