Kenya Bans Documentary About Gay Couple

Kenya Bans Documentary About Gay Couple

Due to the global movement of homosexuality decriminalization, over 20 countries in Africa have so far legalized same-sex (gay) relationship. However, this could land gay people in jail in other countries where homosexuality is greatly frowned upon. The Kenya film board has recently banned ‘I Am Samuel’ — a film revolving around Samuel and his …

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Samuel Eto'o: The Contest For Cameroon Football Federation President

Samuel Eto’o: The Contest For Cameroon Football Federation President

Former Cameroon star, Samuel Eto’o is contesting for Cameroon football federation (Fecafoot) president which he announced via social media on Tuesday. “Out of love for Cameroon and passion for our football. Time is running out. Waiting is not an option. It is time to rebuild our football,” he posted. The elections for Fecafoot president was …

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Guinness World Record Strongman Dedicates Trophy to Burkina Faso

Guinness World Record Strongman Dedicates Trophy to Burkina Faso

Cheick Ahmed al-Hassan Sanou, a strongman famously known as Iron Biby is from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, and has dedicated his World Record breaking trophy to his country of birth after lifting a 229kg (36st 1lb) log over his head at the Giants Live World Tour Finals in Scotland. He set a new world record adding …

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Emilian Popa: The Power Of Investing In People

Emilian Popa: The Power Of Investing In People

When you hear the word “Jumia”, it brings two other words to mind, “Emilian Popa”. And then when you hear “Zando, Ilara”, what still comes to mind is Emilian Popa. Our drone every Monday cannot travel over the Africa without taking giant pictures of Emilian Popa. For over a decade, the investor and entrepreneur has …

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South Africa: Zuma Seeks To Overturn Sentence

South Africa: Zuma Seeks To Overturn Sentence

Former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma requested his jail sentence for contempt overturned by South Africa’s top court. He made the move saying his health would be endangered if his request isn’t granted. The 15-month jail sentence was initially passed in June after Zuma refused to testify at an inquiry probing corruption during his …

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Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria in few days time

Twitter to resume operation in Nigeria in few days time

Social media giant, Twitter, anticipates full-time operation once again in Nigeria after June suspension. With no precise date, Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information shared that the ban will be called off  “in a few more days”. According to the Minister, the Nigerian authorities and Twitter officials came to a final agreement that is best …

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BETHLEHEM ALEMU: The Sole Rebel

BETHLEHEM ALEMU: The Sole Rebel

Bethlehem Alemu is an African businesswoman from Ethiopia. She is the founder and executive director of soleRebels, Africa’s “fastest growing footwear company”. Bethlehem Alemu has received honors and accolades for her business acumen, as well as her efforts to shift the discourse on Africa away from poverty to the continent’s entrepreneurial spirit, social capital, and economic potential. Alemu launched “The Republic of Leather”, designing sustainable luxury leather …

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Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles Lifts Ban for visitors from South Africa

Seychelles, one of the most visited island nations has reopened its gates for travelers coming from South Africa. After the Seychelles Ministry of Health, drops South Africa from the restricted list, travelers were allowed to come into the country on 13 September. The ban was initially imposed early this year to prevent the threat of …

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Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

Burundi imposes compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers

The government of Burundi last week ordered a massive compulsory Covid-19 test for students and teachers in boarding schools whether or not they have their own reservations. So far it turns out both the students and teachers are complying. The compulsory screening campaign ends on 14 September. At SOCARTIE district where one of the screening …

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TWITTER BAN: Nigerian Loses Billions After 100 Days

TWITTER BAN: Nigerian Loses Billions After 100 Days

The Twitter ban in Nigeria has extended to 100 days, during which time the Nigerian government has lost N247.61bn. The Nigerian Federal government-imposed Twitter ban was imposed on June 4, 2021, following Twitter’s deletion of an offensive tweet by President Buhari, which was found to be in violation of Twitter rules. Following the announcement of …

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Beatrice Ani and Her Dreams of Exploring Africa

Beatrice Ani and Her Dreams of Exploring Africa

Beatrice Ani, a Nigerian, is a customer support expert with a great commitment to facilitating business profitability. Beatrice Ani is a graduate of communications, and  at Nexford University, she is currently studying for her MBA on Doing Business Across the World. In Nairobi, Kenya, she’s basking in all the pleasure nature has to offer. The …

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Namibia Wins Ig Nobel Prize For Discovering How Rhinos Respond Upside Down

Namibia Wins Ig Nobel Prize For Discovering How Rhinos Respond Upside Down

Humans certainly don’t feel good experiencing the Earth upside down. Airborne rhinoceros have tested to feel just the opposite. In conducting practical research to determine rhinos’ responses to being upside down, Namibia has clinched a Nobel Prize. It is a constant practice in Namibia to transport rhinos from one habitat to another using the upside …

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An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 vaccination

An Exclusive Interview With Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor: Opinion On Covid-19 Vaccination

Dr. Ifeanyi McWilliams Nsofor is currently the CEO of EpiAFRIC and director of policy and advocacy at Nigeria Health Watch hosting the 6th Health-meets-Tech Hackathon for the year 2021. In this exclusive interview, he gives his opinion on the distribution of covid-19 vaccines. In March 2020, He was recognized by Onalytica as one of the …

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BOLT Launches Women-Only Rides: An Irrational move?

BOLT Launches Women-Only Rides: An Irrational Move?

Bolt, one of the leading ride-hailing platform besides Uber recently launched a women-only service which says women by women as in female passengers can request rides from female drivers for the fear of being harassed by the opposite sex. The women-only category is a no-go-area for men (of course any male including an 18-year-old boy). …

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IMF Approves $567m For Tanzania Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

IMF Approves $567m For Tanzania Covid-19 Vaccination Campaign

The International Monetary Fund, simply IMF, has approved $567m to support Tanzania‘s Covid-19 vaccination campaign. The executive board of IMF released a statement to confirm its key support to meet “the urgent health, humanitarian, and economic costs” of the pandemic. The current president, Samia Suluhu Hassan, as compared to her predecessor, has been greatly praised …

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Zimbabwe National Parks: Stray Mighty Elephants Pouncing On People In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe National Parks: Stray Mighty Elephants Pouncing On People In Zimbabwe

Nothing is too heavy for hunger to push — not even the almighty elephant. The national park in Zimbabwe complains of a huge amount of elephants encroaching human settlements in the country for survival. As we write, they’re currently in the Midlands province due to overpopulation,  the Zimbabwe National Parks reports. According to Tinashe Farawo, …

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Nana Owusu-Achau, The Man With A Cartel Of Businesses in Ghana.

Nana Owusu-Achau, The Man With A Cartel Of Businesses in Ghana.

Committed to improving the lives of people, Nana Owusu-Achau founded Kings Innovation which houses multiple businesses from Agro Kings, to Kings Realty, Kings Legacy, Golden Motions, Fashion Nest, Rakata Tech, Rakata Impressions, Daachi, and Cacti. All these, the Ghanaian entrepreneur started, building an unforgettable legacy with golden motions from ground below. Nana Owusu-Achau Changing The …

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2022 World Cup Qualifiers Africa: Another juiced game for Kenya’s Harambee Stars

It’s another tight one for Kenya‘s Harambee Stars as Rwanda’s Kariobangi Sharks played tirelessly to draw the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers match at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali on Sunday. It was a tough match as both teams under Group E of the qualifiers are not ready to return without a point.  Rwanda had lost …

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An Interview With Elijah Claude: One African Kid Can Change The World

An Interview With Elijah Claude: One African Kid Can Change The World

Here’s how a boy from the neighborhood of the city of Atlanta is experiencing Africa from a thousand miles away and how an African kid inspired him building an AI out of scrap. Elijah Claude is now the founder of The Journal of TechnoWizardry, where he writes to talk about his journey and also across …

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NCDC Director-General Receives WHO Appointment

NCDC Director-General Receives WHO Appointment

The World Health Organization has appointed Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the current director general at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC), as the agency’s assistant director-general of health emergency intelligence. Dr. Ihekweazu is set to step into the role in November and lead the Berlin-based WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence. The WHO said in a statement that the …

