February 14, 2019

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Ethiopia has revoked a total of 412.6 hectares of land held by investors, including Ethiopian-born Saudi billionaire Mohammed Hussein al-Amoudi for failure to create jobs and develop the city, as promised when the lands were awarded to them, head of Addis Ababa Land Bank Tesfaye Tilahun told the Voice of America. The investors had promised to create...
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A Gambian civil engineering student in Canada is working on a 3-D printed device that can transform a smartphone into a microscope for disease detection. Fatou Secka, a student at Dalhousie University, disclosed she is developing the clip-on device to save lives in The Gambia, where many are still dying from curable diseases. “It’s easy for...
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Leila Ali Elmi made history by becoming the first East African woman to be elected to the Swedish parliament. She recently took up her seat in parliament for the first time. Leila is an ethnic Somali born in Ethiopia, who left for Sweden when she was a young child. She’s a member of the Green...
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Authorities have been seizing substandard cosmetics and bleaching creams from markets in Rwanda, following a government ban on the items in November 2018. (CNN)The Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products. The East African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard...
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The Brazilian Minister of Culture, Dr Sérgio Sá leitão, while speaking at the Institute of African Studies, University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil paraded important dignitaries including Nigerian artists and historians, as well as professors of arts and African studies at a lecture on the importance of Yoruba language in the Brazilian culture and tradition....
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