Posts with the category “culture”

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Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95
December 31st, 2022
Former Pope Benedict XVI dies at 95 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 le...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of Directors
October 31st, 2022
Elon Musk Dissolves Twitter's Board of directors Elon Musk has dissolved Twitter's board of directors - cementing his control over the company. The billionaire took over the social media company la...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nakba Day: What happened in Palestine in 1948?
May 15th, 2022
Nakba Day: What happened in Palestine in 1948? Every year on May 15, Palestinians around the world mark the Nakba, or catastrophe, referring to the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in 1948. Having secure...  Read More
by James Koroma
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11,536 Schools Closed Over Insecurity in Nigeria
April 18th, 2022
11,536 Schools Closed Over Insecurity in Nigeria United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that 11, 536 schools were closed in Nigeria since 2020 over abduction and related security issues. ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Amazon workers win battle to form first US union
April 1st, 2022
Amazon workers win battle to form first US union A team of Amazon workers has forced the technology giant to recognise a trade union in the US for the first time. Workers at a New York warehouse voted...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Senegal Win First Ever Africa Cup of Nations Title
February 6th, 2022
Senegal Win First Ever Africa Cup of Nations Title   A dramatic penalty shootout that ended 4-2 in Senegal's favour saw the Lions of Teranga make history by winning their first AFCON championship, bea...  Read More
by James Koroma
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African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People
January 16th, 2022
African Countries Are Stuck On the Free Movement of People Most African countries signed onto the Free Movement of Persons protocol in Addis Ababa in January 2018. Its rationale was set out clearly: t...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94
January 7th, 2022
Sidney Poitier: Hollywood trailblazer dies aged 94 Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC by the office of F...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US
December 4th, 2021
Stolen Nepali statue returns to its temple after decades in US A centuries-old sculpture of two Hindu gods has been re-installed at its temple in the Nepali capital Kathmandu, nearly 40 years after it...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found
November 19th, 2021
Italy’s Altamura Man Reveals The Oldest Neanderthal DNA Ever Found In 1993, a group of cave explorers in southern Italy stumbled across a grisly find: a human skull covered in a thick layer of calcite...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices
October 10th, 2021
Kraft Heinz says people must get used to higher food prices Miguel Patricio said the international food giant, which makes tomato sauce and baked beans, was putting up prices in several countries.Unli...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network
September 20th, 2021
The Silk Road: 8 Goods Traded Along the Ancient Network The Silk Road wasn’t a single route, but rather a vibrant trade network that crisscrossed central Eurasia for centuries, bringing far-flung cult...  Read More
by James Koroma
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20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection
August 22nd, 2021
20 African Countries Meet in Uganda Over IPR Promotion, Protection Copyright experts from at least 20 African nations, including Uganda are currently negotiating possible ways through which member cou...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge
August 21st, 2021
Greece erects fence at Turkey border amid warnings of Afghan migrant surge Greece has installed a 40km (25-mile) fence and surveillance system on its border with Turkey amid concern over a surge of mi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis
July 24th, 2021
Nigeria's hipster herders - the funky Fulanis Bling earrings, shaved eyebrows and funky hairstyles are not what many would normally associate with Nigeria's Fulani herders, who spend most of their tim...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages
July 18th, 2021
Using plastic waste to help solve sand shortages Does the world have a shortage of sand? At first, that might sound like a peculiar question.After all, sand covers vast expanses of beaches and deserts...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Common Household Items That Make For Great Garden Fertilizer
July 10th, 2021
Common Household Items That Make For Great Garden Fertilizer 1. Coffee GroundsDo you start the day with an overflowing cup of coffee? Those dried coffee grounds add nitrogen, potassium, and magnesium ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability
July 4th, 2021
India's Dowry Payments A Sense Of Stability Dowry payments in India's villages have been largely stable over the past few decades, a World Bank study has found. Researchers looked at 40,000 marriages ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York
July 2nd, 2021
The Journey Of Lady Liberty To New York From sea to shining sea, one lady leads the way as a symbol of freedom, independence, and opportunity. The Statue of Liberty represents far more than just an ic...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say
June 5th, 2021
Tax Deal Set Bar Too Low, Campaigners Say A landmark deal struck by rich nations to make multinational companies pay more tax has been criticised by campaigners for not going far enough. G7 finance mi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Qatar pledges to help stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians
