British HIV cure ‘breakthrough’ is premature

By: Muza Gondwe A  British newspaper reported that British scientists are on “the brink of an HIV cure” after HIV had become undetectable in the blood of one man taking part in the River study, a trial of an intensive treatment regimen designed to test whether it is possible to reduce levels of HIV-infected cells in the bodies of people recently infected with HIV. The hope is that the treatment may eradicate HIV infection altogether. The study is still…

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Invest in education to end poverty – President Mutharika tells world leaders

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has called upon all world leaders to put more emphasis on education as a way of fighting poverty. Mutharika made the remarks in New York where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The President acknowledged that it is becoming increasingly challenging to finance education, but said that, with concerted efforts the goal of education for all can be achieved. “Together, our collective will cannot fail our collective responsibility. And, financing education is a…

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DNA Analysis Reveals the Fashion Sense of a 5,300-Year-Old Mummy

It’s said that fashion is cyclical, and that the styles of past decades are inevitably revived for new generations. But for a truly original look, trendsters should dig deeper than the neon spandex tones of the 1980s or the flower child garb of the 1960s. Why not channel the tropes of an even simpler time, beyond the flapper-dressed Jazz Age and into the Copper Age, some 5,300 years ago? Introducing the newest oldest look in the book, pioneered by…

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Sylvester Stallone in Malawi

American actor, Sylvester Stallon, popularly known as John Rambo, is in Malawi. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, namely boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rockyseries’ seven films from 1976 to 2015; soldier John Rambo from the four Rambo films, released between 1982 and 2008; and Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films from 2010 to 2014. He wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many…

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South African’s ANC suffers worst election since taking power

The African National Congress lost its grip on local government in Tshwane, home of the South African capital Pretoria, as results on Saturday gave the opposition Democratic Alliance a second big win in the ANC’s worst election since the end of apartheid. The results of Wednesday’s voting have reshaped the political landscape in South Africa, where the ANC has ruled virtually unopposed since it ended white-minority rule in 1994, led by Nelson Mandela. Unemployment, economic stagnation and scandals around…

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UK to stop funding Malawian charity amid ‘cult’ links

The UK government is to stop giving money to a charity in Malawi following a BBC investigation which found it was under the control of a cult-like group. Dapp, which runs education and health projects in the African country, has received millions of pounds in the last decade from the UK, EU and Unicef. It is connected to the Teachers Group, whose leaders are wanted by Interpol over fraud allegations. British officials have suspended funding and launched an investigation….

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Truck driver attacks crowd in Nice, killing dozens

A truck drove into a crowd at Bastille Day ceremonies late Thursday in Nice, France, killing dozens of people, Regional President Christian Estrosi tweeted. French President Francois Hollande has called it an act of terror. Here’s what we know: • The attack happened on Bastille Day, a major holiday in France. Victims had been watching fireworks on the beach and were walking down a promenade, either back home or to their cars. • One witness said the truck driver…

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Is Baton Rouge protest photo really iconic?

Attack dogs unleashed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963; the Tiananmen Square tank standoff in 1989; an Egyptian protester in a blue bra being beaten in Cairo in 2011 — all iconic images now associated with historical moments in time. But what makes an image iconic? The true iconic image is rare and unlike any other. It is the sum total of many elements, vetted against cultural, professional and historic standards. It carries the weight of an entire story, even…

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Madonna heals family rift as all four of her children join her on emotional Malawi trip

he has faced one of the most turbulent periods in her personal life in recent months as she and ex-husband Guy Ritchie battled through the international court system for custody of their teen son Rocco. But Madonna has made a huge step in healing her family’s rift as she united all four of her children for an emotional visit to Malawi, where both her adopted children David and Mercy were born. The pop superstar and her family visited the…

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Mpumalanga women married to the same man cause stir after fighting over se_x roaster

TWO Mpumalanga women who are married to one man dragged each other to court over a misunderstanding pertaining to their se_x duty roaster. Elizabeth Molete told the court that she is battling to have her time in bed with Mangisi Molete. She said each time she positions herself in bed, the other wife – Slyvia removes her, forcing her to sleep on the floor. Elizabeth, who is the first wife, has been married to Mangisi for a cool 20…

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