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The Guinness World Records has announced the confirmation of Nigerian Chef Restaurateur Hilda Bassey Effiong’s record for the longest cooking time of 93 hours 11 minutes by an individual in history. This was made known Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 on the GWR’s Twitter account @GWR. The Guinness World Records said the reviewed footage pictures and […]

Senegal has temporarily closed its consulates abroad following attacks on diplomatic missions in Bordeaux, Milan, Paris, and New York among others. The foreign affairs ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the precautionary measure followed “a series of aggressions that caused serious damage”. The closures were announced in the wake of deadly unrest that broke out […]

A UN court has ruled that aging Rwandan genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga is unfit to stand trial because he has dementia and said they would establish a procedure to go on hearing evidence without the possibility of convicting him. The Hague-based International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals said it has found out that Félicien Kabuga […]

Millions of people across North America are said to be in danger as a result of smoke coming from ongoing wildfires in Canada with authorities issuing high-risk air quality warnings. The Central Canada wildfires are a series of ongoing wildfires in the Central Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec that began on 2 June 2023, […]

The United Nations has warned that the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine will have grave and far-reaching consequences for thousands of people. Ukrainian officials estimate about 42,000 people are at risk from the flooding in Russian and Ukrainian-controlled areas along the Dnipro River. Russia’s state media reports that at least seven […]

Thousands of people are being evacuated downstream of a major dam which has been blown up in Russian-held Ukraine. President Zelensky said 80 towns and villages are at risk of flooding after the destruction of the dam at Nova Kakhovka, which he blamed on Russia. Water is surging down the Dnipro River and is said […]

Police in Kenya have dispersed protesters demonstrating in the capital against some of the government’s proposed measures to impose new or higher taxes on items including fuel with tear gas. Dozens of protesters had sought to gather at a park in the centre of Nairobi before marching to parliament to urge MPs to reject the […]

Tanzania has refuted accusations of forcefully relocating the Maasai people from their ancestral land near the Serengeti National Park. The country’s justice minister, Damas Ndumbaro described as “misleading” a report by Amnesty International that accused security forces of repeatedly using excessive force to evict the Maasai in northern Loliondo region. The rights group said police […]

A woman once branded “Australia’s worst female serial killer” has been pardoned after new evidence suggested she did not kill her four infant children. 55-year-old Kathleen Folbigg, who has always maintained her innocence, was jailed for 25 years in 2003 for the murders of three of the children, and the manslaughter of her first son, […]

Russia’s defence ministry says it has thwarted a major Ukrainian offensive in Donetsk, It claimed to have killed 250 troops and destroyed armoured vehicles. Ukraine’s military however says Russia is spreading disinformation. A Ukrainian counter-offensive has been long awaited but Kyiv says it will not give advance warning of its start. Officials in Kyiv have […]

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