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April the giraffe's baby calf is born

At long, long last, after what seemed like aeons, the world's most famous giraffe has given birth.
April the Giraffe, whose prolonged pregnancy has been watched by millions of amateur zoologists online, has delivered her fourth calf.
"We have a baby! Everything went absolutely perfect. This is great!" park owner Jordan Patch said.
Since a live feed of her enclosure started in February, April has become an internet celebrity.
April lives at the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, almost 200 miles north-west of New York.
The park has given no details on the gender of the calf yet. The mother, whose every move has been closely followed, and baby are said to be fine.
The delivery does not mean they are going away from the public's eyes. There will be a competition to determine the calf's name.
Now April will raise the calf, and weaning could take between six to 10 months, the park explains.
The young giraffe will then be moved to another facility for a breeding progr…

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy.
Dr. Carlo Bava told The Associated Press by telephone that Morano's caretaker called him to say the woman had passed away Saturday afternoon while sitting in an armchair in her home in Verbania, a town on Lake Maggiore.

Bava said he had last paid his nearly-daily call on Morano on Friday. He says "she thanked me and held my hand" as usual.
Morano, born on Nov. 29, 1899, was also believed to have been the last surviving person in the world who was born in the 1800s.

Niiella Set To Release Maiden Album "Shades Of Mercy" Featuring Award Winning Joe Mettle

Ghanaian Gospel musician Niiella is set to drop a mind blowing album titled The Shades Of Mercy. From worship to hip-hop influences all infused into one massive expression of love for God, everyone is sure to find something in there for them.

The two teams, NiiellaMusique and Jerbette Productions came together to produce something that hasn’t necessarily been done before in Ghana and successfully produced a completely different and refreshing sound.

Shades Of Mercy is not just an audio album but a visual one too. Set in the JP Studio Lounge, with a full band of instrumentalists and backing vocalists, everything was captured in the moment to bring out every sentiment in its raw form, every ounce of emotion and realness was captured. This isn’t your average album and definitely shows the artist’s deep rooted love for God and diverse music.

For those of you who may not know, Niiella was born in the UK but currently resides in Ghana and is making waves with her stunning and uniqu…

Photos from Akufo-Addo & the First Lady’s 20th wedding anniversary celebrations

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo celebrated the 20th anniversary of their wedding on Thursday.
The ceremony brought together family, friends and some movers and shakers of Ghana. Also present was the Vice President and his wife, as well as former President J.A Kufuor.
The wedding anniversary has been one of the many celebrations the couple have had in the past few months following Nana Addo’s inauguration as president of Ghana in January.
See more pics after the cuts......