Love - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Saint Valentine's Day: Originally North African? Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:48:41 +0100 Saint Valentine's day, sometimes referred to as the Lovers' day, was established to fight the last vestiges of paganism in Rome. Saint Valentine's day was carefully put together by Pope Glaseius I, one of the most important figures of the Catholic church. He was also of African descent. F. G., Theophilus O'Donkor Keeping a hymen intact to avoid being labeled a "whore" Fri, 22 Feb 2008 11:43:42 +0100 Certain muslims weigh a woman's intergrity by virtue of their virginity, thereby, prompting those who may have succumbed to carnal pleasures to find ways of bleeding artificially during their wedding night, thus, giving the impression that their hymen have remained intact. Others opt for sexual lifestyles that preserve the membrane. Habibou Bangré