Rundown Of Events That Happened This Week
A new set of laws to ensure that the lives of people take the centre stage was what ushered in the week. It appears that June and several countries including Nigeria had an agreement with the novel coronavirus to stop its havoc.
Here is a rundown of the week:
“Thou shall not…”
…commit sexual immorality, the North Korean government has announced. The country has labelled sexual immorality treason in a bid to stop Japanese porn and racy foreign films from corrupting its youth. This is owing to concerns that ‘more and more high school boys and girls are engaging in immoral sexual deviance.’ Schools have been ordered to check for phones with obscene material while teachers and parents have been threatened with punishments under the new rules. An operating system called Red Star will take regular screenshots of what is being displayed on a person’s screen and make it available to a government-trained official.
And The Rain Fell
Veteran Nigerian music star Majekodunmi Fasheke professionally known as Majek Fashek took a bow from the earth this week. The “Send Down The Rain” crooner who has struggled with health issues for a while died in the United States. The news of his death was confirmed by his manager and publicist, Omenka Uzoma. He wrote: “The legend has gone to be with the Lord, but this time we should all celebrate him. He has done a lot for Nigeria and Africa, whatever the family decides will get to you.” May his soul find rest.
The sign says Stop!
City councillors in Japan are set to put an end to the use of phones while walking on the road. According to several reports, this comes after scientists from the University of Calgary in Canada, warned that texting and scrolling on touchscreens have sent pedestrian injuries soaring by 800 percent. If the June vote is passed and implemented by July, Yamato will become the first city in Japan to ban walking while looking at a phone. The new law would then be defined as offending behaviour which is walking while gazing at the screen of a smartphone or other device.
From the seas have arisen a city long forgotten in Italy. The Italian village of Fabbriche di Careggine that is currently buried at the bottom of a lake is set to resurface. Famous for the production of iron, the medieval ‘ghost village ‘was founded by a group of blacksmiths in the 13th Century. But the village disappeared when it was flooded to create the artificially made Lake Vagli. But pleasant news as the village will reappear once the lake is emptied in 2021. The last time the village resurfaced in 1994, millions of tourists trooped to Vagli to see it.
The Black Lives conversation
It was a week filled with pain and anguish for blacks around the world. As the world still tried to make sense of the virus, blacks around the world were set back with saddening developments. While African Americans united under the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag to protest against police brutality, the Nigerian state was hit with the death of 16-year-old Tina Ezekwe [death by a police officer’s stray bullet]; 22-year-old Uwaila Omozuwa [raped and murdered in a church] and a 12-year-old teenager [raped by 11 men]. In reaction to these, calls for reparation and hostile rape punishments have increased.