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'Divine' Clothing By Bineta Sanor

Bineta Sanor unveiled her Spring/ Summer 14 Collection, entitled 'Divine'.

'African prints,' 'Dutch wax prints,' or simply wax. No matter what you call them, many brands are using these African-inspired patterns. While it's easy to fall into clichéd design and marketing strategies with these fabrics, some labels are finding more creative approaches. Designer Bineta Sanor is one of them, as she constantly reinvents herself for her contemporary womenswear line. Sanor's definitely one to keep an eye on as a 2014 emerging brand highlight. As her site states, "Bineta Sanor’s new DIVINE collection is a capsule collection proposing pieces for very feminine women." The garments feature clean, modern designs for a bold and flattering fit. An extra note: Sanor buys all her fabrics in Senegal and surrounding areas to help develop small local businesses. Scroll through our gallery to view the photographs and if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #binetasanor.

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African Diplomats Kicked Out Of South Africa For Selling Booze Illegally

So far, Lesotho and Malawi diplomats were expelled after South African officials discovered that they had been involved in illicit alcohol trading.

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of South Africa recently informed the Kingdom of Lesotho and Malawi that a number of its diplomats and their dependants were caught abusing their diplomatic privileges. The announcement also included the fact that the diplomats involved in this alcohol scandal have been declared Persona Non Grata in the Republic of South Africa and given three days to leave the country with their families.

Widespread media reports divulged how Lesotho and Malawi diplomats have been smuggling alcohol into South Africa without paying duty, and reselling it at local bars and restaurants. It is expected that over 200 diplomats from other countries accused of the same crime will also be kicked out in the coming weeks.

In response to the news, the Lesotho Ministry of International Relations announced that it condemned the actions of the diplomats, and was disappointed in the activities of its officers. It further stated that disciplinary action would follow once the officers returned to Lesotho.

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