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Miss South Africa crowned Miss Universe on Las Vegas Strip

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November 26, 2017 — A fitness and self-defense instructor from Sedgefield, South Africa who survived an attempted carjacking over the summer is the new Miss Universe. Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss South Africa, was crowned Miss Universe before a capacity crowd at Axis theater at Planet Hollywood. First-runnerup was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, with Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett as second runner-up. Miss …

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US-based Ghanaian inventor lauds ‘One-District, One-Factory’

Renowned US-based Ghanaian Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Innovator of Fibre Optic Technologies, Dr. Thomas Mensah, has lauded the government’s initiative of establishing a factory in each district to reduce the high unemployment rate. He, however, says the initiative can be sustained when the country is able to build a high-speed train system to easily link the districts. Dr. Mensah was speaking …

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Robert Mugabe’s playboy son is mocked online

Robert Mugabe’s son has been ridiculed online for posting a tribute picture of the former leader.  Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, one of the Zimbabwean dictator’s four children, changed his profile picture on Facebook to a downcast image of his father to mark the end of the 37-year Mugabe reign. Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe, who is 21, is one of Robert Mugabe’s four children. Zimbabweans …

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Morocco currency regulator bans bitcoin for transactions

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The currency regulator for Morocco has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the AFP reports. “Transactions via virtual currencies constitute a breach of regulations, punishable by penalties and fines,” the Offices des Changes said in a statement on its website. The announcement came a week after Moroccan digital services company MTDS said it would accept …

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South African Airways celebrates 2017 Thanksgiving with lowest fares

South African Airways

South African Airways (SAA) Holiday Sale Offers Exceptional Fares Starting at $599* roundtrip to Accra, Ghana. SAA, the national flag carrier of  South Africa and Africa’s most awarded airline announced November 21, 2017 their holiday sale that offers its lowest fares of the year to selected destinations throughout Africa. For a limited time only, book flights for round-trip  travel from …

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Zanu-PF’s removal of Robert Mugabe long overdue – EFF

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Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) statement on the decisions of ZANU-PF (Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front) Central Committee to remove President Robert Mugabe as First Secretary and President: The EFF welcomes the unanimous decision of ZANU-PF of removing President Robert Mugabe as 1st Secretary and President of the party. The decision is long overdue and should be welcomed by all progressive …

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Tema Youth Choir Dazzles in 2017 Tour of the US

Tema Youth Choir

Acclaimed Ghanaian choral group Tema Youth Choir (TYC) treated congregation and friends of the All Saints’ Episcopal Church (ASEC) in Maryland to a beautiful community choral concert in the United States (US). Their November 11, 2017, performance at ASEC, highlighted Ghanaian culture through their clothes of colorful Ghanaian fabrics and music (some of which were sung in Ghanaian languages) to …

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Bilingualism – the benefits of mastering more than one language

Someone once asked me not long ago “what are the benefits of bilingualism nowadays?” I took a deep breath, closed my eyes and I was only able to stop talking after I realized I was short of breath because I was not breathing whilst answering the fellow. I live in a country that is surrounded by French-speaking countries and was …

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Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh 7th recipient of Bouchet Award

Howard University Provost Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh received the Edward Bouchet Legacy Award at Howard University Graduate School’s twelfth annual Bouchet Forum at on October 12, 2017. The honor was bestowed on the Provost at the University’s Interdisciplinary Research Building in Washington DC, United States (US). Dr. Wutoh who becomes the seventh recipient of the Edward Bouchet Legacy Award has led …

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The challenge of succession in African politics

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If anything ever works in the continent of Africa, Patrick Chabal and Jean-Pascal Doloz argued, it works through “disorder” where a strange mixture of “smiling and suffering” go together. How does this affect politics? In the thinking of these two European scholars, Africans are people that have elevated chaos and disorder into a political method and have naturalized the combination …

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