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NOSTALGIA: The Legend Of "King" George Weah

NOSTALGIA: The Legend Of “King” George Weah

George Weah is a Liberian former professional footballer who played for several European clubs, as well as the Liberian National football team. Often regarded as one of the world’s best football players, he played as a striker in his prolific 18-year professional career, which ended in 2003. He is the first African former professional footballer to become a …

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Afrobeats Poster Boys Continue To Put Africa On The World Map

Afrobeats Poster Boys Continue To Put Africa On The World Map

Nigeria’s foremost Afrobeats stars Burna Boy and Wiz Kid continue to take African music across the world with outstanding records and o2 Arena shutdown concerts. Few days ago, amid Covid-19, Burna Boy pulled out 12, 000 fans to experience Africa at the 20, 000 capacity o2 Arena in London bringing along youngsters like Rema, Ruger …

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Nigerian Federal Government Launches The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program

Nigerian Federal Government Launches The Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program

The Nigerian Federal Government with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP has launched the Nigeria Jubilee Fellows Program (NJFP) 2021. This program lays emphasis on Nigerian youths in the public and private sector organizations who are “highly skilled The Jubilee Fellows Program is expected to serve Nigerians – from North to South and …

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Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles to host Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium

Qatar 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Super Eagles to host Liberia at Teslim Balogun Stadium

The training camp has been widely open for the Super Eagles to continue their journey to Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Nigerian super Eagles team prepares to host Liberia on Friday at Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Surulere, Lagos State. Adekunle Adeleke, the Aba Warriors defender was one of the first to arrive followed by South …

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Krispy Kreme Inc. Opens Its First Cairo Store to Boost Global Sales

Krispy Kreme Inc. Opens Its First Cairo Store to Boost Global Sales

If you’re in UAE or Kuwait, you must have had one of those Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts. The doughnut has grown wings to Egypt as the company opens its first store in Cairo. “The work that we’re doing right now, we know it works across all continents,” said Mike Tattersfield, the President and CEO …

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HPW: The Reason Europe Can't Get Enough Of Africa's Juice

HPW: The Reason Europe Can’t Get Enough Of Africa’s Juice

Meet Hans Peter Werder, the founder of HPW who got Europeans crying for more fruits from Africa. HPW is one of the largest producers of  fresh, naturally ripened fruits including the dried ones on the continent. The African company was founded in 1997. And in two years time, Europe came rushing with a first delivery …

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The Art of Making Papyrus, Writing And Painting Still Alive

The Art of Making Papyrus, Writing And Painting Still Alive

If this article was to be written in the ancient times, it would be on papyrus — a Latin word which gave birth to “paper”. North African farmers should be praised for preserving the papyrus water plant which is turned into sheets for writing, paintings, and rope making by artisans. “Tourism never dies,” said Ashraf …

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Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Insecurity: Nigeria, Somalia, others, the next Afghanistan?

Taliban taking over Afghanistan once again after years of fighting scares people already living in fear in unstable states where insurgency, insecurity and terrorism are the order of the day. The fall of Kabul was an ecstatic moment for Jihadists around the world. In Somalia, sweets were handed out. And in countries like Nigeria where …

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Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

Covid-19 vaccination still low in Africa

According to Africa CDC, out of 1.3 billion people in Africa, only 2.4 percent have been successfully vaccinated against covid-19 so far. However, over the period of last week vaccinations for Covid-19 have increased, although meeting up with 10 percent of the population by the end of next month, September, still remains “a very daunting …

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OIC, Arab League, and Saudi Arabia to resolve Algeria-Morocco dispute

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the Arab League and Saudi Arabia have called for a peaceful “dialogue” to bring the dispute between Algeria and Morocco to an end. Due to months of resurgent tensions between the North African rivals leading to “hostile actions”, Algeria earlier cut ties with Morocco. Following Algeria’s declaration, a statement …

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Who Takes Care of the Doctors? Nigerian Doctors Blame the Government

Like many other sectors in the country, the healthcare sector complains of poor leadership and lack of support from the government including low remunerations and poor facilities. As a result, the country saw its doctors going on strike as well as looking elsewhere to practise and work happily. In a recent job interview where the …

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Uganda to receive 2000 Afghan refugees

In fear of living under Taliban militants who retook full control of Afghanistan over a week ago, Afghan citizens are seeking asylum in different countries, including most recently, Uganda. Thousands have been successfully evacuated to other countries while others remain trapped. The first group of Afghan refugees, 51, arrived in Uganda Wednesday morning, while they …

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Rwanda welcomes 250 Afghan students

Following the Taliban takeover of the Afghanistan state, Rwanda has opened its arms to welcome about 250 students, ensuring a peaceful continuation of schooling. A confirmation tweet from the Ministry of Education shows that the Rwanda government is happy to show its support: The school, School of Leadership Afghanistan popularly known as SOLA is privately …

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MEET FAREEDAH OYOLOLA, One Of The World’s Brightest Students 2021

MEET FAREEDAH OYOLOLA, One Of The World’s Brightest Students 2021

Young Nigerian female student, Fareedah Oyolola, a secondary school student at Greensprings School, Lagos, was recently honored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth as one of the brightest students in the world. This recognition came about after her exceptional performance in the advanced School and College Ability Test (SCAT), which is requisite for …

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Hamza Hashim: The Man Who Democratised Juice in Sierra Leone

Mangoes fall like dew in Africa and many are left to rot. While others failed to see an opportunity in this, Hamza Hashim never hesitated to create an organic juice for the people. After working as a cocoa trader in 2012, Hamza Hashim saw the massive difference in price and availability of fresh fruit between …

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Lamont and Adilah’s Never Return Trip to Africa: A Wander Africa Special.

For some African Americans and those in other parts of the world visiting Africa is beyond boarding a plane to see elephants and lions. It is a journey for discovery and the strong desire to revisit history. Lamont and Adilah Muhammad from Atlanta has found home in Rwanda and has chosen to remain with their …

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Africa to host Youth Olympic Games 2026: A pointer to hosting the Olympics

Senegal prepares to host Africa’s first Youth Olympic Games (YOG) by 2026 following the recent conclusion of  the Olympics Games 2020 at Tokyo, Japan. For the first time, athletes all over the world will assemble in Africa to compete in different sports and events. During Tokyo 2020, African athletes made the continent proud winning gold, …

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Nigerian fintechs urge customers not to panic after CBN freezes accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) after securing an injunction at Federal High Court in Abuja, freezes the accounts of four Nigerian fintech companies: Chaka; Risevest; Trove; and Bamboo; for operating as asset management companies without a licence. However, the companies urge their customers not to panic, assuring them safety of their funds as they …

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African lads sail over old-age superstition

In some parts of Africa, people fear being on water and project bad omen.  Courageous kids in Soweto, South Africa’s biggest township, are sailing over old-age superstition to become Olympians in the future. Now, that’s a good omen. Soweto Canoe and Recreation Club founded in 2003 has been a huge catalyst. In the past and …

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Lebo Thoka’s Art of Women, Religion, and Black liberation

Lebo Thoka is a contemporary fine art photographer who also identifies as a Black feminist.  Through her works, she challenges perceptions reflecting the experiences of women in Africa, while imbibing Catholic faith and the appreciation of Blackness. During the exhibition titled ‘I Exist’ in collaboration with Kenyan photographer and filmmaker Margaret Ngigi; David Krut Projects …

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Hichilema, the change Zambians hope for?

