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This Ugandan Politician Is Being Dragged For Saying That Husbands Should Beat Their Wives

Ugandans are insisting that he be scrapped immediately.

Onesimus Twinamasiko, a Ugandan MP, has come under fire for statements he made regarding domestic violence during a televised interview.

When asked about President Museveni's recent comments, calling men who beat their wives "foolish and cowardly," Twinamasiko made it painfully clear that he was not in agreement with the president's thoughts on the issue.

"As a man, you need to discipline your wife," he said. "You need to touch her a bit, you tackle her, beat her somehow to really streamline her."


His comments have rightfully angered many Ugandans, who are using it as an opportunity to call out widespread misogyny and sexual violence.

"Mr Twinamasiko should make a public apology to all women who have experienced violence," says Diana Kagere of the Center for Domestic Violence Prevention.

"He should do the honourable thing and withdraw that statement. It's really a shock that a member of parliament would justify violence in any way. This is about crime," she continued.

But to many, especially Ugandan in the online community, a simple apology is not enough. Several are calling for his resignation online using the hashtag #OnesmusTwinamasikoMustResign, and are calling out the culture of violence against women in their country and beyond.

Treating women like real human beings is not something that anyone should still have to advocate for in 2018.

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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