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Prêt-À-Poundo: 'Top Looks Of The Day' — Casual & Prints

This is a Top 10 "Look of the Day" featuring fashion trends and use of prints, African fabric and patterns in a casual way.

Every day we highlight a "Look of the Day" on our Facebook page. We thought that you'd like to see the best of the best all in one spot, so we'll be routinely compiling some Top Looks of the Day for you. This week, we focused on a mix of casual and prints. We admire the art of using prints to look casual. From a full-out bold print suit to a little bow tie, a scratched/reworked piece of fabric, or a piece of Kente (African fabric) affixed on a jersey shirt, this can make your whole outfit poppin'. And, of course, the way you carry yourself has a lot to do with it. Add us on Facebook to see plenty more "Look of the Day" selections.


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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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Interview: Meet Velemseni, Eswatini’s Queen of Soul

Soul artist Velemseni's music reflects Eswatini culture and aesthetics. "The Kingdom of Eswatini is a magical and mysterious place, and my music aims to interpret and document that mystique, drawing from genres like Swazi gospel, soul, African soul, cinematic and traditional music," says the artist.