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At 117, Jamaican woman likely just became world’s oldest
April 19, 2017
Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica. She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken and celebrated her 117th birthday last month. On Saturday April 15, she is believed to have become the world's oldest living person following the death of Emma Morano of Italy, born Nov. 29, 1899. ... read more »
Remember the Chibok Girls
April 19, 2017
Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped nearly 300 girls simply because they dared to get an education. ... read more »
Nigerian, Namibian Papers Scoop Highest Prize in Explanatory Journalism
April 18, 2017
Under Premium Times Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, the paper published more than 30 stories, with damning details revealing the secret offshore assets of many prominent Nigerians. ... read more »
Tipoff Leads Anti-Graft Swat Team to Upscale Lagos Pad and Bundles of U.S. Cash
April 18, 2017
Osborne Towers is one of the posh new highrises built for Nigeria’s pampered elite. ... read more »
France Pays A ‘Debt of Blood’ to Surviving African Vets from WWII
April 18, 2017
Last year, she started a petition that gained tens of thousands of signatures in less than a week. ... read more »
CBC Africa Taskforce Co-Chairs Host Africa Forum on Famine
April 12, 2017
Congressmembers Meeks and Bass lead #EndFamineNow forum. ... read more »
Ashanti Cultural Center Hit by Wave of Vigilantes
April 11, 2017
Ashanti Cultural Center Hit by Wave of Vigilantes ... read more »
Uganda Tries to Silence an Impolite Activist Fighting for Sanitary Pads
April 11, 2017
Uganda Tries to Silence an Impolite Activist Fighting for Sanitary Pads ... read more »
U.N. Chief Cites ‘Chapters of Inaction,’ as Rwanda Marks 23rd Memorial Year
April 11, 2017
U.N. Chief Cites ‘Chapters of Inaction,’ as Rwanda Marks 23rd Memorial Year ... read more »
Wreath-Laying Ceremony Planned for Anti-Apartheid Activist
April 11, 2017
Wreath-Laying Ceremony Planned for Anti-Apartheid Activist ... read more »
Africans banned from US Africa Economic Summit
April 6, 2017
At the recent African Global Economic and Development Summit held at the University of Southern California there were no Africans from the continent in attendance. The reason being, not one African that applied for a visa to attend the conference was granted one. Yes, you read the sentence right. Not one African from Africa was allowed to attend the conference on African economic development. This is as absurd as it sounds on a number of levels. ... read more »
Profiteering Mars The Record of Black African Gold Mining Firm
April 1, 2017
Medieval Ghana was a wealthy empire, sitting comfortably on mountains of gold. ... read more »
South Africa Must ‘Decolonize’ its Schools, Officials Agree
April 1, 2017
Decolonizing the curriculum was one of the demands of college students protesting at Wits University and other schools last fall. ... read more »
Nigerian Nobel Prize Author Regrets Anti-Immigrant Trump Rhetoric
April 1, 2017
On one of the president’s more outrageous pledges, Soyinka differed strongly. ... read more »
New York’s Africa Center Finally Finds Its Benefactress
March 31, 2017
The center was briefly led by Hadeel Ibrahim, daughter of philanthropist Mo Ibrahim, and Chelsea Clinton. ... read more »

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