59-year-old Hakainde Hichilema of United Party for National Development (UPND) is now the president-elect of Zambia after the recent conclusion of the presidential election. He emerged with 2.8 million votes — leading incumbent Edgar Lungu with about a million vote. WHAT THE HICHILEMA VICTORY MEANS TO ZAMBIANS The people are hopeful that the future will …

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Zuma undergoes unspecified surgery while trial awaits

According to the South African prison authorities, Jacob Zuma is still in the hospital after undergoing an unspecified surgery. There’s also a possibility for more operation plans, the authorities added. This is all happening with no specific details about the ex president’s health challenges as the corruption trial awaits. He was permitted to go for …

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Chebet Lesan: Revisiting old cooking technology in Africa

Long before gas cylinders, humans have been cooking with firewood or charcoal. Kenyan entrepreneur, Chebet Lesan, is recognized for creating fuel briquettes from waste material. This innovation improved cooking mostly for women. Compared to ordinary charcoal and firewood, briquettes burn longer. It’s cleaner, smoke-free, and affordable.  Beyond making cooking faster, it prevents the frequent cutting …

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The Statue of Queen Moremi: An Immortalized Legacy

Whether considered a non-fiction or not, the legacy of Moremi Ajasoro is remembered by the Yorubas in Africa and diaspora for her courage in fighting for the freedom of her people. Tales have it that the people of Ile-Ife, the motherland of the Yorubas, were enslaved by a neighbouring tribe called the Ìgbò also known …

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Malawi: Mwikala recognized for eradicating malaria

Since 2017, Mwikala, a village in Machinga, Malawi, recorded zero cases of malaria infection. In June 2021, the village, a home of 12,000 people, was awarded by the president, Lazarus Chakwera, for becoming a model in eradicating the mosquito-borne disease. The community initiated an anti-malaria campaign in 2016 with the help of a group of …

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Nigeria 2023: Vice President, Osinbajo gains APC support to become the next president of Nigeria

Two years into President Muhammadu Buhari‘s second term as President of Nigeria, some stakeholders of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), are calling on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become the next president of Nigeria by 2023.  BACKGROUND TO OSINBAJO RUNNING FOR NIGERIA 2023 PRESIDENCY Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG), headed by Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed and …

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Ethiopia: Amid conflict and Covid-19 crisis, businesses fights for growth

While the conflict in Tigray, Ethiopia persists, with women and girls being taken advantage of by both Ethiopian troops and the rebels according to Amnesty International report, established businesses and SMEs despite the atrocities and the Covid-19 crisis continue to fight for economic development. What will become of the people of Ethiopia after the crisis? …

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Covid-19 Vaccination Africa: Tunisia vaccinates people over 40

Tunisia’s population is about 12-million and by mid-October, the government plans to carry out the first jab, vaccinating half of the population. Currently after receiving over 6-million doses of Covid-19 vaccines from Western and Arab countries, people over the age of 40 are now being vaccinated.  According to President Kais Saied, another round of 6-million …

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AFRICAN STUDENTS UNLAWFULLY “ARRESTED” AND “SUSPENDED” FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND INNOVATION POLAND

Facts are published day and night but the truth may still be hidden behind the sun. A letter anonymously written to a human rights group in Poland reveals the story of some African students from the University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin who were charged and arrested for money laundering without any evidence. As …

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Malawi: Lake Chilwa Communities Affected By Low Rainfall

Malawi: Lake Chilwa Communities Affected By Low Rainfall

The effects of climate change is greatly taking its toll on the world as a whole, but the impact on countries varies. People living in the communities around Malawi’s second largest lake, Lake Chilwa, who depend on the lake to make ends meet now suffer as a result of low rainfall caused by extremity in …

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Tokyo 2020, Men's Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge, Back-to-Back Victory

Tokyo 2020, Men’s Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge, Back-to-Back Victory

Following Jepchirchir and Kosgei outstanding performance in Tokyo 2020 Olympic women’s marathon, winning gold and silver, is Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge back-to-back victory in the male category. He shook the world in Rio 2016 becoming not just a champion but a  world record holder. And on Sunday, the 36-year-old spinned back the hand of time to …

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Nelson Boateng: Picking Money From Rubbish

Nelson Boateng: Picking Money From Rubbish

Waste management is a global challenge despite the availability of recycling companies, and the employment of up-cycling initiatives for continuous usage. With recycling and up-cycling, waste is no longer waste. One individual that has proven that right, is Nelson Boateng, a Ghanaian entrepreneur who now builds affordable houses for people with plastic bottles. While people …

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Tokyo 2020, Women Marathon: Kenya wins gold and silver

Watching Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kosgei at the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Marathon is a sight of victory. Kenya’s athletes both women and men, have set benchmarks with remarkable records in the olympics. They have put a dent on the globe with an admirable level of endurance and determination in marathon races. Jepchirchir and Kosgei …

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Zuma hospitalized for unknown reasons as hearing draws closer

Zuma hospitalized for unknown reasons as hearing draws closer

It’s four days to Zuma‘s hearing in open court, and the ex-president has now been admitted to a hospital outside the prison for “medical observation”. The reasons for the medical observation wasn’t disclosed by the officials but was granted based on the ground that: “Everyone who is detained, including every sentenced prisoner, has the right …

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MADAGASCAR : 2 Arrested in Connection With Assassination

MADAGASCAR : 2 Arrested in Connection With Assassination

Two Frenchmen have been arrested in Madagascar in an alleged coup plot, along with an employee of the Madagascar Central Bank. They have since been incarcerated in a high security prison. After just over two weeks in police custody, Philippe F. and Paul R. were brought before a judge on Wednesday, August 4th, 2021. The …

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#FixTheCountry: Youths In Ghana Clamour For A Better Economy Amid Covid-19 Crisis

#FixTheCountry: Youths In Ghana Clamour For A Better Economy Amid Covid-19 Crisis

When the heat is too much for the sea to handle, it rises. So as the people of Ghana. Thousands flooded the streets of Accra, Ghana on Wednesday repeating three words glued together in solidarity: “#FixTheCountry”. It is a powerful protest against the government trending on Twitter They spoke their minds fearlessly: “corruption breeds poverty” …

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OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

OBY EZEKWESILI: A Trailblazer In Leadership

Obiageli Ezekwesili was born on the 28th of April, 1963 in Lagos, Nigeria. More popularly known as Oby Ezekwesili,she  is a former vice president of the World Bank (African Region), co-founder and founding director of Transparency International, co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement and has also served twice as Federal Minister in Nigeria. She is also …

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Tokyo 2020 Recap, African Medalists: Ghana, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Uganda, Ethiopia, Others

So far into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which started in July, 11 African countries have stood on the podium to put a wide smile across the face of the continent. The performance of African athletes at Tokyo 2020 has been remarkable with teenagers sending home gold as a result of their unwavering determination, passion and …

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World Breastfeeding Week: Low rate of exclusive breastfeeding in Nigeria, WHO says

The World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has looked into the numbers of exclusive breastfeeding rates as the world celebrates 2021 World Breastfeeding Week themed “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”. With data from the 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), WHO and UNICEF find the rate of exclusive breastfeeding …

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Zambia Election: The military, not just the police, to ensure peaceful elections

Due to the political violence going on in Zambia, which has caused some political parties’ supporters their lives, the government in power has deployed the military to calm the situation and to ensure peaceful elections on August 12. President Edgar Lungu made this announcement on Sunday. While the leaders of Patriotic Front (PF), the governing …

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Interview with Dr Rashid Sumaila: "When Africa calls, you've to go"

Interview with Dr Rashid Sumaila: “When Africa calls, you’ve to go”

Dr. (Ussif) Rashid Sumaila is a Professor and the Director of Fisheries Economics Research Unit & the OceanCanada Partnership at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  He is the author of a forthcoming book: “Infinity Fish: Economics and the Future of Fish and Fisheries”  who specializes in bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation and the analysis of global issues such …

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Climate change: Somalia’s pastoral living affected

The effects of climate change affect the world at different levels and certainly not equally. In Somalia, recurring floods at the coastal region have greatly affected people negatively, displacing about 2.9 million. Back-to-back droughts have also plagued pastoral living, causing a huge threat for sustainable traditional living. Looking at the recent waves of locust infestations, …

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How About The Things COVID-19 Revealed?

