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Emmanuel Macron ‘defeats Marine Le Pen to become president’

Emmanuel Macron ‘defeats Marine Le Pen to become president’

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron has decisively won the French presidential election, projected results say. Mr Macron defeated far-right candidate Marine Le Pen by about 65% to 35% to become, at 39, the country’s youngest president, the results show. If confirmed, he will also become the first president from outside the two traditional main parties since […]

Liberia to Send Blood Samples Abroad in ‘Mysterious Deaths’ Case

Liberia to Send Blood Samples Abroad in ‘Mysterious Deaths’ Case

Liberia does not have the capacity to diagnose the latest disease outbreak which has already killed at least 11 persons in Sinoe County. Nine infected persons are undergoing treatment. There are fears that the number may rise. The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Francis Kateh told reporters Friday that the Health Ministry is considering sending […]

Smugglers become a lifeline for famine hit South Sudan

Smugglers become a lifeline for famine hit South Sudan

Sadiq Mohammed climbs into the cab of a truck that looks more like a nightclub than a smuggler’s perch. Red and yellow tassels dangle from the ceiling, while tapestry drapes much of the windshield. He switches on the electric fan above his head and nestles into the front seat, which he’s fitted with a more […]

Oliver Twist – Ugandans Suffering Hunger and Dying of Starvation

Oliver Twist – Ugandans Suffering Hunger and Dying of Starvation

The frequent media reports of Ugandans starving to death, and some committing suicide due to famine are very distressing. However, more disturbing is government’s ongoing reluctance to decisively provide food relief in significant quantities – even to Karamoja which has barely had any rainfall for a year. While there is continuous talk of allocation of […]

Staring at women breasts is just one of six easy ways men can live longer

Staring at women breasts is just one of six easy ways men can live longer

It is the secret we are all trying to unlock — how to live long and happy lives. Science has found the key to success — for men, anyway. In the United Kingdom, men in general are not expected to live as long as women — so maybe they need a little bit more help. […]

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs. Their study, published this month by the journal Biomaterials,offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering. Scientists have already created large-scale […]

Over Masturbating Might Be Ruining Your Life

Over Masturbating Might Be Ruining Your Life

It was not too long ago when the act of masturbation was a taboo topic. Not only was it frowned upon as a dirty and inappropriate deed, it was highly discouraged. Move forward to today and masturbation is seen as a completely natural thing. In fact, doctors don’t see anything wrong with a person choosing […]

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold. Instead, the government has continued to allow its forces to carry out serious abuses during operations across the country. […]

Marijuana Biggest Mysteries That Researchers Are Still Trying to Solve

Marijuana Biggest Mysteries That Researchers Are Still Trying to Solve

In many ways, it’s the age of access to pot. As of last November, more than 20 percent of Americans live in states that have voted to legalise recreational marijuana use. A majority live in states that allow access to medical marijuana. In Colorado, cannabis aficionados can attend US$125 per person dinners, where multiple varieties of weed are […]

How Might Youth Strengthen the African Union

How Might Youth Strengthen the African Union

At the recent African Union Summit, Rwandan President Paul Kagame outlined the path for the African Union’s structural transformation. I also heard a call on youth across the continent to contribute to the “imperative to strengthen our Union.” As a young African and as an economist, this call to action resonates with me. Africa is […]

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