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  • RHS Chelsea Flower Show

    London, United Kingdom Entertainment & Celebrity 24 May 2019

    Coverage from the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique and unforgettable Event. For garden and horticultural enthusiasts, the Chelsea Flower Show is one of the coveted fixtures in the garden show calendar. Year... Read more

  • EP elections coverage

    Bratislava, Slovakia Current Affairs 29 May 2019

    At the previous elections for the European Parliament Slovakia recorded the lowest voter turnout in the EU at only 13 percent. This Saturday (May 25th) when voters in Slovakia go to polls they will have to decide on many other things apart from whether they will record to the lowest turnout again.... Read more

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    Quest for Broader Knowledge

    Kumasi, Ghana Training 29 May 2019

    Stories about the daily struggle of deprived rural children to access education can, sometimes, be mind-boggling. The fate of pupils of a local Islamic school in a community near Bawku in the Upper East Region of Ghana remains uncertain. This is because decades after it was set up, secular... Read more

  • Transforming Agriculture In Africa

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Breaking News 29 May 2019

    Agriculture in Israel is a highly developed industry. Israel is a major exporter of fresh produce and a world-leader in agricultural technologies despite the fact that the geography of the country is not naturally conducive to agriculture. More than half of the land area is desert, and the climate... Read more

  • The “Weep Masters of Ethiopia”

    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Cultural 31 May 2019

    Every culture in the world has its own customs of mourning and funeral ceremony. But I haven’t heard of “Weep masters” else where in the World. Ethiopia’s funeral services turn overwhelmingly aggressive in the presence of these “Weep masters”. “Aslekash” is what they are called. In Amharic, the word... Read more

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    Container houses in Nigeria

    Lagos, Nigeria Technology, Social 31 May 2019

    According to statistics, Nigeria has a housing deficit of 17 million. With rising cost of building materials, difficulty in getting lands, and landlords collecting several years advance for rent, the low and middle income earners are the worst hit as property developers prefer building for high... Read more

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    ATM banking a threat in South Africa?

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Investigative Reporting 31 May 2019

    With their own traditional way of banking which included hiding the money underground or in their mattresses, people still doubt the digital ATM banking technology. Their sentiments are being raised by the ATM fraud likely to step up against the bank security in South Africa. The 'Lebanese Loop' is... Read more

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    Modern banking thwarted by the 'Lebanese Loop' swallowing ATM cards in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Investigative Reporting 31 May 2019

    Caption: Shoppers still get their money from the banks in South Africa. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela By GODFREY SIGWELA YEARS ago people living in rural areas of South Africa used to bank their money under the bed or inside the mattress. Some would go an extra mile and dug a hole at the back of... Read more

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    Police spoiled the 'armed forces' drugs mission in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Breaking News 31 May 2019

    South African police look for drug lords everywhere. During their recent Easter Weekend drug operation they found and seize a confidential documents, one in which it mentioned the 'Commander in Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces' allegedly used in a plea to grant a free pass without hindrance to... Read more

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    'Armed Forces Commander' mentioned in drug bust in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Breaking News 31 May 2019

    Caption: Drugs money and documents seized by the police in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo supplied by the SAPS By GODFREY SIGWELA DOCUMENTS likely to hold an exclusive information allegedly linked to drugs operarion seized by the police in South Africa. Cops also confiscated packets of... Read more

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    Some families in South Africa trapped between life saving before death or resurrection

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Investigative Reporting 31 May 2019

    The growing population of pastors in South Africa has brought a dilemma. Families are caught between choosing the hospital help when someone is sick or wait for someone to die then depend on pastors powers of resurrection. Read more

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    Trapped in life saving trauma of health and religion in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Investigative Reporting 31 May 2019

    Caption: Eastern Cape Health Department emergency personnel busy in life saving duty at Dora Nginza Hospital in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo supplied by EC health department By GODFREY SIGWELA SOUTH African hospitals still believe that they are the best in saving lives just before a... Read more

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    Democracy in colour controversy in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Current Affairs 31 May 2019

    South Africans would be participating in their sixth national general elections. Political parties voting campaigns revealed a controversial skin colour issues. The colour issue has also made being competitive by the new worker's party which also brought a number of diverse voters. Read more

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    Political parties in colour factor in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Current Affairs 31 May 2019

    Caption: Election posters campaign on top is Irvin Jim representing the Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party (SRWP), Mmusi Maimane of the Democratic Alliance (DA) and Cyril Ramaphosa of the African National Congress (ANC). Photo by Godfrey Sigwela By GODFREY SIGWELA THE late freedom fighter... Read more

  • Australia's annual MardiGrass "protestival" to take place

    Nimbin, Australia Cultural 31 May 2019

    Australia's cannabis capital Nimbin is getting ready to stage its annual law reform rally and parade. I will be covering the "protestival", attended by Australians and tourists from all over the world including cannabis rights activists, over the three days it's held from March 3-5. If any editors... Read more

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    Political intolerance deface South Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Politics 31 May 2019

    The road to the sixth national general elections in South Africa is rough. It is being characterised by the 48 registered political organisations set to contest the elections in May. But political intolerance has dented the democratic right for the parties to campaign. Some of the election posters... Read more

