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[ 27 Feb 2012 | No Comment | 18,348 views]

“You are a second- hand woman, I will divorce you.” The words rang in Aisha’s ears as a death sentence. With the uttering of one sentence, the honeymoon for the newly married couple had turned into a nightmare. Earlier that evening, Aisha (not her real name) had slipped into skimpy red knickers and stilettos, and writhed seductively on the bed as she experienced sex with her …

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[ 9 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 38,307 views]

Centuries after the founder of the Zulu Empire was murdered by his half-brothers, his last words became the sword of Damocles that cursed Africa.
When Shaka ka Senzangakhona, Zulu king, was stabbed by Dingane and Mhlangana at kwaDukuza (in what has become South Africa) on September 24, 1828, the first of the two killers assumed the throne. His decision to defy Shaka’s dying words were to …