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Nov 13, 2012

Sphinx destruction being called for by Egyptian Jihadi leader during live TV interview

Sphinx head
By in Africa, International, Politics, Television No comments

A so-called Sphinx destruction is now being called for by an Egyptian Islamist and Jihadi leader, who admitted he once worked with the Taliban, noting that it should be destroyed along with the pyramids in Egypt. The Sphinx and the pyramids are being considered part of the Egyptian heritage for a long time. Head of […]

Nov 11, 2012

Baby elephant rescued from Zimbabwe mud (Photo)

Baby elephant rescue
By in Africa, Animals, Science, World No comments

Baby elephant rescued in Zimbabwe Image Credit: Caters News Agency A baby elephant rescue was conducted along the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, according to a report by the Daily Mail on Friday, November 9, 2012. The baby elephant was reportedly discovered stuck in a pool of mud by a group of tourist. […]

Nov 9, 2012

Twins Named After Obama And Romney In Kenya (Photo)

Twins Named After Obama And Romney In Kenya (Photo)
By in Africa, International, Parenting, Politics, World No comments

Millicent Owuor, a 20-year-old mother in Kenya named her twins after U.S. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, international news sites reported on Friday, November 9, 2012. According to reports, the twin boys were born at the Siaya District Hospital in Nyanza province, Western Kenya. “I named the first twin Barack and the second one […]

Aug 9, 2012

Hillary Clinton dancing in South Africa dinner caught on camera (Video)

Hillary Clinton dancing South Africa
By in Africa, International, Lifestyle, Politics No comments

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was recently spotted dancing while attending a dinner in South Africa, and was caught on camera, as shown in the video below. Hillary Clinton dances in a dinner party in South Africa, with singer Judith Sephuma Image Credit: AP video As noted at the New York Daily News on […]

Jul 5, 2012

Oscar Pistorius to run in London 2012 Olympics, first amputee runner to compete in the Olympic Games

Oscar Pistorius running
By in Africa, Racing, Sports No comments

Updated: August 4, 2012 7:50 p.m. Read Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius wins London 2012 400-meter race as 2nd place, moves to semifinals Oscar Pistorius will compete in the London 2012 Olympics, and will be first amputee runner ever to join the Olympic games; after the Team South Africa allowed him and said that he passed […]

Jul 2, 2012

Usain Bolt Beaten By Yohan Blake During The Jamaican Olympic Trials (Video)

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake
By in Africa, Racing, Sports, World No comments

Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake Image Credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images Usain Bolt has been beaten by Yohan Blake again, the second time in three days during the Jamaican Olympic trials, international sports news sites reported on Sunday, July 1, 2012. According to reports, Blake won against Bolt in the 100m on Friday and followed it […]

Jun 4, 2012

Transit of Venus 2012 on June 6 to be seen on Earth including Philippines, but not much in the US

Transit of Venus 2004
By in Africa, Asia, Astronomy, Australia, Europe, Science, United States, World No comments

The so-called transit of Venus 2012 (or Venus transit) this coming Wednesday, June 6 (Tuesday, June 5 in some areas) can be seen on Earth and widely visible from the western Pacific, eastern Australia, and eastern Asia including Philippines; but not much in the US. Venus transit 2004, as seen by the Solar and Helospheric […]

May 10, 2012

Cross River Gorilla: Rarest Gorilla in the World, Seen in Cameroon Forest (Video)

Rarest Cross river gorilla caught on video
By in Africa, Animals, Science, World No comments

Rarest Gorilla: Cross River Gorilla Image Credit: Wildlife Conservation Society Cross River gorillas, considered as the world’s rarest gorilla, were seen in the Kagwene Gorilla Sanctuary at a Cameroon forest. Eight rarest Cross River gorillas were caught on video by one of four hidden camera traps of the Wildlife Conservation Society, according to reports by […]

Apr 3, 2012

Kony 2012: Invisible Children Set to Release Kony 2012 Part 2 Video

Kony 2012: Invisible Children Set to Release Kony 2012 Part 2 Video
By in Africa, Announcement, Internet, United States No comments

Invisible Children, a non-profit organization will release on April 3, Part 2 of the Kony 2012 video, according to international news sites, April 2, 2012. The first Kony 2012 video became viral at YouTube with a record-breaking 86,655,309 views within less than a month of posting; the video was uploaded last March 5, 2012.

Mar 16, 2012

Giant Manta in African Waters: Manta Ray Caught by Ship Anchor (Photo and Video)

Giant Manta Ray in African Waters Photo
By in Africa, Amazing, Animals, Science, World No comments

Giant Manta from African Waters Image Credit: Nairaland A giant manta ray was accidentally caught off in the African waters by an oil company ship anchor, according to reports by several international news sites on Friday, March 16, 2012. The giant manta was reportedly caught near Bonny Island near the southern edge of Rivers State […]