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Daud Kim responds to sexual assault accusation; he says it was an accident

Korean Youtuber Daud Kim, who has been trending on Twitter after a lady accused him of sexually assaulting her has come out to explain the incident and apologised.

Daud Kim in a 6-minute video shared on his Youtube channel has admitted to sexually assaulting the lady in question and described his action as “an accident”.

The Youtuber explained that the incident happened in June 2019, months before he became a Muslim and added that reverting to Islam was to seek repentance and ask for forgiveness from Allah.

READ ALSO: Rape Allegation: Daud Kim accused for using islam for clicks and YouTube followers

Daud Kim added that he was drunk and the lady offered to take care of him. He continued to explain that he did not remember what happened except finding himself at the police station and being charged with sexual assault. According to him, he apologised to the lady, signed a document and went on to apologise on Instagram.

“At first I thought I didn’t do it, because I didn’t remember and I thought I’m not that bad person. But after I listened to their words, I felt something wrong, I felt guilty. Something really bad. She wanted me to apologise. So we met face by face on 5th July 2019. I apologised sincerely, and she accepted. There is a document about this. Agreement document.”, Daud said.

Daud says he deleted his apology on Instagram to avoid criticism but apologised in the video for his actions. He, however, did not say if the post on Instagram would be reinstated.

The former singer has apologised to his followers. See the full video below:

 

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Rape Allegation: Daud Kim accused for using islam for clicks and YouTube followers

Korean Youtuber Daud Kim, who has come under attack for allegedly attempting to sexually assault a foreign woman during her trip to the country, has been accused by a Twitter user @leyloyami for using Islam for clicks and Youtube following.

The accusation comes after Daud Kim took over twitter trends over allegations of rape and sexual assaults.

According to the Twitter user, Daud Kim “always seemed a bit creepy” and “looks like he fetishizes muslim girls”.

The post reads:

Daud Kim uses islam for clicks and a following on YouTube. He always seemed a bit creepy to me and it looks like he fetishizes muslim girls. Many people are surprised because he looked like such a “nice” guy.

In September 2019, the former singer shared news via his official YouTube channel as well as his Instagram account reciting the shahada in front of the members of the Seoul Central Mosque. An indication that he has reverted to Islam. His Youtube channel immediately shot up to over 500,000 subscribers and currently has 2.26 million subscribers.

The Twitter user who seem convinced that the Youtuber reverted to Islam to grow his online presence, added that nobody should trust anybody too easily just because they are korean or a revert.

Daud Kim was born as a Catholic with the name David.

A TikTok user, @kurapikacult, uploaded a clip of the culprit, allegedly Daud, along with a lengthy statement that reads, “On the first day I arrived in Korea, YouTuber Jay Kim/Daud Kim tried to rape me in my sleep. I am the victim, I have more proof.”

She added, “He deleted his apology and blocked us so he can continue to manipulate millions of his subscribers. The Korean police did nothing to protect us and didn’t charge him. We could be sued for this but we want justice for this.” The female victim also urged the authorities to “de-platform” the social media influencer.

“My friends and I have also been harassed by his fans till this day. I took this video after (he finished doing the wrongful act). This clip shows how traumatised we were. He ruined our entire trip. We’ve been living in fear after the incident,” she further claimed. In the clip, the sound of a woman crying can also be heard.

Daud is yet to respond to the sexual assault allegations.

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Korean YouTuber Daud Kim Under Fire Over Sexual Assault Allegation

Daud Kim (formerly known as Jay Kim, 김재한), the guy who made headlines after he converted to Islam last year, is currently trending on Twitter for an alleged crime.

This came after the South Korean YouTuber was accused of attempting to sexually assault a foreign woman during her trip to the country with her friends.

A TikTok user, @kurapikacult, uploaded a clip of the culprit, allegedly Daud, along with a lengthy statement that reads, “On the first day I arrived in Korea, YouTuber Jay Kim/Daud Kim tried to rape me in my sleep. I am the victim, I have more proof.”

She added, “He deleted his apology and blocked us so he can continue to manipulate millions of his subscribers. The Korean police did nothing to protect us and didn’t charge him. We could be sued for this but we want justice for this.” The female victim also urged the authorities to “de-platform” the social media influencer.

“My friends and I have also been harassed by his fans till this day. I took this video after (he finished doing the wrongful act). This clip shows how traumatised we were. He ruined our entire trip. We’ve been living in fear after the incident,” she further claimed. In the clip, the sound of a woman crying can also be heard.

