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  • How Women in Africa Boost Bottoms With Padded Panties



    Despite being an item of ridicule in the past, today, many women are rushing to have larger behinds in the name of wealth, health and a means to build self-confidence as well as attract the opposite sex.

    In Ivory Coast, a woman’s beauty is defined by how big her bottom is. In order to acquire the ‘bootylicious’ bottom, some squirt creams onto their behinds, others pop pills while others adorn padded panties.


    Women who have a ‘botcho’ the Ivorian slang for ‘vast rear end’ are seen as wealthy and healthy hence, some have to do everything possible to achieve the curvaceous look. For the emerging middle class in the nation, this has become routine and has contributed to the growth of businesses dealing with such products.

    In a country like Ivory Coast, the skinny catwalk queens are no role model to a community of women whose desire to enhance their bottoms is overtaken by the risks that come with growth enhancer pills and creams.

    “You need to have good hips to be dubbed a beauty in Ivory Coast,” said a saleswoman named Sarah. “Men like women with a bit of bottom best.”

    A report from Agence France said that infused Press, pills, creams, and broth- infused suppositories, are big business in the country. At Treichville, Abidjan’s biggest market, shop owners do a steady trade in ‘grossifesse’ (butt boosters).

    The side effects of the pursuit are also so real as the pills are made from corticoids, which can cause high blood pressure and diabetes, Fatima Ly, a venereologist in Dakar told the news agency.

    There are creams made with shea butter or cod-liver oil and don’t have the same health risks. However, they are expensive for a country where the average person makes only a little over $100 a month. According to sellers, despite the cream enhancers going for between 15,000 to 25,000 CFA francs ($25 to $45), the products do not last long on the shelves. Women on lower budgets prefer ingesting broth cubes because they are greasy in hope that it will enhance their rears.

    The safer and cheaper option is using padded pants to give an illusion of a larger bottom according to local reports. Despite its safety, it has its own set of problems. Nigerian men are not so happy with the pads which are sold in stores and sometimes by hawkers in the street. Men have expressed their disgust and feelings of being misled by their women who adorn the cloth.

    One Nigerian man, Adelani Makinde filed for divorce just hours after his expensive wedding, after discovering that his bride’s bottom was not as ‘big and round’ as it had appeared during their courtship. On the grounds of false pretense, Makinde promptly filed for divorce.

    For women who have a financial footing, they opt for booty-boosting surgeries abroad or get plastic surgeons flying in to perform the ‘booty miracle’. Parisian plastic surgeon Robin Mookherjee is one doctor who flies to Dakar every month and claims to have treated “hundreds of women patients” from west Africa, notably from Ivory Coast.

    History shows that black women with larger breasts, hips, thighs and bottoms have been items of ridicule, hyper-sexuality, and denigration. But since the legendary butts of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, it has become an essential part of beauty coveted by many women from different races, who would do anything in their power to have such booties.

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  • Move to demolish Ethiopian churches in Lafto met with stiff resistance from residents




    Move to demolish two Ethiopian churches, Kidane Mihret and Urael, in Lafto district of Addis Ababa – which was a scene of tragedy last week as government forces evicted thousands of residents – met with stiff resistance from residents, reported ESAT citing sources from the area.

    That report added that demolition task force assigned by the administration was halted in Lafto when it was trying to demolish Uruael church. Three days later, a priest from the same church was killed by security forces in relation to residents resistance to stop the demolition.

    According to ESAT report, the demolition task force demolished part of the church structure where the laity- specially patients – get holy water to heal from ailments. The laity was even ordered to remove the ARK before the task force go ahead with the demolition- a flash point which sparked clash with the police.

    The Ethiopian church is one of the oldest churches on earth. Ethiopian Church tradition has it that Ethiopia received Christianity its special envoy well before the apostles of Jesus Christ traveled out of Israel to preach the teachings of Jesus Christ. The church represents a significant part of Ethiopian identity.

    More than thirty thousands residents of the area were forcefully evicted from homes and subsequently reduced to homelessness.

    Government is evicting the area to sell the land for “investors”

    Source: borkena.com

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  • Sudan: 'Ethiopian Gunmen Attack Farmers' - Witnes in Eastern Sudan


    El Gedaref — A number of farmers and herds men were slain by 

    gunmen in separate incidents in the border strip adjacent to Ethiopia this week.


    Ethiopian gunmen launched the attacks on residents of Sudan's El Gedaref, a witness told this station.


    "The bodies of five farmers, including Hamid Eisa, Abdelkarim, Yahya Sherbeik, Khalil, and Hamid were discovered two days after the killing," the witness reported. "Two herders were killed in Wad Abu Lisan by Ethiopian Shifta militiamen."


     Three people were injured in separate attacks this week. Residents are baffled by the government's silence about these attacks, the witness added.


    Over the past few years, the violence between armed farmers in El Gedaref's border areas rapidly increased, with many reports of Ethiopian gangs attacking Sudanese farmers in the border areas, extorting them, and occupying their lands.


    Radio Dabanga reported in November 2015 that more than 50 villages and a million acres of farmland in the eastern localities of El Gedaref state are occupied by Ethiopian militiamen.


    At the end of last year, people in El Gedaref criticised the Sudanese government for failing to complete the demarcation of the border with Ethiopia, causing friction between Ethiopians and Sudanese over land issues.

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