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Are Kenyan men the most faithful in Africa? Research says they…

first_imgAccording to the report titled State Of The World’s Fathers produced by MenCare, African men are among the most likely in the world to father children with more than one woman.Kenyan men are the least likely to have children with more than one woman, Kenya is over-taken by countries like Uganda and Nigeria, whose men Kenyan women prefer for their trust and care, as well as Ethiopia to emerge bottom on the list of countries in Africa with a high number of promiscuous men out of the 25 African countries surveyed.The report also looks at the role of fathers as caregivers. Although men might want to be more involved in raising children and in domestic tasks, there is often a lot of resistance and stigma, the 2015 reports says.Most African countries have some form of official paternity leave, where Kenya is one of Africa’s best on this front, mandating two weeks of paid paternity leave.In 29 countries in Africa, it is just 1-6 days. Tunisia gives one day paternity leave, South Africa and Tanzania give three days, while Ethiopia gives five days of unpaid leave “in the event of exceptional or serious events.”This is the first time a global status report on fatherhood has been published. The State of the World’s Mothers has been published since 1999 and State of the World’s Children has been published since 1996.last_img read more

Giroud: We can mount title fight

first_img Giroud joined Arsenal from Montpellier last summer and took some time to settle in before going on to become a focal point of the attack, finishing the season with 17 goals. The 26-year-old feels next season can be even better on a personal level, and he added: “It was not easy at all. It was a massive challenge. I hope that as early as my second season, I can play week in week out and keep scoring regularly because it’s key for a striker.” Giroud, who missed three of the Gunners’ final four matches after his red card at Fulham, added: “I have scored fewer compared to last season in Montpellier but the ratio, minutes played to goals scored, is good. “I scored 17 goals in all competitions and gave 10 assists which, for a first season in England, is good. I am happy with the stats. However, you can always do better and I know I can do better and there is a lot of room for improvement. That is why I am already looking forward to next season.” Arsenal are determined to strengthen over the summer, with additional funds of some £70million available to the manager. France Under-21 forward Yaya Sanogo is set to arrive on a free from Auxerre, with the Gunners also tracking several high-calibre reinforcements both from the Premier League and across Europe. There are also set to be wage savings next season with the confirmed departures of Andrey Arshavin, Denilson and Sebastien Squillaci. Other surplus players like strikers Nicklas Bendtner, Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-young are all also expected to leave before the squad head out to Asia for a pre-season tour. Olivier Giroud is convinced Arsenal can last the distance in the Barclays Premier League title fight next season providing they get off to a flying start. Press Associationcenter_img The Gunners ended a poor campaign on a high last season, finishing strongly to secure fourth place ahead of Tottenham and with it another shot at the Champions League. Giroud believes if Arsene Wenger’s men can hit the ground running in August they will be able to take the challenge to the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea. “If we start better than we did this season, I know that we will compete for the title next year because we are used to playing together now and have improved as a team,” Giroud told the Arsenal magazine. “We have also improved as individuals throughout the season, especially the newcomers like Santi (Cazorla), Lukas (Podolski) and me.” last_img read more

Who Could Be Next in Line to Rule North Korea?

first_imgKim Jong Un’s disappearance from the public eye in recent days is raising speculation about his health as well as about who is next in line to run North Korea if anything happens to the 36-year-old leader.Some experts believe that his sister and close associate Kim Yo Jong is most likely to run the country, since it has been ruled by the Kim family for 70 years.However, others think a collective leadership is possible, due to NoKo’s deeply patriarchal society. Some fear that such a scenario could eventually plunge North Korea into deeper political chaos.Japanese media claim that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state following complications from heart surgery late last week.Kim Jong Un in ‘vegetative state’, Japanese media claimslast_img read more