Daud Kim
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The former K-pop star has yet to address the allegation. However, he has limited the amount of comments on his Instagram, presumably to avoid from being attacked by keyboard warriors.

Article by HYPE MY, A trusted source of Entertainment News across Asia.

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Gabon Military Coup: How BBC PIDGIN Reported It – “Gabon Military Say Dem Don Takeover”

Military say dem don seize power for oil-rich Gabon, wia di leader Ali Bongo family don dey rule for 50 years.
President Ali Bongo wey dey sick, dey Morocco for treatment.

Soldiers for di west African kontri say dem launch coup “to restore democracy”.

Dem take control of di national radio station for early mor-mor on Monday to read short statement wia dem announce “National Restoration Council”.

Tanks and armed vehicles yapa for di streets of di capital Libreville.

President Ali Bongo take over power for 2009. Tori be say im suffer stroke for October and dey receive treatment for Morocco.

Oga Bongo bin try stop rumours about im bodi for New Year message wia im tok say im dey feel fine.

Soldiers say dem bin dey disappointed by di message, say im just wan “gree die remain for office.”

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(VIDEO) 2019 Golden Globes: American Actor, Christian Bale Thanks Satan For Inspiring Him

The Golden Globes 2019 awards was held last night in Los Angeles and one of the highlights of the event was Christian Bale thanking Satan in his acceptance speech. Christian Bale, a Welsh-born thespian who won the Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice”, was straight with where he stands on the real-life subject in his acceptance.

“THANK YOU TO SATAN FOR GIVING ME INSPIRATION FOR PLAYING THIS ROLE,” HE SAID ABOUT HIS CHARACTER OF DICK CHENEY IN THE POLITICAL SATIRE.

The Church of Satan which was all up in its mood over the acceptance speech from Christian Bale wrote on Twitter;

“TO US, SATAN IS A SYMBOL OF PRIDE, LIBERTY AND INDIVIDUALISM, AND IT SERVES AS AN EXTERNAL METAPHORICAL PROJECTION OF OUR HIGHEST PERSONAL POTENTIAL.

AS MR. BALE’S OWN TALENT AND SKILL WON HIM THE AWARD, THIS IS FITTING. HAIL CHRISTIAN! HAIL SATAN!”

Here is the video from the Golden Globes 2019 event below;

Source: theinfong.com

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‘Tortured’ pop star MP Bobi Wine freed

A judge in Uganda has granted bail to popular musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine and 32 opposition politicians who are facing treason charges.

They are accused of allegedly throwing stones at a vehicle in President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy earlier this month.

Bobi Wine, affectionately known as the “ghetto president”, appeared on crutches in court.

The army, who had detained him, denied reports that he had been beaten, calling the allegations “rubbish”.

Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi, was arrested on 13 August after a campaign rally in the north-western town of Arua.

The winner of that by-election, Bobi Wine ally Kassiano Wadri, also appeared in court on treason charges.

He was also granted bail but was banned from visiting his constituency for three months without the permission of the court.

There was a brief commotion in court when one of the accused, a 51-year-old man, fainted and had to be carried away in the packed courtroom, reports the BBC’s Catherine Byaruhanga from Uganda.

What led to the treason charges?

Before being arrested, Bobi Wine tweeted a gruesome picture of his driver, who he said had been shot dead by police thinking it was him.

Bobi Wine’s lawyers said he had been tortured and beaten while in custody and could not walk or talk. The claims were rejected by the government, including by Mr Museveni.

Tyres burning during a protest

Bobi Wine’s supporters protested in Kampala last week 

The 36-year-old musician was initially to be tried in a military court over accusations of unlawful possession of firearms but the charge was dropped. A civilian court later charged him with treason.

Bobi Wine, and the other 33 accused, are expected back in court on 30 August.

Who is Bobi Wine?

The Afrobeats star has been a thorn in the side of Mr Museveni’s government. Since his election just over a year ago, he has backed candidates in three by-elections who have beaten those from the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM), including in Arua.

He was also a leading campaigner against the move to scrap the presidential age limit – set at 75 – which would have locked out the 74-year-old Mr Museveni’s bid to run for a sixth term in 2021.

Wine also joined local activists in July to protest against a social media tax introduced ostensibly to boost state revenue and to end what Mr Museveni called “gossip” on WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter.

Critics, however, said the 200 Uganda shillings ($0.05, £0.04) daily tax was meant to suppress dissenting voices.

