Monthly Archive: November 2016


LETTER: “…He Is Not Taking My Calls”

Dear Aunty Grace, I’m in a long distance relationship and it’s going to take me a long while before seeing my boyfriend. I don’t know what to do.


Malawi ‘hyena’ Eric Aniva gets lenient sentence

HIV-positive Malawian man, Eric Aniva, has been sentenced to 24 months in jail with hard labour for having unprotected sex with newly bereaved widows. The practice of “widow cleansing”, when a widow must have sex after her husband dies, was outlawed a few years ago....


Man who survived ‘600’ assassination attempts

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was a legendary survivor — besting what Cuban officials say were more than 600 attempts to kill him. He lived much of his long life in the spotlight — and much of it in the cross hairs — surviving a...


Dutch race hate row engulfs presenter Sylvana Simons

The images of a black Dutch TV presenter’s face super-imposed on the hanged bodies of victims of a lynching are too nauseating to look at. And yet a video featuring the mocked-up pictures has been widely circulated online here. Sylvana Simons has for years been...

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Health Tips

Benefits of Drinking Warm Lemon Water Something that has been very important for my body during this 7-Day Spring Cleanse, but has also been a part of my daily routine for a few months now, is drinking warm lemon water. I have started (almost) every...

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Today’s Joke

Three criminals are sentenced to exile in the desert and can only bring one personal item. “I brought a loaf of bread, so when I get hungry, I’ll have something to eat,” said the first criminal. “I brought a water skin, so that when I...


LETTER: “I Need Advice As Regards My Failing Relationship”

Dear Aunty Grace, I need advice as regards my failing relationship. My girlfriend of 1yr plus just told me she’s leaving the relationship. This iscomming at a time when the recession is biting hard and deep into my finances and all. I definitely love her...


Displaced refugees fear more loss as Lake Chad shrinks

A total of 2.4 million people in northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been displaced by the rise of Boko Haram. Since December 2014, communities around Lake Chad have been fleeing the sound of gunfire, the sight of their houses in flames and the...