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Oluwamayowa Akinyemi

Oluwamayowa Akinyemi is a digital and web content developer with experience in web content development and management as well as research and writing. He is an avid reader of random subject matters and a sucker for movies and video games. He is also passionate about youth empowerment and is a global affairs analyst and enthusiast.

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Zambia’s parliament dissolves as general election approaches

Zambia‘s parliament has been dissolved today which is 90 days before the upcoming election. The 90 days is in accordance with Zambia’s constitution which provides that a parliament is dissolved 90 days before the next election. The last sitting in the house was held on Wednesday when the clerk made it public that the parliament …

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REMEMBERING PATRICE LUMUMBA

Patrice Lumumba  was a Congolese politician and independence leader who served as the first Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from June until September 1960. He played a significant role in the transformation of the Congo from a colony of Belgium into an independent republic. Ideologically an African nationalist and pan-Africanist, he led the Congolese …

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Kenya Suspends Somalia Flights After Restoring Diplomatic Ties

Kenya Suspends Somalia Flights After Restoring Diplomatic Ties

Qatar recently mediated the restoration of diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya. But before the wave settles, Kenya is already suspending flights to Somalia with no explanation. On Tuesday, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) officially announced that commercial flights to and from Somalia would be paused for three months with no reason following the …

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The Homecoming: Former Head of World Athletics Returns to Senegal

The Homecoming: Former Head of World Athletics Returns to Senegal

LAMINE DIACK RETURNS TO SENEGAL Lamine Diack, the former head of World Athletics formerly International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has returned to Senegal after a 4-year sentence to prison for corruption by a French court. One of his relatives made this public on Tuesday anonymously. According to the relative, Diack (now 87 years old) …

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AYA CHEBBI: A Pacesetter in Youth Activism

AYA CHEBBI: A Pacesetter in Youth Activism

Aya Chebbi is a Tunisian diplomat, as well as a pan-African and feminist. She became the first appointed African Union Envoy on Youth in November 2018. She was appointed by the chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki in November 2018, as the youngest senior official in the history of the African Union and youngest diplomat in the chairperson’s cabinet. She supports …

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COVID-19: Madagascar Begins Vaccination Campaign

COVID-19: Madagascar Begins Vaccination Campaign

The Indian Ocean island nation started its Covid-19 vaccination campaign on Monday. And among the first to be inoculated at Antananarivo, was Jean Louis Hanitrala Rakotovao, the Health Minister. Last year, the world witnessed Madagascan President Andry Rajoelina launching a medicine he believed was the cure for COVID-19, the COVID-Organics. Although, the president has been …

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South Africa's ANC appoints new Secretary-General

South Africa’s ANC appoints new Secretary-General

South Africa’s ruling political party, African National Congress simply ANC, officially appoints Jessie Duarte as its new secretary-general. The president of the nation, Cyril Ramaphosa made it public on Monday following the suspension of Elias Magashule AKA Ace Magashule, now the former secretary-general, as a result of corruption charges. Jessie Duarte served alongside the former …

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YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: A Recurring Dilemma

YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT IN NIGERIA: A Recurring Dilemma

The rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria is an alarming high. Statistically, one in every two Nigerians in the country’s labor force is either unemployed or underemployed. That grim stat was one of the key highlights of the 2020 unemployment report published by Nigeria’s Bureau of Statistics, which shows the most recent data as of …

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