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Egyptian TV presenter bags 3 years in jail for ‘promoting indecency’

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A popular Egyptian television presenter Doaa Salah has been sentenced to three years in prison over a statement she made on her show that was deemed immoral.

A misdemeanor court in Cairo found her guilty of inciting debauchery and sentenced her to three years in prison including a 10,000 Egyptian Pound ($566) fine to be paid to a lawyer who filed the lawsuit against her.

The episode of her “With Dody” show that got her in trouble was aired on private TV channel Al-Nahar in July when Doaa Salah discussed the choices of women to be single mothers.

The show was suspended for three months by Egypt’s media union which said the discussion “promoted immoral ideas that are alien to our society and threaten the fabric of the Egyptian family.”

They also accused her of performing “bizarre and controversial acts” on her programme including wearing a fake pregnant belly and opening her show with a bubble bath in a bathtub.

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Another popular presenter on the same channel Reham Saeed was also suspended for three months for discussing extra-marital affairs by introducing a married woman and her lover.

She has also been accused of exploiting stories for attention, resulting in two prison sentences for defamation which she narrowly escaped after appeals.

The head of the media union Hamdy El-Konayissy said in a statement in August that the two presenters discussed deviant issues in Egypt which “breached professional and ethical standards.”

Doaa Salah can appeal her three-year sentence.

In another discussion on the satellite channel Al-Assema, a notorious Egyptian lawyer Nabih al-Wahsh said women who wear ripped jeans deserved to be sexually harassed and raped.

He made the statement last week as they discussed the law on fighting prostitution and inciting debauchery.

Women advocacy groups have condemned his statement and vowed to file a complaint to the attorney general and the media union against Wahsh and the television station.

Last year, the lawyer beat up an imam on live television with his shoes for arguing that wearing a hijab is a choice and not an obligation for Muslim women.

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Comedian ogusbaba shows off is new home in lekki.

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Nigerian comedian, Ogusbaba has joined the growing list of Nigerian entertainers that own houses in Lekki, Lagos state.

The overjoyed entertainer who shared photos of his new house in Lekki, also shared a photo of his old apartment in Enugu where he lived for 2 years. Ogusbaba said God made him go through that experience so he can appreciate all he has today.

He wrote;

“How can ogusbaba forget this house?this was the first rent I paid, a local warri boy on a mission to survive, I stayed in this house for 2years in Enugu, a roof made with carton, foundation made with wood,the room was so small you cant stretch ,the toilet no go area ,but staying in this house not just as a student but also as a comedian.it was very inspiring because I know it was just a temporary room, and God made me to pass through this house so I can tell my story and appreciate today. LORD IS GIVE U ALL THE GLORY”

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Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival

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Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.

Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.

But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.

“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.

The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.

Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.

The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.

That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.

Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.

“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.

He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.

“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”

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