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Coaching the next-gen sport stars amid Covid-19 crisis

While Covid-19 is putting many dreams on hold, CoolPlay, an NGO in South Africa, is helping the future generation to go beyond any limitation to achieve their dreams. Over ten years, CoolPlay has been focused, improving the skills of talented school children interested in sport. Rather than play cool in this challenging time imposed by …

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ANGELIQUE KIDJO: Africa's Premier Diva

ANGELIQUE KIDJO: Africa’s Premier Diva

Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo, known as Angélique Kidjo, born July 14, 1960, is a Beninese singer-songwriter, actress, and activist who is noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videos. In 2007, Time magazine called her “Africa’s premier diva”. ANGELIQUE KIDJO: BACKGROUND Kidjo was born into a family of performing artists. Her father was …

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NOSTALGIA: 28 Years Ago Today, Fela Kuti Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

NOSTALGIA: 28 Years Ago Today, Fela Kuti Was Arrested On Suspicion Of Murder

Hi there! It’s Thursday today, and you are about to be served your weekly dose of Nostalgia! Today’s feature is about a Nigerian legend in the person of Fela Kuti, who on the 21st of January, 1993 (which so happens to have been a Thursday), was arrested on suspicion of murder. Read on to catch …

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CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: THE QUEEN OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN LITERATURE

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE: THE QUEEN REDEFINING AFRICAN LITERATURE AND FEMINISM

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a Nigerian writer, born in 1977 to a middle-class Igbo family in Enugu, Nigeria. Her mother became the first female registrar at the University of Nigeria, while her father was a professor of statistics there. She is the fifith of six children, and spent most of her growing up and teenage …

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Kenya

Kenya’s Table Tennis Youngsters Received Training Invitation to England

The existing development partnership between Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and Table Tennis England (TTE) has opened a lockdown door for 14 Kenyan boys and girls to train in England by March 2021 for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is set to officially begin on 28 July and to end …

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WACA

WACA: Call For Innovation

Under the West African Coastal Areas (WACA) Management Program, World Bank Group launched Call for Innovation to respond to the challenges plaguing the coastal communities in West Africa. This was co-organized in collaboration with the Republic of Senegal’s Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, Nordic Development Fund, and …

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