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    Alarm Over Blood Shortage In Uganda

    The medical authorities in Uganda have warned that blood transfusion supplies in the country are critically low. The blood bank facility in the capital Kampala is reported to be practically empty, with only about 100 units of blood available, rather than the thousand-plus units required every day. The head of the Ugandan Medical Association Dr […]

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    Guinean Pregnancy ‘Trickster’ Arrested

    Police in Guinea are expected to charge a traditional healer with endangering the lives of people under false pretence after she allegedly gave sterile women a concoction to make them pregnant. About 200 women from the Dabompa area on the outskirts of the capital, Conarky, were present at the paramilitary police’s anti-criminal department following the […]

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    Al-Shabaab Is Recruiting Children In Somalia – Rights Group

    A new report says Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants are forcing rural communities to hand over children as young as 8 years old for indoctrination and military training. Human Rights Watch (HRW) says al-Shabaab conscripts the children by subjecting elders and religious school teachers to beatings, abductions and intimidation tactics. The group’s campaign has focused on the […]

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    South African Lawyers Demand $130m Refund From Firms

    South African prosecutors have called for two consultancy firms to repay $130 million (£94.4 million) they earned from the state power company, Eskom. McKinsey, and a local firm called Trillian, were paid the sum in 2016 for giving advice. Trillian was controlled by the Gupta family, whose closeness to President Jacob Zuma led to corruption […]

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    Watch: Meet the Dora Milaje in Black Panther

    We’ve seen the bald, bad ass woman warriors in the Black Panther trailer. And now a new featurette released by Marvel gives us insight into the warriors of Wakanda. The clip features Danai Gurira who plays Okoye the general of the armed forces and Lupita Nyong’o who plays Nakia an undercover operative of the Dora Milaje. “Okuye […]

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    ‘The Emoji Movie’ Is The First Film To Screen In Saudi Arabia

    In December last year Saudi Arabia announced that they will be lifting their 35-year-ban on cinema. On Sunday the first movie screenings opened to the public. It was a double-animation feature of The Emoji Movie and Captain Underpants. With no formal theatres up-and-running yet the film was screened at a temporary setting in Jeddah. The […]

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    Girls Trip’s Tiffany Haddish Now Groupon’s New Spokesperson

    Tiffany Haddish is the marketplace brand’s new spokesperson. Not only does the fact that the Girls Trip actress use Groupon regularly make her the perfect woman for the job but her personality and ability to tell a story does too! According to Vulture, Tiffany got the job after she introduced Jada Pinkett and Will Smith to Groupon during […]

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    South African Actor, Dr. John Kani Talks Black Panther

    With over 50 years of acting experience, Dr. John Kani has made sure that up until today he is still fresh and relevant. His latest movie The Black Panther is not even out yet, but has already broken pre-booking records. ISIXHOSA IN HOLLYWOOD In the movie, Dr. Kani plays the role of King T’Chaka, the […]

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    Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Announce the Arrival of their Baby Girl

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are the parents to a newborn baby girl, who was born through a surrogate. The 37-year-old reality star announced the news on her website kimkardashianwest.com, where she wrote: Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams […]

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    Superstar DJ Sose Features on Accelerate TV’s ‘The Cover’

    Thomas Amar-Aigb aka DJ Sose who was rated as one of the top 10 African DJ’s by Channel “O” is the latest star to feature on Accelerate TV’s The Cover. He has made appearances in some of the most widely played songs in Nigeria such as Ice Prince’s break out single, Oleku and Chuddy K’s “Gaga Crazy” and continues to create wonderful fusions […]

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    Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson Dating?

    Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson continued to fuel dating rumours after they were spotted on a dinner date. According to E! News the rumoured couple were photographed grabbing dinner at Soho House in Malibu on Friday night. An eyewitness told E! that Chris and Dakota arrived together and left together about two hours later. Dakota Johnson and […]

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    South African Singer Busiswa Welcomes Baby Boy

    Midnight Starring singer Busiswa has welcomed home her baby boy. The muso shared a snap of her baby and bae on Instagram on Monday writing: “I can’t believe how happy life can be. Welcome home Lakhanya.” Busiswa is not the only local star to welcome her first child into the world, both Roxy Burger and Takkies have had the joy […]

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    South Africa: Cassper Nyovest Speaks on Relationship with AKA on The Morning Rush

    Top South African hip-hop star, Cassper Nyovest is currently in Lagos since his appearance at the Soundcity MVP Awards last week. The rapper stopped by the Beat FM studio to discuss with Maria Okanrede & Olisa Adibua on “The Morning Rush” show. He spoke at length on a variety of issues including his much-publicized beef with fellow SA rappper AKA. He explained that he does not […]

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    Primary Wave Acquires Share Of Bob Marley’s Music Catalog

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    The revitalized Primary Wave, backed by institutional investors including BlackRock, has acquired a share of reggae legend Bob Marley’s music publishing catalog. The New York Times reports that Blackwell signed a $50 million deal that gives Primary Wave an 80 percent share of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s share of two publishing catalogs, Marley’s songs […]

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    Simone Biles Says She Was Molested By Larry Nassar

    US Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is the latest in a string of women who have come forward to accuse former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault. In a statement posted on her Twitter, Biles said she too was sexually abused by Nassar who has been accused of sexually abusing more than 140 women and girls under the […]