Jacob Zuma has quit as President of South Africa, finally succumbing to a slew of corruption scandals that have drained support from his ruling African National Congress party.
On Feb. 14, sweethearts of all ages will exchange cards, flowers, candy, and more lavish gifts in the name of St. Valentine. But as a historian of Christianity, I can tell you that at the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.
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Nyabingi Priestesses Muhumusa (died 1945) and Kaigirwa (???)
Muhumusa and Kaigirwa were leaders of the feared East African Nyabingi priestesses group, which was influential in Rwanda and Uganda between 1850 and 1950.
This year’s men’s halfpipe final came down to a dramatic finish in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday.
Peter Serpico, the Seoul-born chef and namesake of the contemporary American restaurant Serpico in Philadelphia, knows good bulgogi. Like clockwork about once a month, his Korean mother-in-law comes to his home and whips it up, unasked, alongside a feast of dumplings called mandu, rice, and two-to-three containers of homemade kimchi.