The government has since backtracked and said it will review the tax.

Source: BBC

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Beijing summit to push Africa economic progress

African and Chinese experts expect further steps to be taken at the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation scheduled for 3-4 September in Beijing.

This is to be achieved through the implementation of the “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to accelerate Africa’s economic transition.

The Mombasa-Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Djibouti railway lines and other infrastructure projects have become flagship projects in Africa.

READ: From village icon to global acclaim: Promising young Ghanaian keeps soaring while saving lives

As part of the development of new silk roads, China and African countries have jointly built a number of economic and trade cooperation and development zones.

The African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Josefa Leonel Correa Sackoa says African countries could learn from China’s achievements in reform, openness and poverty reduction.

Source: Reuters

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From village icon to global acclaim: Promising young Ghanaian keeps soaring while saving lives

It’s no mean feat to be recognized by the most powerful countries in the world and the most influential leaders especially when you are under 30 years old and the son of a peasant and charcoal seller in a remote village in western Ghana.

This is the success story of Shadrack Frimpong, the founder and CEO of Cocoa360, an organisation that develops farming communities and facilitates access to education and healthcare through cocoa plantations.

With several awards and recognition from Queen Elizabeth II of England (2018 Queen’s Young Leader Award), former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the U.S. White House, Ghana’s Jubilee House, Ghana Legacy Honours (2017 Future Award) among many others, Frimpong is still achieving global excellence.

Shadrack Frimpong was recently chosen as the recipient of the prestigious Boyer Scholarship which will fund his Masters Degree in Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania and to make him an Honorary member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, a unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard – the oldest and among the most decorated in the United States.

This honour makes Shadrack the second African recipient in the Fund’s 64-year history and the first from West Africa. “I am particularly excited about the scholarship and my goal is to use the skills of discipline and confidence that I will gain during training in the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry to equip and position me to become a global leader in healthcare.

“I returned to Penn to pursue a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Leadership (NPL) to hone my leadership skills particularly to fine-tune and guide Cocoa360’s strategy. My work with Cocoa360 over the past three years has taught me soft skills such as empathy as well as crucial first-hand lessons in leadership. As the organization continues to grow and expand, it became imperative that I re-position myself for more knowledge and experiences to guide our growth in the years ahead,” Frimpong told Face2Face Africa.

The University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in the United States is his alma mater and he enrolled on a full scholarship after his high school education at Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, Ghana, where he graduated with the help of a Ghana Cocoa Board scholarship.

As the first person from his village of Tarkwa Breman to attend and graduate from college, Shadrack Frimpong left Penn in 2015 with a degree in Biology and the prestigious $150,000 President’s Engagement Prize. He is the first black student and one of five in his graduating class to be awarded the prize.

He went back to Tarkwa Breman and transformed his Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance nonprofit into Cocoa360 which has developed a model school for girls and a community hospital that is self-sustained by proceeds from a community cocoa farm plantation.

“So far, we have enrolled 120 young girls in our tuition-free school. We have 33 staff members (about 95% of whom are local), and directly serve over 30,000 farmers and their families. We have drilled 2 boreholes on our campus, each providing over 4,000 litres of clean water daily.

“In less than a year, we have attended to over 2500 patients at our health facility. Annually, we anticipate that about 242 children will be immunized, over 450 babies will be delivered and we will have over 930 malaria clients in care,” he explained.

Cocoa360 has over 30 staff members who are based in Ghana and Frimpong is guiding organizational strategy and leading the research and evaluation activities of the organization.

“It has taken us a lot of mistakes to finally get to where we are today. To be fair – I would say that a high turnover is inevitable for any organization in the startup phase. However, we have eventually been able to navigate this by setting an organizational culture as a team,” he says of his team.

He was quick to add the support they gained from the Tarkwa Breman community which is benefitting from the tuition-free education and subsidized medical care by providing labour on the community-run cocoa farm.

“So far, we have enjoyed the most support from the community – they donated 50 acres of land to help us begin work … Proceeds from the farm are then used to support the school and clinic’s operations,” he added.

Ghana’s leadership future is secured with people like Shadrack Frimpong who aims to stay in the United States to pursue further advanced degrees and gain work experiences in the field of healthcare and leadership so as to help develop his community and country.

As described by the late Ghanaian diplomat and former secretary-general of the United Nations Kofi Annan, Shadrack Frimpong is “an embodiment of youth leadership”.

