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Rwanda Becomes Third African Nation To Crack Down On Skin Lightening Products

Following suit behind Ghana and the Ivory Coast, Rwanda is actively banning skin bleaching and lightening products to curb the billion-dollar industry's reach in the nation. The Rwandan government is demanding stores remove the cancer-causing products from shelves, according to The New York Times. S


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Star Alliance has four East Africa countries on sale from Los Angeles LAX with round trip ticket prices to Nairobi NBO, Kenya, Kigali KGL, Rwanda, Dar Es Salaam DAR and Mount Kiliminjaro JRO, Tanzania and Entebbe EBB, Uganda priced from $548 to $580 in economy class for travel departures in February


Rwanda Officially Bans Sale Of Skin Lightening & Bleaching Products

Following in the footsteps of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa, Rwanda is the latest to officially put a ban on skin bleaching products that contain chemicals like hydroquinone and mercury intended to lighten the skin. The Ivory Coast became the first African nation to ban skin-lightening


Death Toll Rises to 21 in Attack on Nairobi Hotel-Office Complex

Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed were so close that they were almost always together. “If you couldn’t reach Abdalla, you called Feisal, and if you couldn’t reach Feisal, you called Abdalla,” said a mutual friend, Abdulahi Mohammed. “They even used to joke that they will one day die together.”


U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.


Can Banning Skin Bleaching Creams Be The Catalyst That Changes Colorism?

A handful of African countries, like Rwanda and Ghana, have come together to ban skin bleaching products due to their severe health effects. Many of the products include mercury and high doses of steroids which can lead to kidney failure, among other illnesses. Although there are many negatives in u


Travel Advisors Believe 2019 Will Bring a Boom in Business

It’s shaping up to be a banner year for the travel business. If you are a travel agent, presumably you are betting on your clients increased wealth and social media channels to inspire them to book more vacations this year.


Rwanda Imposes Nationwide Ban on Skin-Bleaching Products

Skin-lightening creams are being purged from store shelves across Rwanda as part of the government’s nationwide crackdown on the harmful products. However, some fear the ban will encourage women to turn to unregulated lightening creams instead.


Our Names Identified Us as Foreigners

In 1996, my mother and I left Bujumbura for Nairobi. My father had already fled to Kenya a year before, and was waiting to meet us at the airport. After the plane had landed, and we had finally met my father, I suddenly ran and hid behind my mother yelling, “basoda! based!” and pointing at the polic


There's a 'Deliveroo' for Tampons and Contraceptives in East Africa

Across the world, women are prevented from accessing contraception or period products because of stigma that might make it seem embarrassing, harmful, or impure — but "femtech" startups like this can help bring the fight against stigma into the 21st century. Take action here to support family planni


Enough: Rwanda Becomes the 3rd African Nation to Ban Skin-Bleaching Ingredients

Rwanda just became the latest country to take aggressive action against the widespread practice of skin bleaching, now enforcing a ban on products that contain ingredients intended to lighten the skin—most commonly, hydroquinone.


"This Is America" Choreographer Sherrie Silver is Just Getting Started

Sherrie Silver rushes into a coffee shop in the West Norwood neighborhood of London, hair flying wildly around her face, offering an apology and a breathless hug for being late. One can’t help but forgive the charming 24-year-old choreographer, who hasn’t spent three nights in the same place since b


Letter links suspects in Rwandan spy chief's death to government

South Africa’s prosecutor’s office justified a decision not to pursue four men wanted for the murder of Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya on the grounds of “close links” between the suspects and President Paul Kagame’s government in Kigali, a magistrate has revealed.


President declares end of Kenya hotel siege after Islamists kill 14

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said that all Islamists who had stormed an upmarket hotel complex had been "eliminated" after an almost 20-hour siege that left 14 dead. "I can now confirm that... the security operation at Dusit is over and all terrorists have been eliminated," Mr Kenyatta said in a


Who Plays Eric On ‘Sex Education’? Ncuti Gatwa Is Poised To Be The Show's Breakout Star

Sex Education generated a ton of buzz the weekend it dropped on Netflix for a few reasons. One: anytime Gillian Anderson digs into a new role, it typically sends TV fans into a tizzy. Two: the show's aesthetic combined the British sensibilities of all your favorite BBC faves with the retro 1980s vib


The schoolgirls who warned of Rwanda's genocide

The 16-year-old schoolgirl Alphonsine Mumureke said she was in the cafeteria of the Catholic boarding school Kibeho College, Rwanda, when she heard a voice “soft as air and sweeter than music”. She saw a beautiful woman – neither white nor black – floating above the floor in a flowing seamless dress


World's 2nd-deadliest Ebola outbreak reaches 600 confirmed cases

The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has reached 600 confirmed cases in five months, health officials said. Since the outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Aug. 1, a total of 649 people have reported symptoms of hemorrhagic fever in the country's


Michaela Coel Risks Her Future to Uncover Her Past in Netflix Thriller ‘Black Earth Rising’

Netflix has another fresh series lined up for this month with Black Earth Rising, a drama/thriller written and directed by Hugo Blick about the prosecution of international war criminals. It originally aired for UK audiences last fall.


EVD - Rwanda conducts a Full Scale Simulation Exercise

In the context of the on-going outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri Provinces of the DRC that declared on 1st August 2018, Uganda, South Sudan and Rwanda as priority one countries based on proximity, insecurity and high population across the border, the Rwandan Ministry of Health, supported by


Cornwall's Bodmin Jail hotel among 10 most anticipated in the world

A former prison and allegedly haunted landmark in Cornwall which is being transformed into a state-of-the-art 63-bed hotel has been named in the top ten most anticipated hotels in the world.