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Prêt-À-Poundo: First Time For Africa Fashion Day Berlin!

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin presents Africa Fashion Day Berlin Fall/Winter 2013.


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For the next three months, we're about to witness the spread of fashion weeks all over the world for Fall/Winter 2013. The pressure is probably rising fast for designers as these events will generate excitement and new trends for the end of this year. This month, the prestigious Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin will present a new section called Africa Fashion Day Berlin. It will be held on January 15th in Berlin. The event will be divided in two parts: exhibition and runway. For the exhibition, the designers will be Bijou Makeda, Hunadi Bespoke, José Hendo, Malaika Design, NKWO and SAWA Shoes. For the runway, they'll be Adama Paris, Nomi by Naomi and Romero Bryan. You can check the informations here. We had the opportunity to interview the Africa Fashion Day Berlin founder  Beatrace Oola Angut.

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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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