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East Africa Gets Easy Money Transfer System

An international money transfer company has launched an online service for East Africans to send and receive money more easily. Analysts say WorldRemit will lower the cost of transferring money and boost African trade and economies.

Africa has become a thriving market for money transfer companies as its telecommunication facilities improve and its economies grow.

WorldRemit, a British-based money transfer company, recently launched a new digital service in four East African countries. The company facilitates the transfer of at least $1.6 billion to Africa each year.

The co-founder and the head of WorldRemit, Ismail Ahmed, told VOA how money transfers in Africa have changed over the years.

“When we launched our services, 99 percent of remittances were cash both on the…

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Tokyo Vanity Can Rest Easy after Judge Temporarily Blocks Niece’s School from Enforcing Natural Hair Policy

A district judge has stepped in to quell controversy over a Louisiana Catholic school’s ban on “unnatural” hairstyles that has sparked nationwide outrage.

According to WGNO, a judge ruled that Christ the King Parish school in Terrytown couldn’t enforce its “natural hair” policy forbidding students from wearing braids or hair extensions. The parents of two sixth-graders at the school filed a lawsuit this week after the girls were sent home because of their hairstyles.

Reality star Tokyo Vanity (left) blasted Christ the King Parish school for its discriminatory hair policy that led to her niece being kicked out of class. (images courtesy of PARAS GRIFFIN/BET/GETTY IMAGES)

One of the students, seen in a viral video crying after being kicked out of class for wearing braided hair…

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New boutique hotel celebrates African American culture in the Big Easy

A boutique hotel in New Orleans is changing the face of hospitality. The Moor is the first in a planned series of openings from Homage Hospitality, a brand co-founded by Howard University graduates Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence. Boutique hotels are a dime a dozen in New Orleans – and the US – so what sets Homage properties apart are their twin goals of celebrating black culture and catering specifically to the long underserved black travel market. Carey and Lawrence, along with their Chief innovation Officer Chimene Jackson, choose locations in historically black cities and hire local staff and management. Everything in an Homage property, from the interiors to the music to the toiletries, has been selected to reflect the diversity of local culture. The aim says Lawrence, is ”to tell…

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South African craft brewery apologises for ‘Filthy Brunette’ and ‘Easy Blonde’ beers

A South African craft brewery which makes beers called Filthy Brunette and Easy Blonde has apologised for “sexist” marketing.

Vale Bru promoted its “moist” and “gushing” range of beers last week.

One beer, called Raven Porra, was described as, “a porter with the best head in town”. According to South Africa’s Times Live.

“Porra” is a Portuguese expletive, and is also a Brazilian colloquialism for semen.

The “Filthy Brunette” beer was marketed with the tagline: “When gushing and moist are used to describe something, then you know.”

“Vale Bru, you should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves,” said Thandi Guilherme, a South African blogger who took to Instagram to condemn the brewer.


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Bill Clinton: Press Went Easy on Obama — ‘They Liked Having the First African-American President’

On this week’s broadcast of CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” former President Bill Clinton said the political press went easy on former President Barack Obama because “they liked having the first African-American president.”

Mo Rocca asked, “You hear from Trump supporters who say, ‘You know, the press slobbered all over President Obama, he could do no wrong. And now this guy can do no right. What gives, that there’s a kind of whiplash?’”

Clinton said, “Well, they did treat him differently than other Democrats and Republicans. That was the political press.”

Went asked why, Clinton said, “You know, I don’t know. They liked him, and they liked having the first African-American president. And he was a good president, I think. I don’t agree with President Trump’s…

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Disney Made Quick Work of ‘Roseanne.’ It’s Not Always So Easy.

The toppling of Roseanne Barr — from her racist late-night tweet to the early-morning backlash and ABC’s axing of her highly rated show — took less than 12 hours.

That is the equivalent of hyperspeed for businesses and brands that are accustomed to taking their time when it comes to high-stakes decisions about key employees who land in hot water.

But the intensity and immediacy of the social media age have turned corporate crisis management into an exercise where minutes, and sometimes seconds, count. And the praise that ABC executives received this week for their swift response will most likely serve as an example to other businesses facing public relations disasters.

“It’s the concept of the golden hour of crisis response,” said Kara Alaimo, who teaches public relations and…

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