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Nigerian AI artist creates a fashion show for elderly people | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A fashion show that features elderly people as models is a rarity. One with elderly Black African models is even rarer. Perhaps that’s why Nigerian visual artist Malik Afegbua got so much attention from around the world when he posted images on social media last month showing seniors on a fashion runway, … Read more

Their son was banned from school for 3 years because of his dreadlocks | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  For years, Alli Nansolo grappled with whether to cut his son’s dreadlocks or not. Although it is not a legal requirement in Malawi, an unwritten policy enforced across government schools meant his son was being denied admission because of his hair. Nansolo’s could not pay for private education for his son Ishmael … Read more

As the West surges toward electric cars, here’s where the unwanted gas guzzlers go | CNN

[ad_1] Cotonou, Benin CNN  —  Standing on the stony ground in the bustling Fifa Park car lot, Rokeeb Yaya is haggling over the price of a dark red car. It is one of a couple hundred vehicles, parked in long lines stretching out across the vast lot – some shiny and new-looking, others dented and … Read more

Africa may need its own central medicines agency, says Aspen Pharmacare CEO | CNN Business

[ad_1] London CNN  —  When Africa needs medicines, all too often the continent must look abroad. African nations consume about 25% of vaccines produced globally, but import nearly 99% of their supply, according to the African Union Development Agency. For packaged medicines, only 36% of demand is produced locally, and just 3% is supplied by … Read more

Six more bodies found after hippo capsized boat in Malawi | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Rescuers have recovered six more bodies from a river in southern Malawi days after a boat carrying about 37 people was capsized by a hippo on Monday. Police spokesperson Agnes Zalakoma said the bodies were recovered Wednesday from the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district, bringing the death toll to seven. Thirteen … Read more

Toddler dead, 23 others missing as hippo capsizes boat in Malawi | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A toddler has died after a boat ferrying more than 30 villagers across the Shire River in Malawi’s Nsanje district was attacked by a hippo, causing it to overturn, authorities said. A police spokesperson, Agnes Zalakoma, said the incident happened early Monday and 23 of the boat’s 37 passengers were missing and … Read more

Four killed after US convoy attacked in Nigeria | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A United States convoy was attacked in Nigeria on Tuesday killing four people, including two personnel from the US consulate and two police officers, and kidnapping three others, according to local police and US officials. The attack took place in the southeastern Anambra state, with Anambra Police Command telling CNN that the … Read more

Ten lions killed in Kenya as conflict between humans and wild animals worsens | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Ten lions have been killed in southern Kenya this past week, including six on Saturday alone, as human-wildlife conflict escalates in the region, according to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS). This is “an unusually large number of lions to be killed at one go,” a spokesperson for the KWS told CNN on … Read more

Supreme Court seems sympathetic to postal worker who didn’t work Sundays in dispute over religious accommodations | CNN Politics

[ad_1] CNN  —  The Supreme Court seemed to side with a former mail carrier, an evangelical Christian, who says the US Postal Service failed to accommodate his request to not work on Sundays. A lower court had ruled against the worker, Gerald Groff, holding that his request would cause an “undue burden” on the USPS … Read more

Fulton County, Georgia, jail leadership resigns after inmate’s death and accusations of unsanitary conditions | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Three officials at the Fulton County, Georgia, jail have stepped down amid an investigation into the death of an inmate whose family said was housed in a filthy, bug-infested cell that “was not fit for a diseased animal.” The Fulton County Jail’s chief jailer and two assistant chief jailers submitted their resignations … Read more

China’s economy shakes off Covid legacy to grow 4.5% in Q1 | CNN Business

[ad_1] Hong Kong CNN  —  China’s economy got off to a solid start in 2023, as consumers went on a spending spree after three years of strict pandemic restrictions ended. Gross domestic product grew by 4.5% in the first quarter from a year ago, according to the National Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday. That beat … Read more

He was free for 2 years. Now Crosley Green is back in prison for a crime he says he didn’t commit | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Florida man who served three decades behind bars for a murder he says he didn’t commit returned to prison Monday after spending the past two years building a life outside prison walls. Since his conditional release in 2021 amid appeals, Crosley Green, 65, had held a job at a machine grafting … Read more

