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LOUD WHISPERS: The Day The Devil Came To Drink Water

LOUD WHISPERS: The Day The Devil Came To Drink Water

Last week when I wrote the article ‘The Float Truck’, I mentioned a poem I wrote a few years ago called ‘The day the devil came to drink water’. It was inspired by events related to electoral activities between 2007-2009. Someone asked me a few days ago why I have not shared the poem on […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

LOUD WHISPERS: The Float Truck

I know that Loud Whispers is very late this week. I sincerely apologise to all my readers who must have kept visiting Above Whispers hoping that something new has been posted. Even though I know you fully understand that I am very busy with the campaign activites, I did promise that I would try and […]

Why the Small Things Matter

Why the Small Things Matter

A few months ago, while shopping in Target, I found myself in the kitchen section. Because I was killing time before I had to pick up my daughter from school, I lingered in the aisles a little longer than I normally would. A large four-cup measuring cup caught my eye. I was reminded that I’ve […]

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

What’s the Difference Between An STD and An STI?

Think back to when you first heard the term sexually transmitted disease (STD). Middle school, right? Probably in a classroom where giggles and darting eyes abounded, sandwiched between information on where babies come from and the lowdown on your period. But fast-forward a few years (to, like, now) and all of a sudden everyone is […]

Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

Court Opens Culpable Homicide Case Against Zuma’s Son Duduzane

A culpable homicide hearing against former South African president Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane was opened and adjourned in a Johannesburg court on Thursday, the latest legal headache for the 34-year-old who faced separate corruption charges on Monday. Duduzane Zuma initially avoided prosecution over a 2014 incident in which his Porsche 911 sports car ploughed into […]

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

President Buhari Soon To Sign African Free-Trade Agreement

Nigeria is one of Africa’s two largest economies, the other being South Africa. Buhari’s government had refused to join a continental free-trade zone established in March, on the grounds that it wishes to defend its own businesses and industry. The administration later said it wanted more time to consult business leaders. “In trying to guarantee […]

IMF says Cameroon’s Economic Growth To Rise To 4 Percent in 2018

IMF says Cameroon’s Economic Growth To Rise To 4 Percent in 2018

Cameroon’s economy is expected to grow 4 percent this year, up from 3.2 percent in 2017 due to the start of natural gas production and construction work for an upcoming soccer tournament, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.   Growth was slower in 20 17 because of a sharp decline in oil output but new […]

Zuma’s Son to Face Court Charges

Zuma’s Son to Face Court Charges

  The son of South Africa’s ex-President Jacob Zuma will appear in two separate court cases this week after returning to the country to attend his brother’s funeral, adding to the controversy around the former ruling family’s activities. Duduzane Zuma, 34, has been asked to appear in the Specialized Commercial Crimes Court in Johannesburg on […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Ko Ba Le Da Naa Ni (So that it can be good)

LOUD WHISPERS: Ko Ba Le Da Naa Ni (So that it can be good)

Vendor 1: Madam, thank you for agreeing to see me. I wanted to talk to you about how you can ensure victory in the coming elections. Madam: Thank you, Pastor,  am listening. Vendor 1: You need to say serious prayers for Oga o! I know you are praying already, but the forces you are up […]

U.S. Backs Ivory Coast Project to Produce Power From Cocoa Waste

U.S. Backs Ivory Coast Project to Produce Power From Cocoa Waste

Ivory Coast plans to produce the world’s first energy from cocoa shells by 2020 after the largest producer of the chocolate ingredient clinched U.S. backing to assess the project. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency will fund a feasibility study for a plant producing as much as 70 megawatts from cocoa waste, officials from the […]

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