Watching Harry scooting up and down our street with his best friend Bella is magical. You would never guess that the first year of Harry’s life was a whirlwind of blue-light emergencies, brain surgeries, and unimaginable fear. You would never think that, under his mop of unruly blonde hair is a shunt – a device which drains the fluid from his brain, and keeps him alive. Harry is my fourth child, and my pregnancy with him was actually my easiest. I had mild gestational diabetes (GD), which was controlled by diet, but other than that I actually glowed. While I was pregnant, I was scanned every four weeks from 20 weeks onwards, which is common for pregnant people with GD. At 36 weeks, my husband and I walked into the scan room. We were calm, expecting a routine appointment. However, about five minutes in, the sonographer went quiet. She then said she needed to get someone else, so we waited. Another lady came in, said nothing and then, after what felt like forever, … [Read more...] about I’m on a mission to make sure every new parent regularly measures their baby’s head
Restitution activist Njobati Sylvie could not hide her joy when Germany's Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation announced that a statue of Ngonnso would be returned to Cameroon. Ngonnso is a mother deity of the Nso people in northwestern Cameroon. A statue of her was taken by Kurt von Pavel, a German colonial officer in Cameroon, who subsequently donated her to Berlin's Ethnological Museum in 1903. "I feel super elated, it has been a journey that has culminated to a win for the Nso community, Cameroon and by and large the entire African continent," Njobati told DW. Ngonnso has a central role for the Nso as she is considered a mother deity The restitution journey Njobati started the Twitter campaign #BringBackNgonnso in 2020, which played a large part in raising awareness for the restitution cause. But her activism actually started before that — when she decided to reconnect with her Nso heritage and trace her roots. Njobati grew up in Cameroon's Anglophone region … [Read more...] about Cameroonian activist pushed for restitution of deity
Published 23 June Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war At least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) says. More than five million have left for neighbouring countries, while seven million people are still thought to be displaced inside Ukraine itself. However, hundreds of thousands of refugees have returned to their home country - especially to cities like Kyiv. Where are refugees going? In updated figures, the UN says that, as of 21 June , more than 5.2 million refugees from Ukraine have been recorded across Europe. More than 3.5 million have applied for temporary residence in another country: Russia : 1,305,018 Ukrainian refugees recorded Poland : 1,180,677 Moldova : 85,797 Romania : 82,733 Slovakia : 78,972 Hungary : 25,042 Belarus … [Read more...] about How many Ukrainian refugees are there and where have they gone?
The Prime Minister returns to his desk today after an impressive display of statesmanship on the world stage. Following a Commonwealth conference in Rwanda aimed at building a common future, he returned to Europe to galvanise Nato and a wavering G7 into hardening their support for Ukraine. Sadly, though, his achievements were overshadowed by yet another Tory sleaze row, leading to inevitable further attacks on his leadership. There are even reports that rebel backbenchers are plotting another attempt at regicide – just a month after the last one failed. When will this self-mutilation end? Yes, the Chris Pincher affair is ghastly and should have been handled better. But there are far bigger issues at stake. There's a painful cost of living crunch, war in Europe and a migration crisis. Meanwhile, Tony Blair and his embittered Remainer chums are on a renewed mission to strangle Brexit. The Prime Minister returns to his desk today after an impressive display of … [Read more...] about DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Boris Johnson is still the best man to lead Britain
Warning: Spoilers for Stranger Things season 4 part 2 ahead! Stranger Things fans are confident that Max Mayfield will make a full recovery in season 5 after spotting what they believe is a huge clue in the season 4 finale. The gripping last episode saw Sadie Sink’s Max lose her sight and become comatose after coming face to face with the evil monster Vecna, on top of another gut-wrenching death . While it’s not yet been confirmed whether the fan favourite will be returning to the Stranger Things universe for the fifth and final chapter, viewers have been sharing theories that she’ll make a full recovery – and it’s all to do with Stephen King and Peter Straub ’s The Talisman. Eagle-eyed viewers spotted that Lucas was reading the scary sci-fi novel to his ex-girlfriend while she lay in the hospital, and they believe it will play a significant part in the next series. For those unfamiliar, The Talisman follows Jack, a 12-year-old who sets out on an adventure … [Read more...] about Stranger Things fans convinced Duffer brothers dropped major clue for season 5 storyline in sneaky series 4 finale moment
Thousands of people in several Spanish cities protested Friday over the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation into the incident. The demonstrations were being held under the moniker “Las Vidas Negras Importan” in Spanish or “Black Lives Matter” in English. The deaths occurred June 24 during repeated attempts by sub-Saharan migrants and asylum seekers to scale the border fence separating the territories. Moroccan authorities said the migrants died as a result of a stampede but protesters are blaming officials and Europe’s migration policies. In Madrid, demonstrators filled Callao square and held signs that read “Borders Kill” and “No human being is illegal.” In Barcelona, participants marched as they chanted against racism and colonialism. In Rabat, the capital of Morocco, some 40 people held placards splashed with red … [Read more...] about Thousands protest in Spain over Morocco migrant deaths