WiiCreate: The Artists Behind Piggyvest, Cowrywise, Bumpa, And Many You Could Think Of

There’s this unexplainable feeling we get each time we learn about a brilliant idea or a startup born of Africa geared towards innovating a product or service. Despite the political and economic struggles on the continent, it’s our job to let you know today that there’s more fun and innovative things happening right now in …

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AFCON 2021: The Indomitable Lions may emerge as the first team to qualify for the Knockout Stage

Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon is becoming one of the most talked about forward of the biggest football competition on the continent. Together with Karl Toko-Ekambi, the duo both scored twice after Ethiopia broke the ice to take an early lead in Yaounde. Aboubakar is currently the top scorer of the competition with four goals in …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Amilcar Cabral

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Amilcar Cabral

 Amilcar Cabral was a Bissau-Guinean and Cape Verdean agricultural engineer, pan-africanist, intellectual, poet, theoretician, revolutionary, political organizer, nationalist and diplomat. He was one of Africa’s foremost anti-colonial leaders. Amilcar Cabral led the nationalist movement of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde Islands and the ensuing war of independence in Guinea-Bissau. He was assassinated on 20 January 1973, about eight months before Guinea-Bissau’s unilateral declaration of independence. He was …

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AMINA DOHERTY: The Nigerian ARTivist

AMINA DOHERTY: The Nigerian ARTivist

Amina Doherty is a Nigerian/Antiguan feminist, artist and women’s rights advocate. As an African-Caribbean feminist and women’s rights advocate, her work is centered around raising awareness for social justice through movement-building, and innovative approaches to philanthropy and grantmaking. Amina’s work takes many forms: art exhibitions, community programs, cultural events, philanthropic advising, and grantmaking initiatives. AMINA DOHERTY: EDUCATION & CAREER Amina …

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Nigeria’s “King Maker” to run for President 2023

Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos — the biggest economic hub in Nigeria, has declared his intention to run as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – the most populous country in Africa. As one of the most influential faces of the Nigerian politics and the current leader of the ruling All Progressives …

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GOODNESS NWACHUKWU: Founder Of Charis Black Projects

Interview with Goodness Nwachukwu: The Voice That Carries Africa To The Future

Goodness Nwachukwu, a young Nigerian humanitarian  is the founder of Goodness Nwachukwu Youth Empowerment Foundation also known as Charis Black Projects. The organization was founded to help African youths overcome poverty and unemployment by providing digital skills training, entrepreneurial support, and access to decent employment opportunities. Technology is a tool that Africa can use to …

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#JusticeForSylvester: The Story So Far

#JusticeForSylvester: The Story So Far

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, AIG Hakeem Odumosu, has addressed members of the public regarding the conclusion of the autopsy report carried out on the late Sylvester Oromoni, whose death sparked the #JusticeForSylvester campaigns last year. Odumosu said that upon “thorough” investigation, the three House masters and five students earlier arrested in connection with …

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Covid-19: Lockdowns no longer a solution, says Africa CDC

With the surge of Covid-19, going on lockdowns cutting across different parts of the world has been one of the measures in preventing the spread of the disease. However, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) deliberated and agreed that severe lockdowns are no longer the most effective preventive measure in handlingcoronavirus waves on the continent. Governments in Africa have been advised and encouraged to …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. Theologically, he sought to fuse ideas from black theology with African theology. DESMOND TUTU: EARLY LIFE & …

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WAWIRA NJIRU: Saving Lives Through Food And Education

WAWIRA NJIRU: Saving Lives Through Food And Education

Wawira Njiru, is a Kenyan businesswoman, entrepreneur, human nutritionist, and philanthropist, who serves as the executive director of Food 4 Education, an organization that cooks, prepares and distributes nutritious meals, at subsidized prices to over 2,000 school children from humble backgrounds in Ruiru, a suburb of Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. She grew up in the town of Ruiru, in Kiambu County, immediately northwest of …

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AFCON 2021: The Fight For The Biggest Trophy In Africa

AFCON 2021: The Fight For The Biggest Trophy In Africa

The 33rd African Cup of Nations, famously known as the AFCON organized by the Confederation of African Football will officially kickoff by 9th January 2022. The AFCON tournament was initially planned to take place last year but due to the continuous challenges being faced as a result of Covid-19, it was shifted to this year. …

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The Journey From 2021: What the future holds for African startups

Even before the pandemic hit, the journey has never been easy for entrepreneurs. But there’s this thing called the “African Dream”. It speaks of a better future, and looking into the ecosystem new businesses amid the pandemic are working round the clock sourcing for funds to provide sophisticated services and delivery of products across the continent and overseas. From …

