Why Anne Tyler won’t be writing about coronavirus

Image copyrightMichael LionstarImage caption The author’s best-sellers include Breathing Lessons and The Accidental Tourist While many of us may be struggling to adapt to staying at home and avoiding social contact, Anne Tyler prefers it that way. “I need…

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Adam Schlesinger, Secret-Weapon Pop Songwriter, Dies At 52 From Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, who wrote and co-wrote dozens of hook-emblazoned pop-rock songs in a career that spanned a quarter-century, has died of complications related to the novel coronavirus, outlets are reporting. He was 52. Schlesinger died Wednesday (April 1) following reports from earlier in the week that he’d been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator after…

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Domestic Violence Reports Are Spiking Around The World — So Lawmakers Are Stepping In To Help

France is officially stepping in to help the victims of domestic violence, many of whom face an increased risk of danger during the era of social distancing. The country first went on strict lockdown on March 17, Time notes, and stipulated that people were not allowed to leave their homes unless they were shopping for groceries, picking up medication…

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How Lo-Fi Beats’s Nostalgic Comfort Transcended The Memes

By Carson Mlnarik There’s a whole world outside your bedroom window, but you’re too busy to notice. Maybe you’re nestled in bed, feeling the serenity and safety of your laptop, your succulents, and an unexhausted supply of vinyl records and seltzer. Perhaps you’re perched at a desk and inspiration has struck; you can only take…

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Stacey Abrams Wants You In The Census Fight With Her

Stacey Abrams is fighting for her vision of an equitable America — and it starts with making sure the youngest among us are seen by those in power. The former Georgia state representative, who gained national prominence when she ran for governor in 2018, knows firsthand how voter access can impact a race. After she…

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Justin Bieber Reschedules His Changes Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Bad news, Beliebers. Justin Bieber is the latest artist to announce that he will be postponing his upcoming tour as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But remember, just because the concerts aren’t going on as originally scheduled doesn’t mean they’re not happening at all. The tour is simply undergoing some changes, if you…

Netflix’s Outer Banks Is ‘Paradise On Earth’ — Until It Isn’t

Running low on new shows to binge as you continue to self-isolate at home? Worry not. Netflix’s Outer Banks will officially hit the streaming platform on Wednesday, April 15. And based on the trailer, the series will include a little bit of everything, from surfers and treasure hunts to murder and romance. The new trailer, which…

Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid virus

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Spain’s restrictions on movement are expected to have a huge impact on the economy Spain has lost almost 900,000 jobs since it imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, another sign of the economic impact of the outb…

Why Anne Tyler won’t be writing about coronavirus

Image copyrightMichael LionstarImage caption The author’s best-sellers include Breathing Lessons and The Accidental Tourist While many of us may be struggling to adapt to staying at home and avoiding social contact, Anne Tyler prefers it that way. “I need…

Daniel Pearl convict’s death sentence overturned

Image copyrightGetty ImagesImage caption Pearl went missing in Karachi in 2002 while researching extremism Pakistan has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing US journalist Daniel Pearl. British-born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, who has…

Record surge in US coronavirus death toll

Image copyrightReutersImage caption New York City is the worst hit place in the US There were 884 deaths in the US linked to coronavirus in the past 24 hours – a new record, Johns Hopkins University said on Wednesday evening. Among the victims was a six-w…

Coronavirus: World will reach a million infections in days, says WHO

There were 884 deaths in the United States linked to the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, Johns Hopkins University said on Wednesday evening. It is a record number of deaths in a single day for the US. Globally, the country with the most deaths in a day w…

Should more of us wear face masks?