Last year wasn’t funny for both the rich and poor. And 2021 appears to be an extension with little achievements globally in curbing the Covid-19 surge. Has it been all bad for everybody? But buildings never stopped going up. Quite a number of business owners and investors in certain businesses like the social media, ecommerce, …

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Tokyo 2020: Meet Abiola Ogunbanwo, first Nigerian woman to finish 100m freestyle in less than 60s

It took Abiola Ogunbanwo 59.74s to become the first Nigerian woman to finish 100m swimming freestyle under a minute, setting a new record on 28, July 2021. She broke through Ngozi Monu’s record in a splash. Ngozi Monu’s 1.00.50 record was untouchable for about 15 years until now.  The 17-year-old won Hear 1 at the …

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US-Africa Business Forum: Expanding business ties

A senior US official made public the current plans for the expansion of business ties between US companies and Africa which includes developing needed digital, health and physical infrastructure. Investment will commence as soon as Biden administration concludes the ongoing review of Trump administration trade measures as well as making clear policies on investments pertaining …

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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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Meron Hadero wins 2021 AKO Caine Prize for Africa Writing

Meron Hadero, an Ethiopian writer, born in Addis Ababa, wins the AKO Caine Prize for African Writing this year, becoming the first Ethiopian author to claim the prestigious prize. This history-making moment followed after her second shortlisting in 2019, for “The Wall”. This year, the Ethiopian writer successfully climbed the wall to see the other …

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Olympics: What does the future hold for intersex athletes?

With intersex athletes barred for refusing to alter their natural hormones to fit into Olympic new rules, what does the future hold for them? Leaving intersex athletes with sad faces, while Tokyo 2020 Olympics plays out well for others is causing serious controversy. The bar is set from 400m race to a mile.  2016 Olympics …

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Tommaso Menini: The fetcher of oil from arid lands

Tommaso Menini saw through very dry grounds and is now busy fetching oil from where few or nobody thought wealth could be made from. The tall looking gentleman is an ambitious conservationist who began work on arid lands about a decade ago in Karamoja-Uganda for economic development in Africa. The unstoppable dreamer continued in Kenya …

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The Nelson Mandela Statue: A Sight Of Greatness

The statue of Nelson Mandela, a man who tirelessly fought for the peaceful coexistence of both black and white people in South Africa, stands 30-feet tall glowing with nobility and pride. This is one of the monuments in the country that enchants tourists coming around.  Made of bronze, it was sculpted by Andre Prinsloo and …

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Ahmed Musa signs new deal with Turkish side

Super Eagles Captain, Ahmed Musa, from Nigeria’s Kano Pillars signs a one-year contract deal with Turkish club, Fatih Karagümrük.  The Nigerian star netting a brace against Argentina in FIFA World Cup 2014 was highly praised for returning home to play Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) with former club, Kano Pillars. His transfer to Fatih Karagümrük …

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President of Uganda rejects loan for the importation of buses

Plans for the manufacturing of buses in Uganda to make transportation easy have been hanging in the air for years now. According to the president, Museveni, the idea behind Uganda manufacturing its own buses including trains is to avoid people congesting in a place and causing public nuisance. Availability of more buses and trains to …

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Human rights groups draw attention to climate change caused by car manufacturers in Africa, others

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Inclusive Development International (IDI) have reported the negative impact of car manufacturers’ aluminum supply chains and how it is affecting farmlands, waterways, and the release of greenhouse gas in African, South American, and Asian communities. On Thursday, the human rights groups published a 63-page report detailing the negative impact of …

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Pfizer and BioNTech’s deal with South African company to produce Covid-19 vaccines for AU

Pfizer and BioNTech, manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines in the US and Europe, disclosed their new deal with Biovac, a South African-based company, to produce vaccines for African Union (AU). Biovac has been in partnership with Pfizer since 2015 for the production and distribution of Prevenar 13 pneumonia vaccine. It was also one of the companies that …

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ASISAT OSHOALA: A Model Nigerian Sportswoman

Asisat Oshoala was born Asisat Lamina Oshoala on October 9th, 1994. She is a professional football player who plays as a striker for both Spanish side FC Barcelona Femení in the Primera División as well as the Nigerian national team which she captains. She is a 4-time African Women’s Footballer of the Year winner, and …

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Over 40 African countries to participate in Tokyo 2020

Finally, the long awaited Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games is here, following a year delay due to Covid-19 world crisis. It is the 29th edition which will be held in Japan, Tokyo. Hence, the title “Tokyo 2020” summing up to the 4th time Japan is hosting the global sports events. Despite the shift, the 2020 …

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CFIIG: World’s largest paranormal investigation group to reward anyone who proves juju is real with $250,000

Is juju real or are they just bunch of priceless artefacts? As generally known and practised in Africa and other parts of the world, juju is an object — not to be taken as a mere artwork — that has been created or infused with “magical powers” to make people’s wish come true 🙂 This …

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First SGR trains to kickstart in Tanzania by November

Tanzania will be receiving the first batch of electric trains it ordered to arrive by November 2021 at the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR). According to TRC, Tanzania Railways Corporation, 42 electric trains will be on their way coming from Germany and South Korea to halt in Africa. With this development, the Dar es Salaam-Morogoro section …

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Abai Schulze: Paving the pathways for economic opportunities in Africa

Bringing together the glamorous handcrafted products made by African artisans from the nooks and crannies of the continent, Abai Schulze has paved the pathways for economic opportunities in and for Africa.  In 2014, she founded ZAAF, a luxury handcrafted leather and accessories brand with one goal in mind — to empower artisans in Africa to …

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The return of Benin artefacts from Europe and the internal fight for possession

As Benin awaits 1, 130 of its stolen artefacts by the Europeans over a century ago, the fight for possession and preservation of these national treasures has erupt between the state, the royal house, and the descendants of Bini bronze casters. As a result, His Royal Majesty, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, …

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A walk through Ancient Egypt and The Beauty of Nail Art

Today, across Africa and going round the world, nail art is a huge trend. The art is peculiar, nostalgic, hyperrealistic, simplicitic, sometimes aggressive and incredibly intricate.  So whose signature is on the canvas? THE ORIGIN OF NAIL ART Recently on social media, the new-gen French manicure is making wave with multicolored designs and animal print …

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Ignoring the call for democratic reforms: King of eSwatini appoints new Prime Minister

King Mswati III of eSwatini, formerly Swaziland renamed during the 50th anniversary of Swazi independence, appoints a new prime minister ignoring the call for democratic reforms in the country. The liSwatis as the case may be now have been clamouring for the democratic right to elect their prime minister. Last month, the demonstrations grew violent. …

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South Africa’s military joins police to bring chaos to order

South Africa‘s government has tightened security for the protection of properties and the lives of people deploying about 25, 000 troops to support the police in calming the unrest in the country. It’s been a week-long of this chaos which initially started as a result of South Africa’s ex president Jacob Zuma handing himself to …

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Ethiopia’s PM encourages citizens to remain united amid chaos

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed whose party won the parliamentary election last week has promised to retaliate after rebels launched another attack to regain territory in the war-torn Tigray region. He encourages Ethiopians to remain united despite the unrest. The recent attacks have put Makelle, regional capital, back into the hands of the rebels.  ETHIOPIA’S …

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AGBANI DAREGO: Nigeria's Foremost Beauity Queen

AGBANI DAREGO: Nigeria’s Foremost Beauity Queen

Agbani Darego is a Nigerian model and beauty queen who was crowned Miss World in 2001. She was the first indigenous African to win the pageant. AGBANI DAREGO: EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND Agbani Darego was born 22 December 1982, in Lagos to a family of 8 children, herself being the sixth. At age two, her family relocated to Port Harcourt. Agnbani Darego …

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IDA20: Africa on economy transformation amid Covid-19 crisis

Cote d’Ivoire and the World Bank Group will be hosting African leaders for the IDA 20 meeting that will take place at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan on July 15, 2021. ABOUT THE IDA MEETING This is to recognize the importance of the 20th replenishment of the International Development Association (IDA20) and to show maximum …

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Ethiopia’s Election: A second five-year term for PM Abiy Ahmed

Judging from Ethiopia’s official result of the parliamentary election so far, Abiy’s Prosperity Party has won the most seats. With that, the Prime Minister is assured of a second five-year term in office. Last week, the PM in a statement on Twitter on Saturday, said the June 21 vote as a historically inclusive election. He …

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Joycee Awosika: An employer of labor through the power of Oríkì

