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Birthright AFRICA: A 10 Day Journey To Discover Roots & Uncover Greatness

By Ashley Johnson As the first Fellow and volunteer Program and Kuumba Director for Birthright AFRICA, I had the task and honor of developing and experiencing the 10-day itinerary to Ghana with Founder and Chief Umoja [...]

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Sudan Independence: Ten Things to Know

On 1 January 1956 Sudan welcomed the New Year by declaring its independence from Egypt and England who were jointly running the country. The Anglo-Egyptian rule over Sudan lasted 58 years. When Sudan finally [...]

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African Christmas Traditions To Mark the Festive Season

There are more than 350 million Christians who celebrate Christmas in Africa. Many western Christmas traditions are now part of African Christmas culture, including buying trees, singing Christmas carols and children waiting for Christmas [...]

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3 Books by African Authors to Have on Your Festive Season Reading List

The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers by Fouad Laroui Publisher: Paperback (June 28, 2016) The Curious Case of Dassoukine’s Trousers humorously explores the realisms of life in a world where everything is foreign, in a [...]

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African Innovators: Big Ideas, Making BIG Impact

What does it take to make a difference in the lives of people in your community, your country, your continent, or even the world? Is it a bright mind, an endlessly flowing stream of [...]

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Zenith Bank And Mastercard Partnership Set To Strengthen Ghana’s Banking System

Mastercard and Zenith Bank have extended their partnership in West Africa to now include Ghana. To tweet this news, copy and paste: Partnership between @MastercardMEA & @ZenithBank #Ghana will help strengthen banking system #digitalsolutions The [...]

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Burkina Faso By Far Exceeds Its Objectives For Its Development Plan

The President, His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, and the government of Burkina Faso, managed to mobilise almost 28 billion euros (18,500 billion CFA francs) within the framework of the conference of partners for the [...]

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What’s Trending: #BidoungChallenge

The latest viral craze to hit African social media is the #BidoungChallenge. Sparked by Cameroon’s Minister of Sports and Physical Education Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mpkatt graciously bowing to President Paul Biya and his wife during [...]

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T-Shirt Factory Africa Partners With ANKHERA To Produce 100% Made in Africa Fashions

100% made in Africa products to satisfy the fashion appetite of those who love the African style of fashion. T-shirt Factory Africa, makers of top quality branded apparels and ANKHERA located in Paris, France [...]

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Regional Energy Co-operation Summit To Discuss Opportunities For West African Collaboration On energy Projects

Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to take place in January 2017 to discuss opportunities for cross-border power projects and investments across the West African region. Cross-border co-operation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that [...]

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Kenya Independence: Ten Interesting Facts About the East African Country

On 12 December 1963, Kenya gained independence from Britain, ending decades of oppression and unjust rule. As the British Union Jack was replaced by the black, red, and green flag, a new nation was [...]

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Juniper Glass Announces Ethiopian Merger And Regulatory Approvals

Juniper Glass announced that it has received all regulatory approvals necessary to conclude the final investments in its US$70 million greenfield container glass factory in Debre Birhan, Ethiopia. Juniper is working closely with leading global [...]

SAP Africa Appoints Dr. Gilbert Saggia As East Africa MD

Dr. Gilbert Saggia, new Managing Director in East Africa, SAP Africa SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa. Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed [...]

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Big City Life: Lagos, Nigeria

It doesn’t get much bigger than Lagos, the largest city in Africa’s most populous country. We take you on a 24-hour tour (through the eyes of a local) of the former capital that is [...]

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What You Need to Know as #GhanaDecides Who its Next President Will Be

Ghana heads to the polls on the 7th of December to elect the new president of the country and Members of Parliament (Accra) of Ghana. So, who are the presidential candidates, what are the [...]

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The Big Picture – Behind the Lens of African Photographers

The likes of the late Malick Sidibe from Mali, Nigerian Solomon Osagie, and South Africa’s Alf Kumalo are just some of the pioneers of African photography who have gone on to garner international acclaim, and [...]

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Will Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama Hold on To Power?

On 7 December, over 15 million Ghanaians are expected to take to the polls to vote in the country’s seventh general elections. Having become a multiparty state in the early 90s, Ghana is touted for [...]

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#GambiaDecides: What You Need to Know About the Gambia Elections

The atmosphere is tense in the Gambia as the country gears up for the highly-anticipated December 1 presidential election. With a few days left until Gambians choose their next leader, electoral campaigns are fiercely raging on [...]

RiseUp Summit 2016: The Entrepreneurship Revolution

RiseUp press conference announces 2016 tracks, events, and speakers building to economic empowerment RiseUp hosted its annual press conference on the 20th of November to announce the activities and tracks that will be covered in [...]

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Gemalto Pioneers SIM Reactivation Solution To Help Ghanaian Mobile Operators

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, launches the world’s first solution for real-time reactivation of dormant SIMs in Ghana. LinqUs SIM Reactivation, allows operators to seamlessly reconnect lost prepaid subscribers at [...]

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Fadumo Dayib: Could This Woman Be Somalia’s First Female President?

Fadumo Dayib is in the running to become Somalia's first female president. She has led an extraordinary life: born in a refugee camp in Kenya, being forced back to Somalia and then having to [...]