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How To Relieve a Headache Instantly

How To Relieve a Headache Instantly

A few weeks ago, I had an appointment with a physical therapist. As he poked and prodded my body during the initial evaluation, he asked me a question that honestly kind of shocked me: “Have you been getting headaches lately?” Indeed I had been—bad ones. So bad that neither Tylenol nor Advil could relieve the […]

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

Current Ebola Outbreak Is Worst In Congo’s History – Ministry

The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the most severe in the country’s history with 319 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Friday. The haemorrhagic fever is believed to have killed 198 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, where attacks by armed groups and community resistance […]

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

New Tax Evokes Memories of 2008 Crisis in Zimbabwe

When Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed a comparatively youthful, Cambridge-trained economist as finance minister in September, he gave him an almost impossible task: repay billions of dollars in debt and ignite a stagnating economy. Mthuli Ncube, 55, quickly moved to impose a two percent tax on electronic transactions in a bid to raise $700 million […]

Total Plans New Offshore Angola Well To Boost Oil Output

Total Plans New Offshore Angola Well To Boost Oil Output

  French oil company Total said on Saturday it plans to drill 13 wells on block 17, offshore Angola, in order to maintain production of 400,000 barrels per day of crude until 2023 in Africa’s second largest crude producer. In a statement, the company said the wells, which will connect marginal fields to existing floating […]

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

Rape Laws Offer Little Protection

  The world over, laws to protect rape victims are paper tigers, often enacted but rarely enforced, a researcher said here. A bevy of international laws prohibit rape, and governments have been mandated under these laws to enact, implement, and monitor legislation that addresses all forms of violence against women, according to Olufunke Adesuwa Akiyode, […]

LOUD WHISPERS: The Heaven For Little Girls

LOUD WHISPERS: The Heaven For Little Girls

I told mummy That daddy was hurting me She said, ‘Shhhhhhhhhhh Hush girl Don’t let anyone hear you How dare you?’ She called me a liar She called me a prostitute She called me an evil spirit I was sick for a long time Then all of a sudden, I did not hurt anymore I […]

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer

Coffee Drinkers Really Do Live Longer

By now, it’s clear: There’s a strong case for the health benefits of coffee. Studies have recently shown that regular java drinkers have a lower risk of diabetes, fewer strokes and heart problems and lower rates of certain cancers. All of that may help explain why coffee drinkers also tend to live longer than people […]

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s Eskom Plans First Major Battery Storage Project

South Africa’s state-run power firm Eskom said on Tuesday it is planning its first major battery storage project as President Cyril Ramaphosa seeks to boost renewable energy usage and reduce the country’s reliance on coal. Prince Moyo, general manager for power delivery engineering at Eskom, told Reuters that the battery storage project would be rolled […]

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Biya Wins Cameroon Election To Extend 36-year Rule

Cameroonian President Paul Biya has won re-election by a landslide, official results showed on Monday, extending his 36-year rule despite claims from two leading opposition candidates that the vote was fraudulent. At 85, Biya is the oldest leader in sub-Saharan Africa and the victory cements his place as one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers. Most Cameroonians […]

Merkel Opens New Front in Fight Against Diesel Vehicle Bans

Merkel Opens New Front in Fight Against Diesel Vehicle Bans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’ll seek to amend German anti-pollution laws to avoid driving bans for diesel vehicles in cities where harmful nitrogen-oxide emissions are just slightly above the limit.  The proposal would include Frankfurt, the biggest city in the Hesse region, where polls suggest her Christian Democratic Union party is headed for losses […]