Category Archives: Around The World

Barack Obama To Deliver 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Obama Foundation have announced that former U.S President Barack Obama will deliver the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg. To honour the centennial of Madiba’s birth, the lecture’s theme will be “Renewing the Mandela Legacy and Promoting Active Citizenship in a Changing World.” The Lecture will focus on creating conditions for bridging divides, working across…

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Kate Middleton & Prince William Welcome Royal Baby No 3

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate have welcomed their third royal baby – a boy. The Kensington Palace announced earlier in the day that Kate Middleton was in the early stages of labour, and had been taken to the St. Mary’s Hospital. The Twitter account has now announced that the duchess has birthed the baby, a boy weighing…

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Duchess Of Cambridge Kate Middleton Is In Labour

Kate and her husband, Prince William, are said to have travelled by car from the Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. The couple had announced that they were expecting their third baby back in 2017, after son Prince George and daughter Princess Charlotte. Writing on the palace’s official Twitter, Kensington Palace said the Duchess was in the…

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Former US First Lady Barbara Bush Passes At 92

Former U.S first lady and literacy campaigner Barbara Bush has passed on at the age of 92. Bush, the wife of U.S longest-lived president George H.W Bush, 93, and mother of former president George W Bush had been in failing health in recent times and the family had earlier said that she had declined further medical treatment. Bush’s son, George…

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Father Throws Baby Off Roof During Protest With Police In South Africa & She Survives

A heart-wrenching moment ensued yesterday when a one-year-old toddler was tossed by father from the roof of a shack in Kwadwesi near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the incident took place during a demolition operation by the Nelson Mandela Metro Municipality of alleged illegal shacks in…

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Police Officers In Argentina Say Mice Ate Missing Marijuana

Police officers in Argentina have claimed mice ate 540kg of marijuana which disappeared from a police warehouse, Guardian reports, adding that eight officers have been dismissed following the discovery. 6,000kg of marijuana has been in storage for 2 years, but when officers returned for inspection, only 5,460kg was found. Police officers who were questioned by Judge Adrián González…

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Plane Crash In Algeria Kills At Least 100

A military airplane has crashed in Algeria, killing at least 100 people, Al-Jazeera reports. The military plane crashed soon after takeoff in a farm field in northern Algeria near the Boufarik airbase, outside Algeria’s capital, Algiers. The plane was carrying troops and was headed for a military base in Bechar, southwest Algeria. Speaking to The Associated Press, Mohammed Achour, chief spokesman…

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Youtube Releases Statement After Shooting Incident

YouTube has issued a statement concerning the shooting which left 3 people wounded and the suspected shooter dead. Nasim Najafi Aghdam had been fingered as the suspect who opened fire in the company’s headquarters, believing the video streaming platform had a vendetta against her. YouTube, in a statement released on Google Communication’s Twitter, has thanked the San…

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