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2014 Miss World attributes win to African heritage PDF Print E-mail

sa beautyRolene Strauss, the proud winner of Miss World 2014, has attributed her win to her African background. The South African beauty spoke to the BBC and said that her African Heritage played a role in her winning as she learnt about unity, respect and love for fellow human beings.

She is the second South African woman to win the Miss World pageant.

The 22-year-old beauty is also a medical student, giving her the perfect combination of brains as well as looks. Rolene, who was born in South Africa, spoke of the rich culture of her home Nation.  Writing on her own website, Ms. Strauss, who is single, said of her and her family ‘We moved to a small town called Volksrust, in Mpumalanga, ever since then I was a small town girl with big dreams’.

 
SUSPECTED SUICIDE BOMBER KILLS AT LEAST SIX IN NIGERIA'S MAIDUGURI Source: Reuters PDF Print E-mail
A suspected female suicide bomber killed at least six people on Tuesday in Maiduguri, capital of Nigeria's Borno state, military and hospital sources said, three days after a multiple bomb attack in the city killed more than 50 people.
 
Maiduguri is the birthplace of radical Islamist Boko Haram insurgents who have been fighting for six years to revive a medieval Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria. The militants tried to seize the city at the end of January, killing more than 100 people in the attack, and again in early February.
 
On Tuesday, a loud blast rocked Maiduguri just after 4 p.m. and a military source at the scene said a woman had detonated her bomb at a roundabout near the Monday Market, which has been attacked numerous times before.
 
WBO Africa lightweight champion, Ashie wants to fight Tagoe again PDF Print E-mail

George 'Red Tiger' Ashie has immediately set his sight on settling scores with his old foe Emmanuel Tagoe after his TKO win over Allan Kamote on Saturday.
Ashie who annexed the vacant WBO Africa lightweight wants a mandatory defense against Emmanuel Tagoe who defeated him two years ago.
"I want Emmanuel Tagoe. I wanted a title and now I have it so what's I want to do next is to defend the title with Emmanuel Tagoe."
The new champion also told the fans that he was ready to fight Tagoe on December 26 when the latter is expected to stage his next fight
. But during the bout Ashie was the aggressor in the bout and severally penetrated Kamote's weak guard throughout the fight which lasted only six rounds
The Tanzanian’s weaknesses were exposed even further in the fourth round after he was knocked down but he surprisingly beat the mandatory count to survive.

 
Negligence caused my dad's death -- Ibrahim Sima's son alleges PDF Print E-mail

Abu Ibrahim, son of the convicted Exopa CEO who died last Thursday while servicing a jail term says his father's death was caused by negligence by prison officers and health officials.
"I am in shock because my dad wasn't a sick person. He was healthy, he was fit. The prison officer himself said it that...anytime Sima wakes up what he does is just exercise", said Abu Ibrahim.
He will not say if the family intends to seek legal redress over Mr Sima's death, but said there was need to "wait and see" since investigations are still ongoing.
Ibrahim Sima, died while serving a fifteen-year jail sentence at the Nsawam Prisons for trafficking narcotics.
He died on Thursday night at the Police Hospital in Accra.
Chief Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, DSP Vitalis Aiyia explained that the convicted CEO was playing football when he collided with the goalkeeper but did not complain of injuries at the time.

 
2 teachers, 5 students arrested over agitation at St John’s SHS PDF Print E-mail

Two teachers and five students have been arrested in connection with agitations at the St. John’s Senior High School (SHS) in the Upper West Region.
The teachers reportedly instigated the students to protest against the school authority’s decision to sift the number of students sitting next year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE)
The agitations led to the destruction of school property as well as the burning of the school administration block by some angry students on Thursday night.
Police in the region have tightened security in the Nandom Township where the school is located.
Chairman of the Nandom Security Council Catbert Baaba Kuupeil, who is also District Chief Executive (DCE) for the area, told Joy News an emergency district security meeting has been held to set a roadmap to resolve the issues.
He said some recommendations made from the meeting are being followed through to ensure that there is peace, order and security in and around the school – as well as the community around it.

 
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