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China blasts Trudeau’s remarks on Canadian’s death sentence

January 15, 2019

BEIJING- China blasted Canada for “irresponsible” remarks on Tuesday after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau accused the country of “arbitrarily” sentencing a Canadian to death for drug smuggling, aggravating already icy relations. Beijing and Ottawa have been at odds since early December, when Canadian police arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co […]

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Aftermath of Boko Haram attack on Baga: How pregnant woman gave birth in bush, trekked 55km to get to next town

January 13, 2019

By The Sun Her story was a pitiable one. Like the proverbial cat with nine lives, Zaharia Mohammed survived the Boko Haram raid on Baga, a Borno fishing town, on December 26, 2018. What is more significant is the heartwarming story of how she gave birth to her baby in the bush after an excruciating […]

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US:They’re living in churches to escape deportation

December 23, 2018

By CNN Samuel’s shoes are still by the bed — the flip flops he wore when he shuffled to the shower, the shiny black loafers he slipped on for Sunday services.But Samuel is gone. The 47-year-old walked out the door of his basement apartment a month ago and never came back.The story of Samuel Oliver-Bruno […]

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Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don’t want to share power with women

December 12, 2018

By BBC The Kenyan parliament is a tough playground. And just like any other playground, the bigger ones tend to play rough and keep the toys to themselves. The “boys” in parliament have been doing exactly that, by refusing to share their play area and their toys – or their seats and their political power. […]

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UK Based Chef’s New Amazon Series Retraces Her Culinary Roots In Kenya After Dramatic Career Change

December 11, 2018

Chef Anita Kerai visiting a tea farm at Chaka Farms in NyeriPHOTO BY ANTHONY HINDHAUGH   Elizabeth Rushe Contributor After crunching numbers for over fifteen years for companies such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, London based chef Anita Kerai made a decade long dream come true last year when she left behind her financial accounting career […]

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South Sudan, a nation embracing its identity through its skin

December 11, 2018

In the world’s youngest country, skin whitening and the issue of colourism is linked to a complex history. Conservative estimates put the value of the global skin-whitening market at around $10bn annually [Jasmin Bauomy/Al Jazeera Juba, South Sudan – A swell of laughs and chatter fills the air as Jemma* greets familiar faces inside Juba’s cultural […]

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