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Africa dominating literary prizes in 2021, here's why

Some of the world’s biggest literary awards, including the Nobel, Booker and Goncourt, have gone to people from Africa this year in a sign of the continent’s emergence as a major force in publishing and a region with a direct line to the pressing questions of our…

Mozambique expected to register a 2% GDP growth

Oxford Economics Africa consultants will revise the Mozambique economic growth forecast to around 2% due to the 3.3% expansion in the third quarter, the highest recorded since the pandemic “After a slow start to the year, the economy gained traction in the second…

Maradona 'abused and raped me', says Cuban woman

A 37-year-old Cuban woman, who had an affair with Diego Maradona as a minor 20 years ago, accused the late Argentine idol and his entourage on Monday of violence and abuse, including rape and holding her against her will Mavys Alvarez Rego, who now lives in Miami, told…

Marcos Jr. tested for cocaine, after claims from Duterte

The son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos said Tuesday he took a cocaine test after Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, accused an unnamed presidential candidate of using the illegal drug Marcos Jr, who is among the frontrunners seeking to succeed Duterte in…

“Our lives, the hopeless Afghans, are at stack”

The international community is cautiously observing the Taliban’s governance in Afghanistan. In the country, thousands of people are displaced; beyond the political crisis, there are unemployment, hunger, and the drought that devastates the country... “The war is over”, Mirwais Maiwandwal said, the former newsdesk manager of the Weesa Daily, one of the largest independent newspapers in Afghanistan. However, the new Government leaves an enormous uncertainty in the air; and despite the return to peace, “the social, economic and political situation worsened”.

NASA releases first audio from Mars, video of landing

The US space agency NASA on Monday released the first audio from Mars, a faint crackling recording of a gust of wind captured by the Perseverance rover NASA also released the first video of last week’s landing of the rover, which is on a mission to search for signs…