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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.

SENEGAL PROTESTS

SENEGAL PROTESTS: Opposition Leader Released.

In recent weeks, West African country Senegal, has witnessed and experienced a civil unrest resulting in what is now being referred to as the Senegal protests. Last week the country’s opposition leader, Ousmane Sonko was arrested by the State on alleged rape charges. Ousmane Sonko, a charismatic 46-year-old opposition leader and MP who finished third …

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International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: Celebrating All Women Across The Globe

Historically, society has relegated women to the sidelines of events. However, there have been women who have been beacons of power and of heroism, challenging the order. Today being the International Women’s Day, we celebrate these amazing amazons. Countless women across the world have broken grounds in science, technology, art and many more areas one …

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10 Dog Breeds You Probably Thought Were From America

10 Dog Breeds You Probably Thought Were From America

So many African dog breeds have been mistaken to originate from other parts of the world especially America. The importation of dogs into the continent has been a lucrative business for dog lovers for quite some time now. However, not many people know the actual origin of some of the dogs they import and sell …

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Chidimma Cynthia: The Power of Dreams Amidst Nightmares

Chidimma Cynthia: The Power of Dreams Amidst Nightmares

Chidimma Cynthia is young passionate business enthusiast. She grew up with a silver spoon and then she lost both parents. Despite her education being affected and everyday life challenges, Chidimma kept her focus believing nothing would derail her from pursuing her dreams. In an interview with us, she shared how much she draws motivation from …

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Remembering The Soweto Student Uprising Of '76

Remembering The Soweto Student Uprising Of ’76

The Soweto student uprising was a series of demonstrations and protests led by black school children in South Africa that began on the morning of 16 June 1976, over 44 years ago. Students from numerous Sowetan schools began to protest in the streets of Soweto in response to the introduction of Afrikaans as the medium of instruction in local schools. An estimated number of 20,000 students took part …

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YAA ASANTEWAA: The Queen Mother Of The Ashanti War

YAA ASANTEWAA: The Queen Mother Of The Ashanti War

Yaa Asantewaa was born in 1840 in Besease by Kwaku Ampoma and Ata Po in southern Ghana, the older of two children. Her brother, Afrane Panin, became the chief of Edweso, a nearby community. After her childhood, she cultivated crops on the land around Boankra. She entered a polygamous marriage with a man from Kumasi, with whom she had a daughter. …

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The Rise Of The Giant Eagles And Where To Find Them

The Rise Of The Giant Eagles And Where To Find Them

Surrounded by houses, palm trees, a small LPG refilling station, and a community church is a 5-a-side football pitch where Mr. Gideon John coaches young boys on how to become giant eagles of Africa. A location that used to be a bush, a farmland, then a block industry is now the training ground for 14-year-olds …

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The Aba Women's Riots

NOSTALGIA: Remembering The Aba Women’s Riots

The Women’s War, or Aba Women’s Riots  was a period of unrest in colonial Nigeria over November 1929. The protests broke out when thousands of Igbo women from the Bende District, Umuahia and other places in eastern Nigeria traveled to the town of Oloko to protest against the Warrant Chiefs, whom they accused of restricting the role of women in the government. The Aba Women’s Riots …

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Sameera Moussa: Africa's Nuclear Lady

Sameera Moussa: Africa’s Nuclear Lady

In the twentieth century there were a great many scientists and physicists like Albert Einstein and Enrico Fermi whose names have been immortalized. When you think of that century, you can’t help but think of Sameera Moussa, the world’s unforgettable nuclear scientist of Egypt. She was born in Egypt, Gharbia Governorate in 1917. She grew …

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