Joycee Awosika is a true African entrepreneur breaking grounds through her unique wellness and luxury spa brand, ORÍKÌ. She launched a powerful brand called ORÍKÌ — a cultural phenomenon amongst Yoruba-speakers of West Africa — which literally has the touch of an African identity. Joycee is also an energy economist and has ever since, from …

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Sound Sultan, a Nigerian legendary musician and UN Peace Ambassador dies at 44

Olanrewaju Fasasi popularly known as Sound Sultan has died after battling Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. He is the founder of Naija Ninjas music recording label, an investor in Lagos Islander basketball club, and he remains one of the pioneers of socio-relatable music in Nigeria that many will always resonate with. His death was disclosed in a …

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France to reduce its military presence in Africa’s Sahel region

After eight years of supporting local forces in the Sahel region of West Africa to prevent armed groups linked to al-Qaeda and ISIL (ISIS) from actualizing their threats, France is now set to gradually reduce its military presence. France intends to halve the number of the 5,100-member Barkhane force in the Sahel over time.  According …

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Uganda’s president urges Africans to unite through Swahili

Yoweri Museveni, the president of Uganda, urged Africans to employ Swahili which is the most spoken language in the continent to foster the bond between nations. According to Museveni, Swahili is a “neutral language” and “belongs to nobody”, he empathized during his African Integration Day speech on Wednesday. Swahili, natively called ‘Kiswahili’, is said to …

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Kenya Covid-19 Crisis: Protesters clash with police over curfews

Some Africans, if not many, do not believe or accept the fact that there’s some disease called Covid-19 roaming about the continent taking lives and putting people on house arrest. A group of demonstrators in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, provoked by lockdowns and curfews clashed with the police demanding for an end to restrictions of movement.  …

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Remembering The Ugborodo Women’s Protests of 2002

The Ugborodo Women’s Protests took place in July, 2002, in Delta State, Nigeria. For over a week, hundreds of Nigerian women(about 700 of them) occupied the Chevron-Texaco facilities in Nigeria demanding negotiations with company managers working in the country. DEMANDS OF THE UGBORODO WOMEN’S PROTESTS They demanded that the multinational company Chevron, pumping out the …

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STELLA NYANZI: The Brash Activist

Stella Nyanzi, born 16 June 1974, is a Ugandan human rights activist, poet, medical anthropologist, feminist, queer rights activist, and scholar of sexuality, family planning, and public health. She was arrested in 2017 for insulting the Ugandan president. STELLA NYANZI: BACKGROUND & CAREER Stella Nyanzi received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Literature …

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South Africa’s Nedbank adopts work-from-home-shift permanently

Nedbank, one of South Africa’s top banks, is taking a walk with the digital future. The bank is restructuring its workforce with 40% of its workers operating from the convenience of their homes, while 60% will stick to the conventional office settings. The bank intends to maintain this shift even after the Covid-19 crisis. In …

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Women in Senegal protest against ‘rape culture’

More than half of the population in Dakar, Senegal, are women and quite a number of them have been abused and raped by the opposite sex.  It has become a ‘culture’ as it constantly happens in the communities. Organizations concerned with women rights and other civil rights societies have pushed the government with campaigns to …

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Margaret Komen: An inspiration to the young African generation

Why an inspiration to the young African youth thinking of success? Learning about the journey of Margaret Komen, one is greatly inspired not to give up on a dream simply because one has no start-up capital or a business experience. Like every crazy entrepreneur, Margaret Komen started with passion and no capital to capitalizing on …

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wow!Lotto Makes Way Into Nigeria: Up To ₦300,000,000 To Be Won!

First interactive online lottery game platform in Nigeria, wow!lotto has launched with an offering  of a unique combination of the lottery game mechanics with an online casino visualization for Nigerians, providing an opportunity for fun and winnings of up to N300,000,000.  A first of its kind in Nigeria, wow!lotto, a lottery game with exceptional bright interactive features for …

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How has Africa been handling COVID-19?

In a recent interview, Dr John Nkengasong, the Africa CDC director, says the continent has been working in combating the Covid-19 crisis and hasn’t been idle. Currently in South Africa battling with the third wave of the disease, the government has authorized partial lockdown and also extended nighttime curfew. Here’s what Nkengasong has to say …

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Interview with Pastor Isaac Sunday: The Journey of an African Traveler

Isaac Sunday is a pastor and a very open-minded one who just love to travel. He travels spontaneously without making plans and sometimes with empty pockets and no familiar face on the other side. He usually don’t talk about Christ on the first day. Isaac has traveled to several African countries, explored about 33 states …

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COVID-19: Tunis Goes On Lockdown As Cases Skyrocket

Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, has gone on a partial lockdown today due to Covid-19 crisis reaching its highest daily rate since the outbreak globally. In some areas where the cases are way too high, the Tunisian government went all out authorizing a full lockdown. The areas include four regions — the governorates of Beja …

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On IPOB leader arrest, Nnamdi Kanu: Aloy Ejimakor Defends IPOB Leader

“Nnamdi Kanu has become an embodiment of the determination of millions of people who have been pushed by the Nigerian State to the point of seeking a separate State. So, what you’ve in detention is not one Nnamdi Kanu but millions of Nnamdi Kanu. It’s political, not criminal,” Aloy Ejimakor, IPOB lawyer, posted via his …

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NDIDI NWUNELI: One Of Africa’s Leading “Socio-Preneurs”

Ndidi Nwuneli is an expert on African agriculture and nutrition, philanthropy, and social innovation. She has over 25 years of international development experience and is a recognized serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and consultant.  Through her work in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, she has led the design and execution of high-impact initiatives focused …

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The Malian Anti-France and Pro-Russia Protest: French troops to leave Mali

The Republic of Mali, Western Africa, has witnessed four military coups since it became a sovereign state in 1960 — free from French control. Mali has averaged a coup every 2 decades. And also the country has been trying to contain an Islamic extremist insurgency since 2012. So far to calm the situation, United Nations …

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How Eben Ngula Quits Job to Build a Business from the Scratch

A lot of African entrepreneurs are from the school of hard knocks. Even after obtaining a college degree, they just return home to begin again. Such is Eben Ngula. It’s not a bed of roses after graduation. Getting employment is just another university admission process. Some get employed, others unemployable in that area, while others …

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Kenya WRC Safari Rally: The toughest races in the world

Kenya WRC Safari Rally is known as one of the toughest races in the world, the beautiful Magical Kenya destination has been on “fire” since June 24. On June 15, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala officiated the unveiling of Magical Kenya branded rally cars at the Kenyatta International Convention Center. …

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UN, Germany & Others, Interested In Libya’s ”Progress”

The United Nations (UN), Germany, and other countries together at the Berlin conference held on Wednesday aimed towards ensuring progress of Libya, as elections approach among others. ABOUT THE UN MEETING: The Berlin conference meeting was a follow-up to the January 2020 conference of the UN. Anthony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State was present …

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Gosiame Sithole’s Decuplets, A Fiction?

Was Gosiame Sithole Really Pregnant?  The story of the South African woman, Gosiame Sithole who gave birth to 10 babies, pictured in May by Pretoria, and earned Guinness recognition is currently being disputed if it was actually true. This one question everyone is asking.  The story turned out to be controversial after an official inquiry. …

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Mozambique Women’s Prison: The Inside Sex Story

The dark is now out in the light as wardens at the Mozambique‘s largest women prison were reported by the Centre for Public Integrity for using inmates under duress to perform sexual acts. The report was previously published on June 15. Following the publication, Justice Minister Helena Kida visited the Ndlavela Women’s Prison in Maputo …

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ONYEKA ONWENU: The Elegant Stallion

Onyeka Onwenu is a Nigerian singer/songwriter, actress, human right activist, social activist, journalist, politician, and former X Factor series judge. She has been dubbed the “Elegant Stallion” by the Nigerian press, she is a former chairperson of the Imo State Council for Arts and Culture. In 2013 she was appointed the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women …

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Nigerian FG Sets Up Committee To Negotiate Twitter Ban.

