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Tanzanian Lawmakers call out President over contraceptive statement.

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Lawmakers in Tanzania have called out president John Pombe Magufuli for telling women in the country to give up contraceptive methods, arguing that the president’s position is not consistent with existing national policies.

Magufuli, who is an advocate for large families and huge populations, told citizens attending a rally on Sunday to keep reproducing because the government was increasing investment in the health sector, specifically maternal health.



“You have cattle. You are big farmers. You can feed your children. Why then resort to birth control? This is my opinion, I see no reason to control births in Tanzania,” Magufuli said in a speech on Sunday.

However, according to Cecil Mwambe, a legislator, the country’s health insurance scheme can only accomodate a maximum of four children from one family.

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Tanzania has a population of around 60 million people, up from 10 million at independence in 1961.

The UN predicts Africa’s population will double to around 2.5 billion by 2050, leading to warnings of a demographic time bomb if economic growth and job creation cannot keep up.

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Nigeria: Ogun State Governor Amosun swears in New Chief Judge.

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Monday swore in Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu as the new Chief Judge of the state.

The swearing was held during the state Executive Council meeting at the Governor’s Office in Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta.



Amosun, charged Dipeolu to carry out her duties without fear or favour.

He said, “This swearing in comes with a lot of huge responsibilities and more is demanded of you knowing the status of the state in Nigeria.”

He also urged her not to be unmindful of God’s grace on her life, saying that the office she occupies now is a great office in the legal profession in the state.

Responding, Dipeolu thanked the governor for believing in her and giving her the privilege and honour to serve the state in the capacity of the Chief Judge.

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She promised to discharge her duty without fear or favour, soliciting the continued support of the government to the judiciary.

“I will not disappoint the state, our forebears, my colleagues, I will not drop the ball and I will always keep the flag flying,” Dipolu promised.

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DR Congo: Beni residents protest angrily against killings in Ebola region.

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Anger and rage among residents of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo over incessant killings in the Ebola plagued region.

On Sunday, angry mob ransacked buildings following an ADF attack that left at least 11 people dead and 15 abducted.

“Here in the Matete cell, the enemy arrived at night, killed and took children to the bush. Here, the rebels have looted goods including many people, mothers and children. The government must accept that it has failed. Everything has an end, let them resign “, said Kasero Vawere, a Beni resident.



We have only one wish, that the Congolese soldiers and the blue helmets are released from this region. They have done many wrong things.

If another group comes to our aid, whatever its source, provided we are safe, let our soldiers withdraw, for the moment we do not need them anymore”, said another Beni resident, Muhindo Mashauri.

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The toll could be higher because one resident said, he had seen bodies of two men in military uniform in the area where the attack happened.

Other angry residents burnt the post office building and a town hall building while others took to the streets to express their anger.

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President of the Civil Society, Beni Kizito Din-Hangi said no one had called for a protest, saying the demonstration was spontaneous.

Earlier, the UN Mission in the DRC (Monusco) said that the peacekeepers exchanged fire on Saturday night with suspected rebels in Beni.

Since October 2014, the city and territory of Beni have been the target of a series of attacks attributed to Ugandan Muslim rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF). Hundreds of civilians were killed.

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