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The African Authenticity: 10 Outfits That Scream Africa

The African Authenticity: 10 Outfits That Scream Africa

The traditions and cultures of Africa sum up her identity. Rituals, food, hairstyles, and definitely the way the African people dress show the uniqueness and originality of each tribe. Through our collaborations with Runway Dubai among others, we have shown the power of African fashion and the strength it holds. As we relentlessly continue to …

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Ian Wright Lauds African Players As Some Of PL's Best

Ian Wright Lauds African Players As Some Of PL’s Best

There’s the need to “unveil” Africa more to the world even when it’s crystal clear. Some managers in Europe have passed negative comments about the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), including media coverage. Ian Wright, former England and Arsenal forward, blasted the media for “disrespecting” Afcon which has produced some of the best players in …

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Respecting The AFCON 2013 Super Eagles Team

Remembering The AFCON 2013 Super Eagles Team

The 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Final (AFCON 201) was a football match that took place on 10 February 2013 to determine the winner of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa organized by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The match was held at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg which also hosted the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations Final and the 2010 FIFA World …

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YVONNE ORJI: "First Gen" American actress

YVONNE ORJI: “First Gen” American actress

Yvonne Orji is a Nigerian-American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role in the television series Insecure (2016–present), for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and three NAACP Image Awards. YVONNE ORJI: LIFE & CAREER Orji was born on 2 December 1983, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, and grew up in Laurel, Maryland in the United …

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How Hammed Alabi Raised Over 1.1m In 72hrs On GoFundMe

How Hammed Alabi Raised Over 1.1m In 72hrs On GoFundMe

Nigerian social entrepreneur Hammed Alabi, a two time author, an SDGs Youth Champion, and an educator with about 12 years of active citizenship and volunteering experience. He completed his master’s degree in Africa and International Development at the University of Edinburgh through the Mastercard Foundation Scholarship. He currently works as the Educational Mentoring Coordinator at …

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Christmas: On A Swinging Economy, Festive Traveling Culture Holds Tight

Christmas: On A Swinging Economy, Festive Traveling Culture Holds Tight

While boarding buses from one street to another in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, the sudden establishment of new roadside motor parks continues to increase as each day draws closer to Christmas and New Year celebrations. The Nigerian economy as well as other economies still suffers from the hit and evolution of Covid-19. …

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Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

South African scientists’ research shows that no Covid-19 variant, including Omicron, emerged from Africa. But their research also shows that the Covid-19 variants are possibly mutations taking place inside infected persons – using them as host for evolution. WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT THE OMICRON VARIANT According to the research, if the immune system of a …

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Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi: Starting Agrobusiness With Family Funds

Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi: Starting Agrobusiness With Family Funds

Every successful business person has a story to tell. Olawale Rotimi Opeyemi has an inspiring one starting out with family funds to establishing an agrobusiness in three African countries – Zambia, Rwanda, and Nigeria. He is the founder of JR Farms which deals with food products which include livestock feeds. Coffee and garri – a …

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Ethiopia: EU says UN has a moral obligation to prevent further violations

Ethiopia: EU says UN has a moral obligation to prevent further violations

The United Nations Human Rights Council plans to hold an urgent meeting to look into the situation in Ethiopia as reports continue to indicate further atrocities in the Tigray region. The European Union requested the critical meeting holds on Friday. The main agenda is to deliberate on whether to appoint an international team to investigate …

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AYODELE AWOJOBI: A Nigerian Einstein

AYODELE AWOJOBI: A Nigerian Einstein

Ayodele Awojobi , also known by the nicknames “Dead Easy”, “The Akoka Giant”, and “Macbeth”, was a Nigerian academic, author, inventor, social crusader and activist.  He was considered a scholarly genius by his teachers and peers alike. His research papers, particularly in the field of vibration, are still cited by international research fellows in Engineering as lately as the …

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TARA FELA-DUROTOYE: Nigeria's Foremost Beauty Entrereneur

TARA FELA-DUROTOYE: Nigeria’s Foremost Beauty Entrereneur

Tara Fela-Durotoye  is a Nigerian beauty entrepreneur and lawyer. A pioneer in the bridal makeup profession in Nigeria, she launched the first bridal directory in 1999, set up international standard makeup studios and established the first makeup school in Nigeria. She is the founder and CEO of House of Tara International and creator of the Tara Orekelewa Beauty range, Inspired …

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South Africa: President delegates duties to Vice due to Covid-19

