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Cameroon restores internet to English-speaking regions

English-speaking parts of Cameroon are now back online as the government in French-speaking Yaounde overturns an internet blackout, which damaged the local economy and triggered a free speech campaign, Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. The move comes three months after the authorities imposed an internet blaackout in those regions in response to protests against the predominantly […]

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How to manage your debt

If you find yourself relying on debt and not your income to survive every month, it is a sign that you need to evaluate your finances to get financial stability. Eunice Sibiya, head of consumer education at South Africa’s First National Bank (FNB), said: “It may seem hard at the beginning to make changes to […]

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Is taking too many vitamins harmful?

Vitamins are essential to our health. People who eat a balanced diet shouldn’t need to take supplements. But what happens if we do take too many of them? Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. Vitamins strengthen our bones, muscles, the immune system and they can aid in metabolism. Most of these vitamins can be found in fruits […]

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Simone Gbagbo acquitted, human rights activists condemn the verdict

Human rights activists have condemned the acquittal of Ivory Coast’s former first lady Simone Gbagbo, who was charged with war crimes for her role during the 2010-11 post-election conflict that left more than 3 000 dead, Deutsche Welle (DW) reports. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called the trial ‘flawed’, while many international observers have described […]

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South Africa’s Claire Reid wins global Agripreneur of the Year Award

A South African agripreneur Claire Reid, founder of Reel Gardening, has won the prestigious Agripreneur of the Year Award, beating seven finalists during the finale held last week in Johannesburg. Reid will receive ongoing mentorship, partnership possibilities, and an opportunity to expand her business to different markets. Fifty selected agripreneur innovators from five continents competed […]

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World Media Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The World Media Group (WMG) has this week announced the shortlist of its prestigious World Media Awards (WMAs) 2017 edition. The number of award entries is up by 20% since its inaugural year last year, WMG said. The World Media Awards (WMAs) are said to be the only awards that celebrate the effectiveness of cross […]

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Digital adverts in era of fake news: impact and performance

In an era dominated by fake news and increased focus on campaign effectiveness, the World Media Group (WMG) commissioned a report to explore whether adverts seen on trusted media websites were viewed more attentively by consumers. The WMG brands comprise The Washington Post, Bloomberg Media, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, National Geographic, Newsweek, The New York […]

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