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Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Kigali Arena: Rwanda Completes East Africa’s Largest Indoor Arena Ahead of 2021 Africa Basketball Championships

Rwanda has opened the much-anticipated Kigali Arena, one of Africa’s largest indoor stadia that will host major regional and international sports events, including the continent’s biggest basketball meet – the 2021 FIBA Africa Basketball Championships. The 10,000-seat facility, located next to...

Ethiopia ‘Breaks’ Tree-planting Record, Plants 353 Trees In 12 hours

Ethiopians planted more than 353M trees in one day as part of a program fighting deforestation, says a govt official. It would be a world record - previously held by India for planting 66M trees in a day. Ethiopia is now...

5 Interesting And Sad Facts You Never Knew About Slavery

Did you know that during the dark era, slavers did all they could to justify the practice of slave trade, including creating a dedicated Slave Bible. In the Slave Bible, Passages that could have prompted rebellion were removed, And...

Lagos has Become one of Airbnb’s Fastest-growing Markets Globally

It’s unlikely that Lagos, Nigeria’s bustling economic hub, ranks very high on the bucket list of tourists who want to visit Africa. Unlike cities in South Africa, Mauritius or Morocco, Lagos is known more for its ever-busy business district than...

5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know Your Brain Can Do

Thanks to years of studying the insides of people every chance we get, we have a pretty good grasp on the functions of almost all of our body parts. The brain , however, seems to get more mysterious the...

Men Who go to Bed Late Have Poorer Quality Sperm, New Study Finds

A new study has found that staying up late to watch movies or catch up on emails could affect men’s sperm count and damage their chances of fathering children. Men trying to have a baby could increase their chances of...

Lost Wallet Experiment: Kenya Ranks Poorly in Global Honesty Index

Kenyans has been ranked poorly in a global honesty survey of 40 countries where researchers dropped wallets with cash in public places as part of a social experiment. The study sought to answer the question: Does the amount of cash...

These are the Highest Paid Black Athletes in 2019

Forbes has released its list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2019 with the cut-off for the top 100 at $25 million as compared to $17.3 million some 5 years ago showing how lucrative the industry has been over...

Egypt’s 3,189m Long Ramadan Meal Table Dubbed World’s Longest

Measuring just over 3,000 metres, Egypt sets the world record for the longest food table at a Ramadan breakfast meal.. Nearly 7,000 people attended the event which was held at Egypt’s new administrative capital on Saturday (June 1), in...

Kibera: Some Interesting Facts About Africa’s Largest Slum

Located in Kenya, Kibera is notorious for being one of the world’s largest and most impoverished slums. There is no exact number for how many individuals are living in Kibera, but estimates range from 170,000 to one million people....

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Zimbabwe Spends Millions of Dollars on Luxury Cars as the Country Goes Hungry

The government of Zimbabwe has spent millions of dollars on luxury cars for senior officials despite a deepening economic...

Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome, Togo is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioners can find anything...

Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust...

World Bank to Lend 50 Billion USD to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020

The World Bank said Wednesday it will lend 50 billion U.S. dollars to 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The Bank said the loan...

Algeria Buries Skulls Of Resistance Fighters Beheaded by French Forces During the 1800’s

The skulls of 24 Algerian anti-colonial soldiers, beheaded by French forces during colonial France's conquest of the North African country that had been lying...