South Africa: President delegates duties to Vice due to Covid-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa recently (on Sunday) tested positive for Covid-19 and has currently shifted presidential responsibilities to the Vice President, David Mabuza. Official report says, the 69-year-old President Ramaphosa is now in isolation receiving treatment. The report also says that the President felt unwell after attending the funeral of President FW de …

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COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

The Nigerian Federal Government is set to restrict airlines coming from Canada, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, into Nigeria from Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in response to the Covid-19 “red-listing” of a majority of African nations by Canada, the UK, Saudi Arabia, etc. This decision of the Nigerian government to retaliate was disclosed by …

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#JusticeForSylvester: The Story So Far

#JusticeForSylvester: The Story So Far

Nigerian secondary school Dowen College, located in the high brow area of Lekki, Lagos, has been caught in a storm following the death of a 12-year-old student named Sylvester Oromoni. The result of which has led to the #JusticeForSylvester trend. The boy was allegedly beaten and force-fed a liquid substance (revealed by some to be …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Eyo Ita

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Eyo Ita

Eyo Ita was a Nigerian educationist and politician from Ibeno, in present-day Akwa Ibom, who was the leader of the Eastern Government of Nigeria in 1951. He was one of the earliest Nigerian students who studied in the United States instead of the frequent route of studying in the United Kingdom. He was a deputy national president of the National Council …

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FATMA SAMOURA: The First Female FIFA Sec-Gen.

FATMA SAMOURA: FIFA’s First Lady.

Fatma Samoura  is a Senegalese former diplomat and senior executive. She was appointed as the first female Secretary General of FIFA by President Gianni Infantino on 13 May 2016 and assumed her post on 20 June 2016. Fatma Samoura previously worked in various positions at the United Nations. In 2018, Forbes ranked her Number 1 in their Most Powerful Women in International Sports list, and the BBC …

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Ethiopia: Abiy And The People Regain Control Of Major Towns From Rebels

Ethiopia: Abiy And The People Regain Control Of Major Towns From Rebels

Following the shocking announcement of Ethiopia‘s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, to join the fight against the rebels terrorizing the country, the  government reports that it has regained full control of strategic towns. Dessie and Kombolcha were seized last month by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The government of Ethiopia also added that the use …

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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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David Adjaye: Taking Africa's Designs To The Far Ends Of The World

David Adjaye: Taking Africa’s Designs To The Far Ends Of The World

David Adjaye, a Ghanaian architect, is creating world wonders with his iconic architectural masterpieces. The creative genius was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents. This year he was prefixed with the “Sir” title by the UK government after receiving the 2021 Royal Gold Medal which made him the first Black architect to be awarded with …

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Wizkid: shutting down O2 Arena, a sign he wins another Grammy?

Wizkid: shutting down O2 Arena, a sign he wins another Grammy?

Recently, Grammy award-winning African artist popularly known as Wizkid rather than Big Wiz, flooded the minds of about 20,000 fans in London during his Made In Lagos tour with the mind-blowing beats of Africa. While it remains an amazing year of people bringing out their best and picking awards to show for it, from Antoa …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Alvan Ikoku

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Alvan Ikoku

Alvan Ikoku  was a a Nigerian educationist, statesman, activist and politician. ALVAN IKOKU: LIFE & CAREER Born on August 1, 1900, in Amanagwu Arochukwu, present-day Abia State, from 1911 to 1914, ALvan Ikoku was educated at the Arochukwu Government Primary School and from 1915 to 1920, he attended Hope Waddell College, Calabar where he was a student under James Emmanuel Aggrey …

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Genevieve Nnaji: An Evergreen Nollywood Star

Genevieve Nnaji: An Evergreen Nollywood Star

Genevieve Nnaji is a Nigerian actress, producer, and director.  She won the Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in 2005, making her the first actor to win the award. In 2011, she was honored as a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic by the Nigerian government for her contributions to Nollywood. Her directorial debut movie, Lionheart, is the first Netflix Originated …

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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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Wesgro to turn Cape Town into a major remote work destination in Africa

Wesgro to turn Cape Town into a major remote work destination in Africa

In South Africa, Wesgro — an investment promotion company focusing on tourism and trade for Cape Town and the Western Cape province, has been on the move turning Cape Town into a major remote work destination on the continent. With the pandemic a lot has changed and businesses continue to adapt to survive and thrive …

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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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The Cyclists From Africa Who Will Someday Ride Across The Globe

The Cyclists From Africa Who Will Someday Ride Across The Globe

Andrew Walter and his fellow cyclists believe that if they’re given the support they envisage they will ride across the globe pedaling with passion and hope without breaking a sweat. It was in the morning. A new week was just starting and everyone was ready for work but the choked traffic along Abuja-Keffi road slowed …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Gani Fawehinmi

