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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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Rwanda has broken it’s current world record of 64% women representation in parliament. The new world record for women representation in parliament has now shot up to 67.5%. Out of 80, now women occupy 54 seats, which is 67.5%. The new record came out on Tuesday night after the National Electoral Commission announced the September...
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Although West African countries produce over seventy percent of world’s cocoa, I’ll bet you can’t name one African chocolate brand. Why? Because most of the Continent’s cocoa is exported to foreign countries that produce their own brands. Fortunately, there are now African chocolate makers getting into the game. Meet sisters, Priscilla and Kimberly Addison. They are the founders of...
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Image copyrightAFPImage captionUganda’s Quiin Abenakyo says she wears her natural hair as often as wigs Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has criticised the newly crowned Miss World Africa for “wearing Indian hair”. Tweeting a photo with fellow Ugandan Quinn Abenakyo shortly after her pageant win, he said “we must show African beauty in its natural form”....
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new report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron will advise him to pull thousands of African artifacts looted during the colonial era out of French museums and return them to the continent. French collections house at least 90,000 pieces originating from sub-Saharan Africa with around 70,000 works in Paris’ Quai Branly museum alone, according to...
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Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S. has been caught in a cat and mouse game with the American authorities piling pressure on him to sanction the deportation of thousands of Ghanaians. Dr Barfuor Adjei-Bawuah has described as unfair pressure on him to give his approval for hundreds of Ghanaians to be sent home for violating U.S. immigration...
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Former actress and singer, Mara Louw interacts during a meeting with President Jacob Zuma at Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria 12 Dec 2012: Photo: GovernmentZA/Flickr Marah Louw a South African singer and actress was this week a guest on the DJ Sbu Breakfast show where she shared her thoughts on the “bleaching phenomenon”...
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he Nigerian Society of Engineers has called on the Federal Government to invest more in growing its Local Content to build the nation’s infrastructures rather than over-relying on the third world countries to fix them. According to the body, Nigerian Universities are doing their best to produce competent engineers that should be encouraged make a...
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