Is it time for Vogue Africa? [This is Culture]

15 hours 10 minutes ago

Following her recent trip to Nigeria for Arise Fashion Week, Naomi Campbell decreed it was time for Condé Nast to launch an African edition of Vogue.

“Africa has never had the opportunity to have an international magazine on the continent, while its creations and crafts have already been around the world. It’s time for things to change”, the supermodel claims.

In this week’s ‘This is culture’ segment you will here from Leanne Tlhagoane , founder of “Refashion Africa “, Paola Audrey Ndengue, founder of FashizBlack , and Antoinette Isama, Editor at OkayAfrica. The three women give their opinion on whether we really need a Vogue Africa. Bridget Uzezi tells us more.



'Egyptian King' Mo Salah wins English PFA Player of the Year award

15 hours 32 minutes ago

Liverpool and Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah was named Player of the Year by England’s Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) on Sunday, becoming the first Egyptian to receive the award.

Salah was rewarded for his performances which have yielded 41 goals in all competitions since joining from AS Roma last year, helping Liverpool reach the Champions League semi-finals and secure a likely top-four finish in the Premier League.

Congratulations to LFC's Mo Salah, crowned the Men’s PFA Players’ Player of the Year ?? #PFAAwards

— PFA (PFA) 22 avril 2018

The 25-year-old came out on top of a six-man shortlist, voted for by PFA members from the 92 Premier League and Football League teams, that also included league title winners in Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and David Silva.

Sane did, however, win the Young Player of the Year award while Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies was named women’s Player of the Year at London’s Grosvenor House hotel.

Salah, who will be playing against his former team AS Roma on Tuesday, said he hopes to follow up the recognition received from his peers with silverware for the team.

“My personal ambition is to win something with the team. I always think about the team, I don’t think about myself,” Salah said.


Cameroon: Series of attacks in the southwest [The Morning Call]

15 hours 46 minutes ago

Tensions continue to rise in Cameroon over the Anglophone crisis. A series of attacks was carried out over the weekend in the English speaking South west region by suspected separatists.

An attack on Sunday that targeted soldiers in the area and another one on Friday which targeted the region’s governor and his entourage on his way to the Lebialem division.


Tana forum discusses state of peace in Africa [The Morning Call]

15 hours 51 minutes ago

The seventh Tana high-level forum on Peace and Security in Africa came to a close on Sunday, April 22 in Ethiopia’s northern city of Bahir Dar.

Heads of states and governments engaged in open and frank discussions with a wide spectrum of non-state stakeholders on the most pressing peace and security issues confronting the continent.


George Gissing: Games and war

17 hours 25 minutes ago


Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

British writers on peace and war

George Gissing: Selections on war


George Gissing
From The Nether World

He carried his point, and now he was going to spend his wedding-day at the Crystal Palace

Here already was gathered much goodly company; above their heads hung a thick white wavering cloud of dust. Swing-boats and merry-go-rounds are from of old the chief features of these rural festivities; they soared and dipped and circled to the joyous music of organs which played the same tune automatically for any number of hours, whilst raucous voices invited all and sundry to take their turn. Should this delight pall, behold on every hand such sports as are dearest to the Briton, those which call for strength of sinew and exactitude of aim. The philosophic mind would have noted with interest how ingeniously these games were made to appeal to the patriotism of the throng. Did you choose to ‘shy’ sticks in the contest for cocoa-nuts, behold your object was a wooden model of the treacherous Afghan or the base African. If you took up the mallet to smite upon a spring and make proof of how far you could send a ball flying upwards, your blow descended upon the head of some other recent foeman. Try your fist at the indicator of muscularity, and with zeal you smote full in the stomach of a guy made to represent a Russian. If you essayed the pop-gun, the mark set you was on the flank of a wooden donkey, so contrived that it would kick when hit in the true spot. What a joy to observe the tendency of all these diversions! How characteristic of a high-spirited people that nowhere could be found any amusement appealing to the mere mind, or calculated to effeminate by encouraging a love of beauty.


Trump Instructs DHS To Block "Caravans" Of Illegals After First Wave Reaches Border

19 hours 17 minutes ago

President Trump has instructed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to deny reported caravans of asylum-seekers entry into the United States.  A caravan of over 1,000 mostly Central American refugees attempted to travel by foot, bus and train to the southern U.S. border in hopes of being granted asylum. After President Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid to " Honduras and the countries that allow this to happen ," Mexico agreed to disband the group.


Waffle House Shooting Suspect In Custody

19 hours 17 minutes ago

Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking, 29, has been arrested and taken into custody by Nashville authorities. Four people were killed and at least seven others injured after Reinking reportedly opened fire in an Antioch, TN waffle house at around 3:25 a.m. on Sunday - clothed in nothing but a green jacket and using an AR-15 style rifle.


US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding Party in Yemen, Killing Dozens

19 hours 17 minutes ago

Weeks after President Donald Trump thanked Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince for his country’s use of U.S. military power, the U.S.-backed coalition bombed a wedding party in Yemen, killing at least 20 civilians including the bride. The number of casualties is expected to rise. On social media, journalist Glenn Greenwald reminded readers of the U.S. connection to Saudi Arabia’s assault on the impoverished country, which has led to what the U.N. has called “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis of our time”—and which would not be possible without U.S. support.


Citizen Scientist Who Helped Expose Flint Water Crisis Honored With Goldman Prize

19 hours 17 minutes ago

A stay-at-home mother of four and trained medical assistant who led the effort to expose the water crisis in Flint, Michigan has recieved a prestigious award that honors grassroots environmental activists from across the globe. LeeAnne Walters is the North American recipient of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize, which is awarded to one activist from each of the world's six inhabited continents.

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