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Gani Fawehinmi

Chief Gani Fawehinmi was a Nigerian author, publisher, philanthropist, social critic, human and civil rights lawyer, politician. Fawehinmi, popularly called Gani, was born on 22 April 1938, the son of Saheed and Munirat Fawehinmi of Ondo, in Ondo State. His father, Chief Saheed Tugbobo Fawehinmi, the Seriki Musulumi of Ondo, was a successful timber trader, philanthropist, civic activist …

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NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA: An Amazon Of Excellent Leadership

NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA: An Amazon Of Excellent Leadership

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  is a Nigerian-American economist, fair trade leader, environmental sustainability advocate, human welfare champion, sustainable finance maven and global development expert. Since March 2021, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been serving as Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Notably, she is the first woman and first African to lead the World Trade Organization as Director-General. She sits …

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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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Nana Klay: "There is nothing that makes me more proud than being African"

Nana Klay: “There is nothing that makes me more proud than being African”

Nana Klay, a Nigerian lawyer and a wellness expert focusing on weight loss, is an international recognized social entrepreneur passionately solving the problem of malnutrition on the continent with rich and affordable food product called Klayfoods Tombrown. As a wellness expert and a mental health advocate, she has helped over 4000 people achieve wellness goals …

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The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa

The Mapungubwe Interpretation Centre, South Africa

What is behind the elevation of this structure in South Africa is mud bricks. Designed by South African architect Peter Rich, the building located in a rocky landscape within Mapungubwe National Park, won the 2009 World Building of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival. According to the architect, the structure was constructed with …

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Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel: Kidnap Survivor Shares His Experience In Edo State

Mark Emmanuel Amechi is a personality development expert, a motivational speaker, a career counselor, and an author with four published books. He has a great passion for information sharing. And together with his wife, they founded an NGO called Scent Of Water Nigeria. The two are happily married with four kids. Currently in a wheelchair, …

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TAIWO AKINKUNMI: The Brain Behind The Nigerian Flag

TAIWO AKINKUNMI: The Brain Behind The Nigerian Flag

Taiwo Akinkunmi OFR is a retired Nigerian civil servant. He is famous for designing Nigeria’s national flag, and he is commonly called “Mr. Flag Man”. TAIWO AKINKUNMI: EARLY LIFE & BACKGROUND Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was born 10 May 1936 in Ibadan, of Yoruba origin, the older of a set of twins. He lived with his father until age 8 before he …

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DORA AKUNYILI: A Beacon For Food And Drug Control

DORA AKUNYILI: A Great Legacy Of Drug Administration

Dora Akunyili OFR  was the director-general of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) of Nigeria from 2001 to 2008. She was born Dora Edemobi in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria to Chief and Mrs. Paul Young Edemobi who hailed from Nanka, Anambra State. She received her First School Leaving Certificate in 1966 from St. Patrick’s Primary …

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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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Ayoola Adeyanju: "The boldness of my colours...give clarity to my boldness as an African."

Ayoola Adeyanju: “The boldness of my colours…give clarity to my boldness as an African.”

Ayoola Adeyanju is a visual artist and the Lead consultant at Popag8 Ltd, a brand communications company based in the United Kingdom. He’s a bit of everything creative hence provides solutions to inherent social issues through creativity. We had a great conversation with Ayoola Adeyanju where he shared with us more about African art. Interview …

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FW de Klerk: Not Everybody's Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk: Not Everybody’s Apartheid Hero Including Nelson Mandela

FW de Klerk, South Africa‘s ex president during the practice of the apartheid system, dies at 85 but not all is praising the Nobel Peace Prize winner. While he came forward to criticize the system, others believed he raised glass to it behind closed doors. The ex-president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk, struggled with cancer …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Stephen Keshi

Stephen Keshi  was a Nigerian football defender and manager. During his playing career, Keshi earned 60 caps for the Nigeria national team, making him the nation’s second-most capped player at the time of his retirement. He represented the country at the 1994 FIFA World Cup and the 1994 Africa Cup of Nations, captaining the Super Eagles to victory in the latter. He …

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AMEYO ADADEVOH: A True Frontline Warrior

AMEYO ADADEVOH: A True Frontline Warrior

Ameyo Adadevoh  was a Nigerian physician who is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Western African Ebola virus epidemic in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine despite pressure from the Liberian government. When threatened by Liberian officials who wanted the patient to be discharged to attend a conference, she resisted the pressure and said, “for the greater public good” she …

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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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Exclusive Interview With Umeh Influence: The Sound of Passion

