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The IAAF Says Caster Semenya Must Lower Her Testosterone Levels Or Compete in Longer Distances

A new controversial set of rules will affect Caster Semenya severely.

South African middle-distance athlete Caster Semenya might be forced to compete in longer distance dashes.

This comes after the International Association of Athletics Federation announced that this Thursday it will reveal new rules for athletes with hyperandrogenism (high levels of testosterone in the female body). The rules, according to a report by the Daily Mail, will force Semenya to either take medication to reduce her naturally occurring testosterone levels or move to longer-distance events.


The rules will apply to athletes who run distances between 400m and a mile. If Semenya doesn't reduce her testosterone levels by taking medication, she will be forced to switch to 5,000m and 10,000m.

No one saw this coming, as in July 2015 the Court of Arbitration for Sport issued a decision to suspend the regulations on hyperandrogenism.

This is also not the first time the South African athlete faces a challenge of this kind. In 2011, after her victory at the 2009 IAAF World Championships, a similar rule was introduced.

This is horrible. What part of the game is asking a human being to alter a hormone that produces itself naturally in their bodies?

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Ayra Starr Proves That She Is Not To Be Toyed With In New Video For 'Beggie Beggie'

The Nigerian superstar joins forces with fellow singer CKay in her latest run at topping the charts.

Nigerian singer Ayra Starr joins forces with fellow Nigerian crooner CKay to bring fans a passionate reminder of how complex romantic relationships can be. The 19-year singer-songwriter has finally gifted us with the accompanying visuals to power ballad 'Beggie Beggie', off of her 2021 debut album 19 & Dangerous.

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The Ebo Sisters on Debuting Their First Feature Film at Sundance

Nigerian-American filmmakers Adamma and Adnanne Ebo are premiering their debut feature film Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul, starring Regina Hall and Sterling K. Brown at the Sundance Film Festival.

Growing up in Atlanta’s Nigerian community, the church played a big part in the lives of Adamma and Adanne Ebo. So it’s no surprise the identical twin sisters, who founded Ejime Productions (twins in Igbo) together, centered their first feature film around the subject of religion.

Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul is making its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, with Adamma as writer-director and Adanne as producer, alongside the likes of Regina Hall and Sterling K Brown, who star in the film, and Daniel Kaluuya. The film is a satire on for-profit religion, exploring a couple, played by Hall and Brown, who run a Southern Baptist megachurch trying to manage the aftermath of a scandal.

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A Ugandan Author Has Been Abducted By The Military For Calling The President's Son 'Obese'

Ugandan courts set Kakwenza Rukirabashaija free on bail this week before unidentified security forces "picked him up". His whereabouts are currently unknown.

Award-winning Ugandan author and activist Kakwenza Rukirabashaija has been detained by men, "suspected to be military intelligence operatives", according to his lawyer, Eron Kiiza. Rukirabashaija was reportedly taken from his Kampala prison, hours after he had been granted bail for his December 28 arrest over tweets he posted about Ugandan ruler Yoweri Museveni and his son, Muhoozi Kaunerugaba. His lawyer says that he arrived at the prison to deliver his client's release order, and was told that Rukirabashaija had been "picked up by unknown people". Neither the government or relevant security forces have given word on the author's location or well-being.

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