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Ghana Authorities Raids, Shuts Fake US Embassy

A fake United States embassy in Ghana was shut down by the authorities of both the countries that operated illegally and issued forged documents. Located in Accra, the building had a hanging US flag in its exterior, a picture of US President Barack Obama picture hanging on one of the walls inside and some Embassy related signs to suggest the ...

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One Dead, Thousands Displaced After US Pacific Northwest Storms

Across the Oregon people have been displaced and traffic has been snarled due to three days of heavy rain that have caused landslides and flooding. One Portland woman has also been reported dead by a falling tree. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday the Puget Sound Energy has confirmed power has been restored in the western Washington to more than 60,000 homes ...

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Doctors Without Borders Shuts Clinic In Afghanistan’s Kunduz City After US Airstrikes

Now the reason for Doctors Without Borders quitting northern part of Afghanistan is not the Taliban terror group, but the American army. Last week, early Saturday, the clinic was bombed in airstrike operation and 22 people were killed including 22 staff members. The intensive care unit was destroyed too. On Sunday the Doctors Without Borders announced leaving the northern Afghan ...

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Rugamba started a flourishing fashion house with Rwf200,000

The allure of staying and working in the United States of America is many a people’s dream, especially the youth. Rugamba explains how they make attire from African fabrics. Below, one of the workers does what she knows best. The New Times / Peterson Tumwebaze But for Matthew Rugamba, who went to college in the US, the promise of a better future lay back home. He told Business Times’ Peterson Tumwebaze why he chose to return home after college to start a fashion house in Kigali. The Bible says that “they have eyes, but they cannot see”. It is also a known fact that some of the challenges we face in our day-to-day lives could easily be turned into million dollar opportunities if we cared to think outside the ‘proverbial box’. Matthew Rugamba used to wear ties daily during his internship in the US. As time went on, the 21-year-old discovered that this presented a huge business opportunity that he could exploit as a niche enterprise. Dress code inspired Rugamba to start business When Rugamba was doing internship in Washington DC, his supervisor coached him about the importance of appropriate office dress code. Putting on a tie and ‘looking corporate’ while on duty was a must. “I was spending more on ties than on other basic needs combined. I didn’t like it because this was growing someone’s business; I had to think twice about it.” Rugamba says after graduating from the School of International Studies at Louis and Clerk College, in the United States, he decided to venture into fashion design. This was influenced by the fact that ties were selling like hot cakes in the US. “I told myself that if ties were on demand in the United States, it could be the same back home in Rwanda. With this in mind, I packed my bags and returned home to pursue my vision,” the graduate of international relations points out. When Rugamba landed at Kigali International Airport, he was armed with just $300 (about Rwf207,000) – part of the cash he saved from the pocket money his parents used to send him for upkeep. “I used to save at least a quarter of my pocket money because I knew that I would soon be on my own after college. I figured that if I was to start a new life after college and support myself, the savings would be my only hope,” he explains. He says when he had settled down in Kigali, he set about looking for a place where he could set up his enterprise. ...

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Adorable toddler cries after hearing parents’ wedding song for first time

Listening to a romantic wedding song can be enough to reduce anyone to tears – even a two-year-old girl. Emotional trigger: In a description of the video, the little girl’s mother Diana explains: ‘She starts to cry every time she hears this song now’ In a video that has garnered nearly 130,000 views since it was posted on Wednesday, a toddler from the U.S. is seen intently watching her parents’ wedding slideshow, with Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk playing in the background. But the sentimental song soon becomes too much for her; after a few moments of listening, the little girl’s eyes well up with tears and she turns away dramatically, burying her face in her hands. In the beginning of the video, the little girl sits on her mother Diana’s lap and listens to the piano playing in the start of the song, her eyes wide with anticipation. As soon as they lyrics begin, the toddler breaks down, covering her face with her hands as she cries. The girl gets more and more emotional as the song goes on, until finally she waves her hands in the air, signalling for her mother to change the tune. In a description of the video, Diana wrote: ‘I showed my two-year-old our wedding slideshow and had the song, Feels Like Home by Chantal Kreviazuk, and this was the response she had. She starts to cry every time she hears this song now,’ she added.The adorable video has been watched nearly 130,000 times, with a number of viewers commenting on how cute it is. ‘That’s the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen,’ wrote one person. Another explained: ‘Children are very sensitive to music. My mom told me that I cried every time in church when the choir started to sing, or when she listened to My Heart Will Go On on the CD player.’ Agencies

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Beauty Queen leads hospital fundraiser

Miss Tanzania Happiness Watimanywa, over the weekend officiated at a fundraising event in Morogoro, which raised 2.8m/- for improvement of the regional hospital. The fundraising event held at Magadu Officers Mess in Morogoro, had involved workers of Universal Leaf, a US ...

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American inmate killed in Israeli prison after shooting guards

Israeli special forces have shot dead an American-Israeli prisoner – jailed for a brutal murder in the US – after he opened fire on prison guards. Samuel Sheinbein, pictured here aged 18, would have faced a life sentence in the US A police spokesman said Samuel Sheinbein had shot three security officers, critically injuring one, and barricaded himself the compound. Sheinbein was serving a 24-year sentence for a 1997 murder in Maryland. He fled to Israel shortly after the killing, in a case that briefly soured US-Israeli relations. It led to a change in Israel’s extradition laws. Dispute Sunday’s shoot-out happened at Rimonim prison north of Tel Aviv. Israel media reports said Sheinbein holed himself up in a room and fired at prison guards and special forces officers, who returned fire, shooting him dead. It is not clear how Sheinbein got hold of the weapon. Hospital officials said one of the wounded guards was fighting for his life on Sunday, according to Reuters. In 1999, a court in Tel Aviv found Sheinbein, then aged 19, guilty of killing and dismembering Alfredo Enrique Tello in the US state of Maryland two years earlier. Sheinbein had fled to Israel shortly after the body was found. He had never lived in Israel but claimed citizenship because his father had been born in 1944 in what was then British-ruled Palestine. Israel’s refusal to extradite the teenager to the US – where he would have faced a harsher penalty – outraged US authorities. Some legislators threatened to cut aid to Israel. The dispute was smoothed over when Israel changed its law, which now requires proof of residency before Israelis can claim immunity from extradition. Agencies

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