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Magical As Usual: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa

This is a gallery recap of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa 2013.

Once more, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Africa was the hottest fashion event on the continent this year. With a broad range of incredible creative individuals, they brought about a fresh revival for the oncoming season. The trends are diverse and the most important statement is to choose what you want to wear. Nothing should be a fashion mistake as everyone has his own style — what looks good on someone doesn't necessarily have to be for you.  Enjoy pieces from Duaba Serwa, Kibonen, Laurence Airline, Marianne Fassler, Alexa Liss, Angie Masike, Bongiwe Walaza, Eleni Labrou, Gavin Rajah, Hugo Fleur, Kluk CGdT, Menckel, Mille Collines, Mina Evans, Projecto Mental, Sheria Ngowi, Shweta Wahi, Sophie Zinga, Taibo Bacar, Thula Sindi, Wetive Ngozi and Mustafa Hassanali. If you want to talk about it, tweet #pretapoundo.

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COVID-19 Cases Surge To Five Million In Africa

As the world approaches a post-pandemic era, South Africa, Kenya, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, Ethiopia and Egypt top the list of countries contributing to Africa's alarming five million COVID-19 cases.

Africa has reportedly reached a highly concerning number of COVID-19 cases. Recent statistics show that over five million Africans have contracted the coronavirus since its discovery in 2019. These numbers are alarming despite Africa's large population of over 1.2 billion, marking a reported increase of 16 percent in death rates. South Africa, which is officially in a third wave, leads the numbers and accounts for almost half of the deaths across the continent. On the contrary, cases globally have been declining for the sixth consecutive week.

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