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  By Nita Bhalla MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Nepali beautician Sheela didn’t think twice about ditching her salon job when she received a call offering seven times her salary to work as a cultural dancer at a nightclub in Kenya. It didn’t matter that the 23-year-old woman from a village in […]

  By Steve Gorman Aug 7 (Reuters) – Singer R. Kelly, jailed in New York last month after he was charged in Brooklyn and Chicago with numerous sexual misconduct felonies, was charged on Monday in Minnesota with soliciting sex from a minor at a Minneapolis hotel room 18 years ago. The 52-year-old R&B vocalist known […]

HARARE, Aug 7  (Reuters) – The United Nations on Tuesday increased its aid appeal for Zimbabwe to $331.5 million to help it recover from drought that has driven millions to the brink of starvation as well as a cyclone that hit eastern regions earlier this year. The El Nino-induced drought cut the maize harvest by […]

Leading African Rating and PR firm and Unorthodox PR and Media Group Ghanaian partner, Avance Media has announced its inaugural list of 100 Most Influential African Women, which features distinguished women whose works and accomplishments continue to inspire the next generation of women in Africa. Speaking about the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, noted that, […]

SYDNEY, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Israel Folau has formally launched Federal court proceedings against Rugby Australia and the New South Wales Waratahs over his dismissal for a code of conduct breach, the former Wallabies fullback said on Thursday. Folau’s four-year contract was torn up in May after he posted a meme on social media that […]

TRIPOLI, Aug 6 (Reuters) – A drone air strike by eastern Libyan forces on the southern Libyan town of Murzuq has killed at least 43 people, a local official said on Monday. The attack is the second major air strike blamed on the eastern Libyan National Army (LNA) forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar after at […]

  By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Uganda has started its largest-ever trial of a preventive Ebola vaccine, an official said on Monday, amid fears of a potential spillover of the deadly hemorrhagic fever from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo. The East African country has been on high alert since two people, part […]

African star Snow Flakes is back with video for his hit sonf Jollof, an uptempo offering featuring Cheezy. Jollof is available in all stores. Check the video out right here:      

  CAPE TOWN/ JOHANNESBURG/POLOKWANE: Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) partnered with MNET to produce six public service announcements on sexual harassment for the second consecutive year. All six one minute films were written and directed by  women as a means to empower female filmmakers who often go overlooked in their male dominated industry. Following […]

  KAJIADO, Kenya, Aug 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – James Shakita had raised cattle for more than 30 years when he decided the only way to save his livelihood was to break with generations of tradition and swap some of his cows for crops. The Maasai herder, 43, used to keep about 180 animals until […]


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