Image copyrightReuters Should more of us wear face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus? This question is to be assessed by a panel of advisers to the World Health Organization (WHO). The group will weigh up research on whether the virus can be pro…

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Adam Schlesinger, Secret-Weapon Pop Songwriter, Dies At 52 From Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, who wrote and co-wrote dozens of hook-emblazoned pop-rock songs in a career that spanned a quarter-century, has died of complications related to the novel coronavirus, outlets are reporting. He was 52. Schlesinger died Wednesday (April 1) following reports from earlier in the week that he’d been hospitalized and placed on a ventilator after…

Domestic Violence Reports Are Spiking Around The World — So Lawmakers Are Stepping In To Help

France is officially stepping in to help the victims of domestic violence, many of whom face an increased risk of danger during the era of social distancing. The country first went on strict lockdown on March 17, Time notes, and stipulated that people were not allowed to leave their homes unless they were shopping for groceries, picking up medication…

How Lo-Fi Beats’s Nostalgic Comfort Transcended The Memes

By Carson Mlnarik There’s a whole world outside your bedroom window, but you’re too busy to notice. Maybe you’re nestled in bed, feeling the serenity and safety of your laptop, your succulents, and an unexhausted supply of vinyl records and seltzer. Perhaps you’re perched at a desk and inspiration has struck; you can only take…

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Stacey Abrams Wants You In The Census Fight With Her

Stacey Abrams is fighting for her vision of an equitable America — and it starts with making sure the youngest among us are seen by those in power. The former Georgia state representative, who gained national prominence when she ran for governor in 2018, knows firsthand how voter access can impact a race. After she…

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Justin Bieber Reschedules His Changes Tour Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Bad news, Beliebers. Justin Bieber is the latest artist to announce that he will be postponing his upcoming tour as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But remember, just because the concerts aren’t going on as originally scheduled doesn’t mean they’re not happening at all. The tour is simply undergoing some changes, if you…

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Netflix’s Outer Banks Is ‘Paradise On Earth’ — Until It Isn’t

Running low on new shows to binge as you continue to self-isolate at home? Worry not. Netflix’s Outer Banks will officially hit the streaming platform on Wednesday, April 15. And based on the trailer, the series will include a little bit of everything, from surfers and treasure hunts to murder and romance. The new trailer, which…

Nigerian Consulate suspends passport processing till further notice

The Nigerian consulate in Johannesburg released a press release to notify the general public, and Nigerians in particular, that effective

Omotoso Sex Trafficking Trial Postponed As State Changes Prosecutor

CAPE TOWN – There has been another twist in the sex trafficking trial of Pastor Timothy Omotoso. The State is

Suspect arrested for dealing in drugs in Bishop Lavis

WESTERN CAPE – Partnership policing in the Bishop Lavis area stopped a suspect in his tracks on Wednesday morning, 04

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Nigerian literary icon, Harry Garuba, is dead

Renowned Nigerian academic and poet, Harry Garuba, is dead. He was 61. Mr Garuba passed away on Friday evening in

Children born to foreigners in South Africa eligible to apply for citizenship

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are now eligible to apply for South African citizenship. This is after

Cape Town refugees likely to be removed this weekend

JOHANNESBURG – The verification process of the refugees living in and around GreenMarket Square has been completed. It’s been about




Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid virus

Image copyrightEPAImage caption Spain’s restrictions on movement are expected to have a huge impact on the economy Spain has lost almost 900,000 jobs since it imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, another sign of the economic impact of the outb…

Children born to foreigners in South Africa eligible to apply for citizenship

Children born in South Africa to foreign parents are now eligible to apply for South African citizenship. This is after

Why we banned immigrants from Nigeria – US

The United States says it imposed an immigrant visa on Nigeria as a result of the country’s failure to comply

New Schengen visa changes to benefit South Africans who frequently travel to Europe

Major changes are coming for the popular Schengen Visa – a 104 countries’ passport to visiting Europe, including South Africa.

