‘I heard there is a group of homosexuals in this country’: Zimbabwe’s President Turns His Eyes On Gays

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has thrown his weight behind Uganda’s draconian anti-gay laws and hinted at a crackdown on gays in his own country, state media reported Monday. He castigated the West for punishing Kampala with aid cuts after President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that banned homosexuality in the east African country. […]

White House defends high bills for Africa trip

The White House Friday defended the first family’s upcoming weeklong trip to Africa, which could cost taxpayers up to $100 million, as “great bang for our buck.” “There will be a great bang for our buck for being in Africa because when you travel to regions like Africa that don’t get a lot of presidential […]

I Did Not Snatch Anyone’s Husband – Foluke Daramola

Foluke Daramola is a well-known face in the Nigerian movie industry, as she came into the limelight in the late 90s with her appearance in Palace, a soap opera back then. She spoke with  AJIBADE  ALABI  on many issues, especially  her marriage to her new husband and on the feud with her friend, Princess Bukola […]

Stray bullets hit 58-yr-old woman… as police battle cult members

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When Madam Christiana Omotosho went visiting her son, it was meant to be a reunification trip. But events took a frightening form. She was shot by the police, not for being a criminal or resisting arrest. How was the 58-year-old woman shot? Police officers attached to the Pedro Division at Onipanu area of Lagos State […]

Despite Protests, Turkey Vows to Push Ahead With Plans for Square

Sedat Suna/European Pressphoto Agency A riot police officer fired a tear gas grenade on Saturday to disperse demonstrators during a rally against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul. ISTANBUL — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey called for an immediate end on Saturday to the fiercest antigovernment demonstrations in years, […]

Something For Lagos Drivers! Media Personality Ariyike Akinbobola Shares Tips on How to Deal with Road Rage | Watch the Video

Anyone who drives in Lagos can relate to the hectic nature of traffic in the city. So how do you deal with some people and their maniacal driving? Nigerian media personality, Ariyike Akinbobola shares tips on how to deal with road ragers. Watch the video here and share your thoughts. Be Sociable, Share! “); //]]>

The Weirdest Sentence in the U.S. Constitution

Earlier this month, at the inaugural Spur Festival in Toronto, Chrystia Freeland and I pontificated about “Vested Interests in Politics” in our two countries. (Although Christia lives in New York and is a big honcha at Reuters’s Times Square headquarters, she is Canadian.) A few days later, in an e-mail conversation, Brendan de Caires, of […]

Everest Two Ways

This past Wednesday marked with the sixtieth anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s first summit of Mt. Everest. We asked Jimmy Chin, a National Geographic photographer, as well as a climber and a skier, and Conrad Anker, a famous mountaineer who discovered George Mallory’s body on the mountain during one of the most significant […]