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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Grannies support HIV-affected peers in South Africa

The grandmothers of the small Canadian town of Wakefield have started a social movement - the Wakefield Grannies - which has spread across Canada...

London businessman killed – sacked employee suspected

A west London man who migrated to the Philippines for a “new life” has been shot dead in what is believed to be a...

Boy survives 5-hour flight in undercarriage

A 15-year-old boy has been described as “lucky to be alive” after being found exiting the wheel housing of a Boeing 767 airliner at...

Voice coach wills iconic replacement for busy pal

Will.i.am has said he wants to see Madonna replacing Kylie Minogue on The Voice UK, while admitting he was hoping that rumours of Kylie’s exit were just...

Real son mends Elba heartbreak

Actor Idris Elba has tweeted an announcement that he has become a father for the second time. The Luther star’s girlfriend of one year,...

Judge to settle battle over lost Jay Z tapes

Rapper Jay Z may be forced to pay for his own recordings after his former producer put them up for sale last week. Chauncey Mahan,...

Mugabe mulling over his successor

Zimbabwe’s long-standing president, Robert Mugabe, has spoken publicly of assessing prospective successors to the nation’s presidency but insists it will be up to the...

Human rights record comes under renewed attack

Kenya’s under-fire president and his deputy have come under renewed attack for their human rights record from the Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and...

Angola threatens Nigeria oil lead

After rebasing earlier this month, Nigeria became the largest economy in Africa, surpassing South Africa, but Africa’s most populous country could also lose one...

Africans getting a raw deal on remittances

A new report estimates that African expatriates lose $1.8 billion a year in transfer fees to companies like MoneyGram and Western Union. The report by...

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