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Africa vs the USA: A Secondhand Clothing Showdown

NAIROBI, Kenya — In Rwanda, it’s chagua. In Kenya, mitumba. In Zambia, salaula — most African languages have a word for the piles of discarded garments that end up for sale across the African continent. Millions of people around the world donate clothes annually with the understanding that they will go to the needy or will be resold in secondhand stores. However, while charities ...

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Casualty's Crystal Yu reveals her top fashion secrets

Hong Kong-born Crystal, 28, originally trained as a ballet dancer at the Elmhurst Ballet School where her drama teacher encouraged her acting talent. Crystal joined Casualty in 2013 as Lily Chao and she is also studying for a MA in education. In her spare time she works with the charity Slide, helping to make dance accessible to all. She lives ...

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As Noon.com Launches, Battle for Saudi E-Commerce Market Begins

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — In Saudi Arabia, a kingdom where postal codes are rarely used, most people pay in cash, and shopping is done in giant air-conditioned malls, building an online retail business is no easy task. But two powerfully backed companies are trying to do just that, betting a young, tech-savvy population will eventually deliver up a large slice of ...

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