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South Africa: Can Snapchat Help Us Tell the Stories of Survivors of Sexual Violence?

South Africa: Can Snapchat Help Us Tell the Stories of Survivors of Sexual Violence?

Former eNCA journalist, and recently appointed mobile editor of the Hindustan Times, Yusuf Omar, has received huge plaudits for his creative storytelling abilities. And for good reason too. Most recently Omar, used Snapchat filters to tell the stories of rape survivors. Snapchat has cleverly employed technology to allow its users to transform themselves into a […]

I’ve Forgiven Melaye But…, says Remi Tinubu

I’ve Forgiven Melaye But…, says Remi Tinubu

The representative of Lagos-Central Senatorial District in the Senate, Oluremi Tinubu, has said as a Christian she has forgiven her Kogi-West counterpart, Senator Dino Melaye. But she added that she would not be intimidated by anybody. Tinubu said this on Wednesday when a delegation of the Lagos State House of Assembly members from Lagos-Central and […]

Sex scandal: US Ambassador Ignores Reps Probe Again

Sex scandal: US Ambassador Ignores Reps Probe Again

THE outgoing United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, yesterday, failed again to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing committee on the alleged sex misconduct involving three members of the House. This is as the three members involved in the sex scandal accused the ambassador of racial discrimination, adding that the allegation, which […]

Botswana: Committee To Spearhead Gender Mainstreaming

Botswana: Committee To Spearhead Gender Mainstreaming

 Country manager, Ms Gomolemo Rasesigo, has implored the newly elected gender committee at the Francistown City Council (FCC) to advocate for gender mainstreaming within the council. Speaking at a gender mainstreaming workshop recently, Ms Rasesigo explained that according to various studies, they came up with little issues in the local councils, however he said a […]

South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests ‘irrational’

South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests ‘irrational’

Nationalist sentiment has swept China in the wake of last week’s international tribunal ruling over the South China Sea, with protests targeting KFC, Apple and Filipino fruit. But the Chinese government has had enough, telling protestors through the the state-run People’s Daily newspaper Wednesday that they are being “irrational and disruptive.” On July 12, the […]

Uganda: Two Cancer Patients Return From Aga Khan Hospital

Uganda: Two Cancer Patients Return From Aga Khan Hospital

The patients, Mary Birungi and Mary Gahoire, from Mbarara and Hoima districts respectively, were the first in a group of seven that Hospice Africa took to the Aga Khan hospital for treatment. Uganda’s only radiotherapy machine broke down in early April, leaving about 2,000 patients stranded. Hospice is a charity that cares for terminally-ill patients. […]

Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Trump

Cruz Booed After Refusing To Endorse Trump

Ted Cruz sensationally withheld an endorsement of Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention Wednesday, earning a chorus of boos from the floor before he was upstaged in a power play by the GOP nominee himself. In a dramatic development, as Cruz wrapped up his speech, Trump suddenly appeared in the Quicken Loans Arena in […]

Terry McMillan Finds Her New York Oasis

Terry McMillan Finds Her New York Oasis

“Wow, how times have changed,” said Terry McMillan as she gazed at a yacht floating in the Hudson River along Lower Manhattan. “There used to be rats down here. I’m not into rats.” Ms. McMillan, 64, was in New York for a day to promote her latest novel about a woman seeking to reinvent herself, […]

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Picks Two Deputies

Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai Picks Two Deputies

MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai did not consult his deputy Thokozani Khupe before making the shock announcement on Friday that he had appointed Ellias Mudzuri and Nelson Chamisa as his other vice-presidents. Khupe told The Standard yesterday that she had nothing to do with the appointments, a clear indication that MDC-T is headed for a roller-coaster […]

1 Dies, 10 Hospitalised, as Anambra Marks Houses For Demolition

1 Dies, 10 Hospitalised, as Anambra Marks Houses For Demolition

Nnewi—A middle aged woman (names withheld) reportedly slumped and died in Ugwuachalla Ikenga village, Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, when Physical Planning Board, ANSPPB, marked her house for demolition, weekend. Ten others are also said to be hospitalised following the storming of the areas by officials of ANSPPB, who allegedly marked their […]