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Friday, July 10, 2020

People & Politics

9 Nigerians Make 2018 List Of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa

Every year since 2013, Mfonobong Nsehe has put together a list of 30 remarkable young entrepreneurs under the age of 35, who are making the most spectacular impact on business in Africa. Last year, only five Nigerians made it...

Updated: Top 10 Oldest African Presidents, 2018

When former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, 94, was unceremoniously marched out of the office he held for 37 years, hope remained that the moment last month could be a turning point in Africa’s long history of “old men” running...

Nigeria’s Buhari Declares Intention To Contest For a Second Term

Despite being one of the most hated man in Nigeria currently, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has decided to seek another term in elections in Feb. 2019, his office said on Monday, ending months of speculation about his plans after...

Epsy Campbell Becomes First-Ever Black Female Vice President Of Costa Rica

In a history-making election, Epsy Campbell became the first Afro-Latina vice president in Costa Rica, as well as the first black female vice president in Latin America. Winning alongside President-elect Carlos Alvarado Quesada, the two ran on a platform of...

Abiye Ahmed: Ethiopia To Swear In New Prime Minister On April 2

Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday, its parliament said, after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as its chairperson. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition on Tuesday voted in the...

Nelson Mandela’s Golden Hands Sell For $10m in Bitcoin

Gold castings of the hands of South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela have been sold for $10m (£7m) in bitcoin. Canadian crypto-currency exchange firm Arbitrade bought four casts from South African businessman Malcolm Duncan. Mr Duncan, who now lives in...

Ghanaian-American Named Louis Vuitton Creative Boss

Virgil Abloh, the founder of streetwear brand Off-White and Kanye West's creative director, has been named the new menswear designer for French fashion label Louis Vuitton. "I feel elated," the 37-year-old told The New York Times , saying the opportunity...

Richest Black Women In The world, 2018 – Fast Facts

The three women you are about to read about are the richest black women in the world. One is a 66-year-old business tycoon from Nigeria who has her hands in oil and printing industries. Another is a 44 year woman...

Nigerians Top List Of 100 Most Reputable Africans, 2018

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans and Nigeria has the largest number of reputable persons in the list. Nigeria leads the list with 21 individuals while South Africa, Kenya,...

10 Facts About Anja Ringgren Lovén (Saviour Of Nigeria’s ‘Witch Children’)

Anja Ringgren Loven, a Danish care worker who lives and operates from Nigeria back in February 2016, beat the likes of Pope Francis, Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama to top the list of 100 inspiring individuals compiled by...

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“The Aim is to Build” — France to Rename Streets After African World War 2 Heroes

France's armed forces ministry has provided local authorities with a 210-page booklet containing the names of 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them.

Javicia Leslie Becomes First Black Actress to Play Batwoman on TV

Javicia Leslie has become TV’s first black Batwoman. She is the new lead actress in the CW TV show’s second season. Leslie will play Ryan Wilder, a new character who will take over from Kate Kane.

Sex Tourism in Kenya — NGO’s Calls for Help in Fight Against Rising Sexual Abuse by Foreigners

Child protection organizations in Kenya Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders has made kenya's children an easy target for abusers from the...

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 collapse that has plunged its...

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...