The Nigerian government today announced that it has set up a committee to negotiate with social media giant, Twitter, few weeks after a controversial government ban on the platform’s use in Nigeria. The committee comprises five serving ministers in the Nigerian government, including Lai Mohammed, Tunde Fashola and Isa Pantami among others. BACKGROUND TO THE …

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The Man Who Remodelled The Face of Adamasingba

Adamasingba Stadium also known as Lekan Salami Sports Complex is a multi-use stadium in Ibadan, Nigeria, but mostly used for football activities.  Ever since it was built in 1976 with 8,000 capacity which was officially opened on 28 May 1998, the stadium suffered in the hands of mismanagement. After it was constructed, it was a …

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Western Africa plans to launch the Eco single currency by 2027

The previous plans to launch the Eco single currency in Western Africa was sabotaged as a result of the Covid-19 crisis. Now, a group of 15 West African states are planning to launch the currency in 6 years time. “Due to the shock of the pandemic, the heads of state had decided to suspend the …

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A Moment with African Rennaisance Monument

The African Rennaisance Monument in Western Africa, Senegal, has been standing firm and tall for over 10 years now. It’s a sight of beauty and the African strength unveiled before the eyes of 20 African leaders by former President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal on the 3rd of April 2010 celebrating Senegal’s 50th independence anniversary. The …

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Nigerians Continue To Use VPN To Access Twitter Despite Persecution Threat

Before getting on with this article discussing an interview with Mary in Lagos who kept her surname anonymous, the question for the day is: Would the Nigerian government prosecute 39 million people for still accessing Twitter? It has been 15 days since the Nigerian Ministry of Information and Culture announced a ban on Twitter and …

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Debswana Unearthed What Could Be The World’s 3rd Biggest Diamond Ever Seen

Debswana Diamond Co. a fraction of De Beers which deals with diamond mining discovers 1,098 carat diamond in Botswana.  It was unearthed on June 1 at Jwaneng, the world’s richest mine by value which is undergoing a $2 billion expansion. The stone could be the third-biggest diamond ever discovered since the company began operations half …

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Kenneth Kaunda: A True African Hero Says Farewell

Yesterday was cold yet under a baking sun in Africa as Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, died at Maina Soko Medical Center, a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia.  “I am sad to inform [members] we have lost Mzee [the old man]. Let’s pray for him,” Kambarage …

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World Economic Forum: 8 African startups made 100 most promising Technology Pioneers of 2021

Eight African companies reshaping industries, creating job opportunities and adding value to the society have been recognized by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on its 100 most promising Technology Pioneers list of the year. The companies were selected from 26 economies across the world with Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, UAE, and El Salvador making the list for …

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Kenneth Kaunda: Former Zambian President Ill With Pneumonia

Zambia’s former president, Kenneth Kaunda, 97, was recently hospitalized at Maina Soko Medical Center, a military hospital in Lusaka,  due to chest infection on Monday. The illness wasn’t specified until now. Rodrick Ngolo, his aide yesterday said KK (Kenneth Kaunda) suffers from pneumonia but certainly not Covid-19. “He is being treated for pneumonia but he …

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ECOWAS on Nigeria’s Twitter Ban.

Aisha Yesufu, one of the leading figures of the EndSars protest; Oby Ezekwesili, Nigeria’s former Minister of Education; the Registered Trustees of the Socio-Economic Rights & Accountability Project (SERAP); and over 400 Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the ban of Twitter by the Nigerian government through the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) …

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Kenya prepares for 2021 WRC Safari Rally

Today, Kenya‘s Cabinet Secretary for Tourism and Wildlife, Hon. Najib Balala officiated the unveiling of two Magical Kenya branded rally cars at the Kenyatta International Convention Center dubbed Africa’s premier meeting venue. The Magical Kenya branded rally cars showcased will be participating in the 2021 World Rally Championship (WRC) Safari Rally. The rally will be …

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Former Zambian President, Kenneth Kaunda, Suffers Chest Infection

Kenneth Kaunda also called KK is not just former Zambian president but one of the country’s founding fathers and the first president who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991. The 97-year-old now suffers chest infection which was at first diagnosed as a minor case but later turned into a serious one. He was admitted to …

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SA President Ramaphosa Pleased With G7 Vaccines Support

In a G7 summit earlier this week in the UK, the nations promised to donate at least 1 billion Covid-19 vaccines to countries in less favourable situations. The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is happy about the development. But Ramaphosa also questioned why only one African nation was invited for the meeting, however the …

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PAGA: The Next Big Thing In Africa

Eyitayo David Oviosu, simply Tayo Oviosu is the founder and CEO of Paga, a mobile payments company dealing with the digitalization of cash in emerging economies. Paga founded in 2009 now processes trillions of Naira today becoming a fintech giant from Africa spreading its wings outside the continent. With U.S. billionaire investor Tim Draper and …

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June 12 Nigeria’s Democracy Day: Youths Protest Question The Essence Of Democracy

While interviewing Nigerian youths on the streets of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria yesterday, just before the big Democracy Day, “June 12 protest” was on the lips of the majority interviewed. They questioned if democracy have been truly practised in the country. As we spoke, little did we know that #BuhariMustGo banners are …

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Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwean novelist awarded PEN Pinter Prize 2021

Zimbabwean novelist, Tsitsi Dangarembga is the winner for Pen Pinter Prize 2021. The prize was established in 2009 in memory of Nobel-Laureate playwright Harold Pinter, and awarded to a writer of outstanding literary merit resident in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Commonwealth or the former Commonwealth. The African writer will therefore be …

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Ethiopia’s north crisis: Death also knocks at the door

Above, a child sleeps on a sack of food aid in the Tigray region. Pictures like this paints poverty and may shade viewers away from what led to the event. As we speak millions of African kids are having their meals and drinking clean water but we cannot deny that bad governance and unnecessary conflicts …

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Tunisia to partner with WHO and aims to revive its economy

Tunisia, a country of about 12 million people in population, has so far received only 1.6 million Covid-19 doses out of the 2.5 million budgeted to come from WHO-led COVAX initiative. The Prime Minister of Tunisia, Hichem Mechichi, appealed to WHO yesterday during a meeting in Geneva to boost vaccine provisions in order to accelerate …

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Morocco legalizes cannabis for medicinal purpose

The Moroccan parliament after long-time deliberations has passed a law legalizing the production and distribution of cannabis for both medicinal and industrial uses. Cannabis outside being abused has tremendous medicinal benefits which can also be utilized to grow the economy.  The government is looking at the bigger picture and thinking outside the frame as it …

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Nigerian and US Authorities Discuss Lifting Twitter Ban

After Twitter was officially banned in Nigeria, reactions from all angles and sectors of the country and outside its borders condemned the government’s decision. Yesterday, Nigerian and U.S Officials met in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to have a diplomatic discussion over Twitter ban. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister said the main reason behind the …

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GUINESS WORLD RECORDS: SA Woman Births 10 Children At Once

It sounds untrue, appearing like a click bait, but 37-year-old Gosiame Thamara Sithole, a South African woman has given birth to 10 babies at once. This sets a new world record topping Halima Cisse — a Malian woman who gave birth to nonuplets in Morocco in May. A caesarian operation was carried out on Sithole …

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AISHA YESUFU: Activist Extraordinaire

AISHA YESUFU: Activist Extraordinaire

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist and businesswoman. She is a co-founder of the #BringBackOurGirls movement, which brings attention to the abduction of over 200 girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Nigeria on 14 April 2014, by the terrorist group Boko Haram. She has also been prominently involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. AISHA YESUFU: BACKGROUND Aisha Yesufu was born and raised in Kano …

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Egypt & Japan talk on bilateral relations and the Palestinian issue

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, and Toshimitsu Motegi of Japan have been holding conversations on bilateral relations and the Palestinian conflict including discussions on other regional and international cases over the phone. Shoukry and Motegi had an elaborate phone conversation on introducing ways to improve cooperation relations between Egypt and Japan in …

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INSECURITY: Armed Bandits Attack Igangan, Oyo State

Insecurity in Nigeria, has been a huge concern due to the “old-age” Boko Haram insurgency, concurrent attacks by unknown groups, the Fulani herdsmen as well as other kidnapping cases across the country. Recently in the late hours of Saturday, a town located in Ibarapa in Oyo State known as Igangan was attacked by armed bandits …

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Nigerian Government Suspends Twitter Indefinitely

Following a recent speech made by Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari on national TV about carrying out an unexpected and shocking attack on secessionists in the country, was a tweet on Twitter to further spread the information on social media. However, the presidential tweet violated Twitter’s rules and was therefore taken down. As a result of …

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Franklyn Usouwa: The story of a storyteller engineering his way forward

Franklyn Usouwa is a Nigerian writer and the author of “A for Abortion” which was shortlisted for Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2021. He was born and raised in Lagos and currently studies Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Lagos. But Franklyn loves to tell stories. In and out of the laboratory, he finds …

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How a Lawyer, Tolulope Williams, Built Electric Bikes Fueled With Passion.

