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According to the Guinness Book of Records, sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history.

The exact number remains unknown, but there are reports that his 1171st child was born in 1704, while the Guinness Book of Records notes a slightly lower number – 800 children by 1727. The sultan’s harem had around 1000 concubines, with four official wives.

Ismail’s favorite wife and queen of the palace was a black woman who started out as a concubine. Her name was Lalla Aisha Mubarka, or Zaydana, the name she acquired after giving birth to the sultan’s first son, Zaydan, she was the one who convinced sultan to punish his son in horrified way by amputation for planning to overthrow him. The bloodthirsty ruler had sex between 0.83 to 1.43 times per day for 32 years until he was 56 years old.

The sultan died in Meknes, Morocco. His sons started killing each other for the throne. The current king of Morocco is his descendant.

Morocco has another amazing fact, being the home of the oldest university in the world.

#africa #history #morocco

Mandera County risks recording a low number of students who will join universities after the March Kenya Certificate Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

County Director of Education Adan Roble has said this, further revealing that at least four private secondary schools have been closed due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The acute shortage of teachers in Mandera will affect the outcome of the national examinations and I am worried that we will send very few students to universities this time round,” said Mr Roble.

At least 178 students in the 57 secondary schools in Mandera scored a C+ (plus) grade and above in the 2019 KCSE exam, managing to join institutions of higher learning.

“We are not going to get a good number of students scoring C+ and above in this year’s examinations because of the pitiful teachers’ shortage,” said Mr Roble.

To bridge the wide gap in the education sector in Mandera, Mr Roble challenged locals to send their children to teacher training colleges.

Take up teaching jobs

“We need to encourage our young generation to take up teaching jobs because this June we will have an intake for students to join teacher training colleges in the country,” he said.

At least four secondary schools in Mandera have only a principal with no other teachers, according to the education officer.

There are 57 public secondary schools in Mandera County.

Another 122 primary schools in this far flung county only have one teacher each.

An attempt by the local leadership to fill the gap in primary schools was thwarted by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) in 2016.null

TSC declined to have locals who scored D+ in KCSE to train as teachers.

“We had worked hard to get 197 students to join Mandera Teachers Training College but the TSC directive reduced the number to 26 who only had the required C plain grade,” said County education CEC Izzidun Abdullahi.

Teachers needed

With 295 public primary schools, Mandera needs 1,849 teachers to fill the gap. There are only 803 teachers currently.

Another 517 teachers are needed in the 57 public secondary schools which are being served by 385 tutors currently.

The majority of non-local teachers deserted the county in 2015 and others have since been transferred from Mandera due to insecurity posed by the Al-Shabaab terror cells.

Full details on Nation

#africa #education #kenya

Open Source Gardens aims to connect gardeners around the world, and encourage them to plant open source seeds (plant varieties which haven't been patented). You can follow at:

➡️ @opensourcegardens

Their website is at

#OpenSourceGardens #Gardening #Gardens #Plants #OpenSourceSeeds #Commons #Florespondence #Activism #Environment #FoodAndDrink #OffTheGrid #Solarpunk

The St Raphael's Catholic Church in Elgeyo Marakwet.

Happy Sunday all.

This is my neighbour he is always high on weed and other substances, those substances make him creative as a joker, comedian.

's Museveni quote 4 years ago after Donald Trump was sworn in as 45th President:
America has got one of the best presidents ever,” he said to laughter. “I love Trump because he tells Africans frankly. I don’t know if he was misquoted or whatever. He talks about Africans’ weaknesses frankly. The Africans need to solve their problems, the Africans are weak.”😂
—Yoweri M7

In Kenya everything is backdoors! Welcome to the ugly side of Kenya! Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has been fined 20,000 dollars (Sh2.2 million) by Confederation of African Football (CAF) after it was found out that four Harambee Stars players were fielded against Comoros despite testing positive for Covid-19.

How FKF put players at Covid risk

We have masks!

Coronavirus vaccines offer the world hope – unless you live in Africa | Vaccines and immunisation | The Guardian

🌎 🌍 🌏 I'm working on a #map of #Mastodon servers "near me" basically mapping servers that are region-specific, as a way for folks to find Mastodon users in their region. Blue = signed on to the Mastodon Covenant, Green = I"m not sure they did.

This is my first time using #openstreetmap so I'd be grateful of any and all feedback, and offers to collaborate - I assume I can share the map for editing somehow 🤷

Here's the link:

#photography from the floods in Hereford yesterday (22.01.21) after the Wye peaked the evening before 🏞

My first time tooting from my phone! Hope this works🤞

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