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BBC begins search for 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award

BBC begins search for 2023 BBC News Komla Dumor Award

472 ViewsThe BBC has begun its search for the next winner of the BBC News Komla Dumor Award. The award will be launched at an event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and hosted by the BBC’s Salim Kikeke. The 2022 Komla Dumor award winner Dingindaba Jonah Buyoya, will host a discussion for the BBC World […]

Mexico tightens ban on smoking in public places

424 ViewsMexico has brought into force one of the world’s strictest anti-tobacco laws by enacting a total ban on smoking in public places. The step, which was first approved in 2021, also includes a ban on tobacco advertising. Several other Latin American countries have also passed legislation to create smoke-free public spaces. However, Mexico’s legislation […]

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Man caught  removing drips from Cholera patients

715 ViewsA man in Blantyre, Malawi was yesterday caught removing drips from cholera patients at Limbe Health Centre. The man allegedly claimed to be a health worker and since Friday he was removing drips from cholera patients. Writing on social media, one health workers at the centre said they would put drips on patients but […]

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Boy 6 detained for shooting teacher

422 Views A six-year-old boy has been detained by police after shooting a teacher in the US state of Virginia, officers say. The shooting happened shortly after 14:00 local time (19:00 GMT) at Richneck Elementary School in the city of Newport News, Chief Steve Drew said. It is unclear how the child obtained the gun, […]

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President disowns ‘ office of the first daughter ‘

1,042 ViewsKenya’s President William Ruto has defended his daughter Charlene Ruto over claims of the existence of the “Office of the First Daughter”. Since her father’s inauguration in September, Charlene Ruto has held several high-profile events and meetings under the title. In Kenyan law, no such office exists. On Wednesday, the president denied the existence […]

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Meta fined 390m euros

318 Views Facebook parent company Meta has been fined 390 million euros for breaching European Union personal data laws on Facebook and Instagram. According to Africa World reports, Meta is accused of illegally forcing users in 27 countries in the EU bloc, to accept personalized ads based on their online activity. The ongoing legal battle […]

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Ghana and Morocco to start Covid checks for China arrivals

308 Views    Ghana and Morocco have become the first African countries to impose travel restrictions on passengers from China over concerns about coronavirus. From Tuesday, Morocco has banned travellers from China regardless of their nationality until further notice. The foreign ministry says the move is aimed at preventing a spike in infections in the […]

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Ex-funeral directors jailed for selling body parts

766 Views  Picture by Getty images An ex-funeral home owner and her mother have been sentenced to prison in Colorado after dissecting hundreds of bodies and selling the body parts. Prosecutors said Megan Hess, 46, and Shirly Koch, 69, dissected some 560 corpses and sold body parts without permission between 2010 and 2018. Both women […]

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Brazil’s renowned university seeks Zambian cultural studies

338 Views The Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Brazil has continued engagements with the State University of Campinas on possible cooperation activities in promotion of cultural, social and economic development in line with the implementation activities of the Agreement on Cultural Cooperation that was signed between Zambia and Brazil in 2010. The Embassy […]

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Pope Benedict XVI dies

477 Views     Picure by Getty Images Former Pope Benedict XVI has died at his Vatican residence, aged 95, almost a decade after he stood down because of ailing health. He led the Catholic Church for less than eight years until, in 2013, he became the first Pope to resign since Gregory XII in […]

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