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Showing posts from April 17, 2019

Peru's former president kills himself ahead of arrest

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself in the head as police arrived at his home to arrest him. 

The ex-president was rushed to hospital, but doctors could not save him.

Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert, Fred Swaniker named in Time Most Influential People of 2019

Ghanaian entrepreneur and leadership development expert Fred Swaniker has been named in Time Magazine's list of the most influential people of 2019.

Netflix announces first African animation series and calls for female writers

Netflix is still on its Africa campaign after successfully working with African directors and acquiring original African movies. It seems the next quarter of 2019 will be set aside to focus on original content for children while working with African scriptwriters.

LeBron James to be executive producer of boxing series

LeBron James is getting into the boxing business.
James is an executive producer of "40 Days," a documentary series about the buildup to big fights that will debut with a focus on the middleweight unification bout between Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.

Ousted Sudan president transferred to maximum security prison

Sudan's former President Omar al-Bashir has been moved to Kobar maximum security prison, days after he was deposed in a military coup.

Botswana shows off country's largest-ever 2--carat blue Diamond

Botswana’s state-owned Okavango Diamond Company displayed a 20-carat gemstone on Wednesday that it said was the largest blue diamond ever discovered in the country, one of the world’s top producers of natural stones.

8-Year-Old’s Bone Marrow Donation Cures His Siblings of Sickle Cell

Stefan Aihe of Orlando, Florida, now 8, donated his bone marrow to help save the lives of his older siblings who lived with sickle cell disease.

Michelle Obama comes under fire for comparing President Trump to a divorced dad

Michelle Obama has been criticized for comparing US president Donald Trump to a divorced dad.

The former First Lady angered divorced dads during an interview on Sunday to promote her book 'Becoming' in London. The mother-of-two made a statement likening Trump to divorced dads, and divorced dads believe this statement means they are unfit parents who make their children sick.