News: Google doodle honours Chinua Achebe

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Google today celebrates the 87th birth anniversary of Late Chinua Achebe, a writer many consider to be father of modern African literature. Born Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe; 16 November 1930, was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart (1958), often considered his best, is the most widely read book in modern African literature. The novel […]

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News: More Africans are coming to Nigeria for surgeries – UCH CMD

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The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Temitope Alonge, has said that the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State has fulfilled its mandate to train the best specialist doctors and health professionals in Nigeria. Alonge spoke on the various achievements of the teaching hospital during a walk organised as part of the activities to celebrate its 60th anniversary in Ibadan on Monday. […]

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Africa: The Genocide Memorial, From gory sights to tourist boom

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It is impossible to really understand present-day Rwanda without understanding what took place in the East African country in 1994. Fortunately, the citizens have embraced peace, and reconciliation that has move the country to a growing tourists and conference destination. However, you need to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial to know what forgiveness means after the killing of almost one […]

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Africa: Winners Emerge As African Music Stars Glow At AFRIMA 2017

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The battle for supremacy at the fourth annual All Africa Music Awards, AFRIMA, came to an end on Sunday, November 12, 2017 as winners emerged in the thirty-four categories of the award hosted by African American Senegalese superstar, Akon and Paris based Cameroonian, Sophy. It was a night to remember for Wizkid (Nigeria) as he won three awards in the […]

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News: Don’t Convert Africa’s Savanna to Agricultural Land

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To feed the increasing number of Africans who are poor, hungry and malnourished, during the launch of the Transformation of the African Savannah Initiative, the African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwumi Adesina proposed developing Africa’s 400 million hectares of cultivatable savanna lands. The soils are healthy there and can support the cultivation of many crops, including corn and soybeans. To […]

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Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys review: a grumbly host meets a tired format

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Fronting a travel programme should be the ultimate TV job. Chris Tarrant may no longer be at the helm of primetime quiz shows, but Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys (Channel 5) seems like a nice, cosy place for him to land. Travel the world, talk to camera a bit, put feet up. But what should be a nice excuse for […]

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Africa: ‘Zero-tolerance for corruption is reason for high level of accountability in Rwanda’, Says Envoy

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Rwanda, the East African country devastated by genocide that claimed over one million lives about two decades ago, has become an economic phenomenon in Africa having recorded remarkable growth in its economy and government. Arguably, the country holds out lessons for African countries, particularly Nigeria, on what is possible in terms of economic growth and development. In this interview with […]

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News: Study shows Married European Women with Tattoos are more likely to flirt

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Over the years, tattoos have been seen as a sign of personality, creativity, rebellion and now a great sex life? According to iol.co.za, a recent study has revealed that people more so women with tattoos are more likely to have a passionate extramarital affair. The study was conducted by Victoria Milan, a dating website for married and attached people looking […]

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News: At last 6 Central African Countries of CEMAC become Visa free for its Citizens after ECOWAS, SADCC and EAC

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The Central African Economic and Monetary Community reached a key milestone this week. Heads of state meeting in Chad lifted visa requirements for their citizens traveling within the six-member regional bloc. But challenges remain to ensuring free movement and deepening economic integration. The announcement marked the culmination of 23 years of negotiation. Citizens of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa Republic, […]

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Africa: How Zimbabwe’s economy Collapsed

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Zimbabwe’s financial system increasingly resembles a house of cards. Were one card to give way—for instance, if South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, were to have the temerity to suggest that Zimbabwe actually pay for the electricity that it’s supplying the country—the entire edifice would collapse.To put it another way, the government is bust. It is again printing money to cover […]

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