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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

Emirates celebrates African artistes in new brand advertising campaign

In a bid to take the message of ‘New Africa’ to the world, multiple award winning and fastest growing airline, Emirates is celebrating the talent, energy, creativity and global appeal of Nigerian and African artistes in its new pan-African brand advertising campaign. The campaign video...

Friday, April 5, 2019, 2:26 AM

China makes proposals on tech in trade talks - U.S. officials

China has made unprecedented proposals in talks with the United States on a range of issues including forced technology transfer as the two sides work to overcome remaining obstacles to a deal to end their protracted trade war, U.S. said on Wednesday. U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on...

Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:24 AM

The dangers of being an older mother: Risk of a miscarriage spikes to 54% for over-45s

The risk of suffering a miscarriage soars for older mothers, a study suggests. The number of older mothers has increased in recent decades, as more women concentrate on their career first and turn to family later. Women now have their first child five years later on average than they did four...

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:36 PM

Cancer tumours in the gut feed off sugary drinks, new study shows

Sugar could be fuelling cancer by speeding up the growth of tumours in the body, according to a new study.   Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, found that mice consuming high-fructose corn syrup, used in biscuits, ice cream and energy drinks, saw intestinal tumours grow...

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:16 PM

Africa lags behind in global ICT goods trade, UNCTAD

Africa lags behind in the international trade of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) goods earning just a small percentage from the lucrative sector. The continent’s share of the USD 2.1 trillion in 2017 remained negligible despite the demand for electronic components used in...

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10:25 PM

Kenyan film ‘Supa Modo charms New York audience

Supa Modo, an acclaimed Kenyan film starring a 10-year-old girl, was screened on Saturday before a receptive audience in New York. Director Likarion Wainaina’s 74-minute feature made its eastern United States debut at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. In a question-...

Monday, March 18, 2019, 12:07 AM

Herbs & spices with the most powerful health benefits

TUMERIC First and foremost, turmeric is an incredible inflammation fighter. It can even make a significant difference in individuals who suffer from rheumatic pain. This is because of constituent curcumin – its active constituent and yellow bioactive compound, lending turmeric its colour....

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 11:01 PM

UCL Draws: City face Spurs as United draw Barca in last eight

Manchester United will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarterfinals while Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur clash in an all-Premier League tie following Friday's draw. Liverpool were drawn to play FC Porto in the knockout rounds for the second year in succession, as Ajax's...

Friday, March 15, 2019, 3:21 PM

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting teens

Grammy-winning R&B star R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he sexually assaulted three teenage girls and a woman in alleged incidents dating back to 1998, weeks after a television documentary leveled new accusations against him. The 52-year-old performer, whose real name is...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 10:38 AM

Is waking up early good or bad?

Being successful means waking up early – or so we’re constantly told. It makes you more productive. Celebrities and CEOs do it. You’ll be healthier and happier. You’ll feel in control of your life. But despite the deluge of such stories, waking up at an ungodly hour isn...

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Tributes pour in for German fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld

Reaction to the news of Karl Lagerfeld’s death at the age of 85, has prompted an outpouring of tributes. Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday, was a German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer and caricaturist who lived in Paris. Instantly recognisable in his dark suits...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 10:36 AM

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