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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

Netflix’s first children’s animation from Africa is an all-girl spy team written by women

Soon audiences around the world will be able to stream the story of an all girl-team of African spies, who also happen to be four normal Zambian teens by day. This week, Netflix announced that it has picked up Mama K’s Team 4, an animated series as its latest African content. Netflix is...

Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:03 PM

Britney Spears: Retiring from music amid dad’s health crisis?

These are tough times for the pop icon known to her adoring fans as Godney. As you may have heard, Britney Spears’ father is reported to be on his death bed. Jamie Spears was forced to undergo emergency surgery after his colon spontaneously ruptured in November of 2018. Sadly, in the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:55 PM

Movies to watch this Easter

As we approach Easter, we are once again confronted by the wonder of Christ’s resurrection. The knowledge that an all-powerful Saviour came to earth as a man, then gave himself to be crucified, is staggering to consider. The Easter celebration is a time when we look to the promises of the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:51 PM

Why is Easter called Easter?

On April 21, Christians will be celebrating Easter, the day on which the resurrection of Jesus is said to have taken place. The date of celebration changes from year to year. The reason for this variation is that Easter always falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:42 PM

Easter books the kids will love

It’ll be Easter before you know it. To get your tots excited about the holiday and all the fun and yummy candy that goes along with it, we’ve selected these books we think they’ll enjoy. From stories about friendship and adventures to books on love and dance, these reads are...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:37 PM

Kenyan family files lawsuit against Boeing over Ethiopian Airlines crash

A Kenyan family has filed a lawsuit in Chicago against American aviation giant Boeing over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, lawyers and family members said on Tuesday. Siblings of 29-year-old engineer George Kabau said they wanted to force the company to release...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Fire guts Paris' Notre-Dame, but structure saved from destruction

PARIS (Reuters) - A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, destroying the roof of the historic Paris landmark in a roaring blaze as firefighters battled to prevent one of the main bell towers from collapsing. Flames that began in the early evening burst rapidly through the roof of...

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:13 AM

Prostate drugs: A risk factor for diabetes?

Prescribed drugs to help them urinate are a third more at risk of type 2 diabetes- Research shows Men who take medication to reduce their symptoms of prostate disease may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, research suggests. Patients with enlarged prostates who are prescribed drugs called...

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 7:22 PM

UPDATE: Military removes Sudan's Omar al-Bashir

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has stepped down after months of protests, according to government sources. A military council is expected to replace him. On Thursday, anti-government protesters marched through the streets of Khartoum chanting anti-Bashir slogans. Protesters outside the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 10:50 AM

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