News: 10 Things To Know About The Nikole Hannah-Jones 1619 Project


The New York Times is speaking truth to the story we’ve been taught about the origin of the United States, and reframing it around a single pivotal historical event — the arrival 400 years ago of the first African slaves. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first slaves arriving by ship at the Virginia colony, New York Times Magazine […]

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Africa: Ghana, Russia To Sign Visa-Free Access Deal


The Governments of Ghana and Russia are looking forward to signing a visa-free access for holders of diplomatic and service passports between Ghana and Russia. The move is to further deepen the two nations bilateral relations. Ghana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, made this known at a joint press conference after holding talks with her […]

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News: Qatar capital’s roads turn blue to combat extreme heat


City administration of the capital of Qatar, Doha, began painting city roads in blue, as part of a pilot project to combat the effects of extreme heat. “The temperature of dark asphalt is 20 degrees Celsius higher than the actual temperature, because black attracts and radiates heat,” Doha city engineer said, reports to Ar Raya. According to him, painting asphalt […]

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Africa: AfDB identifies 14 sites for Agro-industrial Processing Zones in Nigeria

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The African Development Bank (AfDB), says it has identified 14 sites for the proposed Special Agro-Industrial Processing Zones (SAPZs) in Nigeria. Prof. Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Special Adviser on Industrialisation to AfDB’s President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday. NAN reports that the bank had met with investors in […]

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News: The Secret History of How Cuba Helped End Apartheid in South Africa

As the world focuses on Tuesday’s historic handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro, we look back at the pivotal role Cuba played in ending apartheid and why Castro was one of only five world leaders invited to speak at Nelson Mandela’s memorial. In the words of Mandela, the Cubans ‘destroyed the myth of the invincibility of the […]

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News: Hundreds of thousands of Africans were enslaved in America


Wanda Tucker stepped off the plane to a sky so gray it blended into the tarmac. She inhaled, balanced her new bag with the straw handle, then step-by-step-by-step made her way down the metal stairs. It had been 40 hours since she left Virginia. Her 61 years had caught up. Something about flying over that wide, dark water, watching the […]

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News: NFL Is Using Jay-Z And Colin Kaepernick To Silence Dissent


After trying to make Colin Kaepernick go away, the NFL is not interested in having a conversation about social justice and it doesn’t need to partner with Jay-Z for that purpose, says actor, radio host and political commentator DL Hughley. What the NFL needs, Hughley said, is “your silence, your obedience and your money.” The host of TV One‘s nighttime […]

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Africa: OPay launches ‘OBus’, a public bus hailing service, in Lagos


Opera-backed OPay formally launched OBus, a bus hailing service, in Lagos last Saturday. This is coming barely a week after the introduction of OTrike in Aba. In its plan to become a multi-service commercial internet platform, OPay which started as a mobile payments platform in 2016, has within the past months added motorcycle hailing, personal loans, food delivery and tricycle […]

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