An 11-year-old boy is believed to have accidentally shot his two-year-old sister while playing with his dad’s gun. He then turned the firearm on himself after he saw what he had done to his sister.
“Empangeni police are investigating a case of murder and an inquest.
Steven Pladl, 42, left his wife to start a relationship with his 20-year-old daughter Katie Pladl, who has now reportedly given birth to his child. Steven also told his other children that they should start referring to their eldest sibling as their “step-mom”, according to court documents.
Katie was given up for adoption at birth in 1998. When she turned 18, she decided to track down her biological parents. She reportedly first contacted her biological parents through social media. The family then arranged for her to come and visit them in Richmond, West Virginia, in August 2016 and she met the Pladl’s and her two younger siblings.
Katie posted Instagram photos of herself heavily pregnant and kissing her dad by a lake in July 2017, with a caption that suggested it was their “wedding day”.
She wrote: “Nothing fancy, just love #justmarried #simplewedding #pregnancy
The couple are now facing criminal charges after police uncovered the horrendous scandal.
The media platform describes Simi as a fast-rising singer who is championing the new sound waves of Africa:
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Lupita Nyong’o is a woman of many talents apparently. The actress who starred in the American superhero film, Black Panther, took her mum with her to the premiere of the movie and she made sure to flaunt the older Nyong’o. The black beauty went on to reveal that the lovely dress worn by her mother for the event was designed by her.
China has accused the United States of having a “Cold War mentality” after the latter announced its plans to diversify its nuclear arsenal by developing smaller bombs.
Host Country Morocco sauntered to a first African Nations Championship title with a 4-0 mauling of Nigeria in Casablanca, on Sunday 4th February 2018.
Zakaria Hadraf scored two goals while Walid El Karti and El Kaadi scored a goal each to give Morocco their first CHAN title ever.
Pope Francis invited Roman Catholics and members of all other religions on Sunday to observe a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace on Feb. 23, urging everyone to ‘say no’ to violence and conflict.
Francis, speaking to tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing, said he was making the appeal because of the “tragic prolonging” of conflicts around the world.
He said “everyone, in their own consciences, before God, should ask ‘what can I do for peace?’ Surely, we can pray but not only: each one of us can say ‘no’ to violence in their own way, because victories obtained through violence are false victories, while working for peace benefits all,” he said.
He specifically invited non-Catholics and non-Christians to join the initiative in any way they saw fit, “but all together”.
Francis said the prayers and fasting should be offered in a particular way for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. South Sudan has been hit by a prolonged civil war and humanitarian crisis.
Israel began noticing African migrants to start planning themselves to leave their country by the end the end of March. The Isreali prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given an announcement on the 3rd of February stating the plans he has implemented to deport about 38,000 migrants who had entered the country illegally, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese. The controversial plan gives them until the end of next month to leave voluntarily or face jail and eventual expulsion. Immigration authority spokeswoman Sabine Haddad told AFP that officials began issuing migrants letters on Sunday advising them that they had 60 days in which to leave the country voluntarily.
The authority is offering those who agree to leave a grant of $3,500, a flight ticket and help with obtaining travel documents. Should they not leave by the deadline, the grant would be reduced and “enforcement measures” would be taken against them and anyone employing them, the authority says. Israel refers to the tens of thousands of African migrants who entered the country illegally from neighboring Egypt as “infiltrators”.
The UN refugee agency has called on Israel to scrap the plan, calling it incoherent and unsafe. A 2016 UN commission of inquiry into Eritrea’s regime found “widespread and systematic” crimes against humanity, and said an estimated 5,000 people flee the country each month. The International Criminal Court has indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide linked to his regime’s counter-insurgency tactics in the Darfur conflict.
Adelaide Smith Casely Hayford was a Victorian feminist who dedicated her life to the education of girls in Sierra Leone. Born on June 2, 1868 in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Casely Hayford was the second youngest of seven children of parents William Smith Jr. and Anne Spilsbury. Her prosperous, educated family was part of the Freetown Creole elite. When Adelaide was four years old her family moved to England where she was raised and educated. Her mother died soon afterwards. Raised by her father, Hayford excelled in her studies. When she turned 17 she was sent to Germany to study music. In 1888 Casely Hayford moved back to England where she joined her father and new English stepmother. In 1892, 24-year-old Hayford moved to Freetown to try teaching as a career. This experience gave her an opportunity to study the education systems in West Africa.
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