Posts tagged as: Africa

Mali Faces Hostage Situation as Gunmen Take Over Radisson Blu Hotel

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In Bamako, the capital city of the West African Country of Mali, gunmen have taken control of the Radisson Blu luxury hotel holding 170 guests and staff as hostages. Turkish Airlines have reported that six staff members have been caught up in the incident. According to eye-witness reports from the ground there has been an […]

Canada to offer vaccine to African countries affected by Ebola

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The Government of Canada will offer its experimental vaccine for Ebola to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, West African countries most affected by the outbreak, which has caused at least 1,013 deaths. The Deputy Director of Public Health of the Health Agency of Canada, Gregory Taylor, said that the authorities consider the experimental vaccine “as […]

Pakistan, Africa gear up for Business

Pakistan and Africa are working towards establishing business connections. The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) held the third LCCI-Africa show on Wednesday, at Lahore. The show consisting of a exhibition and a conference attracted large amount of people, businessmen and political figures.    The show went on through out the day in order […]

Barack Obama takes oath for second term

Fulfilling the US constitutional requirement, Barack Hussein Obama took oath as president for the second term at a succinct White House ceremony.   Obama’s midday oath-taking on Sunday is part of a series of second-term inauguration celebration events that culminate at a grand public ceremony on Monday, when the first African-American president will take oath […]

The Global Religious Landscape: Half of Muslims below 23 years

Islam, the second largest religion in the world, has the lowest median age as half of the Muslims are 23-year-old or younger, compared to 28 for the whole world population, a recent study says.   A comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion […]

Pakistan ranked among top-20 happiest countries

In what appeared to be a positive news for the country, Pakistanis, in general, are happier about their lives than both Indians and Americans, says a survey released on Wednesday. The Happy Planet Index 2012 ranks Pakistan 16th among 151 countries, ahead of both India and the United States ranked 32nd and 105th respectively. Costa […]

First Pakistani PhD holder silently makes final journey

BB Qureshi, the first Pakistani women to earn a PhD, silently made her final journey on Wednesday, causing a bet of stir as she spent her last years in the Edhi Old Home. After holding a PhD Trinity College in Dublin in Agriculture and Economics, she had worked in leading institutions of the world and […]


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