They were sobbing silently, waiting for their turn at the end of a dark corridor — a dozen petrified women, seeking medical check-ups in Adigrat's hospital after having been raped. None of them was willing to utter more than a few words. Every day, Eritrean soldiers come to take medical equipment. Patients and doctors are terrified. "They come here every day, even two times per day," explained a general practitioner, who wished to remain anonymous. "Yesterday, they stole a stretcher. When they come, not only the patients, but also the staff run away. The treatments get interrupted." Civilians raped and injured Since fighting erupted in the Tigray region in early November, the public hospital in Adrigrat has received over 174 rape survivors. But there are fears many more could be trapped in villages. "These [cases] are only those who have access to this hospital, but we don't know what happens in the 18 districts in the Eastern [Tigray] zone - what happens to the mothers, what … [Read more...] about Anger and collective trauma scar Ethiopia’s Tigray region
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JESY Nelson had a fun night in the studio making new music, but she was quick to deny it was for a new Christmas album. The 29-year-old singer left Little Mix late last year, and has been giving her fans a glimpse of her potential comeback online. But in an Instagram Stories video where she is jamming with collaborators Patrick Jordan-Patrikios and Sunny, some fans spotted a whiteboard with writing on it. Jesy had captioned the Instagram story: "This shouldn't be work," as the two producers danced to music blasting in the studio. She had to quickly follow-up that video with a message praising her fans for being "detectives" after they deciphered what was written on the white board. "The whiteboard has nothing to do with me, but I do love you all for being top detectives," Jesy wrote among a series of emojis. The whiteboard had the words 'Christmas Songs' and 'The Film Library' on it above a list of genres. Last week, Jesy shared a shot of herself in the studio … [Read more...] about Jesy Nelson denies she’s working on Christmas songs after eagle-eyed fans spot whiteboard in studio video
Carrie Symonds 's Lulu Lytle-inspired makeover has caused uproar, but the 32-year-old apparently saw the lavish Downing Street overhaul as necessary to rid the Prime Minister's residence of the 'John Lewis nightmare' left behind by former occupant Theresa May , according to Tatler. It came as a painful blow to fans of Britain's favourite department store — and an unfounded one. For while the 157-year-old company may have a reputation for being safe and suburban, look closer and it offers plenty of chic, timeless pieces. Boris Johnson's girlfriend Carrie Symonds's Lulu Lytle-inspired makeover of Downing Street has caused uproar There are £2,000 sofas (a snip compared with the £20,000 three-seaters from Lytle's company Soane Britain), lamps for under £20 (not £12,000) and wallpaper for £9 a roll (not £500). RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Boris fears Carrie's No10 makeover may cost £200,000: PM's... Boris and Carrie's £12,500 secret … [Read more...] about Why would Carrie Symonds pay Lulu’s not-so-Lytle bills when John Lewis can mirror her designs?
The young black poet made internationally famous by her recital during the inauguration of Joe Biden says she was followed home by a security guard because she looked "suspicious". Amanda Gorman , who was the US's first National Youth Poet Laureate and was widely praised for her performance in January, says she was regarded as a "threat" because she is black. She told her 1.5 million Twitter followers: "A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because 'you look suspicious.' A security guard tailed me on my walk home tonight. He demanded if I lived there because “you look suspicious.” I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of black girls: One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat. https://t.co/MmANtQqpBs — Amanda Gorman (@TheAmandaGorman) March 6, 2021 "I showed my keys & buzzed myself into my building. He left, no apology. This is the reality of … [Read more...] about Amanda Gorman: Poet says she was tailed by suspicious security guard who thought she was a ‘threat’
It took just over a minute for a High Court judge to end Katie Price and Peter Andre's marriage 11 years ago today. The couple sought a 'quickie divorce' after splitting amid a blaze of mystery and accusations almost four years to the day of their epic Cinderella-themed wedding. Their bash was even bigger than the Beckhams', who only scored a measly £1million magazine deal compared to Katie and Peter's £1.75million exclusive with OK!. And the occasion was as OTT as the price tag. Despite rumours they were planning to marry in Scotland and celebrate their union with a giant boob cake, the couple actually got hitched at Highclere Castle in Berkshire - aka Downton Abbey. Katie, then 26, arrived in a pumpkin-style pink carriage pulled by six white horses down the estate's mile-long drive. Not one to shy away from making a statement, the bride dazzled in a princess-style pink tulle and satin dress designed by Isabell Kristensen, which boasted an unmissable seven-metre train. … [Read more...] about Inside Katie Price and Peter Andre’s £1million Downton Abbey wedding – that she didn’t enjoy