Source: Face2faceAfrica.com

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Pope ‘Ashamed’ By Church’s Abuse Failures

Pope Francis has said he is ashamed of the Catholic Church’s failure to adequately address the “repellent crimes” of sex abuse by clergy.

The Irish prime minister earlier delivered a strong warning to the Pope to take action against clergy involved in child abuse and keeping it secret.

The Pope is expected to meet abuse survivors later on Saturday.

The papal visit, the first to the Irish Republic for 39 years, coincides with the World Meeting of Families.

It is a global Catholic gathering held every three years.

The Argentine Pope’s opening remarks echoed a letter he sent to the world’s 1.2bn Roman Catholics this week, in which he condemned the “atrocities” of child abuse and clerical cover-ups.

“I cannot fail to acknowledge the grave scandal caused in Ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the Church charged with responsibility for their protection and education,” the Pope told political leaders and dignitaries at Dublin Castle.

“The failure of ecclesiastical authorities – bishops, religious superiors, priests and others – adequately to address these repellent crimes has rightly given rise to outrage, and remains a source of pain and shame for the Catholic community,” he said.

“I myself share those sentiments.”

The Pope veered off his script when speaking out about abuse, saying he had set out a “greater commitment to eliminating this scourge in the Church, at any cost”.

He was speaking after Irish PM Leo Varadkar said the failures of the Church, the state and wider society had created a “bitter and broken heritage for so many, leaving a legacy of pain and suffering”.

“Magdalene Laundries, mother-and-baby homes, industrial schools, illegal adoptions and clerical child abuse are stains on our state, our society and also the Catholic Church,” he said, referring to a series of scandals that have rocked the Irish Church.

“People kept in dark corners, behind closed doors, cries for help that went unheard… Above all, Holy Father, I ask to you to listen to the victims and survivors.”

Pope flag

Mr Varadkar said there could be zero tolerance for those who abuse children or who facilitate that abuse and that from words action must flow.

He referred to an investigation in the US state of Pennsylvania that found that more than 1,000 identifiable minors had been abused by 300 priests.

Mr Varadkar said the “heartbreaking stories” of “unspeakable crimes”, perpetrated by religious officials and then obscured to protect the institutions, was a story “all too tragically familiar” to people in Ireland.

Colm O’Gorman of Amnesty International Ireland, who was abused by a priest for more than two years as a teenager, said the Pope’s comments did not go far enough.

“He could have talked to us all in a way that was blunt, that was clear, that was frank, that was human, that was accessible,” he said.

Savia, a group of survivors and victims of institutional abuse, set up a protest outside Dublin Castle, on the route of the popemobile.

They set children’s shoes on the pavement, each representing a child who had been abused by priests.

Flowers and vestments

Later, at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin, he held a silent prayer in front of a candle that commemorates abuse victims, before answering questions from couples of all ages on the subject of marriage.

The Pope’s visit will end with a Mass for 500,000 people at Phoenix Park on Sunday.

Having been presented with flowers and vestments by children after his aeroplane Shepherd One touched down at Dublin Airport, Pope Francis was welcomed to the country by President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin (the president’s residence).

Pope Francis also visited a Capuchin day centre for the homeless.

The Ireland that he is visiting is a different country to that which greeted Pope John Paul II in 1979.

Since the Polish pope’s visit, there have been huge changes in public attitudes to social issues including abortion, contraception, divorce and same-sex marriage.

Bar chart showing religious affiliation by age in Ireland

The country voted for constitutional change on gay marriage in 2015 and voted overwhelmingly to overturn its strict abortion law in May.

The Pope heard Mr Varadkar, a gay man, speak out against the traditional Catholic teaching on the family.

He said that the Republic of Ireland had modernised its laws, “understanding that marriages do not always work, that women should make their own decisions and that families come in many forms” – including those headed by a lone parent, same-sex parents or parents who are divorced and remarried.

On Friday, Mr Varadkar said he hoped the Pope’s visit would mark the beginning of a new chapter in Ireland’s relationship with the Church, which he said had held “too much of a dominant place in our society”.

The Vatican said the Pope’s meeting with sex-abuse survivors would not be announced in advance, and that it would be up to victims if they wanted to speak afterwards.

On Saturday evening, the Pope will attend the Festival of Families concert in Dublin’s Croke Park stadium.

onnell among the performers.

Chart showing church attendance among young Catholics in Europe

The pontiff will travel to County Mayo on Sunday morning for a visit to Knock Shrine, before returning to Dublin to close the World Meeting of Families at an afternoon Mass in front of an estimated 500,000 people in Phoenix Park.

