Africa: We don’t serve, admit Nigerians, says racist Chinese restaurant in the heart of Lagos


Nigerians are not allowed to enter or order food at a racist Chinese restaurant called Shi Shi in Lagos, The PUNCH has reported. The PUNCH reporter visited the restaurant to find out the claims made by some Nigerians on social media. The restaurant is located on 21B, Emina Crescent, Off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos. Respondents on a social media post […]

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Africa: Haiti, El Salvador and Liberia – Diving Into the Countries On Trump’s S**t List


In a term abounding with profane language, Donald Trump saved his most bitter remark for immigrants. You likely remember the comment. “Why are we having all these people from s–hole countries come here?” Trump asked in a closed-door 2018 meeting with mostly Republican senators, as reported by The Washington Post later that day. He went on to identify Haiti, El […]

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Africa: 62-year-old Congolese music sensation, Koffi Olomide bags 15 years jail term for raping teenager


International music star, Antoine Christophe Agbepa Mumba a.k.a. Koffi Olomide was handed a two years suspended jail sentence by a court in France for raping a 15 year-old girl, he was sentenced in absentia as he failed to show up in the court room. This sentence means that the 62 year-old music composer, producer and singer faces an arrest if […]

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News: How CNN reported on ‘child slaves’ who were not really enslaved


On March 1, CNN aired a video report titled, Freeing the child slaves of Lake Volta, which followed a succession of similar “docufictions” and publications alleging the existence of pervasive child trafficking and child slavery in fishing communities along the Lake Volta in Ghana. We (two academics who have studied this issue critically and carried out extensive interviews with members […]

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News: At Havana’s Diaspora Sol Conference, Bridges Built Between Black Americans and Afro-Cubans


Last month’s Diaspora Sol conference brought together artists and activists of African descent living in the United States and Cuba to discuss race, racism, empowerment and building solidarity. With panels on activism, natural hair and organizing, as well as three hip-hop concertsfeaturing Black Cuban and American artists, Diaspora Sol was the first event of its kind in recent years. The […]

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Africa: Tasila Strikes Mentorship Deal with Nigeria’s D’Banji


President Edgar Lungu’s daughter, Tasila, has struck a partnership with top Nigerian artiste D’banji to collaborate with some Zambian youths. Tasila, the Nkoloma Ward 1 councillor, said she had a fruitful meeting with the top Nigerian artiste who has agreed to mentor some Zambian artistes. “My team with D’Banji and his team just had a meeting to discuss possible collaboration […]

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News: Are Millennials About To Disrupt The Diamond Industry?


The song goes; ‘Diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ but that isn’t true for Millennial women (or Millennials in general), 70% would consider buying lab-grown diamonds over mined ones. A statistic that is music to Type IIA diamond-maker ALTR ears. New diamonds can be created every 60-120 days thanks to technology that recreates the force nature exerts over a billion […]

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News: Chinese supermarkets shun local goods – traders


When Dorothy Kimuli started her company Kims Natural Chilli Sauce some years back, her dream was to capture the local market. Her first target was supermarkets whose shelves were full of imported chilli. “I started with high hopes. I believed that since I was dealing in organic chilli, my goods would be quickly taken up by local supermarkets, something that […]

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News: Australia Aboriginals win right to sue for colonial land loss


The High Court of Australia has handed down the biggest “native title” ruling affecting Aboriginal ownership of the land in decades, amid claims that billions of dollars in compensation will need to be paid by governments to indigenous groups. “Native title” refers to the rights of Australia’s indigenous people to their traditional land and water recognised by Australian common law. […]

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