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How Ndlovu Youth Choir stirred our souls with their powerful voices

How Ndlovu Youth Choir stirred our souls with their powerful voices

The South African youth choir’s powerful rendition of ‘Toto’s Africa’ on Tuesday launched them into the finals, making them the first African act to do so. It was the culmination of 16 weeks of thrilling live singing that made them a crowd favorite on season 14 of the hit television show. They have not looked back since and More...

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26 children die in Liberia boarding school fire
By asif On Thursday, September 19th, 2019
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26 children die in Liberia boarding school fire

The children were sleeping in a building attached to a mosque at a religious school in Paynesville City when it caught fire at around 11 pm Liberia time, Presidential Press Secretary Isaac Solo Kelgbeh said.The More...

Tererai Trent: Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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Tererai Trent: Zimbabwean scholar named one of the most inspiring women in the world

Tererai Trent is among 10 women who have been named most inspiring women in the world. The list includes conservationist Jane Goodall, activist Janet Mock, chemist Tracy Dyson, author Cheryl Strayed and Olympic More...

The IREDE foundation is helping disabled children walk for the first time
By asif On Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
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The IREDE foundation is helping disabled children walk for the first time

Doctors in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial center, had informed her that Beulah had been born with tibial hemimelia, a rare medical condition characterized by a missing or shortened tibia, or shinbone. “We More...

Congo's former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Congo’s former health minister detained over alleged mismanagement of $4.3 million in Ebola funds

Ilunga quit his position as health minister in July after he was stripped of his responsibility as head of Congo’s Ebola response team. He has denied any wrongdoing, said his lawyer, Guy Bayeka.In More...

Nigerian artist Haneefah Adam turns food into art
By asif On Monday, September 16th, 2019
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Nigerian artist Haneefah Adam turns food into art

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Most people dispose of their food leftovers, but in Nigerian-born visual artist Haneefah Adam’s kitchen, they’re put to good use. Adam, 28, is famous for presenting food in More...

Rescued Nigerian trafficked women held in 'abhorrent' conditions in shelters, new report says
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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Rescued Nigerian trafficked women held in ‘abhorrent’ conditions in shelters, new report says

The woman who told her about the job said she’d earn more than $400 a month, a fortune for the then 18-year-old who had lived a life of poverty and abuse.  She willingly embarked on a journey that took her More...

The Central African Republic faces a Syria-sized crisis
By asif On Sunday, September 15th, 2019
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The Central African Republic faces a Syria-sized crisis

According to the United Nations, the number of people in the Central African Republic (CAR) who rely on aid to survive rose to 2.9 million in 2019 from 2.5 million the previous year. That’s around two-thirds More...

Northern white rhinos: Scientists create two embryos to help save the animal
By asif On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Northern white rhinos: Scientists create two embryos to help save the animal

The last two northern white rhinos left worldwide — Fatu and Najin — are both female and living at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The last male, Sudan, died last year, raising fears the subspecies More...

Nigerians return home, fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa
By asif On Saturday, September 14th, 2019
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Nigerians return home, fleeing xenophobic attacks in South Africa

The 34-year-old Nigerian entrepreneur told CNN it was then that he started making plans to leave South Africa because he knew it was about to get “bloody.” “I packed my bags and went to stay with More...