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Nigerian Entrepreneur Temie Giwa-Tubosun Wins Jack Ma’s African business Hero Award

A Nigerian entrepreneur has taken home the top prize at the Jack Ma Foundation's first annual prize for African businesses. Temie Giwa-Tubosun walked away with the top $250,000 cash prize from the $1 million available from the Africa Netpreneur Prize...

Meet the only Three Black Female Billionaires in the World

There are 2,253 recognized Billionaires in the World today, according to their forbes, and out of that number, only 13 of them are Blacks representing 1% of the total sum and surprisingly, only three of them are Black women. The...

Africa’s Top 20 Most Attractive Market For Investments

For the third year running, South Africa has topped as Africa’s most attractive market for investments. In ABSA’s latest Africa Financial Markets Index, the Southern African country has came top in terms of financial market development. The Cyril Ramaphosa-led country was...

World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business 2020: Nigeria Ranked Among Top 10 Improvers

Nigeria has moved up 15 places to 131 in world bank ease of doing business ranking for 2020 and has been named one of the top 10 most improved economies in the world for the second time in three...

These are the 20 most Competitive Economies in Africa for 2019 – WEF

Mauritius has emerged again as Africa's most competitive economy, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), ahead of the three biggest economies on the continent. South Africa emerged second (60th position in the world) while Nigeria was ranked 16th (116th...

Entrepreneurs Are Generally Happier than Employees, Research shows

New research has revealed that entrepreneurs are actually happier than those who work white collar jobs. A study from researchers at ETH Zurich found that entrepreneurs display more positive emotions and fewer negative emotions on social media. The study looked...

Uber Launches Boat Service in Nigeria’s Megacity, Lagos

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads. Uber Boat (pilot phase) was launched in partnership...

Honest Nigerian Returns $80K Bitcoins Transferred to Him in Error

Radio France Internationale has reported the story of a Nigerian who returned to its rightful owner $80,000 worth of bitcoins mistakenly transferred to his account. Amidst reports of some bad Nigerians, this is a story worth to share and...

Richest Countries In Africa By AfrAsia Bank – 2020 Ranking

New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank have published the latest African Wealth Report, showing the levels of wealth of various African nations at the end of 2018. According to the report, South Africa is still the richest country in Africa,...

South Africa: Black African Foreign Owned Shops Looted in Soweto

Black African foreign-owned shops were targeted in Soweto Wednesday evening as some residents went on a looting spree. A night of violence and intimidation erupted in Soweto, Johannesburg on Wednesday night, as dozens of local residents turned on the black...

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How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum....

African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach are a primarily agropastoral people;...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70,...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...