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Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima

Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima

Barack Obama is set to visit Hiroshima this month - the first serving US president to travel to the Japanese city, which was hit by a US nuclear attack in 1945. The visit will be ...

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Nollywood actress Genevieve Nene is dead

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nene is dead

Once again, the Nigerian movie industry is in mourning. After the industry lost some of its vibrant stars to the cold hands of death earlier this year, it's here again, digesting ...

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Rihanna launches college scholarship programme

Rihanna launches college scholarship programme

Rihanna has launched a college scholarship programme. The Work hit maker is offering scholarships of up to $50,000 for students on a need basis through her Clara Lionel Foundation ...

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Platini resigns as UEFA president

Platini resigns as UEFA president

Embattled UEFA president, Michel Platini, has announced that he will resign despite the reduction of his ban from 6 to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS). Pla ...

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Public smoking banned in Addis Ababa

Public smoking banned in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa has started implementing a smoking ban at public places. The measures taken by the mayor of Addis Ababa extends to bars, restaurants and major gatherings. “I think it ...

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South Africa’s Public Protector threatened with death

South Africa’s Public Protector threatened with death

South Africa’s top anti-corruption official says she fears for her life after learning from an informant that hit-men have been contracted to kill her. Local media reported that T ...

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A day in the digital life of teenagers

A day in the digital life of teenagers

Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science With each generation the public consciousness conjures up a new fear for our youth: where once it was rock ‘n’ ...

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Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Are our smartphones afflicting us all with symptoms of ADHD?

Kostadin Kushlev, University of Virginia When was the last time you opened your laptop midconversation or brought your desktop computer to the dinner table? Ridiculous, right? But ...

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Africa needs to develop new ways of stemming illicit financial flows

Africa needs to develop new ways of stemming illicit financial flows

Sean Gossel, University of Cape Town Over the last 50 years African countries have lost about $1 trillion to illicit financial flows. This equates to around $50 billion a year and ...

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There’s a reason why Africa’s migratory songbirds sing out of season

There’s a reason why Africa’s migratory songbirds sing out of season

Marjorie Sorensen, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Claire Spottiswoode, University of Cambridge Bird song has fascinated scientists for decades. Songs can be intricate, lo ...

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