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Cobalt, the gold that should've made DRC a giant electric economy?

Cobalt, the gold that should’ve made DRC a giant electric economy?

With the invention of electric vehicles (EV), and the use of electric batteries containing cobalt, cobalt-rich African country, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is on its way to boost its economy with renewable energy at their disposal. This is because DRC has about 60% of the world’s known cobalt reserves. While this was looking very …

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AWC 2021 Stories That Touch: Meet The Winners

AWC 2021 Stories That Touch: Meet The Winners

We’re very excited to announce the winners of A New Touch Of Africa’s debut writing contest: Stories That Touch (AWC 2021) and to wholeheartedly celebrate the festive season with you 🙂 The AWC 2021 contest, aimed at amplifying the African voice from across the globe through poetry and fiction, saw over a 100 mind-blowing entries …

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OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the newly discovered variant of concern of the Covid-19, which has been named Omicron, has so far not been detected in the country. The NCDC, however, warned Nigerians against letting their guard down, advising people to avoid visiting countries where cases have been reported including …

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Ethiopia: Prime Minister vows to fight against rebels on the battlefield

Ethiopia: Prime Minister vows to fight against rebels on the battlefield

The unrest in Ethiopia sparked by the ceaseless fight between the government and the rebels led by forces from the war and famine-ravaged northern region of Tigray has made the country ungovernable for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Previously, the PM encouraged the people of Ethiopia to join in the fight against the rebels and now …

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Chimamanda Becomes One of the Library Lions in New York

This year, the New York Public Library honors Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian writer, wearing her a crown that puts her alongside Oprah Winfrey, and Margaret Atwood among others. Dubbed as “Library Lions”, the new lion took to social media following the announcement to share with the public. For her it was “utterly spirit-lifting”, she posted …

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Ampersand Rwanda: "The Electric Age Is Here For Everyone"

Ampersand Rwanda: “The Electric Age Is Here For Everyone”

Ampersand, an electric motorbike company, targets half a decade to flood Rwanda with electric motorbikes. The company’s CEO, Josh Whale, said: “We hope we can show that the electric age is here – for everyone – and clean mobility isn’t something that’s just going to trickle down to the global south in a second-hand manner, …

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Africa’s Film Industry Continues To Attract Non-Historical Partner

Africa’s Film Industry Continues To Attract Non-Historical Partner

Despite the economic challenges on the continent due to various factors, the entertainment and film industry in Africa remains relentless. Filled with enormous talents, the industry is traveling round the world and everyone is nodding to the sound of its originality and finding more hidden stories in every word uttered. As African stories become more …

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Kamaru Usman Retains UFC Title Against Colby Covington In Rematch

Kamaru Usman Retains UFC Title Against Colby Covington In Rematch

Once again, Kamaru Usman proves he is definitely the Welterweight champion as he wins Colby Covington in a rematch by unanimous decision. The UFC 268 battle took place in New York and Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman was the guy whose hands stayed up in glory after the final round. The 34-year-old didn’t find it easy against …

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The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site

Do you believe that humans originated from Africa? The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site also called Maropeng Visitors’ Centre was built in South Africa so people from across the world could learn more about the early development of modern humans. The design of the structure somehow looks mysterious and draws you closer. All thanks …

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Ikoyi Building Collapse: "Everything turned to dust" Construction Worker says

Ikoyi Building Collapse: “Everything turned to dust” Construction Worker says

A 22-storey building under construction collapsed overnight in Ikoyi, Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria with a quick report coming from Authorities that about 15 people are dead while others are still missing. The building under construction located in the upmarket district of Ikoyi came falling down floor to floor as witnesses narrated. The wreckage …

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