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The Sudanese cartoonist reaching out to the world

Copenhagen, Denmark | AFP |  From his self-imposed exile in Denmark, political cartoonist Khalid Albaih sees himself as an “ambassador” for his native Sudan, with biting sketches that aim to unify rather than alienate. His criticism of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, in power for three decades, has made it impossible …

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Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Row upon row of pigs on bamboo spits sizzle slowly over orange embers in Manila just days before Christmas, peak season for the Philippines’ pig roasting “lechoneros”. Smoke rises day and night from their cooking pits in the La Loma area, which brands itself a …

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Oulanyah urges Acholi sub-region to increase productivity

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has asked the Acholi sub-region to increase productivity as a tool to eradicate poverty and place the region on the right pedestal to prosperity. Oulanyah said unlike the struggle against past insurgencies, the campaign against poverty can now be waged …

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Cinema makes return to Saudi Arabia

  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years on Friday, two days after US movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom’s debut theatre in Riyadh. Clutching prized tickets for the sold-out showing of Hollywood blockbuster action film “Black Panther”, men …

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Couples make Valentine’s Day deposit in ‘Love Bank’

Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia | AFP | In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine’s Day to make a “deposit” about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The “Love Bank” is the main attraction of an exhibition commemorating the world’s longest love poem, “Marina” …

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