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With the gruesome murder of an African-American by a ‘white’ cop still causing widespread outrage across the world, some Nigerians in Lagos, on Monday, staged a walk in condemnation of the dastardly act. The Black Lives Matter Movement in Nigeria (BLMMN), stormed the streets of Nigeria’s commercial capital despite the heavy downpour, in total condemnation...
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Before the corona virus hit Ghana and Nigeria, I foresaw the impending calamities and although I put the article out, too few saw it, even fewer read it and far less thought to act upon it. I honestly believe that if Nigeria and Ghana had closed their boarders long before when they did, their would have not...
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Togo’s president Faure Gnassingbé: ‘Women will receive the highest possible payouts, as they are more directly involved in nurturing the entire household.’ © Valery Sharifulin\TASS/Getty Faure Gnassingbé  APRIL 12, 2020 No matter how effective the developed world’s approach to the Covid-19 pandemic might be in terms of protecting public health, it simply will not work in Africa...
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The Senior Partner of KPMG Ghana, Mr. Anthony Sarpong has said, we cannot escape the humanitarian imperative of supporting the less privileged of our society.  He made this assertion during a short ceremony to donate to the Pamela Bridgewater programs, which aim at catering for the wellbeing of kayayeis , during and after the COVID-19...
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The observable trend of political vigilantism where the youth take the law into their own hands in order to protect or advance their interests has been a pitfall to Ghana’s cherished democracy. Political vigilante groups have been used for violent protests, property destruction, intimidating voters, mounting roadblocks to prevent “outsiders” from observing polls, invading public...
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A 26 year old Nigerian, credited for building the world’s first gaming robot, has just become the highest paid in the field of Robotic engineering. Silas Adekunle achieved this feat after signing a new deal with the world’s reputable software manufacturers, Apple Inc. The robotics engineer was also named as “Someone to Watch in 2018”...
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Refugees and migrants in one of Libya’s detention centres — Photo Credit: Confidential Canada has resettled over 150 African migrants stranded in Libya since the 2017 CNN slave trade expose that showed smugglers auctioning migrants off as slaves outside Tripoli. Canada’s immigration minister, Ahmed Hussen, confirmed the country’s resettlement programme to local media Global News on Wednesday saying at...
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President Kagame with Ashish J. Thakkar, Mara Group Founder, at the BPR Atlas Mara Brand Reveal in Kigali during the World Economic Forum on Africa in 2016 In a bid to solve the massive ICT and technology issues that the country is facing while also creating more jobs in the fast pace growing IT world,...
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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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