Letter from Africa: Desmond Tutu's funeral re-imagined Ghana-style

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  • Facebook owner Meta Platforms said on Thursday it would "assess the feasibility" of commissioning an independent human rights assessment into its work in Ethiopia, after its oversight board recommended a review of how Facebook and Instagram have been used to spread content that heightens the risk of violence there. The board, set up by the company to address criticism over its handling of problematic material, makes binding decisions on a small number of challenging content moderation cases and provides non-binding policy recommendations. Meta has been under scrutiny from lawmakers and regulators over user safety and its handling of abuses on its platforms across the world, particularly after whistleblower Frances Haugen leaked internal documents that showed the company's struggles in policing content in countries where such speech was most likely to cause harm, including Ethiopia.

  • Chaos and controversy are no strangers to the Africa Cup of Nations but the image of the continental tournament was not helped by Wednesday's bizarre events after the referee blew the final whistle too early in Mali's win over Tunisia.

  • “This is a mistake that will never happen again, it never should have happened in the first place,” one of the Kentucky defendants said in a letter he wrote to a federal judge.

  • North Korea on Saturday said it test launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the Biden administration. The report by the North state media came a day after South Korea’s military said it detected the North firing two missiles into the sea in its third weapons launch this month. The launch came hours after Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement berating the United States for imposing new sanctions over the North’s previous tests and warned of stronger and more explicit action if Washington maintains its “confrontational stance.”

  • Angelina Pivarnek opened up on Jersey Shore about her struggles with husband Chris Larangeira

  • Pape Gueye, part of Senegal's squad at the Africa Cup of Nations, has been suspended by FIFA because of a transfer dispute, his coach Aliou Cisse said on Friday.

  • Granit Xhaka's early, silly red card wasn't enough to give Liverpool a lead over Arsenal after the League Cup semifinal first leg on Thursday at Anfield, which finished 0-0.

  • "My great-great grandfather replaced his wife/mother of his children with a near copy and passed her off as the original in their new life in America."View Entire Post ›

  • The actor was laid to rest in Los Angeles on Friday, with a group of his closest family and friends in attendance

  • Back in 2019, Mallory Beach died in a tragic boating accident and in a 20/20 special on Jan. 14, her parents are opening up about their loss.

  • The husband of late "Dawson's Creek" writer Heidi Ferrer made a plea to the medical community to help COVID-19 long-haulers after witnessing his wife's suffering.

  • "If the only thing your partner is contributing to your relationship is their physical presence, it’s not enough."View Entire Post ›

  • In PEOPLE's exclusive look at Sunday's episode, Janelle Brown speaks to Robyn Brown about how she considered leaving their plural marriage to Kody Brown

  • In a recent episode of TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, the mom of two revealed the morning rituals that she calls "centering and wild."

  • Longtime fans of Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet were likely shocked when the couple announced their split. Momoa and Bonet were together since the late 2000s, and married for nearly five years with two children — Lola Iolani, 14, and Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 13. But the joint breakup statement the couple shared on Momoa’s Instagram […]

  • "It's so cringe, but he thinks it makes him cool and relatable to younger staff."View Entire Post ›

  • He opened his first “upscale neighborhood joint” in Leawood and expanded to Brookside, Lenexa, the Liberty area and Overland Park, with a Lee’s Summit location coming soon.

  • My father has a clinical diagnosis of dementia, and is being scammed by my brother. My brother visits and claims he is “supervising.” The two ladies who do everything for my dad report that my brother literally does nothing for him.

  • Ron and Joyce Bond even received a special letter from Queen Elizabeth in honor of their 80th anniversary last year

  • It goes without saying that having kids means your home can’t be spotless all the time. But one dad on Reddit appears to have unrealistic expectations for not only life with children, but how to divide household labor with his wife, a stay-at-home mom. The father of three recently posted on Reddit’s popular Am I […]


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