Africa: Nigeria has ‘more female entrepreneurs’ than any country in the world

Nigeria has ‘more female entrepreneurs’ than any country in the world Nigeria has the highest number of female entrepreneurs in the world, according to BBC. The organisation spoke with two women who sell moimoi, a traditional meal made from beans, to make a living. Ayo Megbope started by selling moimoi, but now has a restaurant and a catering service, while […]

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Africa: Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners

Zambian police banned from marrying foreigners Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare this within a week. It said failure to do so would “attract disciplinary action”. Police spokeswoman […]

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AU:The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa

L-R. Dr Desta Meghae the Liason to the African Union for the Diaspora African Forum, Ikechi Uko, Eiman Kheir of CIDO, Rabbi Kohan Nathannyiah the Executive Secretary PANAFEST  and Oyetade Adeyemi of Foreign Affairs Nigeria The Role of the African Diaspora in the growth of Tourism in Africa The African Union  Citizen and Diaspora Organization  workshop in Cairo, Egypt By […]

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Olympics: While Nigeria House flops in Brazil Jamaica nets 20,000 visitors

By IKECHI Uko The Rio Olympics left Nigeria limping home with only the “Golden” Bronze won by the football team. That wasn’t the only loss suffered by Nigeria in Rio. While Jamaica was smiling home with a truckload of Gold medals from the tracks it seems it also won the tourism Gold medal too. The idea of a Nigeria village […]

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Africa: Chicken odour ‘prevents malaria’ research in Ethiopia finds

The smell from a live chicken could help protect against malaria, researchers have found. Ethiopian and Swedish scientists discovered that malarial mosquitoes tend to avoid chickens and other birds. The experiments, conducted in western Ethiopia, included suspending a live chicken in a cage near a volunteer sleeping under a bed net. Last year malaria killed nearly 400,000 people in Africa, […]

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Chibok girl shocker: I want to go back to Boko Haram

…people call me Boko Haram wife, criminal ..They rejected me, were happy when my child died A girl, identified simply as Zara, who was abducted by Boko Haram but was later rescued by the Nigerian Army has expressed her willingness to join the terror group because of the stigma she is now experiencing after she was reunited with her family. […]

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Sex workers protest as French lawmakers outlaw paying for acts

French lawmakers have passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex and imposes fines of up to €3,750 (£3,027, $4,274) for those buying sexual acts. Those convicted would also have to attend classes to learn about the conditions faced by prostitutes. It has taken more than two years to pass the controversial legislation because of differences between […]

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The 10 most powerful Nations in Africa

1. South Africa South Africa is the only African country that is a member of the G20 and BRICS (the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa grouping), and the only African country of the EU’s 10 global strategic partners. This is mainly because South Africa is the EU’s largest trading partner in Africa but it certainly gives the country […]

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Building Collapse: Two S’African Children Sue Synagogue Church Over Father’s Death

The two children, aged three and six, are looking for at least $520,000 (£370,000) in damages, Lagos court papers quoted in the Nigerian media said. This is supposed to compensate for the money that their father would have been expected to provide them with until he turned 70. Their lawyer, Bolaji Ayorinde, told the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that he […]

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