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Grammy-nominated rapper Savage arrested, faces deportation

Grammy-nominated Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday by U.S. immigration officials, who said he was illegally in the country and a convicted felon. The rapper, whose real name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, came to the United States from the UK in 2005, overstaying his visa to...

Monday, February 4, 2019, 4:50 PM

Pope Francis becomes first pope to visit Arabian Peninsula

Pope Francis landed Sunday in Abu Dhabi on the first-ever papal trip to the Arabian Peninsula, where he is seeking to turn a page in Christian-Muslim relations while also ministering to a unique, thriving Catholic community. Francis earlier Sunday called for the urgent observation of a limited...

Monday, February 4, 2019, 10:56 AM

Ethiopia aproves AfCFTA as AU eyes Feb. 2019 implementation date

Ethiopia is the latest country to approve the African Union’s Africa Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA pact after the cabinet passed the deal on Saturday, the Prime Minister’s office confirmed. The PM’s office said: “The decision is consistent with PM Abiy’s vision...

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 11:12 PM

The health benefits of red peppers

Red peppers are the belle of the ball at any buffet table. Crisp and incredibly sweet, these ladies in red are an easy sell to anyone who is not fond of vegetables. The only limiting factor is that they can be costly. Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are...

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 8:08 PM

Does snoring ruin your memory?

Snorers may think they face no greater problems than an occasionally angry spouse. But if you snore, it could make it harder to remember past memories from your life. People with obstructive sleep apnoea, a leading cause of snoring, have worse memories of years gone by. They struggle to remember...

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 7:15 PM

Even a 20-second exercise ‘snack’ can improve fitness

As little as 20 seconds of brisk stair climbing, done several times a day, might be enough exercise to improve fitness, according to a pragmatic new study of interval-style training. The study finds that people can complete a meaningful series of insta-workouts without leaving their office...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:41 PM

Study: Aspirin linked to increased risk of major bleeding

Should healthy people take aspirin to ward off heart disease? The notion has been controversial, and the medical advice mixed. But a review of scientific data on the topic Tuesday showed that any benefits are slight, and are counterbalanced by a matching rise in bleeding risks. Aspirin is a blood...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:39 PM

Private equity investors are making a bet on Afrobeats’ rapid rise up the global charts

Mavin Records, the independent Nigerian music label behind top artists including Tiwa Savage and Korede Bello, is getting a cash injection from private equity investors looking to ride the Afrobeats wave to pan-African dominance. The new investment, described as a “multi-million dollar...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:36 PM

Egypt unveils Pharaonic tomb, home to 50 mummies

Egyptian archaeologist suncovered a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era, in Minya, south of Cairo, the ministry of antiquities said on Saturday. The mummies, 12 of which were of children, were discovered inside four, nine-meter deep burial chambers in the Tuna El-...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:34 PM

Another side of #MeToo: Male managers fearful of mentoring women

Men attending the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year were worried about a lot of things. A global economic slowdown. Threats to cybersecurity. Populism. War. And, several acknowledged at the meeting this past week, mentoring women in the #MeToo era....

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:24 PM

To fight fatty liver, avoid sugary foods and drinks: study

Overweight children with fatty liver disease sharply reduced the amount of fat and inflammation in their livers by cutting soft drinks, fruit juices and foods with added sugars from their diets, a rigorous new study found. The new research, published in JAMA on January 22, suggests that limiting...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:21 PM

‘Radical rethink’ needed to tackle obesity, hunger, climate: report

To defeat the intertwined pandemics of obesity, hunger and climate change, governments must curb the political influence of major corporations, said a major report Monday calling for a ‘global treaty’ similar to one for tobacco control. But this will not happen unless ordinary citizens...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:19 PM

Misinformation woes could multiply with ‘deepfake’ videos

If you see a video of a politician speaking words he never would utter, or a Hollywood star improbably appearing in a cheap adult movie, don’t adjust your television set -- you may just be witnessing the future of “fake news.” Deepfake videos that manipulate reality are becoming...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 11:16 PM

US issues visa ban on Ghana for failing to accept deportees

Applying for a US visa will no longer be a straightforward process for Ghanaian nationals, for now at least. The US department of homeland security (DHS) and department of state has issued visa sanctionson Ghana owing to its “lack of cooperation” in accepting its citizens ordered...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 1:01 AM

U.S. police probe sexual assault case against Liberia singer DenG

The Brooklyn Park Police Department in the United States is now investigating a reported sexual assault case involving Liberian musician Daniel George alias DenG. According to Musulyn Myers, her sister is now undergoing investigation since the case was filed two weeks ago. “Actions have...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Beyonce, Jay-Z offer lifetime concert tickets for fans who go vegan

Music superstars Beyonce and Jay-Z are offering fans a chance to win free tickets for life to their concerts in exchange for adopting a vegan diet for a month. The “Lemonade” singer announced the contest to her 123 million Instagram followers late on Wednesday in support of the...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Facebook likely to face two more state probes on privacy issues

Facebook Inc could be subjected to at least two more state probes in the United States on the alleged mishandling of user data, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The report, which cited people familiar with the matter, said Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and his Illinois counterpart...

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

Samsung Electronics forecasts weaker 2019 earnings as chip sales slow

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd warned of weaker earnings in 2019 as it posted a 29 per cent drop in fourth-quarter operating profit on Thursday, hit by a slowdown in demand for memory chips. The global market leader in computer chips and smartphones said it expected “overall annual earnings to...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

High electricity costs in Africa pushing businesses to solar

A combination of high electricity tariffs, falling PV prices and a lack of reliability in the grid is spurring sales of on-site solar to business customers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is the conclusion of a new report by research company BloombergNEF (BNEF), commissioned by responsAbility...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why Ben Affleck won’t wear Batsuit in upcoming ‘Batman’ film

Ben Affleck is removing his cape for the upcoming rendition in theBatman series. Despite his roles in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, the 2021 film The Batman will have a new leading man. According to Deadline, The Batman is scheduled to hit theatres June 25, 2021 and will...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

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