Category Archives: Birthdays

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What They Don’t See: A Reflection On PMB At 76

By Okanga Agila In the final months of transition from military to civil rule between 1998 and 1999, I never felt the enthusiasm that gripped most people in the country. My lethargic disposition at that time was not due to the uncertainty of whether the

Record Crowds Celebrate with Emperor Akihito on Birthday

A record crowd paid their respects to Japan’s 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set.   Reuters reports that the emperor’s birthday is traditionally marked by a national holiday and