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    Rising leaders against political intolerance in South African

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Politics 31 May 2019

    Caption: Election poster of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has been defaced and torned in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photo by Godfrey Sigwela By GODFREY SIGWELA DEFACING rival political leaders is popular in South Africa. In particular when the country is heading... Read more

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    Far Right Candidate burning Qurans publicly polled to get into Danish parliament

    København, Denmark Politics, Current Affairs, Investigative Reporting, Social, Breaking News 31 May 2019

    The far-right candidate Rasmus Paludan has surged lately. To run for Parliament, you need around 21000 people’s signature that you should be able to stand. He had 5000 about three weeks ago but that number has since sky rocketed and now, he has the required amount and will run. The latest polls put... Read more

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    Argentine Scientist went to a TV show to raise money for her cancer research

    Buenos Aires, Argentina Science & Environment 31 May 2019

    Conicet (Argentine Science and Technology Council) researcher Marina Simian won $ 500.000 at TV Show “Who wants to be a Millionaire” and will use the prize to finance her Cancer research. By doing so, she sparked a national debate about the crisis of Science. Argentina used to have a strong... Read more

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    Ten-year-old defies infirmity to delight in swimming

    Kampala, Uganda Sports 01 Jun 2019

    Despite infirmity on her right hand, Husinah Kukundakwe has taken the swimming fraternity of Uganda by storm with her skills in the pool. The ten-year-old has been swimming since her pre-primary and recently began competing favourably amongst the fully-abled age-mates. Her coach Matovu Wasswa picked... Read more

  • Coverage, fixing, reporting for Indian Parliamentary Elections, biggest electoral exercise in the World

    New Delhi, India Politics, Current Affairs, 360 Videography, Breaking News 16 Jun 2019

    India, the largest democracy in the world, has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. This is one of the most important elections in the recent past in India, in the wake of rising tension between India and... Read more

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    Monsour Del Rosario Continues to Serve Constituents in Makati Amid a Perceived Demolition Job from Political Opponents

    Manila, Philippines Politics 20 Jun 2019

    Manila, Philippines- Amid the Demolition Job that His opponents are perceived to be doing, Congressman Monsour del Rosario continues to serve his constituents doing his rounds twice to three times a week at the first district of Makati, attending to the needs of residents specially the elderly. Abby... Read more

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    L'Ecole des Sables, the school of contemporary dance of Senegal is in danger

    Dakar, Senegal Cultural 28 Jun 2019

    For twenty years, L'Ecole des sables in Toubab Dialaw - founded by Germaine Accogny, who is called the "mother of African contemporary dance" - has organized professional training workshops gathering dancers and choreographers from Africa, the African diaspora and all over the world. More than 500... Read more

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    Women to climb Mount Kilimanjaro looking for the sanitary towels in Africa

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Breaking News 30 Jun 2019

    By GODFREY SIGWELA PRICE of sanitary towels still not affordable to many women in Africa. Even though there are many brands competing for the market space. As a result women set to take an adventurous journey and climb the Mount Kilimanjaro in search for sanitary towels in Africa. The... Read more

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    Girls sanitary towels freedom far from them unless their mothers climb the mountain

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa Breaking News 30 Jun 2019

    Scarcity of sanitary towels for girls forced moms to embark on a risky expedition in Africa to search for sanitary towels on top of the Mount Kilimanjaro. This adventure is for the Trek4Mandela set for 9th August on Women's Day. It is also supported by the Thuli Madonsela Women's Day Executive... Read more

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    Because You Refuse To See Me

    Kaduna, Nigeria Medical, Cultural 30 Jun 2019

    Currently, it is estimated that about 2.5 million children under the age of five have severe acute malnutrition in Nigeria and 90% of these cases are in Northern Nigeria. About 1.6 million of those malnourished children, call Kaduna state home. 20% of them will die before help comes. This, for me... Read more

  • What is entrepreneur, so never give up?

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Technology 08 Jul 2019

    Entrepreneurship is the act of creating a business or businesses while building and scaling it to generate a profit. However, as a basic entrepreneurship definition, it's a bit limiting. The more modern entrepreneurship definition is also about transforming the world by solving big problems. Like... Read more

  • Mauritius and Rwanda top the countries with freest economies in Africa

    Harare, Zimbabwe Business, Breaking News 10 Jul 2019

    The African Countries Ranked by Economic (Freest Economies). Mauritius is proving to be the best destiny in Africa to do business as it topping the list and is Africa's most developed country. They say, It will become the first developed country in Africa by 2022. It is Africa's best governed... Read more

  • Social and Political crisis in Venezuela

    Caracas, Venezuela Investigative Reporting 06 Aug 2019

    The political crisis in Venezuela has intensified since Juan Guaido proclaimed himself acting president, but what happens next depends on the United States and the Venezuelan military. In a country that has economically collapsed, with inflation forecast to hit a breathtaking 10 million per cent... Read more

  • Canada's cannabis legalisation

    Toronto, Canada Business, Current Affairs, Cultural, Breaking News 01 Oct 2019

    Cannabis will become officially legal in Canada on October 17. If you're interested in or require coverage - from business pieces to tourism to women entrepreneurs - please get in touch as I have a number of stories I can write for you. Read more

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