News: Hollywood star Kerry Washington tweets birthday wishes in Igbo

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Hollywood actress, Kerry Washington, set social media buzzing recently when she tweeted a goodwill meassge in Igbo to wish Nigerian born American actress Uzor Aduba, a happy birthday Currently starring in the hit ABC drama “Scandal,” Washington broke barriers by becoming the first African-American woman since 1974 to headline a network TV drama. She wrote:”@Uzoaduba, Ncheta Ubochi omumu gi. Ekele […]

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The Nigeria Economy may shrink to 2014 standards in 4 years time

The promise of Africa’s biggest economy has turned to peril. Companies drawn to Nigeria by the prospect of a population bigger than Germany and Turkey’s combined are retreating; those staying have publicly criticized the president, a military strongman in the 1980s who came back to power via an election last year; and foreign investors are pulling their money out. Share […]

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Zuma’s visit to Nigeria: resolving discontent, to strengthen relations

-as President Buhari slams MTN as aiding B/Haram -Zuma promises to refund seized $15million arms deal RennOffor As has been speculated to be a strategic move to clear the increasing bubbles that may hinder businesses between two of Africa’s lion States, President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Nigeria with a large business delegation, coupled with the granting of 10 year multiple […]

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Poverty levels in Africa dropping fast despite problems

RENE VOLLGRAAFF POVERTY in sub-Saharan Africa is projected by the World Bank to drop to 35% this year as faster economic growth in the past two decades allowed governments to boost spending on schools and clinics. The share of people living on less than $1.90 a day, defined as extreme poverty, is set to decline from 43% in 2012 and 56% in […]

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African American Tourism Professionals meet black congressmen in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, September 17, 2015, the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners, the authority of black meeting professionals in the hospitality industry, will present its inaugural “State of Black Tourism Address” followed by a panel discussion of distinguished leaders. Chairwoman Ana Aponte -Curtis states, “I will address how the economic relevancy, social and political power of African […]

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