Over 100 designers, exhibitors to feature at Africa Fashion Week in London

Over 100 African fashion designers and exhibitors will feature at the 7th edition of Africa Fashion Week between August 11 and 12 at the Grand hall of the Freemasons in London.

Ronke Ademiluyi, founder, Africa Fashion Week Nigeria/London (AFWNL), disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Lagos Nigeria on Wednesday.

She said that the event would be an exhibition of the African fashion whose creations had become unique designs and brands.

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New AIDS drug distributes in kenya set for roll out in Nigeria

Unitaid is to roll out a generic version of the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of tens of thousands of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other treatments in Nigeria.

Unitaid, a global health initiative, said a generic of Dolutegravir (DTG), first approved in the U.S. in 2013, is being given to 20,000 patients in Kenya before being rolled out in Nigeria and Uganda later in the year.

DTG is the drug of choice for people with HIV in high-income countries who have never taken antiretroviral therapy before and for those who have developed resistance to other treatment.

Kenya is the first African country to start using the DTG.

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Google fined $2.7 billion for breaking EU “Fair Play” rules

The European Union has issued a hefty $2.7 billion fine against tech giant Google.

The European Commission for Competition said in a statement on Tuesday, that the fine was administered because Google has given “an illegal advantage” to itself over its competitors.

The company holds a 90 per cent market share in Europe’s online searches.

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FIFA publishes report of inquiry into Russia 2018, Qatar 2022 World Cup bids

FIFA has published the Report on the Inquiry into the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup Bidding Process, also known as the “Garcia Report”.

The report, which is downloadable on the FIFA website, was published Tuesday after it was leaked to a German newspaper, Bild.

The new chairpersons of the independent Ethics Committee, Maria Claudia Rojas of the investigatory chamber and Vassilios Skouris of the adjudicatory chamber decided to release the report, FIFA said.

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World’s first ATM marks 50th ‘Invention day’

The world’s first Automated Teller Machine, ATM, a technology which brought transformation in the way people obtained and used cash, on Tuesday clocked 50 years.

According to the Metro News, the world’s first ATM was unveiled by Barclays at its Enfield branch in North London on June 27, 1967.

As a tribute to the golden anniversary, Barclays transformed the ATM at its Enfield branch into gold, added a commemorative plaque and placed a red carpet in front for its users.

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Stolen pictures: Harrysong reacts to viral images of twin babies

The singer, Harrison Okiri, aka Harrysong, has reacted to allegations that he stole a picture of an adorable set of twins to announce the arrival of his new babies.

The Alterplate CEO welcomed a set of twins – a boy and a girl – with his Abuja-based lover on Saturday, in Beverly Hill, California.

But the photo of the babies which he shared on his Instagram page was traced to its original source – a nursing website in the United States that had absolutely nothing to do with the singer.

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Three migrants dies, thousands rescued in the sea off Libya

Three migrants died in the Mediterranean on Monday night, a German aid group said, during Italian-led rescue operations in which thousands more were pulled to safety from rickety boats.

About 5,000 migrants were picked up off the Libyan coast by emergency services, Italy’s navy, aid groups and private boats on Monday, and rescues were continuing on Tuesday, according to an Italian coastguard spokesman.

“Despite all efforts, three people died from a sinking rubber boat” and rescue boats in the area are struggling to cope, German humanitarian group, Jugend Rettet, said.

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Council of Europe lawmakers move against its chief for visiting Syrian President

The Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly moved Tuesday to sack its president, Pedro Agramunt, because of a visit to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in March.

The move came after the parliamentary assembly of the human rights-focused organisation voted to amend its procedures to allow it to dismiss its president or vice president.

There was previously no procedure for sacking or withdrawing confidence from the assembly’s president.

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Here are some of the people who are affected by trumps travel ban after supreme court rule

Supreme Court Travel Ban Announcement

The Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling on Monday that will allow President Trump to implement his travel ban against six Muslim majority nations — but only for visitors lacking ties to the United States.

The court ruled that Trump may bar people from six majority Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — if they have no “bona fide” relationship to the U.S. Those that have established ties will be allowed to continue entering the country, which covers the majority of visitors from those countries.

More than 100,000 people legally entered the U.S. from the six countries in fiscal 2016, which ended last Sept. 30, according to State Department data.

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Supreme Court reinstates Trump’s travel ban, to some immigrants

Supreme Court travel ban

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Trump’s immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that had put the controversial policy completely on hold.

The court also agreed to hear the case involving travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and international refugees in October, leaving open the chance that it could reverse Monday’s verdict if challengers can prove the ban is illegal or unconstitutional.

The justices’ action gives Trump a partial victory following a string of defeats from coast to coast, and he wasted no time applauding it.

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