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1. Cardi B files for divorce from rapper Offset after 3 years of marriage
After three shaky years of marriage, superstar rapper Cardi B filed for divorce on Tuesday, September 15, from her husband, rapper Offset, according to court records. The couple, who married secretly in September 2017, had already been through a well-publicized rough patch that resulted in her announcing their break-up almost two years ago.
Cardi B is seeking custody of 2-year-old daughter Kulture and child support from Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus as part of the divorce settlement. A hearing is set for November 4, according to the Fulton County court in Georgia, which is Offset’s home state.
Update: Cardi B Amends Divorce Docs
Sources report that Cardi B had no idea her lawyer filed documents that made the pending divorce sound highly contentious. Cardi has now officially filed amended documents which now says the couple want the court to enforce whatever arrangement she and Offset reach. According to reports, she wants Offset to have joint custody and she will not seek support from him. In the new docs, she also “reiterates her desire for an amicable resolution.”
2. Ghana: Telecommunications companies reduce Communications Service Tax
Mobile network operators have effected the four per cent reduction in the Communications Service Tax (CST) for customers, as directed by the government. The reduction, which took effect from yesterday, represents the five per cent of the CST charge based on products and services, in accordance with the passage of the Communications Service Tax (Amendment) Act, 2020 (Act 1025).
The latest talk-time and data tariffs, to last for the next six months, are part of the government’s intervention to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Ghana.
3. South Africa: Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung allegedly ‘stole’ cooking show idea
Media personality Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung has been accused of intellectual property theft for his hit show “Dinner at Somizi’s.” Evidence has emerged on social media to prove that the idea of “Dinner at Somizi’s” was not Mhlongo-Motaung’s original idea, but that of Hastings Moeng.
On July 28, 2014, Hastings Moeng proposed #DinnerAtSomizis to Somizi & Themba. The description of the show is materially similar to the one now flighted (to the shock of Mr Moeng). In his proposal to Mhlongo-Motaung and Zuma, Moeng stated that he had had the idea of the show since 2010 and was hoping the duo would assist him in bringing the show to life.
4. Whistleblower nurse alleges a disturbing number of hysterectomies at the ICE detention facility
Several immigrant detainees and a former nurse at an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Georgia say detainees there are subjected to medical neglect, filthy conditions, inadequate protections against COVID-19, and a disturbingly high rate of hysterectomies performed by a doctor the nurse called the “uterus collector.”
In a complaint filed on Monday, September 14, to the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General on behalf of the detainees and the nurse, several social justice advocacy and whistleblower protection groups say interviews revealed: “jarring medical neglect,” shredded and fabricated medical records, and “red flags regarding the rate at which hysterectomies are performed on immigrant women” at the Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia. The claims in the complaint have not yet been substantiated.
The complaint was filed by the Government Accountability Project, which provides legal services to whistleblowers, as well as Project South, Georgia Detention Watch, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights, and South Georgia Immigrant Support Network.
5. Lamine Diack: Former IAAF head found guilty of corruption and jailed
Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics’ world governing body, has been sentenced to four years in prison, two of them suspended, after being found guilty of corruption.
The Senegalese, 87, faced corruption and money-laundering charges linked to the Russian doping scandal. Diack was convicted of accepting bribes from athletes suspected of doping to cover up test results and letting them continue competing. He was also given a maximum fine of 500,000 euros (£456,928). Diack has been under house arrest in Paris since November 2015.
Cover photo credit: Instagram – iamcardib
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