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Disney’s Bob Iger Calls Family Of Boy Snatched By Alligator

Disney’s Bob Iger Calls Family Of Boy Snatched By Alligator

As a crisis consumes his theme park in Orlando, Disney’s CEO is half a world away, overseeing the opening of the brand new Shanghai Disneyland. It was supposed to be one of the most important launches in Disney’s history and one of the crowning achievements of Bob Iger’s career. And it still will be. But […]

Tanzania: Kudos Deputy Speaker For Serving ‘The People’ Well

Tanzania: Kudos Deputy Speaker For Serving ‘The People’ Well

Debate on the performance of Dr Tulia Ackson Mwansasu, the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, has, since the inception of the Budget Sitting in Dodoma, gone viral. While some political observers and commentators say she is worth her salt, others argue, saying she is a chip of the old block. The holier-than-thou, mostly those […]

Don’t Shield Children With Special Needs from Education, Obasanjo Cautions Parents

Don’t Shield Children With Special Needs from Education, Obasanjo Cautions Parents

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has appealed to parents of kids with deformities to desist from keeping such kids in hiding. Speaking recently at the commissioning of Do-Est Dot International School, Idimu, Lagos (an educational institution for children with special educational needs), Obasanjo said availing such kids education specifically designed for them, would help them live […]

South Africa: Remembering Soweto – 40 Years On

South Africa: Remembering Soweto – 40 Years On

South Africans are celebrating four decades since the1976 Soweto uprising. An estimated 176 school children were shot and killed by the apartheid regime for marching against the enforcement of Afrikaans in schools. On a bright Wednesday morning, on June 16, 1976, hundreds of children in Soweto bid their usual farewell to their parents as they […]

EgyptAir Wreckage Found, Egyptian Government says

EgyptAir Wreckage Found, Egyptian Government says

The Egyptian government says it has found wreckage of EgyptAir Flight 804, which crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month. Images taken of the wreckage were provided to an Egyptian investigative committee, the Civil Aviation Ministry said Wednesday. Wreckage was found in several places. The ministry did not specify the size or the location of […]

Elderly Rights Law { How Elders Are Treated Around The World}

Elderly Rights Law { How Elders Are Treated Around The World}

A new “Elderly Rights Law” passed in China wags a finger at adult children, warning them to “never neglect or snub elderly people” and mandating that they visit their elderly parents often, regardless of how far away they live. The law includes enforcement mechanisms, too: Offspring who fail to make such trips to mom and […]

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Prolific poet Sonia Sanchez invited two literary greats — iconic author Toni Morrison and acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates — to have a conversation about art and social justice at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on Wednesday, June 15. In front of a sold-out audience, Sanchez led an insightful discussion on how the writers use their craft […]

South Africa: Parliament On Tlokwe Constitutional Court Ruling

South Africa: Parliament On Tlokwe Constitutional Court Ruling

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs notes and welcomes the ruling by the Constitutional Court to suspend by 18 months its ruling that the voters’ roll is unlawful. This decision will enable the August 2016 municipal elections to continue despite the defects on the voters’ roll. The Committee is of the view that the 18 […]

Osun Hijab Crisis – Students Attend School In Church Garments

Osun Hijab Crisis – Students Attend School In Church Garments

Christian secondary school students in Osun State on Tuesday wore church garments to their schools, in a dramatic but defiant protest against the use of Hijab by female Muslim students. Students attended Baptist High School, Adeeke in Iwo town of Osun State and Salvation Army Middle School, Alekuwodo, in the church robes. The state chapter […]

Zimbabwe: Late VP Nkomo’s Mother Dies at 112

Zimbabwe: Late VP Nkomo’s Mother Dies at 112

The mother of the late Vice President, John Landa Nkomo, Macitshi Dube Nkomo, has died. She was 112. The matriarch of the Nkomo family, affectionately referred to as Gogo MaDube, died at the family home in Famona suburb, Bulawayo at around midday yesterday. Philip Nkomo, her fourth born son, said his mother was discharged from […]