Category Archives: Around The World

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Resigns Following Financial Scandal

Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim has resigned following claims she used a bank card provided by an NGO to make personal purchases, Bloomberg reports. It had previously been reported that the president would resign following the allegations. Her lawyer, Yusuf Mohamed, today announced that she would be leaving office on March 23. He said: In the supreme interest of the country and that…

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US Attorney General Sacks FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has been sacked by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions after internal review revealed that he leaked information and misled investigators. According to BBC, McCabe has denied all the allegations claiming he was being targeted for his involvement in the inquiry about Russia involvement in the 2016 US elections. US President Donald Trump who has been accusing McCabe…

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Queen Elizabeth II Officially Consents To Meghan Markle Marrying Prince Harry

Queen Elizabeth II, the queen of England, has officially consented to the marriage between her grandson Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. This is in line with the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, which states that the first six people in line to the throne must obtain the consent of the Queen before marrying. The Queen, giving her official…

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Lagos Fashion Week Autumn/Winter Presentations –  “Seasons” | 23rd – 25th March 2018 

From the 23rd to the 25th March 2018, Lagos Fashion Week (#LFWNG) formerly known as Lagos Fashion and Design Week (LFDW), in partnership with Heineken Nigeria, FETS Wallet, Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Garment Care and Style House Files (SHF) will host a 3-Day Series of Fashion Presentations at The Wings – Oando. #LFWNG will…

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Jacob Zuma To Face 16 Counts Of Corruption, Money Laundering & Racketeering

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be facing 16 counts of corruption, money laundering, and racketeering, CNN reports. The news was announced by the National Prosecuting Authority director Shaun Abrahams, who added that everyone is equal under the law. He said: This is coming a month after Zuma resigned from presidency, after facing intense pressure both from the populace and his party.…

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Angela Merkel Begins Fourth Term In Office

Angela Merkel on Wednesday finally began her fourth, and likely final term as German chancellor. Now in office, Ms. Merkel and her newly appointed Social Democratic finance minister, Olaf Scholz, will travel to Paris later this week to start talks on Mr. Macron’s ambitious proposals for reforming the eurozone and the European Union. The proposals…

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China Concerned with Tillerson’s Firing, Hopes it Won’t Affect North Korea Talks with US

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang China voiced out on Wednesday saying it hopes the sudden firing of United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not impact bilateral relations or planned talks between the US President and North Korea’s leader. A statement released reads: “We hope that this personnel change will at the least…

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Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has passed away at the age of 76. According to several reports, he passed away on Wednesday morning (March 14) in his home in Cambridge, England. His family has confirmed the demise with a statement released to the public: “We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. He was a…

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French Designer Hubert de Givenchy Has Passed Away

  Hubert de Givenchy, iconic French designer, passed away on Saturday, March 10, at the age of 91. His longtime partner Philipe Venet confirmed the news in a statement to AFP on Sunday. The French designer founded his namesake fashion house, Givenchy, in 1952. With a penchant for classic, elegant pieces, Givenchy was most famous for dressing style…

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