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Friday, July 10, 2020

Nigeria

Nigerian Statues Looted During The Civil War Sell in Paris Auction for £200,000

A pair of sacred statues that a Nigerian museum commission and protesters claimed were looted during the country's 1960s civil war have been sold for €212,500 (£194,183) at auction in Paris. The Igbo statues were sold by the Christie's auction...

Auction of Nigeria’s ‘Looted’ Statues to go Ahead in Paris Despite Opposition

A planned auction of two sacred Igbo objects alongside others at the Paris salesroom of the British auction house Christie’s are heading for sales in Paris, France, despite several efforts to stop the auction. They are simply identified as “Paire...

Top 10 African Countries Enjoying Press Freedom in 2020

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, which ranks 180 countries based on the level of press freedom available to journalists. It, however, said press freedom remains highly fragile in Sub-Saharan Africa. The latest Reporters...

Most Powerful Military in Africa 2020: Nigeria’s Military Strength vs the Rest of Africa

Military website Global Firepower has released its strength rankings for 2020 – showing how the world’s largest armies compare to one another. The ranking is based on over 50 individual factors with categories ranging from military might and financials to...

Most Dangerous Cities in Africa 2020: South African Cities Dominate List

Six South African cities has dominated the ranking of Africa’s most dangerous cities, according to Numbeo’s 2020 crime index released recently and seen by listwand. South Africa was also ranked as the third most dangerous country in the world, with...

Visa Free Countries for Nigerian Passport Holders 2020

Visa-free travel for citizens of Nigeria. If you have a Nigerian passport, you can visit these countries without getting a visa before your trip Visa requirements for Nigerian citizens are administrative entry restrictions imposed by the authorities of other countries...

Pa Adama Aduku: Nigeria’s Oldest Surviving Soldier Dies At 101

The oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pa Adama Aduku has joined his ancestors at the age of 101. His death was announced by one of his relations on the WhatsApp platform of the Director Defence Information, Defence Headquarters...

Efe Ajagba: Meet the Nigerian Boxer Who Holds the Record For Fastest Victory In Boxing History

Efe Ajagba nicknamed The One and Only is a Nigerian professional boxer. As an amateur, he won a gold medal at the 2015 African Games and bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. As a professional, Ajagba holds the record...

Here’s How Other Africans View Nigerians

As seen on Quora. Here's what other Africans think of Nigerians. Boitumelo Dube from South Africa I'm South African and used to stay in Sunnyside Pretoria, aka Lagos. I have a good number of wonderful friends, colleagues and acquaintances from West...

Top 10 Burna Boy Songs – Most Watched Music Videos On YouTube, 2019

Singling out the top Burna boys music videos of all time is a tough task given that Nigeria's number one Afro-beat/fusion export just keeps outdoing himself. His song "On the low," was released in 2018, and already it has...

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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...