Exclusive Interview With Umeh Influence: The Sound of Passion

Umeh Influence commonly  known as Influential Influence is a saxophonist from the southern part of Nigeria, Delta. When he played the saxophone to the hearing of an Indian, an Iranian, and an American; they say it made their day. The 25-year-old saxophonist, the fourth among six children, also has a huge passion for photography as …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Umaru Musa Yar’Adua

Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was a Nigerian politician who was the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. He was declared the winner of the Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He previously served as the governor of Katsina from 1999 to 2007; and was a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar’Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive …

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GRACE ENIOLA SOYINKA: DNA Of Activism

GRACE ENIOLA SOYINKA: DNA Of Activism

Mrs Grace Eniola Soyinka, born Grace Eniola Jenkins-Harrison, was a Nigerian shopkeeper, activist and member of the aristocratic Ransome-Kuti family. She co-founded the Abeokuta Women’s Union with Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, her aunt-in-law. They protested against taxes introduced by the Alake of Abeokuta, the ruler backed by the colonial authorities. They withheld the taxes, and eventually the Alake abdicated. The union, which had a membership of …

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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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Chankwakwa gets juicy exporting dried mangoes

Chankwakwa Gets Juicy Exporting Dried Mangoes

Agro-business company Chankwakwa owned by Dorothy Eriksson and her husband Rolf worked hard to keep the farm going during the late 1990s. No one would be frowned at for saying that mango grows everywhere in Africa. In a lot of regions, they end up as waste. Eriksson saw the opportunity to introduce a different kind …

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Winter Olympics 2022: Amaduo hopes to be the first racer from Gambia

Winter Olympics 2022: Amaduo Hopes To Represent Gambia

Amadou Krubally, a Skeleton racer, competes internationally for Gambia. Earlier this year, he came 14th in Igls Intercontinental Cup under individual men event. While he hopes to be the first Gambian racer to participate in the Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing, there’s a little bit of a funding challenge for the young man. To realize …

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NESG Values Three African Digital Startups At $1bn

NESG Values Three African Digital Startups At $1bn

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group known as NESG has valued three out of four digital startups to discover the assets amounted to over a billion dollars. According to Mr Asue Ighodalo, the Chairman of NESG who announced this week during the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit, the startups were founded by young Nigerian entrepreneurs. He added …

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KUDIRAT ABIOLA: An Epitome Of The Fight For Democracy

KUDIRAT ABIOLA: An Epitome Of The Fight For Democracy

Alhaja Kudirat Olayinka Adeyemi, popularly known simply as Kudirat Abiola , was a Nigerian pro-democracy campaigner. She was assassinated whilst her husband, Moshood Abiola, was being detained by the Nigerian Government. He was the winning candidate in elections that had taken place in Nigeria in 1993, and was arrested shortly after they were summarily annulled by the ruling junta. ABOUT KUDIRAT …

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The African Voice: Chibundu Onuzo’s Sankofa Is Everywhere

Nigerian writer Chibundu Onuzo, the author of The Spider King’s Daughter, is shaking the world with her third novel titled Sankofa. The “mistresspiece” narrates the experience of a British woman who returns to the West African country of her birth. The novel was published by Narrative Landscape Press (Nigeria), Virago Books (UK), and Catapult (US). …

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Shares Uganda: Building East Africa's economy Through Local Relationships

Shares Uganda: Building East Africa’s economy Through Local Relationships

Founder of Shares Uganda, Marck van Esch, as his head in East Africa showing great interest in supporting local farmers as a way to succeed as an entrepreneur and to grow the economy at large. Although the businessman hails from the Netherlands. But you sure can trace where his heart is, Africa. The company so …

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Hikma Complex, Niger: A Resurrection of Africa's Identity

Hikma Complex, Niger: A Resurrection of Africa’s Identity

When you see Chinese buildings on wallpapers, no one tells you it’s China right? You just know. When you see the picture of the Hikma Complex in Niger, it doesn’t just tell you something about the country but a whole continent. It tells you about Africa and how the world started using earth to raise …

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Ib Dabo:The Boy Who Fled Sierra Leone Civil War With A Pen

Ib Dabo: The Boy Who Fled Sierra Leone Civil War With A Pen

At 8, Ib Dabo developed a huge passion for current affairs in Sierra Leone. 6 years later, the Civil War forced him out of his country on a boat to The Gambia. His experience got us here — learning about his story, the life challenging experience at the sea and spending over half a decade …

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Eswatini Protest: Monarch orders MTN to shutdown Facebook

