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Letters from TZ

They call him Magufuli, John P Magufuli

John Pombe Magufuli (JPM) is like James Bond. He gets things done. If he started introducing himself like, “The name is Magufuli, His Excellency John P. Magufuli,” I wouldn’t be mad. Really, I wouldn’t. From the moment he was sworn…

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What came first, the sperm or the egg?

All babies are created female. At least that’s my interpretation of the facts. The truth is that the sex chromosomes don’t actually affect the development of the fertilized egg at the very beginning of a child’s life. Some argue that…

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Tell them not to rape

A Saudi Arabian cleric has issued a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) that all female newborns in the Kingdom should wear a full-face veil. Speaking to al-Majd TV last year, Sheikh Addullah Daoud said that the burkas would stop incidences of…

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Margaret Thatcher is one of the world’s better-known Stateswomen, after leading the Tory party and her country for 11 eventful years. She was one of the longest serving Prime Ministers of the 20th Century and the only female head the…

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