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Election result could mark turning point for Nigeria

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 02 April 2015  -  726 Views  -  0 Comments
NIGERIA - The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential election could mark a turning point towards genuine democracy for the country, improving the image and moral standing of Africa’s troubled giant. The defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, whose People’s... Read Article

Trevor Noah to Host The Daily Show

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 30 March 2015  -  878 Views  -  0 Comments
Is this an April's Fool Joke or not? Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central. His show’s premiere will be announced at a later date. Noah joined “The Daily... Read Article

Co-pilot ‘intentionally’ destroyed plane

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015  -  1,054 View  -  0 Comments
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, all 150 people... Read Article

Tunisia attack: MSC confirms SA woman injured

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 21 March 2015  -  2,762 Views  -  0 Comments
TUNISIA – A South African woman was wounded in the attack at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, Tunisia, MSC Cruises said on Thursday. The South African woman was among the 3 714 guests and 1 267 crew members aboard the MSC Splendida which docked at the port of La Goulette, Tunis. “During the... Read Article

Basotho people ready to go to the polls

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 March 2015  -  1,117 View  -  0 Comments
Leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Mothejoa Metsing says his party is confident that the Kingdom of Lesotho elections set for this weekend will run peacefully. At least 74 observers have already been deployed in the country’s 10 election districts, observing amongst other things,... Read Article

Twitter boss admits firm is failing victims of trolling

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015  -  622 Views  -  0 Comments
Twitter’s chief executive Dick Costolo has admitted that the company “sucks” when it comes to dealing with abuse and trolling on the service. In a memo to staff, leaked to tech news website the Verge, he said that bullying behaviour on the network was driving users away. He promised tougher action... Read Article

Pope Says It’s OK to Spank Kids

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015  -  852 Views  -  0 Comments
Pope Francis says it’s OK to spank your children - as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who forgives but is able to “... Read Article

Zim set to give white farmers 90 days to vacate

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015  -  960 Views  -  0 Comments
White former farmers should be given 90 days to vacate their farms if the land they occupy has been allocated to a black person to avoid legal battles, the Zimbabwean government has reportedly said. According to the News Day, Land and Rural Resettlement Minister Douglas Mombeshora said government... Read Article

Zambia ruling party candidate leads in vote count

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015  -  703 Views  -  0 Comments
Zambia’s ruling party candidate led in partial returns from a presidential election in the southern African nation, election officials said Thursday. Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front party was ahead with 50 percent of the vote after 80 out of 150 constituencies were counted, according to results... Read Article

US lawmakers furious over Obama’s Cuba move

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014  -  1,002 View  -  0 Comments
Washington - Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday over Washington’s historic Cuba breakthrough, saying President Barack Obama conceded “everything” to a brutal Castro regime and warning Congress will block efforts to lift the trade embargo. Republican Senator Marco... Read Article

Man gets eaten alive by anaconda on Discovery channel!

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 November 2014  -  2,505 Views  -  0 Comments
Los Angeles  - In a television first a man is to be ‘eaten alive’ by an anaconda. Wildlife expert, Paul Rosolie, will allow himself to be eaten by a snake for TV show, Eaten Alive, the Daily Mirror newspaper reports. Paul will dress in a custom-made “snake-proof” suit before taking part. A... Read Article

Kim spills sister Kylie Jenner’s lip secrets

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 31 October 2014  -  931 Views  -  0 Comments
The obsession with the Kardashian family continues. This time it’s over 17-year-old Kylie Jenner and just how she gets those super-pouty lips. Jenner regularly posts selfies on social media featuring her sultry pout. But lately Internet speculation has been rampant about whether she comes by those... Read Article

WHO: New Ebola Cases Could Be Up To 10,000 Per Week In 2 Months

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 14 October 2014  -  722 Views  -  0 Comments
The death rate in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 70 percent and there could be up to 10,000 new cases a week in two months, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday. WHO assistant director-general Dr. Bruce Aylward gave the grim figures during a news conference in Geneva. Previously, WHO had... Read Article

UN aid arrives in Gaza

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  1,203 View  -  0 Comments
A United Nations humanitarian aid convoy crossed into Gaza from Egypt on Wednesday for the first time since a blockade was introduced on the territory in 2007. The World Food Programme (WFP) said the convoy, which entered Gaza through the Rafah crossing, carried enough food to last 150,000 people... Read Article

Ebola: BA halts all flights to Liberia

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  653 Views  -  0 Comments
British Airways extended to 2015 its suspension of flights to Liberia and Sierra Leone due to concerns about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, it announced on Tuesday. “British Airways has suspended flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until 31 December 2014 due to concerns about the... Read Article

Magnitude-6.1 Quake rattles southern Japan

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 29 August 2014  -  1,311 View  -  0 Comments
A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck the southern Japanese island of Kyushu early Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. No tsunami warning was issued, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The quake, which hit the region at 4:14 am (1914 GMT Thursday), originated shallow... Read Article

Snake causes blackout

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 August 2014  -  639 Views  -  0 Comments
About 4 900 households in Japan lost power after a snake climbed up a utility pole, a news report said on Thursday. Power in the western city of Shimonoseki was automatically shut down when a current leak was detected, the Kyodo News agency reported, citing officials at Chugoku Electric Power Co. A... Read Article

Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 01 August 2014  -  668 Views  -  0 Comments
Sierra Leone has declared a state of public emergency to tackle the worst ever outbreak of Ebola and will call in security forces to quarantine epicentres of the deadly virus, President Ernest Bai Koroma said in a statement. The measures resembled a tough anti-Ebola package announced by... Read Article

Ukraine’s PM resigns, complicating mh17 probe

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014  -  993 Views  -  0 Comments
Ukraine’s prime minister resigned Thursday after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east. The shock announcement added to an already chaotic situation in the rebel-controlled east, where... Read Article

Wreckage of Air Algerie plane spotted in the Mali desert

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 25 July 2014  -  591 Views  -  0 Comments
The wreckage of an Air Algerie flight that crashed in a remote area of Mali early Thursday has been found, the country’s President told other officials, according to Reuters. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita said at a meeting that the crash site was discovered “between Aguelhoc and Kidal” in a... Read Article