Eswatini Protest: Monarch orders MTN to shutdown Facebook

The only monarchical government in Africa (The Eswatini monarchy), has so far been experiencing the full energy of its people fighting for a reformation of the government system. Since 1986, Mswati became king traditionally after the death of his father.  To quiet the awareness of the ongoing protest, the Eswatini government first ordered the country’s …

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The Lekki Massacre: 1 Year After 20-10-20

The Lekki Massacre: 1 Year After 20-10-20

The Lekki Massacre, also known as the Lekki Toll Gate Killings, was a horrific event which took place on the night of 20 October 2020, at about 6:50 pm, when members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State, Nigeria. According to human rights organization Amnesty International, at least 12 protesters were killed during the …

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The Feminist Coalition That Helped Organize #EndSARS

The Feminist Coalition That Helped Organize #EndSARS

The Feminist Coalition, popularly referred to as “FemCo”, is a group of young Nigerian feminists who work to promote equality for women in Nigerian society. It was co-founded in July 2020 by Damilola Odufuwa and Fintech entrepreneur Odunayo Eweniyi. The Feminist Coalition was met with mixed reactions by members of the Nigerian youth, particularly Twitter users, who probably misconstrued them …

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Tiwa Savage's "Sex Tape": “I am that crazy I could put it out myself”

Tiwa Savage Speaks About Leaked “Sex Tape”

When issues rise in Africa, whether centered within or outside the continent, people talk to us. One that sparked millions of people opening their mouths at any given opportunity is the recent story of Africa’s award-winning and globally known Afrobeat singer signed to Universal Music Group, Tiwa Savage. A “sex tape” of “her” and “boyfriend” …

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How Affiong Williams' Journey Inspires Youths To Dream

How Affiong Williams’ ReelFruit Journey Inspires Youths To Dream

Affiong Williams, is the founder and current CEO of ReelFruit. Many youths today will complain of lack of job opportunities due to bad governance but Affiong was all about chasing her dream. After her postgraduate diploma (PGD), she found her way to Endeavour South Africa, where worked passionately for four years, 2008 to 2012. The …

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Pablo Escobar's Hippos: The biggest herd outside Africa

Pablo Escobar’s Hippos: The biggest herd outside Africa

Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar, had a thing for hippos. The hippos at his former estate are arguably the biggest herd outside Africa according to environmentalists in the country. They are now being sterilised — treated with a chemical to render them infertile by the Colombian government. Escobar, who was believed to be one of …

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Anyula Euster Mukari "Shila": "Children are 20% of our society but 100% of our future"

Anyula Euster Mukari “Shila”: “Children are 20% of our society but 100% of our future”

Anyula Euster Mukari studies Public Health at Mt. Kenya University-Thika in Kenya. “Shila” as most people would call her, loves the thrill of working in a healthcare institution. Outside her classroom, she spends her time reading biographies, articles and novels. Having participated in programs conducted by Lapid Leaders Africa, Shila is greatly inspired in becoming …

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Nigerian military reports ISWAP leader's death without proof

Nigerian military reports ISWAP leader’s death without proof

Nigeria’s military made it known to the public reporting a successful attack that led to the killing of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the leader of Islamic State West Africa Province known as ISWAP. Since the “fall” of the terrorist Boko Haram, ISWAP took over as the strongest jihadist group in Nigeria. According to General Lucky Irabor, …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chief Obafemi Awolowo

Chief Obafemi Awolowo was a Nigerian nationalist and statesman who played a key role in Nigeria’s independence movement, the First and Second Republics and the Civil War. The son of a Yoruba farmer, he was one of the truly self-made men among his contemporaries in Nigeria. OBAFEMI AWOLOWO: BRIEF BACKGROUND: As a young man he was …

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HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women's Rights

HAJIA GAMBO SAWABA: The Northern Beacon Of Women’s Rights

Hajia Gambo Sawaba (15 February 1933 – October 2001) was a Nigerian women’s rights activist, politician and philanthropist. She served as the deputy chairman of Great Nigeria People’s Party (GNPP) and was elected leader of the national women’s wing of Northern Element Progressive Union (NEPU) She was educated at the Native Authority Primary School in Tudun, Wada. She however had to stop …

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Cameroon Film Industry: Anglophone 'Collywood' on everybody's screen

Cameroon Film Industry: Anglophone ‘Collywood’ on everybody’s screen

The Anglophone community is pretty small compared to the English-speaking part of Cameroon, yet popular. With its amazing movies trooping into the film industry in Cameroon and the number of Cameroonians living abroad, Amazon and Netflix have picked interest. Currently Netflix has selected four films for streaming. “It was a long fight to actually get …

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LYDA surpasses goal of creating 1000 jobs for people in 2021

