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Marriott International to Debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with Signing of the Brand’s First Adaptive Re-Use Project in Africa

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand (www.AloftHotels.com) in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa. Located in the central business district area of Port Louis, the existing 9 floor office building will transform into the city’s newest destination sensation complete with 150 spacious, loft-like rooms, accessible technology and a hip,…

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Mara Social Media Acquires Global Instant Messaging & Communications Platform “Nimbuzz”

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 23, 2017/ — Mara Social Media (https://Mara.com), an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced this week that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets. Nimbuzz, initially released in May 2008 is a powerful cross-platform mobile calling and messaging app. The app can be installed on computers, mobile phones, smartphones, and tablets. Nimbuzz offers its users the ability to make voice and video calls, enable chat and file sharing worldwide. The app…

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Should there be a health warning on the bitters that promise to enhance male sexual performance?

The link between the masculine ego and male erection is well known. What is less known is that pursuing sexual performance at all costs might be damaging to one’s health. Dami Ajayi weighs in on the numerous local practices that Lagos men resort to ensure that they satisfy themselves and their partners within the four corners of their privacy. Contrary to popular opinion, men care about sexually satisfying their partners. How else do we explain the anxieties of a man furiously commanding his member to attention when his presumably naked…

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8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job and kids, it’s even harder. How do you move forward? If you don’t purposefully carve time out every day to progress and improve — without question, your time will get lost in the vacuum of our increasingly crowded lives. Before you know it, you’ll be old and withered — wondering where all that time went. As Professor Harold Hill has said — “You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but…

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6 Reasons To Spend More Time Naked

If you’re partnered or married, spending more time in the buff can naturally encourage more intimacy. Early on in my marriage, my husband and I used to joke about having “naked” days at home. We were young back then, so don’t judge us too much! Nakedness was still a novelty. We would joke about spending whole days in our birthday suits, making pancakes, lounging about, and doing what married couples do. Looking back, I can’t help but laugh at our idea of wedded bliss. After almost 10 years of marriage…

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Check Point Discloses How Hackers Can Take over Hundreds of Millions of WhatsApp & Telegram Accounts in Seconds

NAIROBI, Kenya, March 15, 2017 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) researchers today revealed a new vulnerability on WhatsApp & Telegram’s online platforms – WhatsApp Web & Telegram Web – two of the world’s most popular messaging services. By exploiting this vulnerability, attackers could completely take over user accounts, and access victims’ personal and group conversations, photos, videos and other shared files, contact lists, and more. “This new vulnerability put hundreds of millions of WhatsApp Web and Telegram Web users at risk of complete account…

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Five African cities remain in the top 100 rankings in regards to quality of living – Mercer’s 19th Quality of Living ranking

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 14, 2017/ — Infrastructure is pivotal in determining quality of living for expats and cities Vienna ranks highest for quality of living for the 8th year in a row Singapore ranks first for city infrastructure South Africa’s highest ranked city, Durban, ranks 87th for quality of living, 135th for infrastructure Despite increased political and financial volatility in South Africa, its cities fell within the top 100 of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according…

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MTV and Viacom Join the ANA’s #SeeHer Initiative With Campaign for Women’s History Month

he Association of National Advertisers’ #SeeHer campaign gets a new face – rather, many new faces, in “A Woman Did That,” a campaign co-created with MTV in honor of Women’s History Month. Created in-house at MTV, the campaign will feature a series of one-minute videos highlighting accomplished women including Rihanna, Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez, fashion designer Lucy Jones, actress and activist Gina Rodriguez, author Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, and Iiventor and Student Keiana Cave. It will also include trivia segments highlighting fascinating bits of women’s history and the struggles. The campaign…

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Android Or iOS: Which One To Choose?

In the past few years mobile phones and tablets have become the most popular devices for users around the world, surpassing desktop computers and even laptops. The reason for their popularity is the amazing versatility of the devices paired with the ultimate portability. If you’re looking for a new gadget at a super low price, you can find it here https://jiji.ng/mobile-phones, where you get to shop from Nigeria’s best sellers. One of the main choices you’ll have to make is the choice of an OS, and here is a guide…

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International Criminal Court (ICC) President meets with President of Uganda

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 3, 2017/ — On 1 March 2017, the President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (www.ICC-CPI.int), Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi, who was on an official visit to Uganda, met with President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House in Entebbe. The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Hon. Kahinda Otafiire, the Attorney General, Mr. Byaruhanga William and State Minister for International Affairs, Hon. Okello Oryem, as well as Mr Motoo Noguchi, Chair of the Board of the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV), also attended the meeting….

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