Family of victim and survivors of Indianapolis FedEx mass shooting file lawsuit against gun magazine manufacturer and distributors | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  The family of a victim and several survivors of a mass shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis filed a lawsuit against companies involved in the manufacturing, marketing and sale of the high capacity magazine used by the gunman who killed 8 people and injured several others in 2021. The federal lawsuit, … Read more

Tennessee Air National Guardsman applied to be a hitman online, the FBI says. It was a spoof website and now he’s facing charges | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A Tennessee Air National Guardsman is facing charges after applying to be a hitman on a spoof “rent-a-hitman” website, according to the Department of Justice. Josiah Ernesto Garcia, 21, was charged Thursday after submitting an employment inquiry to the website rentahitman.com, which is a parody site that includes “testimonials” from purportedly satisfied … Read more

Retail spending fell in March as consumers pull back | CNN Business

[ad_1] Washington, DC CNN  —  Spending at US retailers fell in March as consumers pulled back after the banking crisis fueled recession fears. Retail sales, which are adjusted for seasonality but not for inflation, fell by 1% in March from the prior month, the Commerce Department reported on Friday. That was steeper than an expected … Read more

Silicon Valley Bank collapse renews calls to address disparities impacting entrepreneurs of color | CNN Business

[ad_1] CNN  —  When customers at Silicon Valley Bank rushed to withdraw billions of dollars last month, venture capitalist Arlan Hamilton stepped in to help some of the founders of color who panicked about losing access to payroll funds. As a Black woman with nearly 10 years of business experience, Hamilton knew the options for … Read more

How Playboy cut ties with Hugh Hefner to create a post-MeToo brand | CNN

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the writers. CNN is showcasing the work of The Conversation, a collaboration between journalists and academics to provide news analysis and commentary. The content is produced solely by The Conversation. The Conversation  —  Hugh Hefner launched Playboy Magazine 70 years ago this … Read more

‘A definitive backslide.’ Inside fashion’s worrying runway trend | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Now that the Fall-Winter 2023 catwalks have been disassembled, it’s clear one trend was more pervasive than any collective penchant for ruffles, pleated skirts or tailored coats. Across runways in New York, London, Milan and Paris, there was a notable scarcity of plus-size models. This comes at a time when there are … Read more

Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech | CNN Politics

[ad_1] Haberman reveals why Trump attacked judge and his family in speech CNN political contributor Maggie Haberman explains the reasoning behind Donald Trump’s attacks on the judge and his family during a speech at his Mar-a-Lago resort after he was arraigned on felony charges. [ad_2] Source link

Kwame Brathwaite, photographer of ‘Black is Beautiful’ movement, dies at 85 | CNN

[ad_1] Editor’s Note: This article was originally published by The Art Newspaper, an editorial partner of CNN Style. CNN  —  Kwame Brathwaite, the pioneering activist and photographer whose work helped define the aesthetics of the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 1960s and beyond, died on April 1, aged 85. His son, Kwame Brathwaite, Jr, … Read more

The four astronauts NASA picked for the first crewed moon mission in 50 years | CNN

[ad_1] Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Astronauts who will helm the first crewed moon mission in five decades were revealed on Monday, queuing up the quartet to begin training for the historic Artemis II lunar flyby that is … Read more

Rewakening the ‘inflation monster,’ OPEC+ moves to send US gas prices higher | CNN Business

[ad_1] New York CNN  —  OPEC and its allies’ surprise move to slash oil production will soon be felt at US gas pumps. The group known as OPEC+ announced Sunday it would cut oil production by more than 1.6 million barrels a day starting in May, running through the end of the year. The news … Read more

Video shows moment of deadly explosion at cafe in Russia | CNN

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A new approach to a Covid-19 nasal vaccine shows early promise | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  Scientists in Germany say they’ve been able to make a nasal vaccine that can shut down a Covid-19 infection in the nose and throat, where the virus gets its first foothold in the body. In experiments in hamsters, two doses of the vaccine – which is made with a live but weakened … Read more

Study finds slightly higher risk of autism diagnosis in areas with more lithium in drinking water, but experts say more research is needed | CNN

[ad_1] CNN  —  A new study found a moderately higher risk of autism spectrum disorder in children born to pregnant people exposed to tap water with higher levels of lithium, but experts caution that this association does not show a direct link between the two. About 1 in 36 children in the US is diagnosed … Read more