LYDA surpasses goal of creating 1000 jobs for people in 2021

Always wearing bright smile or that famous bold look, Bankole Williams, the founder of Live Your Dreams Africa (LYDA) Foundation announced that: “With the recently concluded work in Kaduna and the projects, we intend to roll out before the end of this quarter, Live Your Dreams Africa has surpassed our goal of creating 1000 jobs …

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Kipruto and Kipyogei, the face of Boston Marathon 2021

Kenya‘s Benson Kipruto and Diana Kipyogei came out victorious at the Boston Marathon 2021. While Kipruto , 30 , celebrates his biggest win so far, Kipyogei , 27, on the other side gives a big smile completing a double in the women’s race. Making it a historical moment, Kipruto ran for two hours, nine minutes …

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Dominique Raya: Changing the face of makeup

Dominique Raya: Changing the face of makeup

It has been a beautiful journey for Dominique Raya, a makeup artist from Mauritius who continues to change how makeup is perceived. She runs a cosmetic brand, named Raya Cosmetiques, with products coming in from France — where she took makeup courses at SLA school in Paris. She has been able to make people with …

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Traveling Around Africa With Thelma Ahamba

Traveling Around Africa With Thelma Ahamba

Thelma Ahamba is passionate about community service — impacting lives through her mentorship program. She’s a Liberian raised in Ghana and got married to a Nigerian. She embodies Africa in many forms and was recently nominated as LinkedIn Influencer of the Year by Pulse Ghana. One of her favorite places is the beach. In her …

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Mutti Doctor: A virtual doctor at your fingertips

Mutti Doctor: A virtual doctor at your fingertips

As the future continues to grow digitally, mPharma, one of Africa’s leading health-tech companies in Ghana recently launched a new digital healthcare service called Mutti Doctor. ABOUT MUTTI DOCTOR The startup announced that, Mutti Doctor “takes virtual consultations to the next level” invented with an all-in-one digital stethoscope, otoscope, thermometer, and examination camera that has …

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Google To Boost Digital Transformation In Africa

Google To Boost Digital Transformation In Africa

CEO, Sundar Pichai, of the multi-billion dollar company, Google, recently announced a 5-year investment plan to boost digital transformation in Africa. According to the CEO, Google plans to put in $1 billion each year. The company providing free digital courses is ready to financially elevate African entrepreneurs and small business owners as well as non-profits. …

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The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The World Health Organization, WHO on Wednesday announced the new malaria vaccine after years of fighting the deadly disease with anti-malaria drugs and treated nets. “The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control”, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. He added that: “Using this vaccine on top …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Anthony Enahoro

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Anthony Enahoro

Anthony Enahoro was one of Nigeria‘s foremost anti-colonial and pro-democracy activists. He was born the eldest of ten children in Uromi in the present Edo State of Nigeria. In 1953, he became the first to move the motion for Nigeria’s independence which was eventually granted in 1960 after several political setbacks and defeats in parliament. Anthony Enahoro has been regarded by academics and many …

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Facebook 6 hours outage cost Africa millions of dollars

Facebook 6 hours outage cost Africa millions of dollars

According to Netblocks, an internet monitoring company; the recent Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp outage possibly cost the Sub-Saharan Africa economy about $19.8m. Like many other business owners in the world using the above-mentioned social media platforms to get leads and drive sales, African business owners are equally counting losses incurred during a six-hour outage. EFFECT …

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Women in ICT: Protecting women and girls against cybercrimes

Women in ICT: Protecting women and girls against cybercrimes

Women in ICT Foundation in collaboration with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and SoluSOFT Limited recently launched “Cyberwofare” Project tagged A National Empowerment Programs for Women and Young Girls on Cyber Security with the theme, Think Before You Click #BeCyberSmart. The international event open to the general public was successfully hosted last week, Thursday, at …

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Whitemoney Emerges Big Brother Naija Season 6 Winner

Whitemoney Emerges Big Brother Naija Season 6 Winner

Last year, the rapper Laycon won Big Brother Naija (BBN) season 5 edition, and now Whitemoney is the new face of the show.  This year’s Big Brother Naija (BBN) was themed “Shine Ya Eye”, and Whitemoney has indeed shown that his eyes were on the grand prize all along winning peoples support from across the …

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Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe's future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango: Digging Zimbabwe’s future wealth from the ground

Baldwin Mazango who holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Midlands State University is passionately  influencing youth to add value to Zimbabwe’s economy through farming. After Midlands, Mazango decided to put his all into farming. He markets his crops after harvest and some are left for consumption. One can say he’s still in the marketing …

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Rugby Championship: Springboks thrash the mighty All Blacks in the final game

