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Racism: Footballer Wilfred Zaha Becomes The First Premier League Player To Stop Taking The Knee

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On March 13, Ivory coast and Crystal Palace winger, Zaha became the first Premier League player to stop taking the knee.

‘Taking the knee’ is a public show of defiance against discrimination of any kind by footballers which involves kneeling down before football matches.

It started since 2020 following the killing of black American George Floyd at the hands of White policemen.

Although Zaha remains fully committed to the fight against racism, he says he feels the message being sent by sportspeople has become diluted, with plenty still suffering online racial abuse.

He suggests that a fresh approach is required.

In the match against West Brom on Saturday March 13, his first start since having injury last month, Zaha refused to kneel, while all the other footballers, coaches and officials took a knee.

A statement from Zaha explaining his actions read: “My decision to stand at kick-off has been public knowledge for a couple of weeks.

“There is no right or wrong decision, but I feel kneeling has just become a part of the pre-match routine and whether we kneel or stand, some of us continue to receive abuse..

“I know there is a lot of work being done behind the scenes at the Premier League and other authorities to make change, and I fully respect that, and everyone involved.

“I also fully respect my team-mates and players at other clubs who continue to take the knee.

“As a society, I feel we should be encouraging better education in schools, and social media companies should be taking stronger action against people who abuse others online – not just footballers.”

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Ghanaian Twins Want To Marry One Man; Family Says No Because It’s Abominable!

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Two Ghanaian ladies have been left heartbroken after their family rejected their decision to marry one man.

The twins, only identified as Jane and Janet said they are both deeply in love with a young man who happens to be their ‘childhood’ friend.

According to the devastated ladies, they have become inseparable which makes it difficult to have them married to different men.

They narrated on the SelShow, a Facebook Counselling platform that the young man recently proposed to one of them but they both would love to marry and be with him.

Though the man has accepted the offer to marry the twins, their parents will not allow the marriage come off because “it is an abomination for twins to be married to one man”.

“Sel, we love him together and wants to be with him together as twins. Is it possible for us to marry him or is there anything abominable about our feelings and intentions? If not, then how do we get our parents to understand us, because they have simply made up their minds against this. Please help with your solutions,” the emotionally troubled twins seek advice.

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Dear Sel,

We are twins and have a very tight problem that involves emotions and feelings. As twins, we do everything together and it is very difficult for us to do things separately, so we try as much as possible to be together all the time.

Sel, we have this male friend of us we grew up with, went to the same schools with and we all now have good jobs and are still goods friends. We like him so much and we believe it is the same on his part too. Recently, he proposed to one of us, but the two of us love to marry and be with him. Even though he is okay, the problem now is our parents. According to them, it is an abomination for twins to be married to one man.

Sel, we love him together and wants to be with him together as twins. Is it possible for us to marry him or is there anything abominable about our feelings and intentions? If not, then how do we get our parents to understand us, because they have simply made up their minds against this. Please help with your solutions.

Jane & Janet.

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“Our 38 Old Women Are Still On Instagram Twerking” : People React To Kosovo’s New President, Who Is A 38-Year-Old Woman

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Kosovo has elected a new president, Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu, 38, after the former president, Hashim Thaci, vacated the post in November, 2020, after being charged with war crimes.

The 38-year-old reformist and lawyer Vjosa Osmani was approved as president by the country’s parliament in Pristina on Sunday, April 4, with the backing of Prime Minister Albin Kurti and his Vetevendosje (Self-Determination) party.

Osmani received 71 votes from the 82 lawmakers present in the 120-seat parliament.

While the president’s duties are largely ceremonial, Osmani will now be the commander of the country’s armed forces and also serve as one of the country’s top diplomatic representatives.

The inauguration of Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu as the President of the Republic of Kosovo took place Tuesday, April 6, in Pristina, Kosovo, marking the start of her five-year term in the office.

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

She is the country’s youngest head of state and one of the youngest in the world.

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

Osmani started her carrier as a teenage activist. She studied law in Pristina and then completed her master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the US University of Pittsburgh.

The politician was one of the senior officials of the Democratic League of Kosovo (DLK) party. However, Osmani was ousted from the organization following inter-party strife.

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

She remained an immensely popular figure, securing over 300,000 votes as a Vetevendosje candidate at the February election.

Osmani is also seen as a role model for women in the most patriarchal Balkan country.

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

Congratulations have been pouring in for the new president, while some used the opportunity to compare her to women twerking on social media.

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

"Our 38 old women are still on instagram twerking" - People react to Kosovo

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