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Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway
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Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

It was a fashion show that stopped traffic. On one of the largest cable bridges in southern Africa, hundreds of the fashion elite had gathered around midnight to watch David Tlale’s highly anticipated fall 2011 show. To commemorate the occasion, Mr. Tlale shut down the Nelson Mandela Bridge, turning the […]

Photo: Courtesy of Lucy Armah
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African Style Isn’t All About Prints for This Fashion-Forward Ghana Curator

When scrolling through Lucy Adjoa Armah’s Instagram, the 28-year-old design anthropologist’s vibrant style may not immediately pop out at you. Rather than a selection of well-curated selfies or the #OOTD posts, you’ll find something more akin to a mood board. Posts after posts display a pastiche of the Accra-born, London-raised […]

Chill on chairs and tables created out of wooden pallets at Kona © Elio Stamm / Lonely Plane
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Feeling the rhythm: Accra’s top 10 spots for a night out

West Africans have music in their blood, so if you’re planning a night out in Accra, you don’t have to decide between conversations over a drink or dancing the night away. As the night grows older, every bar and lounge in the city can turn into a club. From stylish […]

Lying about being married is now illegal in Italy
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Lying about being married is now illegal in Italy

Married men who claim they are not wed in order to snare a new lover in Italy will fall foul of the law, following a landmark judgement. The country’s Supreme Court has called time on lotharios after ruling against a man who claimed to have had his marriage annulled. The […]

Menstruating girls and women in western Nepal
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15 year old girl dies after being banished for menstruating

Police in Nepal are investigating the death of a 15-year-old girl who was banished to a poorly-ventilated shed because she was menstruating. They say the girl suffocated after lighting a fire to keep warm. Under an ancient Hindu practice, called chhaupadi, women who have their periods or who have just […]

8 Conversations you must have before you get married
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8 Conversations you must have before you get married

As a marriage therapist, I see a lot of couples, a lot of heartbreak, and a lot of sadness. Then—eventually—that turns into a lot of happiness and smiles. I see them thinking, “yes, we are going to make it.” Those are the moments that I hang on to. Although many […]

First date mistakes you can’t afford to make
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First date mistakes you can’t afford to make

Online dating can be a numbers game. You need to always put your best foot forward when you find a profile that’s intriguing and are interested in pursuing someone. But what many singles fail to realise is that, their number-one pick may also be many other people’s favorite, too! However, […]

Two Moroccan Girls in Court for Kissing
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Two Moroccan Girls in Court for Kissing

  Two teenage girls allegedly caught kissing on a roof appeared in court in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Friday charged with homosexual acts, one of their lawyers told AFP news agency. The girls, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, were charged with “licentious or unnatural acts with an individual […]

Think outside the box, don’t wait for job opportunities – Kufour to youth
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Think outside the box, don’t wait for job opportunities – Kufour to youth

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has charged university graduates yet to find employment to think outside the box rather than waiting on the state to give them jobs. He says the incessant search for jobs by graduates makes what he describes as “office employment” scanty. Mr Kufour advised the graduates […]