Rugby Championship: Springboks thrash the mighty All Blacks in the final game

South Africa’s national rugby team, Springboks, won New Zealand’s All Blacks 31-29 in the final game of the Rugby Championship on the Gold Coast on Saturday. Elton Jantjies who scored a penalty after the final hooter, Damian de Allende and Makazole Mapimpi were the highlights of the day to give their fans a joyous comeback …

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Discovering Africa's Creativity in Nairobi's Market

Discovering Africa’s Creativity in Nairobi’s Market

While we continue to explore Kenya, after enjoying nature and all it has to offer from waterfalls to unending sight of beautiful animals and plants in a piece with Beatrice Ani, we took a walk through the markets in Nairobi to find amazing artworks, clothes, bracelets, and so much more displayed for sale. Some of …

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Samuel Mona: The boy who dreams to explore the world with a clipper

Samuel Mona: The boy who dreams to explore the world with a clipper

Samuel Mona is a Nigerian hairstylist gifted with the unique ability of cutting hair with both hands and at the same engaging in a conversation with his clients from across the world. Raised in the Northern region of Nigeria, Samuel discovered his passion for cutting people’s hair during his elementary stage in school. The clipper …

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South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

South Sudan: Dogs get vaccinated to prevent the spread of rabies

In South Sudan and in Juba precisely a lot of dogs live on the streets with little or no attention from their owners. The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries in South Sudan is powerfully going out to vaccinate over 2000 dogs in the capital. The seven-day campaign is aimed at reducing the spread of rabies …

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NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chinua Achebe

NOSTALGIA: Remembering Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic who is regarded as the most dominant figure in modern African literature. His first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), occupies a pivotal place in African literature and remains the most widely studied, translated and read African novel. Along with Things Fall Apart, his No Longer at Ease (1960) and Arrow of God (1964) complete …

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WHO workers exposed for sexual exploitation of women in DR Congo

WHO workers exposed for sexual exploitation of women in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) is shocked by a recent report that captures both the involvement of its international and national aid workers who sexually abused women and girls in DR Congo while fighting the Ebola outbreak. The report says WHO aid workers were among 83 persons involved in the nine allegations of rape between 2018 …

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LEYMAH GBOWEE: Restructuring The World, Peace By Peace.

LEYMAH GBOWEE: Restructuring The World, Peace By Peace.

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women’s nonviolent peace movement, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace that helped bring an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. Her efforts to end the war, along with her collaborator Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, helped usher in a period of peace and enabled a free election in 2005 …

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'Justice For Lolldaiga' As Kenyans Fight British In Court

‘Justice For Lolldaiga’ As Kenyans Fight British In Court

The British Army was sued for the loss of livelihoods and environmental damages in Lolldaiga Hills, Kenya and the people living Nanyuki have sensed their attempt to avoid the legal action by all means. As a result, about 1500 Nanyuki dwellers came out with one voice and in one shirt that says ‘Justice For Lolldaiga’. …

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Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Ethiopia: Celebrating The Meskel Festival With The Fire Of Hope And Love

Last year due to the pandemic, Ethiopian Orthodox Christians were unable to celebrate Meskel festival which signifies the finding of the cross that Jesus Christ was crucified on. However, without face masks, the people gathered at Meskel Square this year with fire in their hands to honor the big day at the capital, Addis Ababa. …

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FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2021: Nigeria's D'Tigress Lift Third Trophy In A Row

FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2021: Nigeria’s D’Tigress Lift Third Trophy In A Row

D’Tigress of Nigeria flexes power once again at the FIBA Women’s AfroBasket 2021 tournament hosted in Cameroon beating Mali to return the trophy home. The team has now won the tournament three times in a row making them the second in line to pull out this magic after Senegal. D’Tigress clawed Mali hard championing for …

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Rena Beverage Solutions: A Motivation For Women

Rena Beverage Solutions: A Motivation For Women

Regina “Rena” Nakayenga, a Ugandan entrepreneur is motivating women to dive into the formal business sector as well as encouraging them to become financially independent. She founded Rena Beverage Solutions. The business name is named after her with the omission of the second syllable in “Regina”. The Rena Hibiscus Drink made from hibiscus plant is …

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Interview with Lilien Ezeugwu: Finding the genius in kids through art

Interview with Lilien Ezeugwu: Finding the genius in kids through art

Lilien Ezeugwu is the founder of The Art Hub Nigeria, a center where kids make art to reveal and share their mind-blowing creativity with the world. It’s just not a centre. It’s her home. Growing up, she developed a huge interest for art but lack of encouragement and mentorship stood in her way. But she’s …

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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

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