World Arts Agency signs Nigerian singer Anthony Felix aka TKinzy

Recently signed to one of South Africa’s biggest management and artistic agencies, World Arts Agency (www.worldartsagency.co.za), Nigerian singer, TKinzy, whose

BEING LESBIAN IN NIGERIA: ‘UNDER THE RAINBOW’ DOCCIE TELLS THE HUMAN STORY

Queer Nigerians exist and are as complex and human as everybody else. This is the message behind Pamela Adie’s documentary

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XENOPHOBIA: APOLOGIES SHOULD BE ON PEOPLE TO PEOPLE BASIS — NUSA PRESIDENT

• Unlike Other Nationals, Nigerians In South Africa Are Not United Mr. Adetola Olubajo is the President of Nigerian Union

GETTOCHILD – BIRTHDAY WISH (FEAT. SOUL MECHANIC)

GettoChild released a smashing new hit ‘Birthday Wish’ with Soul Mechanic. It’s a very smooth vibe with a blend of

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WATCH: FEMI KOYA – IBA

Iba mean homage in Yoruba language, Femi koya pays homage to God and all musical giants who through their music

THE SONG ‘THE BLOOD OF JESUS’ WAS GOTTEN FROM THE SCRIPTURE – TONEE JENDU

Tonee Jendu, one of Nigeria’s fast-growing gospel artist recently released the blood of Jesus music video. We decided to chat

FEMI KOYA DROPS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED MUSIC VIDEO FOR LERATO

The most anticipated video of the year’Lerato’ by Femi Koya was released today. This is everyone’s favorite from the village

OLOKUN – ‘THE BIG CITY’ TO BE RELEASED SOON

Olokun- The Big City, produced by OneJohn5Four Film with  Alex One Touch as the director of photography. A creative production

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KUNLE AYO – HAPPY TO KNOW YOU

This is a celebratory song that is inspired by African guitar legend, Jimmy Dludlu, who i had the privilege of

2019 ABSA L’ATELIER ART COMPETITION ENTRIES NOW OPEN

The Absa L’Atelier art competition is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions, and 2019 sees the 34th iteration of the competition. The Absa L’Atelier art competition rewards young visual artists, aged 21 to 40, with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. This is clearly evidenced by the previous winners and the benefits and experience they attained by participating.

ASA AND MR EAZI TO HEADLINE THE BASSLINE FEST AT THE CONSTITUTION HILL

The two Nigeria’s stars Asa and Mr Eazi are the headline acts at the bassline fest at constitution hill on May 25. 2019. Bassline Fest is set to raise the bar this year with a thrilling musical experience showcasing African music, culture, and diversity. Under a 25-year celebratory theme, the Bassline fest will not only celebrate Africa day, but a

FELA KUTI AND THE KALAKUTA QUEENS PREMIERES TONIGHT IN PRETORIA

Pretoria – The cast members of Fela and the Kalakuta Queens are ready to dish it out hot, hot, hot to South Africans when the musical premieres at the South African State Theatre tonight. The cast, from Nigeria, touched down in the country on Sunday and have been hard at work rehearsing all week. The musical will make the theatre

Why are Nigerians living in denial?

Nigerians: WHEN the discourse is on Muhammadu Buhari and the state of affairs in Nigeria under his watch, opinions are

INCARCERATION OF OMOYELE SOWORE

  INCARCERATION OF OMOYELE SOWORE BY THE DESPOTIC AND TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT OF GENERAL MUHAMMAD BUHARI: IGBOS AND YORUBAS, THE MOST

‘HOW AFRICAN LEADERS CAN TACKLE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS’

As African leaders settle down to address the recurrent xenophobic and Afrophobic attacks in South Africa which have claimed the

NIGERIA AND SOUTH AFRICA HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE BUT TO COLLABORATE

Nigeria and South Africa have no other choice but to collaborate. President Muhammadu Buhari could not have timed his visit

SCAPEGOATING ILLEGAL AFRICAN IMMIGRANTS AS CRIMINALS ADDS FUEL TO THE XENOPHOBIA FIRE

The crucial fuel to anti-African immigrant sentiment, and hence of xenophobia, is the language of illegality which serves to scapegoat

WE ARE APPEASING FOREIGN INTERESTS AT OUR EXPENSE

As the president of the Republic of South Africa, who is empowered by our Constitution to be ultimately responsible for