Archive For: The Crunch

Etisalat prize for literature award holds in Lagos

Apr 11, 2016 EL Reports is very excited by all the wonderful things happening on the African literary scene in recent years. From adaptation of African books into blockbuster films to the global recognition of African literary egg heads, the world is indeed getting familiar with African Literature. In recent weeks, there has been quite ... Read More

Ruto's political base celebrates ICC ruling

Apr 11, 2016 Judges at the International Criminal Court recently threw out charges of post-election violence against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto. In a complex ruling, the judges declared that there was no case for Ruto and his co-accused, Joshua Sang, to answer. Speaking at a news briefing in Nairobi, Kenya’s post-election victims’ lawyer Wilfred ... Read More

Michelle Obama hosts last garden planting at White House

Apr 11, 2016 U.S. first lady Michelle Obama recently hosted her last annual garden planting event at the White House. Students from nearby schools came over to help with the planting, which is her last season before her husband leaves office early next year. The event brought back some of the children who originally helped ... Read More

Kerry: Russia has played 'constructive role' in Middle East

Apr 11, 2016 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry recently moved to defend Russia’s efforts in ending hostilities in the Middle East. “…in the case of President Putin, he says that he is prepared to be part of the solution with respect to Syria. Now, everybody doubted whether Russia would play any constructive role whatsoever ... Read More

Cape Town comes alive to the sound of music at annual jazz festival

Apr 8, 2016 The seaside city of Cape Town recently played host to the 17th edition of the famous International Cape Town Jazz Festival, which attracted over 37,000 revelers from all over the world. The five-stage festival, which is also the fourth largest in the world, featured celebrated local artists as well as international musicians. ... Read More

Ebonylife TV and Wakanow produces TV Show

Apr 8, 2016 Thinking about a vacation in Africa? Then we’ve got great news for you. Ebonylife TV, in partnership with Africa’s leading online travel concierge, Wakanow are getting set to premiere a unique travel show called “Destinations Africa” in May 2016. Each episode of the show will feature a Nigerian personality teaming up with ... Read More

New Zealand PM defends country's tax system

Apr 8, 2016 In light of a massive document leak from a Panamanian law firm showing several financial misdeeds via the offshore company structures, New Zealand’s Prime Minister recently moved to defend the country’s tax system. Opposition Labor Party Leader Andrew Little had accused Prime Minister Key of letting people use the country due to ... Read More

IMF chief amps up call to boost global growth as risks increase

Apr 8, 2016 International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde recently called for stronger action in boosting global economic growth. She also warned that without decisive action, downside risks were increasing. Speaking at Frankfurt’s Goethe University, Lagarde prescribed several ways to circumnavigate the situation. “We are actually growing and that is good news indeed. The ... Read More

Fraud investigation will not slow Olympic construction, Rio official says

Apr 8, 2016 Olympic authorities in Rio de Janeiro recently reiterated that sporting venues will be delivered on scheduled for the 2016 Olympics, despite an on-going investigation into supposed irregularities at some of the venues. Speaking to this effect, Roberto Ainbinder, director of the Municipal Olympic Company said: “The issue is being looked at by ... Read More