How a Lawyer, Tolulope Williams, Built Electric Bikes Fueled With Passion.

Tolulope Williams is a Nigerian lawyer and the founder of Savenhart Investment Limited Technology simply called Siltech where one of the most amazing electric bikes are produced in Africa. At first, he lacked technical knowledge about the world of electric bikes. But one sure thing that kept him relentless was his passion for achieving his …

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Margaret Wambui: World Athletics should introduce 3rd Category For High Testosterone Performers

Margaret Wambui: World Athletics should introduce 3rd Category For High Testosterone Performers

The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo will begin by July 2021 but competitors with high testosterone levels will not be participating in events between 400m and a mile. As a result, Margaret Wambui, a Kenyan 800m medalist is saying that World Athletics should introduce a third category of events in order to allow competitors with …

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David Diop: International Booker Prize 2021 Winner

David Diop: International Booker Prize 2021 Winner

David Diop‘s “At Night All Blood is Black”, a novel inspired by his Senegalese great-grandfather’s silence about his experiences during the First World War wins the International Booker Prize for the year. The fiction was announced virtually as the winner by the chair of the judges Lucy Hughes-Hallett on Wednesday. “This story of warfare and …

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Bill Gates to Support Nigeria and Others with Extra $50m for Covid-19 Vaccines

Bill Gates to Support Nigeria and Others with Extra $50m for Covid-19 Vaccines

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is pledging $50 million to Nigeria and 91 other countries for vaccines in the fight against Covid-19 pandemic. It was announced during Gavi’s COVAX AMC Summit co-hosted with Japan. The event welcomed world leaders, private sectors, civil societies, and technical partners in joining hands to procure more Covid-19 vaccines …

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REMEMBERING KOFI ANNAN: Africa's Greatest Diplomat

REMEMBERING KOFI ANNAN: Africa’s Greatest Diplomat

Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations  were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. He was the founder and chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela. Kofi Annan studied economics at Macalester …

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BONANG MATHEBA: “Moghel” To Mogul

BONANG MATHEBA: “Moghel” To Mogul

Bonang Matheba is a South African television presenter, radio personality, businesswoman, producer, model and philanthropist. Born in Mahikeng, North West, Bonang Matheba is known for her flamboyant presenting skills and her signature voice. She presented the SABC 1 music show LIVE  which thrust her into the spotlight. She is also known for being the first black South African to be featured on …

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Will Nigeria divide? Buhari Plans To Address Critical Issues

Will Nigeria divide? Buhari Plans To Address Critical Issues

The president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, passed a resounding warning to those he labelled as promoters of insurrection saying a rude shock awaits them. The so-called group has been responsible for destroying national assets. Buhari spoke after receiving information from Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission …

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ICC: Former Ivory Coast’s President to return in June

Former Ivory Coast‘s President, Laurent Gbagbo was sentenced to 20 years in prison in absentia for bank robbery during the 2011 post-election violence for refusing to accept defeat. He has now been acquitted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to return home in June 2021. This was announced by Assoa Adou, the secretary general to …

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Zamalek SC, Face of the Inaugural Basketball Africa League 2021

Zamalek SC, Face of the Inaugural Basketball Africa League 2021

Zamalek SC defeated US Monastir on May 30 securing 13 points ahead of the Tunisian team to become the first-ever champions of the Basketball Africa League (BAL). The inaugural BAL final held at Kigali Arena ended 76-63 in favor of the Egyptian stars. Having won the FIBA Africa Champions Cup in 1992, BAL becomes Zamalek’s …

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Ola W. Halim: A Fiction of Truth, Queer, and Freedom

Ola W. Halim: A Fiction of Truth, Queer, and Freedom

Ola W. Halim is a fiction writer, a poet, and a teacher in Edo State, Nigeria. He teaches English Language and Literature and was shortlisted for  TFCN Teacher’s Prize for Literature in 2019.  He writes far away from things frequently told, exploring the unimaginable. His “An Analysis of a Fragile Affair” was shortlisted for 2021 …

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Somalia To Hold Indirect Elections Within 2 months

Somalia To Hold Indirect Elections Within 2 months

In a meeting held at the Aden Abdulle International Airport, a definitive agreement has been successfully signed by Somalia‘s key political stakeholders which stipulates that indirect elections will be held within two months. This followed former Ghanaian President, John Mahama, quitting as African Union’s envoy to Somalia. It points to the fact that polls will …

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Uganda Kiira Electric Vehicles On A Commercial Lane

Uganda Kiira Electric Vehicles On A Commercial Lane

It’s time to wander Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, on any of her made-in-Uganda electric vehicles (EVs). Hearing of EVs in Africa is no longer a new headline that makes you wonder or extremely excited. It was 13 years ago in Uganda when students and staff at Makerere University in Kampala participated in an initiative …

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J. Cole Bids Farewell To Basketball Africa League

J. Cole Bids Farewell To Basketball Africa League

It was shocking for many J. Cole fans especially those in Africa who love the game of basketball after his retirement from Basketball Africa League (BAL). It has been the American rapper’s dream to play basketball professionally and that dream made it out, when he signed with Rwanda Patriots BBC and participated in the inaugural …

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Basketball Africa League: 4 teams down, 8 up for the playoffs

12 African teams began the chase for the inaugural Basketball Africa League (BAL) season trophy in high hopes of lifting the trophy and putting their names on the wall of BAL history. With 4 teams out of the race now, 8 teams from Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal and Tunisia qualified for the …

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Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

Remembering Ken Saro-Wiwa

Ken Saro-Wiwa  was a Nigerian writer, television producer, and environmental activist. Ken Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, an ethnic minority in Nigeria whose homeland, Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta has been targeted for crude oil extraction since the 1950s suffering extreme environmental damage as a result. Ken Saro-Wiwa led a non violent protest against the environmental degradation of the land and waters of Ogoniland by the operations …

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Amina Mohammed: A Champion Of Sustainable Environment

Amina Mohammed is a Nigerian diplomat and politician who currently serves as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and was previously the Nigeria’s Minister of Environment from 2015 to 2016. Amina Mohammed was born in Liverpool, UK, in 1961 to a Fulani Nigerian veterinarian and a British nurse. She is the eldest of five daughters of her parents. AMINA MOHAMMED: BACKGROUND AND CAREER Amina Mohammed …

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Digital Information Service Valuable To Farmers In Managing COVID-19

Digital Information Service Valuable To Farmers In Managing COVID-19

In this period of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s crucial for small-scale farmers living in remote areas to receive accurate information on time. Some farmers in local areas access information from digital services via mobile phones. But this isn’t the case for many small-scale farmers. It’s indeed a challenge for many small-scale farmers in Africa, especially …

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NBA Africa: NBA’s new entity in Africa

In 2010, the National Basketball Association (NBA) opened its African headquarters in South Africa. Yesterday, NBA announced the formation of NBA Africa, a new entity that will manage the league’s business in Africa alongside the Basketball Africa League (BAL). This is the first season for BAL featuring 12 of the top club teams from 12 …

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DR Congo: Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Displaces 8,000

Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo erupted few kilometers away from Rubavu, Rwanda, sending about 8000 people out of their homes. The Rwanda government has ordered its border open for the people of Goma from Congo following the eruption of the volcano. From Kinshasa, Vincent Karega who is the Rwandan ambassador …

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Irenosen Okojie: An African Goddess With A Quill

