Just Guess How Quickly Rihanna’s Latest Puma Sneakers Sold Out Online — TIME

Rihanna continues on her path to world domination with her latest Puma sneakers release, which the pop singer says sold out in a hot 35 minutes. This is the third installment of her wildly popular Fenty x Puma creepers; this drop featured three new colors and a slightly higher price point, at $140, which seemingly…

via Just Guess How Quickly Rihanna’s Latest Puma Sneakers Sold Out Online — TIME

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No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804. So Experts Have Other Theories — TIME

Perhaps clarity on EgyptAir Flight 804 will surface with the black box, which reports say sensors have located on the Mediterranean floor. But a week after the airliner went down, from what experts and government officials from Cairo to Washington continue to say was very likely a terrorist attack, no terrorist group has taken responsibility.…

via No Terrorist Groups Took Credit for Downing EgyptAir Flight 804. So Experts Have Other Theories — TIME

Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb—$35 billion worth of Eurobond debt — Quartz

The 2008 economic crisis is the single largest factor that has driven developing countries to seek alternative sources of financing for social and developmental infrastructure. This was a result of the drying up of bilateral loans and grants from European and American countries. Some African countries put forward the argument that the funds from capital…

via Africa is sitting on a ticking time bomb—$35 billion worth of Eurobond debt — Quartz

See Dramatic Photos of a Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Off Libya’s Coast — TIME

A fishing boat carrying hundreds migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday. About 550 have been rescued and five have been found dead so far. A navy patrol boat approached the wooden fishing vessel when it appeared to be experiencing difficulty, but the boat soon flipped over, Reuters reports.…

via See Dramatic Photos of a Deadly Migrant Shipwreck Off Libya’s Coast — TIME

{Africa Talk Magazine second edition coming soon!!! Kindly Patronize us by advertising yourself goods and services} Could Angola’s first banana exports in 40 years save its economy? — Quartz

Seventeen tons of bananas set sail from the Angolan port of Lobito on Monday (May 23), headed for Portugal. It’s the first time in more than 40 years that Angola has exported fruit to Europe, and a hopeful sign that Angola’s precarious economy could be diversifying. Angolans, dismayed by weakening oil prices, are looking to…

via Could Angola’s first banana exports in 40 years save its economy? — Quartz

Prom Season in Flint: How the City Celebrates in a Time of Crisis — TIME

There’s the Flint, Mich., most Americans have seen over the last few months. Photos of residents holding up bottles of rust-colored water. Mothers visibly panicked about lead-poisoned children. Protesters wanting those responsible sent to prison. But there’s also the Flint only its residents see. The one where life moves on because it has to. The…

via Prom Season in Flint: How the City Celebrates in a Time of Crisis — TIME

U.S. and South African Firefighters Arrive to Combat Alberta Wildfire — TIME

(EDMONTON, Alberta) — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern…

via U.S. and South African Firefighters Arrive to Combat Alberta Wildfire — TIME

Not having enough sugar to make Coca-Cola is the ultimate sign of economic disaster — Quartz

Venezuela just became one of the few spots on earth where Coca-Cola production has ground to a halt. Femsa, the Mexican Coca-Cola bottler that supplies Venezuela, said late Monday it stopped making its flagship product because it can’t get any sugar. Aside from notable exceptions such as Cuba and North Korea, Coke is sold virtually…

via Not having enough sugar to make Coca-Cola is the ultimate sign of economic disaster — Quartz

Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma? — TIME

Fracking in Oklahoma, as well as elsewhere, has been on the decline, thanks to the oil price slump. Quakes, however, are continuing at alarming rates. A CBC report on the situation notes anecdotal evidence that capping wells could possibly reduce seismic activity, but anecdotal evidence is insufficient. There is a growing body of evidence that…

via Is Fracking Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma? — TIME