- A man has had his severely cut off penis successfully rejoined by surgical experts in the central Uganda Hospital, 50 km south-west of the capital Kampala.
Godfrey Ssemanda's estranged wife Maama Gift Hellen had recently cut off his penis out of jealousy. She had accused him of marrying a second wife.
Ssemanda had reportedly regained his manhood thanks to surgeons at Masaka referral Hospital. Surgeons applied the suturing operation method to join his penis, and confirmed that he will sexually function again.
The traumatised man who is expected to be discharged from hospital next Tuesday said he does not want to set eyes on his 20-year-old wife who has since been on the run. She had cut off her husband's penis two days after setting fire to his vehicle.
afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.
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afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.