Irenosen Okojie: An African Goddess With A Quill

Irenosen Okojie is a Nigerian-born novelist and a short story writer living and working in London but her heart is always home, Africa. Her collections of short stories are unapologetically black and powerful, sending bold messages to the corners of the world. She’s the author of Nudibranch short story collection and she’s confidently aware of …

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African Champions League: Al Ahly Through To Semifinals

African Champions League: Al Ahly Through To Semifinals

Egypt’s giant, Al Ahly qualifies for African Champions League semi finals playing 1-1 against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday. In the first leg of their quarter-final against Mamelodi in Cairo, Al Ahly were already on the safe side with a clean sheet 2-0 win. Yasser Ibrahim for Al Ahly opened the scoring 11th minute into the …

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Kakuzi: Lamu Port Opens As Avocado Cargo Sets Sail To Europe

Kakuzi: Lamu Port Opens As Avocado Cargo Sets Sail To Europe

The new Lamu Port in Kenya begins operation on Thursday starting with the cargo transportation of 80-ton avocados to France. The avocados loaded on MV Seago Bremerhaven cargo ship are freshly grown at Kakuzi PLC Makuyu orchards. According to the Managing Director of Kakuzi, Chris Flowers, Lamu port going into operation is a huge benefit …

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Lindsey Harding: South Sudan’s first ever women’s basketball coach

36-year-old Lindsey Harding becomes the very first woman to coach in women’s basketball in South Sudan. Lindsey Harding is two sides of the WNBA coin as a former basketball star in court and now playing the role of a coach outside the court line. Lindsey Harding doesn’t see boundaries; she prepares to also work outside …

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Isn’t racism a disease?

Not all diseases cause: fever, dry cough, tiredness Or in some cases: diarrhoea, conjunctivitis, headache, loss of taste or smell, skin rash, discoloration  Some get really serious: difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, chest pain or pressure, loss of speech or movement Then isn’t racism a disease when It leaves you hanging to a tree With your legs slightly above the …

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Ex-Ghana President Pulls Out As AU's Somalia Envoy

Ex-Ghana President Pulls Out As AU’s Somalia Envoy

The former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama who was appointed as envoy to Somalia by the African Union (AU) earlier this month, has now withdrawn his acceptance. As the high representative of AU to Somalia, his responsibility was to help mediate between stakeholders who are yet to agree on an electoral calendar as well …

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Malawi Incinerates Expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines

Malawi Incinerates Expired AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccines

Malawi health authorities burned about 19,610 outdated AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine doses yesterday. Recently, the uptake of the vaccines in the country has been low. They had done the incineration to prove to the people the availability of only safe vaccines in clinics and to encourage people to turn up for more vaccination. Khumbize Chiponda, the …

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22 Jailed For Child Labor On Cocoa Farms In Ivory Coast

22 Jailed For Child Labor On Cocoa Farms In Ivory Coast

According to the Ivorian police 22 persons were jailed for trafficking children to work on cocoa farms. When the arrest was made, about 70 children were successfully rescued. Five out of the 22 criminals were sentenced to 20 years in prison, while others went in for 5. Two years ago, the Ivorian police rescued 2000 …

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Remembering The 2012 Nigeria Floods

Remembering The 2012 Nigeria Floods

The 2012 Nigeria floods began in early July 2012, and as of 5 November 2012 killed 363 people and displaced over 2.1 million people . According to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states were affected by the floods. The floods were termed as the worst in 40 years, and affected an estimated total of seven million people. The estimated damages …

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LUPITA NYONG’O: An African Melanin Queen

LUPITA NYONG’O: An African Melanin Queen

Lupita Nyong’o was born Lupita Amondi Nyong’o on 1 March 1983 in Mexico City, to Kenyan parents, Dorothy Ogada Buyu and Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o, a college professor. The family had left Kenya in 1980 for a period because of political repression and unrest during which Peter’s brother, Charles Nyong’o, disappeared after he was thrown off a ferry in …

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China to build Kenya’s Foreign Affairs headquarters

China to build Kenya’s Foreign Affairs headquarters

The Kenyan government is solidifying its relation with China through the construction of a new Foreign Affairs headquarters by the  Chinese government. The current building of Kenya’s Foreign Affairs headquarters in Nairobi is located next to the Harambee House, along Harambee Avenue and it’s less spacious. The Chinese government has a track record of major …

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NFL 2021 DRAFT: Meet The Nigerian-American Picks.

The NFL 2021 Draft was the 86th National Football League Draft, the annual meeting of National Football League (NFL) franchises to select newly eligible players for the 2021 NFL season. The draft was held in Cleveland, Ohio, from April 29 to May 1, 2021. And in the recent fashion of Nigerian-Americans breaking into mainstream sports in the United States as …

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Moso Sematlane: The Journey Of A Writer

Moso Sematlane: The Journey Of A Writer

Moso Sematlane is the author of ‘Tetra Hydra Cannabinol’ which was shortlisted for the 2021 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The young writer and filmmaker based between Maseru, Lesotho, and Johannesburg has been published in Nat Brut and he is currently an Assistant Editor at Lolwe Magazine. The Interview With Moso Sematlane: It is the middle …

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CAF Champions League: Al Ahly One Leg In The Semifinals

CAF Champions League: Al Ahly One Leg In The Semifinals

Cairo’s giant, Al Ahly, seals a two-goal victory against Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of CAF Champions League‘s quarter-final. Al Ahly Sporting Club — ASC, popularly called Al Ahly, is the defending champions of the CAF Champions League currently under the management of Pitso Mosimane, the former manager of their opponent, Mamelodi Sundowns. So …

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Improve Lives Through The WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to Improve Lives Through The WTO

The Director-General of World Trade Organization (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African to occupy the position in her recent interview with EuroNews has emphasized on WTO’s effort in ensuring that the lives of people amid the Covid-19 crisis are improved. At the State of the Union Conference, Ursula von der Leyen, …

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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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Samia Suluhu Hassan Takes A Different Approach In Responding To Covid-19

Samia Suluhu Hassan Takes A Different Approach In Responding To Covid-19

In March, Tanzania lost its president, John Magufuli to a mysterious illness and was buried in his ancestral village (northwest of Tanzania) before being succeeded by Samia Suluhu Hassan. Though, Tanzania’s late president John Magufuli lived as if Covid-19 was never declared a pandemic. He was one president never to be caught wearing a face …

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Juliana Rotich: The African Geek Woman Amplifying The African Voice

Juliana Rotich: The African Geek Woman Amplifying The African Voice

Juliana Rotich is the founder of Ushahidi, an open-source software designed for receiving and mapping information. As a technology expert from Kenya, she has collaborated with like minds in the creation of iHub, a tech creative space in Nairobi. At Standard Media Group and Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Board, the African geek woman sits as …

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The Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Speaks on Tigray Massacre

The Patriarch of Ethiopian Orthodox Church Speaks on Tigray Massacre

With the bold statement: “They want to destroy the people of Tigray.” Patriarch Abune Mathias of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has openly said in his first public comment on the issue of war in the country that the massacre in Tigray region is nothing but a ‘genocide’. To provide more premises, he said his attempt …

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Qatar in the middle as Somalia restores diplomatic ties with Kenya.

Qatar In The Middle As Somalia Restores Diplomatic Ties With Kenya.

In a recent report on Thursday, Qatar has successfully mediated the restoration of diplomatic relations between Somalia and Kenya.  This was made possible on Thursday as President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya officially met with Dr Mutlaq bin Majed Al-Qahtani, Qatar’s envoy for Counterterrorism and Mediation of Conflict Resolution. Prior to the meeting, Sheikh Tamim Al …

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GRACE IKECHUKWU: The Unwavering Dream Of Becoming A Movie Star

GRACE IKECHUKWU: The Unwavering Dream Of Becoming A Movie Star

Grace Ikechukwu is a young aspiring actress working through difficulties in making ends meet as a result of the pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, she has kept the dream of being a movie star someday. In this interview, Grace Ikechukwu shares her story with us. THE INTERVIEW WITH GRACE IKECHUKWU What led to you moving to …

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