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Papal visit to Ireland: Itinerary highlights

Saturday 25 August

  • 08:15 – Departure by plane from Rome for Dublin
  • 10:30 – Arrival at Dublin Airport for official welcome
  • 10:45 – Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin (Irish president’s residence)
  • 11:15 – Welcome ceremony with President Michael D. Higgins
  • 12:10 – Arrival at Dublin Castle for meeting with authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps
  • 15:30 – Visit to St Mary’s Pro Cathedral
  • 16:30 – Private visit to the Capuchin Day Centre, a centre for homeless people
  • 19:45 – Preside at the Festival of Families at Croke Park stadium

Sunday 26 August

  • 08:40 – Departure by plane for Knock
  • 09:45 – Arrival at Knock Shrine for visit to the Apparition Chapel and recitation of the Angelus
  • 11:15 – Departure by plane for Dublin
  • 12:30 – Lunch with the Papal Delegation
  • 15:00 – Closing Papal Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Phoenix Park
  • 18:30 – Farewell ceremony at Dublin Airport
  • 18:45 – Departure for Rome
  • 23:00 – Arrival in Rome

Source: BBC

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No alcohol safe to drink, global study confirms

Bad news for those who enjoy what they think is a healthy glass of wine a day.

A large new global study published in the Lancet has confirmed previous research which has shown that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.

The researchers admit moderate drinking may protect against heart disease but found that the risk of cancer and other diseases outweighs these protections.

A study author said its findings were the most significant to date because of the range of factors considered.

How risky is moderate drinking?

The Global Burden of Disease study looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects in 195 countries, including the UK, between 1990 and 2016.

Analysing data from 15 to 95-year-olds, the researchers compared people who did not drink at all with those who had one alcoholic drink a day.

They found that out of 100,000 non-drinkers, 914 would develop an alcohol-related health problem such as cancer or suffer an injury.

But an extra four people would be affected if they drank one alcoholic drink a day.

For people who had two alcoholic drinks a day, 63 more developed a condition within a year and for those who consumed five drinks every day, there was an increase of 338 people, who developed a health problem.

One of the study authors, Prof Sonia Saxena, a researcher at Imperial College London and a practising GP, said: “One drink a day does represent a small increased risk, but adjust that to the UK population as a whole and it represents a far bigger number, and most people are not drinking just one drink a day.”

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The lead author of the study Dr Max Griswold, at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington, said: “Previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some conditions, but we found that the combined health risks associated with alcohol increases with any amount of alcohol.

“The strong association between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancer, injuries, and infectious diseases offset the protective effects for heart disease in our study.

“Although the health risks associated with alcohol start off being small with one drink a day, they then rise rapidly as people drink more.”

In 2016, the government cut the levels of alcohol it recommends for men and women to no more than 14 units a week – equivalent to six pints of average strength beer or seven glasses of wine.

At the time, England’s chief medical officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, noted that any amount of alcohol could increase the risk of cancer.

‘Informed risk’

Prof Saxena said the study was the most important study ever conducted on the subject.

She explained: “This study goes further than others by considering a number of factors including alcohol sales, self-reported data on the amount of alcohol drank, abstinence, tourism data and the levels of illicit trade and home brewing.”

The study shows that British women drink an average of three drinks a day, and rank eighth in the world of highest drinkers.

British men by contrast, ranked 62nd out of the 195 countries surveyed, even though they also drink on average three alcoholic drinks a day. This is because the drinking levels were far higher generally among men, with Romanian men drinking more than eight drinks daily.

A drink was defined as 10g of alcohol, which equates to a small glass of wine, a can or bottle of beer, or a shot of spirits. In the UK one unit is 8g of alcohol. Around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol and it is linked to nearly a tenth of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49.

Prof Saxena said: “Most of us in the UK drink well in excess of safe limits, and as this study shows there is no safe limit. The recommendations need to come down further and the government needs to rethink its policy. If you are going to drink, educate yourself about the risks, and take an informed risk.”

Yet Prof David Spiegelhalter, Winton Professor for the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge, sounded a note of caution about the findings.

“Given the pleasure presumably associated with moderate drinking, claiming there is no ‘safe’ level does not seem an argument for abstention,” he said.

“There is no safe level of driving, but the government does not recommend that people avoid driving.

“Come to think of it, there is no safe level of living, but nobody would recommend abstention.”

 Source: BBC