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What Diamond has splashed on Tanasha to keep her

Tanzanian singer Diamond Platnumz and his Kenyan girlfriend Tanasha Donna are one of the two hottest couple around. The two lovebirds have been inseparable since they made their relationship public last year. Tanasha in an interview withWasafi FM said that she constantly makes numerous trips to...

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

Doris Day dies aged 97: Tributes to legendary Hollywood star

Legendary American actress and singer Doris Day has died at her California home at the age of 97, her foundation has said. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed the legendary Hollywood star died early on Monday, surrounded by her close friends at her home in Carmel Valley. Day, who starred as...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:04 AM

City: Premier League champions return home to celebrate title success

Manchester City wasted little time in celebrating the defence of their Premier League title as the 2018-19 champions flew home to parade their trophy at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side, victorious last season with a record 100-point haul, recovered from an early scare at Brighton to...

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Arsenal, Chelsea to meet in all-English Europa League final

Chelsea beat Eintracht Frankfurt on penalties on Thursday to set up an all-English Europa League final with local rivals Arsenal in Baku on May 29. Arsenal beat La Liga side Valencia 7-3 on aggregate, while in the other semi-final Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt finished 2-2 on aggregate after...

Friday, May 10, 2019, 12:19 AM

Spurs fight back to book Champions League final spot

Lucas Moura's last-gasp strike took Tottenham Hotspur to the Champions League final for the first time in their history on Wednesday, completing his hat-trick and sealing an incredible 3-2 win over Ajax to leave the Dutch side heartbroken. Ajax's improbable European run seemed set to go on...

Thursday, May 9, 2019, 12:12 AM

Liverpool stun Barca to reach Champions League final

Liverpool produced one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history as Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scored twice to beat Barcelona 4-0 and progress to the final for the second consecutive year 4-3 on aggregate on Tuesday. The Reds not only had a mountain to climb on the scoreboard...

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Met Gala 2019: Celebrities reveal their 'campest' looks on the red carpet

Pop superstar Lady Gaga made a grand entrance at New York’s annual Met Gala on Monday, wearing a voluminous bright pink dress that she shed on the red carpet to reveal three other outfits layered underneath, her interpretation of the evening’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion....

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:27 AM

Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, gives birth to a baby boy

Meghan Markle, aka the Duchess of Sussex, has given birth to a son. This is her first child with husband Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex. The newborn prince was born at 5:26 a.m. local time and weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces. The royal couple confirmed the news via their official Instagram on Monday...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10:12 AM

Reginald Mengi: Tanzania media mogul dies in Dubai

Tanzanian self-made media magnate and philanthropist Reginald Mengi has died in Dubai at the age of 75. Mengi, through his manufacturing, mining and media conglomerate IPP Group, owned newspapers and radio and TV stations. In 2014, Forbes estimated his wealth at $560m (£430m). He was born...

Friday, May 3, 2019, 1:02 AM

Male model dies at São Paulo Fashion Week

A 26-year-old male model died after collapsing on the catwalk at São Paulo Fashion Week, over the weekend. Tales Soares was taking part in a show for the brand Ocksa when he fell. He was taken to a hospital, but could not be revived. The audience initially thought it was part of the show. Models...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:15 AM

'Tolkien' looks at early years of 'Lord of the Rings' writer

J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantastical world of hobbits, elves and orcs have won over fans around the world in the decades since “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” stories were published. Now the British novelist himself is the subject of a film that looks at his early...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 11:09 AM

Avengers: Endgame beats box office records with $1.2bn debut

The Disney blockbuster has become the fastest film ever to break the $1bn barrier, doing so in just five days. Endgame is the 22nd offering in the Marvel Studios superhero franchise. Its opening takings smashed the previous global debut record of $640million set by last year’s Avengers:...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:25 AM

Have we seen the last of Diamond-Zari drama?

There were days when Zari and Diamond were the most powerful couple or there about, in East Africa as they dominated news and filled tabloid pages across the region. This relationship put Zari on the same pedestal as socialite Wema Sepetu, who had twice been Diamond’s sweetheart. They...

Monday, April 29, 2019, 1:24 AM

Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

If you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds. With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small...

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7:39 PM

Feel guilty about gorging on chocolate or chips? Scientists say body can adapt to short binges without gaining weight

It’s news that will reassure most people - pigging out on chocolate and crisps this weekend is unlikely to make you gain weight.  Scientists say the body is able to cope with an occasional binge but will struggle with any prolonged period of eating. Researchers said the body’s...

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 7:14 PM

Kim Jong Un arrives in Russia before summit with Putin

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Russia on Wednesday morning for his much-anticipated summit with President Vladimir Putin in the Pacific port city of Vladivostok. North Korean media published photos of Kim saluting an honor guard and waving to people carrying flowers at a rail station...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 10:09 AM

What African nations can learn from Rwanda’s growth as an innovation hub

Rwanda is quickly becoming an innovator’s paradise. Technology companies and manufacturers from within and outside the continent are moving to the country to either set up innovation hubs or manufacturing plants. Last year Andela, which originally launched in Nigeria, announced it was...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

African Legal Support Facility to support $200 million energy plant in Rwanda

The African Legal Support Facility has provided advisory services support to the Government of Rwanda for the negotiation of its deal with Symbion Power to develop a $200-million-dollar energy plant by Lake Kivu in Rwanda, signed on March 29, 2019. Hosted by the African Development Bank Group...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 12:06 AM

EAC to launch platform to promote food security and nutrition

Members of Parliament from Eastern African countries are expected to launch the Eastern Africa parliamentary alliance for food security and nutrition– a sub-regional platform aimed at promoting the right to food in Eastern Africa through improved legislation. According to a statement...

Monday, April 22, 2019, 12:03 AM

Uber’s self-driving unit valued at $7.25 billion in new investment

Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering. Uber Technologies Inc said that the investment...

Sunday, April 21, 2019, 11:52 PM

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