GBEREFU: From slaves’ ‘Point of No Return’ to Africa’s biggest deep sea port

For almost 400 years, little has changed about Gberefu Island in Badagry area of Lagos State. The vast land is sparsely populated as the communities located on it are few and far between, reports OKORIE UGURU. A stretch of sandy soil runs into miles. The beach has little activities except by some white garment worshippers whose churches are located there. […]

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Zimbabwe expects 100 000 German tourists

By Pauline Mhuka ZIMBABWE is targeting 100 000 tourists from the German market by 2020 in line with the National Tourism Blueprint which is pushing for a $5 billion sector. Germany is the world’s largest outbound travel market with 76 million travellers each year and over half the German population takes at least one holiday abroad each year. And data […]

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Ghana Missing In Best Countries Ranking

Ghana is missing in the maiden best countries ranking released over the weekend in the United States. The highest ranked country in Africa is South Africa, in 31st position, followed by Morocco in 35th, Egypt in 39th, Tunisia in 47th, Nigeria in 57th and Algeria rounding off the ranking at 60th position. Ghana cannot even be found in the best […]

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How DNA tested Americans are claiming Igbo heritage

Each year growing number of our African American brothers and sisters are reclaiming their Igbo heritage, thanks to the incredible DNA project by our sister Ada Naja Chinyere Njoku and her group. Chinyere has traced her heritage back to Ala Igbo, and several years ago was reunited  back with her Igbo family through an incredible and emotional ceremony in Virginia […]

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American slave ports are building memorials to mark locations of slave trade

By MICHELLE R. SMITH PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island — A project aimed at memorializing America’s slave-trade ports is moving to Rhode Island, where some 1,000 slave-trading voyages were launched. The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project has been working to place markers at 40 ports along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts where slaves arrived or where ships were sent to […]

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Armstrong Williams: Meet the black man who owns the Largest number of TV stations in America

By Kellan Howell Armstrong Williams, the conservative commentator and business manager for Republican presidential front-runner Ben Carson, is now the largest black owner of TV stations in America, closing deals to acquire two new stations Friday. His purchase of KVMY, the MyNet affiliate in Las Vegas, and WLYH, the CW affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has brought his total holdings to seven […]

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Ethiopian Airlines growing more in Asia and the US

Ethiopian Airlines is planning further long-haul network expansion in 2016 with new destinations in Asia and North America. The expansion is made possible by the delivery of Ethiopian’s first batch of 343-seatA350-900s along with additional 270-seat Boeing 787-8s. New York is in line to become Ethiopian’s fourth destination in North America in Jun-2016, joining Toronto, Washington Dulles and recently launched Los Angeles. Ethiopian is also looking at Chicago and Houston, […]

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US based Nigerian builds 100 houses for widows in Nigeria

A Nigerian medical doctor based in the United States of America, Godwin Maduka, has built no fewer than 100 bungalows for widows and other indigent persons in his Umuchukwu community in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state. Umuchukwu, a boundary community between Anambra and Abia State, is relatively rural. An excited native of the community said, “Today, there […]

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