Africa: Onikan, Lagos is the 3rd coolest neighborhood in the world

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At last, Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, has made the news for all the right reasons on the world stage. A CNN magazine publication, Time Out, has listed Onikan, a Lagos neighborhood, as one of the coolest places to visit in the world. Only Arroios in Lisbon, Portugal and Shimokitazawa in Tokyo, Japan, were ranked higher than Lagos by the global […]

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Africa: Namibian Environment and Tourism Minister runs into global social media storm

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Namibia’s Environment and Tourism Minister Pohamba Shifeta has kicked off a social media storm when he accused conservationists against hunting, i.e. consumptive wildlife use, as accomplices of poachers. He reportedly made the statement during a workshop on wildlife crime held last week in the capital Windhoek, where he had to admit his government’s failure to do more to stem the […]

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News:Malawi removes nationals from South Africa with buses over Xenophobia

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The Malawian Government announced on Wednesday that it had hired two buses to repatriate nationals, who were displaced, following xenophobic attacks on foreigners in South Africa. The buses left Johannesburg on Tuesday evening and the repatriated Malawians would be back home on Thursday, Secretary for the Department of Disaster Management Affairs, Wilson Moleni, said in a statement. Moleni said the […]

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Africa: I have slept with 700 men, Ghanaian Slay Queen confesses

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A 22-year-old Ghanaian Slay Queen, Abena Ghanabah was unperturbed when she told a Ghpage TV that she has slept with 700 men. Ghanabah, formerly known as Charlotte Abena Serwaa Ghanabah confessed that out of the 700 men, 27 of them were Ghanaian celebrities. According to her, she started sleeping with men at the age of 14. She said the first […]

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Africa: Tourist in xenophobic country

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How would Nobel Laureate and Nigeria’s treasure, Prof. Wole Soyinka, advise a tourist, set to visit a country of rabid xenophobes? Judging by his poem, ‘Death in the Dawn’, he probably would start: “Tourist, you must set forth/At dawn/… The right foot for joy, the left, dread/And the mother prayed Child/May you never walk/When the road waits, famished”! That prayer […]

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Aviation: South African court orders release of impounded Tanzanian plane in compensation dispute

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A South African court on Wednesday ordered the release of an Airbus aircraft leased by Tanzania’s national airline that was impounded as part of a compensation dispute. The A220-300 plane was impounded last month following a court application by a retired farmer who has claimed compensation from the Tanzanian government over the expropriation of his land. The plane had been […]

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Africa: Namibia and the largest underground lake in the world

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46km north of Grootfontein, there is a cavern, known as the Dragon’s Breath Cave. Deep down this cave, it is the World’s largest underground non-subglacial lake, which was discovered in 1986 by the South African Speleological Association and named for the humid air that is felt emanating from its entrance. At least 16 invertebrate species, including the endemic amphipod Trogloleleupia […]

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News: Somali-Americans Can Buy Homes Without Going To The Bank In Minneapolis Thanks To Collective Investment

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Collective investments are helping Somali-Americans in Minneapolis to buy homes without ever visiting a bank, according to a Next City report. Minneapolis, Minnesota is home to the largest number of Somali-Americans in a U.S. city – about 52,000. That dynamic helped the city produce the first-ever Somali-American U.S. Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar. In 2017, there were around 74,000 people of Somalia […]

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News: A $1.6 Billion Nightmare As Investors Can’t Get Their Savings Out in Ghanaian Banks

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Up to 70,000 people could be facing financial ruin after a massive government “cleanup” of Ghana’s banking system that reduced the number of lenders by a third, closed 23 savings-and-loans and triggered a run on banks which couldn’t sell their holdings fast enough to meet demand. An estimated $1.6 billion has been wiped out. That’s more than 33 percent of […]

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Africa: Famous Comedian And TV Show Host Steve Harvey and Family Tour Ghana, Visited The Cape Coast & Elmina Castles

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The Year of Return, an initiative aimed at marking 400 years since the first black slaves landed in Jamestown Virginia is yielding good results. Already, the initiative that urges Africans in the diaspora to come back home, has seen an array of celebrities make their way into Ghana to explore, learn and appreciate their roots. African American comedian, actor and […]

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