MSF: More migrants at risk of dying without Aquarius

Medical NGO’s chief Joanne Liu says ‘dishonest smearing and obstructive campaign’ sabotaged Aquarius’ operations. Marrakech, Morocco – The sea route between Libya and Italy is the world’s deadliest for migrants and refugees, according to the UN refugee agency, the UNHCR. More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, according to the International Organization of Migration. […]

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Why Cartier Owes Africa’s Forgotten Men A Huge “Thank You” Today

Imagine…your limousine parks at the front entrance. You’ve arrived at the world’s biggest night in film – the Academy Awards. Your door swings open. Camera flashes burst. You take a deep breath and take your first step on Hollywood’s red carpet to receive your much rumoured Oscar. You look fabulous in your gold Elie Saab dress. Bejewelled in the world’s […]

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Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. The helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state, witnesses are quoted by AFP news agency as saying. No official reason has yet been given for the crash. A number of […]

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Monks killed in Algeria’s war beatified

The Catholic Church has beatified 19 Catholics killed in Algeria’s civil war – the first such ceremony in a Muslim nation. Most of them were French – seven were Trappist monks, and one a bishop. The event took place amid tight security in the city of Oran west of the capital Algiers. In a message, Pope Francis said he hoped […]

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Gunu Emerges 2019 Rhodes Scholar-Elect For West Africa

22-year-old Ghanaian, Kofi Gunu, has emerged the winner of the 2019 Rhodes Scholarships for West Africa thus becoming the third recipient of the prestigious awards from the sub-continent since the re-launch in 2017. Nigeria’s Toluwalase Awoyemi and Emannuelle Dankwa of Ghana, who commenced studies at the University of Oxford this October, are the two previous beneficiaries. A native of Helekpe, […]

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Chakalaka: Spicy South African Vegetable Dish

Original article published at TasteAtlas. Chakalaka is a spicy South African vegetable relish consisting of tomatoes, beans, and onions as its key ingredients, although some cooks might add various other ingredients such as carrots, bell peppers, chilis, and ginger. Originally, chakalaka was invented in Johannesburg, where it became a staple dish. Today, it is a key component of most South African […]

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US reopens 'permanent diplomatic mission' in Somalia

Washington announces opening of its diplomatic facility nearly three decades after it closed its embassy in Mogadishu. The United States has re-established a permanent diplomatic presence in Somalia nearly three decades after it closed its Mogadishu embassy in January 1991, the State Department said. “This historic event reflects Somalia’s progress in recent years and is another step forward in formalising […]

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