Almost 300 firefighters from South Africa are on their way to Fort McMurray, Alta., Canada to help fight wildfires and boost relief efforts.
The crew began the almost 16,000-kilometre journey from Johannesburg on Sunday morning, stopping to refuel in Barbados. The crew on board flight AC7007 is expected to land at Edmonton International Airport at around 9:30 p.m. MT.read more
Africa has emerged a sure-footed and high yielding region for investment, but its transformative change in investment possibilities is driven, not by foreigners, but by Africans, spearheaded by Nigeria’s industrialist Aliko Dangote. Aside boosting Africa’s cement market with an investment of over $16 billion, he has invested substantially in other critical sectors, such as oil and gas, agriculture and telecoms. Now, he is even trying to acquire Arsenal. Assistant Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA reportsread more
Dr Nathaniel Usoro- Nigerian Pioneer of Bloodless Medicine. Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Calabar
By Ed Keazor
Dr Usoro can be described as the Nigerian pioneer of a procedure essentially over-turning 100’s of years of the belief that transfusions were crucial in Trauma Surgery. This had already been established in Europe and published in Medical Journals dating back to the 80’s. He however was responsible for introducing this to Nigeria, at the University of Calabar.read more
A group of Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter the attacks of a gang that targets citizens of color in the country. Nicknamed the “Black Panthers,” the group uses cell phones, social media, and neighborhood patrols to record any activity perceived as a threat from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party.read more
Smoking a blunt may keep off the bulge, according to a new study by the American Journal of Medicine. The findings suggest that people who used marijuana have lower levels of insulin resistance and waist sizes.read more
A comedian who based his career off the reefer says it saved his life.
Last week, Tommy Chong posted on CelebStoner that hemp oil helped him beat prostate cancer. The 74-year-old comedian added that the marijuana-based product used in conjunction with a supplemental diet and a session with a “world-renowned” healer brought his cancer threat down.read more
Though the Mainstream News Media played it down in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, the West Texas Fertilizer Plant explosion was of a higher magnitude and destructive force than Boston. read more
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