Africa in 2016: From long kisses to noise bans
Africa has contributed its fair share of attractive titles this year, but soaked in cover migrations and mass killings, the Nigerian novelist and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani choose from some of the quirkier stories you’ve just missed.
MP to Zimbabwe Joseph Chinotimba, because of his loyalty to President Robert Mugabe .2016 began with romance.
Veteran-old war, 66-year-old and his wife Vimbai kissed their way into the record book of Africa, having won the first prize in a contest organized as part of the love holiday celebrations.
He won the couple, who were married for eight years, “the longest kiss in the challenge of Africa”, locking lips for a record 10 minutes and 17 seconds, beating the previous record of Africans by five minutes and 17 seconds.
Despite the fondness Chinotimbas’ did not quite match the world record holders from Thailand, who accepted for a period of 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.