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Pope’s Lamborghini gift to be auctioned off for charity

Pope Francis autographs a Lamborghini presented by representatives of the Italian automaker at the Vatican Nov. 15. (CNS/L’Osservatore Romano) While a Lamborghini would make a stylish popemobile, Pope Francis has decided to auction off the one he was given by the Italian automaker to aid...

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Letter from Africa: Parenting culture clash

In our series of letters from African journalists, Elizabeth Ohene looks looks at how parenting styles in Ghana compares to those in the US. I have been conducting my own totally unscientific survey of the difference between children brought up in Ghana and those brought...

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance 0

Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe makes first public appearance

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has made his first public appearance since the country’s army took over on Wednesday. He attended a graduation ceremony in the capital, Harare. Mr Mugabe had been under house arrest for days. The army made its move after a power struggle...

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Minister not under investigation, says environment ministry

Usman Jibril, minister of state for environment, says Amina Mohammed, the deputy secretary-general of the UN, is not being probed for an alleged illegal export of rosewood logs to China. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a non-governmental organisation, claims that the former minister may have...

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German gay film festival banned in Turkey

Turkish officials have banned a festival of German-language gay films due to be held in the capital Ankara, saying it could incite hatred or be targeted by terror attacks. The organisers Pink Life QueerFest Four had planned to screen four films at cinemas on 16...

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Google celebrates Chinua Achebe on 87th birthday

Google today celebrates the 87th birth anniversary of Late Chinua Achebe, a writer many consider to be father of modern African literature. Born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe; 16 November 1930, was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best, is the most widely read book in modern African...

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6 Amazing ways to honour your mother at your wedding

When a woman gets engaged, it’s usually her mother who gets to hear about it first. The fact that women choose to call their mothers first each time anything important happens in their lives, says a lot about the relationship they share with them. Many women love...

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Bill Gates giving $50 million to research

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Monday that he is investing $50 million to fund research into treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Gates, in an entry on his blog, said he was making the investment from his personal fortune and not with his charitable Bill & Melinda...

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Twitter: Only social media that tasks us intellectually

There is no gainsaying in the fact that Twitter is perhaps the only social media platform that challenges us intellectually to say a lot without saying much, be it making a statement, dispensing information or flaunting your intellect, sense of humour or sarcasm. Back in...

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How to cook with chocolate

Stephanie van Vuuuren is South Africa’s award-winning chocolatier, who recently won a silver award at the International Chocolate Awards in London. The independent competition recognises excellence in fine chocolate making and in the products made with the chocolate.   Always try and use the best quality chocolate  ...