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Today’s breaking news from Africa is somewhat shocking, but at the same time serve as a reminder that life is precious, and to also stay clear of evil deeds. The following Africa breaking news are trending today:
1. In South Africa, stray bullet kills mom in kitchen
South Africa’s Independent Online reports a story of a Cape Town mother who died in her kitchen in front of her seven children after she was hit by a gangster’s stray bullet.
42 year old Elsabe Petersen had instinctively ran to look for her teen daughter when she heard several gunshots fired outside her Elsies River home. Minutes before the shootout, Elsabe sent the 14-year-old to a nearby tuck shop to buy a candle and she feared her child could be hurt.
It was before 8pm on Monday when rival gang members opened fire on each other in Porterville Court, Elsies River. Without thinking, the panic-stricken mother opened the door and ran out looking for her child.
Elsabe was barely outside her home when she was hit in the back by a stray bullet. Read the full story here: Stray Bullets Kills Mom.
2. Baby In Nigeria Born with Circumcised Manhood
This is weird, but Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper published a story of a 30-year-old woman in Nigeria who delivered a baby boy last week with a circumcised manhood. But medical experts have disputed the claim that a baby can be born with circumcised manhood, saying it might be an abnormality.
Dr Fred Achem, President, Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics of Nigeria (SOGON), say it is medically impossible for a baby to be born circumcised. Read the full story here: Baby Born With Circumcised Penis
3. Tunisia’s Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years in jail
A military court in Tunisia has sentenced the country’s ousted dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail on a variety of charges including incitement to murder.
The court on Wednesday found Ben Ali guilty for “inciting disorder, murder and looting” over killings of four youths in the eastern coastal town of Ouardanine during the last year’s popular revolution. More on the story here: Ben Ali Sentenced To 20 Years Jail Term.
4. In Ghana, man arrested for defiling 12 year old girl at mosque
A Ghanaian man has been arrested and imprisoned for defiling a 12 year old girl at a local mosque in Kumasi, Ghana.
Awudu Gariba, who pleaded guilty to the charge of defilement, contrary to section 101 of Act 39/60, claimed the little girl rather unzipped him and had sexual intercourse with him. Read the full story here: In Ghana, man arrested for defiling 12 year old girl at mosque.