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Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia Says 700 Dead, 800 Injured In Mina, Near Mecca

Hajj Stampede: Saudi Arabia Says 700 Dead, 800 Injured In Mina, Near Mecca

More than 700 people died and at least 800 were injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage outside the holy city of Mecca on Thursday, Saudi Arabian officials said. It was the deadliest incident to hit the annual Hajj in years and the second this season, coming less than two weeks after 107 worshipers […]

Uganda’s Gen Aronda Nyakayirima Was Killed By President Museveni

Uganda’s Gen Aronda Nyakayirima Was Killed By President Museveni

Despite protests from the Ugandan authorities concerning speculations surrounding the sudden death of the country’s Internal Affairs Minister while returning from an official visit to South Korea, social media continues to abound with what exactly happened to Gen Joseph Aronda Nyakairima. Formerly the head of the Ugandan army, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) before […]

Oscar Pistorius Cannot Afford A New Trial – His Lawyer Barry Roux

Oscar Pistorius Cannot Afford A New Trial – His Lawyer Barry Roux

Oscar Pistorius cannot afford a new trial, and it would be too long and complex, his lawyer Barry Roux argues in papers filed with the Supreme Court of Appeal on Wednesday. The former Paralympic athlete’s initial trial was subject to intense public scrutiny, which would “contaminate and confuse” the reliability and objectivity of witnesses and […]

Sorry Neighbour But Your Bathroom Window Does Not Give You Any Privacy At All

Sorry Neighbour But Your Bathroom Window Does Not Give You Any Privacy At All

A GROUP of UK students were horrified to receive this letter from their neighbour, informing them the frosted window in their bathroom was see-through. It was posted through their letterbox by a family living across the road, after they spotted the twenty-somethings showering through their not-so-frosted glass. Now the seven students, who have just moved […]

The Nigerian School That Floats On Water: Africa’s Most Talented Innovators Meet In Kenya

The Nigerian School That Floats On Water: Africa’s Most Talented Innovators Meet In Kenya

Some of Africa’s most talented innovators and inventors have been gathering at a summit in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. Among them is Nigerian-born architect Kunle Adeyemi who has designed and built a three-storey floating school on a lagoon in Nigeria. Below he describes his inspiration for the design. Please follow and like us:

Enough Is Enough: Europe Shuts Its Migrant Doors

Enough Is Enough: Europe Shuts Its Migrant Doors

Europe was on lockdown last night as states across the continent said they could take no more migrants and slammed their borders shut. The European Union’s 20-year-old border-free travel zone unravelled soon after Germany brought back passport checks, admitting it could no longer cope with the massive influx. Other states swiftly followed Germany’s lead and […]

Hydro Power Proves Life Changing for People With HIV in Zimbabwe

Hydro Power Proves Life Changing for People With HIV in Zimbabwe

Every dawn, Shupi*, from Mutare in Zimbabwe, goes to inspect her crop. She plucks green beans, vegetables, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and fresh maize cobs to be sold before taking some home. Shupi is an unemployed widow with three children, living in a remote village, and not so long ago she could not afford […]

Andes Ralontshwane Designer Partners With Chinese Company

Andes Ralontshwane Designer Partners With Chinese Company

With so much vibe in the fashion industry, partnership with other countries to blend the African and Tswana culture is growing. One of Botswana’s rising fashion designers, Andes Ralontshwane, has found a niche in the market to partner with a Chinese company to manufacture stilettos with a combination of leather and African print. Ralontshwane is […]

Ever wonder why some people always feel cold while others are always hot

Ever wonder why some people always feel cold while others are always hot

If you’re anything at all like me, it doesn’t actually matter what the temperature is outside because, no matter what, you will be freezing your ass off. And then there are those who feel like they’re literally on fire in a T-shirt and jeans in the dead of winter. I’ve never understood those people, but […]

The Killer Of Zimbabwe’s Cecil The Lion Finally Speaks: “I Have Done Nothing Wrong”

The Killer Of Zimbabwe’s Cecil The Lion Finally Speaks: “I Have Done Nothing Wrong”

The US dentist who killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion has broken weeks of silence, saying in an interview that he had no idea it was a special feline and announcing he would return to work after lying low. In his first interview since sparking international outrage over the killing of the black-maned lion, Walter Palmer […]

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