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Thursday, July 9, 2020

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Amazing Facts That Will Change The Way You View Pregnancy

Pregnancy plays an important role in all of our lives. It is the reason we humans (animals too) are all here. It is the reason our ancestors were here. It is the reason that human society can move forward...

All-girls Robotics Team From Ghana Wins World Robofest Championship in the U.S.

Ghana presented an all-girls robotics team for the senior division of the World Robofest Championship in the United States and they won the topmost position by beating teams from the United States, Mexico, Egypt, South Korea and dozens of...

Grand Mosque of Algiers: China Builds Africa’s Largest Mosque Worth $2 billion in Algeria

The King Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco will no longer be the largest mosque in Africa, as a new billion-dollar mega-mosque with the world’s tallest minaret is nearing completion in the capital city of Algiers, Algeria. After almost a...

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart Named in BBC’s 100 Stories that Shaped the World

Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart has been named in BBC’s 100 stories that shaped the world, making it into the top 5. BBC Culture asked writers around the globe to pick stories that have endured across generations and continents...

2019 Press Freedom: Nigeria Ranked 120 out of 180 countries

Nigeria has dropped one place to 120th in the latest World Press Freedom Index released by the international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders. Ghana also lost its spot as Africa’s best in terms of press freedom after Ahmed Suale, an...

Kenya Launches Africa’s Second breastmilk Bank after South Africa

Kenya has taken the leap to open the continent’s second breastmilk bank in Nairobi to help lactating mothers get the nutritional product and also to donate for babies who have been born underweight, severely malnourished, or orphaned.. Breastmilk is...

Report: Ethiopia is the Fastest Growing Travel Destination in the World

According to the 2019 annual report from the World Travel and Tourism Council, Ethiopia is the fastest growing travel destination in the world with Rwanda in sixth place and Uganda at 12th. Ethiopia’s tourism sector grew by a staggering 48.6...

Nigeria Set To Overtake India In Open Defecation Ranking

Access to sanitation has been on the decline from 30 per cent in 2010 to 28 per cent in 2015. Open defecation has been on the increase and there was not a single LGA in Nigeria that is open...

Police, Power Sector Ranked Most Corrupt Institutions in Nigeria – Survey

A new public survey released Tuesday by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) reports high levels of corruption in public institutions in Nigeria for the past 5 years. Of the five major public institutions surveyed, the police emerged...

Young, Educated Africans Most Likely to Consider Emigrating To Another Country, Study Reveals

Data released by Pan-African research network Afrobarometer. – where over individuals in over 30 countries were surveyed – has revealed that More than one in three Africans (37%) have considered emigrating to a different country. Respondents were asked: How...

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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...