May 22nd, 2021
Qatar pledges to help stop Israeli attacks on Palestinians Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in a telephone call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, has said Qatar will purs...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack
May 9th, 2021
Fears Over U.S. Fuel Shortage Amid Cyber-Attack The US government issued emergency legislation on Sunday after the largest fuel pipeline in the US was hit by a ransomware cyber-attack. The Colonial Pi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future
March 13th, 2021
Posidonia Seagrass, Nature's Climate Defense Faces Uncertain Future A hectare of this ancient, delicate plant can soak up 15 times more carbon dioxide every year than a similar sized piece of the Amaz...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Thousands of Indian women join farmers protests against new laws
March 8th, 2021
Thousands of Indian women join farmers’ protests against new laws Thousands of women have joined protests by farmers on the outskirts of New Delhi to mark International Women’s Day, demanding the scra...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot
February 23rd, 2021
Most pheasants sold for food contain lead shot Almost all pheasants sold for food in the UK contain toxic lead shot, scientists have found. The discovery comes one year into a five-year transition to ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body
February 15th, 2021
Nigeria's Okonjo-Iweala Appointed as Head of World Trade Body WTO members made history today (15 February) when the General Council agreed by consensus to select Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Nigeria as the ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars
February 9th, 2021
UAE Hope Probe Makes History Orbiting Around Mars The United Arab Emirates is celebrating its first mission at Mars. It has put a probe called Hope in orbit around the planet, making it only the fifth...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain
August 29th, 2020
Neuralink: Elon Musk unveils pig with chip in its brain Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Uber and Lyft sued by California
May 5th, 2020
Uber and Lyft sued by California The state of California has sued ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft, accusing them of denying their drivers paid sick leave and other benefits. In the lawsuit, Attorney ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares
May 2nd, 2020
Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says his company Berkshire Hathaway has sold all of its shares in the four largest US airlines. ...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79
April 30th, 2020
Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen dies aged 79 Pioneering Nigerian drummer Tony Allen, a co-founder of the Afrobeat musical genre, died in Paris on Thursday aged 79, his manager says."We don't know the exac...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa
April 27th, 2020
Nation's Richest 3,500 Own More Than the Bottom 32 Million In South Africa When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they're talking about income. Now, we have a clear pictu...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used
February 28th, 2020
Six Natural Immune Boosting Foods Your Ancestors Used In the not-so-distant past, antibiotics and antibacterial wipes, lotions and hand sanitizers had not been invented, so one had to rely on your imm...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange
February 1st, 2020
Ethiopia's Business Community in Limbo Regarding Stock Exchange Members of the Addis Ababa business community have disclosed that they have been left out by the government in establishing the Addis Ab...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn
January 4th, 2020
Japan decries unjustifiable escape of Carlos Ghosn Japan's justice minister has criticised former car tycoon Carlos Ghosn for fleeing the country, using what she said were illegal methods, as he await...  Read More
by James Koroma
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How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season
November 24th, 2019
How To Keep Feet Warm During The Winter Season In winter, and throughout the year, keeping warm is essential to your work. When you are comfortable from head to toe, you’ll be able to weather conditio...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Online gaming takes off as major college sport
October 26th, 2019
Online gaming takes off as major college sport  A small Pennsylvania university is aiming to be America's best institution for video gamers as it taps into the booming college e-sports industry. Despi...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people
September 28th, 2019
Why much of the internet is closed off to blind people Each swipe 17-year-old Maysie Gonzales makes on her smart phone is accompanied by what sounds like the famous Stephen Hawking voice barking out o...  Read More
by James Koroma
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South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks
September 7th, 2019
South Africa's Government Grapples For Answers After Week Of Attacks Zerihun Tabo, an Ethiopian shopkeeper, surveyed the wreckage of his neighborhood store in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week, af...  Read More
by James Koroma
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Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95
September 6th, 2019
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe dies aged 95 Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has died at the age of 95, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said."It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the...  Read More
by James Koroma