Sixty Years since Patrice Lumumba’s historical Speech at Ceremony of the Proclamation of the Congo’s Independence
Men and women of the Congo, Victorious independence fighters, I salute you in the name of the Congolese Government. I ask all of you, my friends, who tirelessly fought
Image Source Ever since I saw the video of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on the 25th May—killed by a policeman who knelt on his neck for nine minutes while
Image Source As countries struggle to get their economies up and running amid the Covid-19 crisis, the music industry will be among sectors that will face a tough task to
Thousands of artifacts looted from African towns over a century ago line European and British Museums and institutions. After decades of campaigns for the return of African pieces, such as
African Union Congress COVID-19 is affecting many young people in various ways including health, education and socio-economic impact. The reality of young people on the continent even before the pandemic
Image Source Seated in the unenviable squalor of my modest, sparsely furnished living room, deep in the southern end of “shithole” Africa, as American President Donald Trump casually described it
Image Source On April 30, hundreds of armed protestors stormed the Michigan state capitol building in the United States. The protesters were aggressive, loud, boisterous and angry. Some may even
Werner Forman/Universal Images Group/Getty Images Every so often, a pandemic emerges that dramatically alters human society. The Black Death (1347-1351) was one; the Spanish flu of 1918 was another. Now there’s Covid-19. Archaeologists have
LSI-Africa Guinean singer Mory Kante, an influential figure in African and world music, has died, his family said Friday. He was 70. Kante brought Guinean, and Mandingo, culture to the world.
Nic Bothma/EPA Yes it’s true. Before there was a Greece, before there was a Romulus or Remus, before there was a Rome, before there was a Carthage, before there was
@Being_Zana Zana Masombuka, a graduate from the University of the Underground as well as Stellenbosch University presented her project The Ndebele Superhero on the 2019 antenna conference stage. Masombuka hails
Ever since an expatriate tourism adviser labeled Malawi the “warm heart of Africa” in the 1970s, Malawians have worn the title proudly, sparing no effort to welcome visitors with open
Joseph Opoku Gakpo) The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM
Eight West African countries will soon be using a new currency. The old one may not have been well known, but for 75 years the CFA, as it is
DAVID HECKER / GETTY IMAGES As COVID-19 began spreading across the African continent in late March, the U.S. State Department took to Twitter to boast about American health assistance there. A March
Image Source A top court in Burundi has ruled that President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye be sworn in as soon as possible following the unexpected demise of his predecessor Pierre Nkurunziza. The
Image Source Rumours about General Nyamvumba’s sacking have been going about for days now, some even have gone as far as alleging that he intended to overthrow boss man Kagame.
Image Source A top aide to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) President Felix Tshisekedi is set to go on trial for corruption, in an important case that has rocked
Image Source This past Wednesday while watching the National Assembly proceedings on TV, the Mvita MP Abdulswamad Nassir proposed that the government considers waiving the charges payable by those placed
Image Source Mike Sonko, the flashy governor of Nairobi, has been distributing packages of food to families as restrictions on movement to slow the spread of Covid-19 bite. A photo reveals that some of his
Ever since the Europeans and Arabs invaded Kemet/Africa, over a thousand years ago, they have been fascinated and obsessed with the vast knowledge and heritage which the African continent houses.
Image Source Ethiopia’s once promising economy has run into a wall as the global economic crisis unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic devastates the nation of more than 100 million, forcing
Image Source Tanzanian President John Magufuli has urged the World Bank and other international lenders to write off debts to African countries, instead of giving loans for fighting the coronavirus
Image Source Congolese President, Felix Tshisekedi, has instructed his Ambassador in France to immediately deliver a Congolese passport to Dr. Jérôme Munyangi in Madagascar and facilitate his travel to the
Image Source Madagascar’s COVID-19 herbal cure gives hope to the world as we race for a cure. 92 of Madagascar’s 128 Coronavirus patients have recovered, leaving 36 active cases. None
Image Source In the first four months of this year, U.S. Africa Command has conducted more airstrikes in Somalia than it did during all of Barack Obama’s eight years in
Image Source The three elected members that represent Africa on the United Nations Security Council generally present a unified front on the continent’s numerous challenges — many involving foreign intervention
Image Source In the last four years, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated a total of $15 million to two global campaigns aimed at “ending world hunger” by
Image Source The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in Addis Ababa lauds Ethiopia’s approval of commercial cultivation of the controversial genetically modified organisms (GMOs), according to
Image Source Minister for Agriculture Dr. Owusu Afriyie says even though he does not subscribe to the control of food prices no one can complain that food is expensive in
Image Source More than 100,000 Ethiopians, mostly women, are employed as domestic workers in Lebanon, but the continued economic descent and scarcity of employment exacerbated by the economic crisis and
Image Source Without much of a health budget, Senegal is being championed for controlling the novel coronavirus. From early-detection mobile kits to 3D printed ventilators, the West African nation is
African artists appear to be on the forefront, taking action to combat COVID-19, through donations, awareness-raising songs, animations, illustrations, and appeals to fans. Here are some of our favorites
Even in the 21st century, the roles of women in a male-dominated field of architecture and design (globally) are largely overlooked. However, even if gender inequality continues to be a cause
As the rapid spread of the coronavirus continues and governments impose lockdowns, schools and learning centers across the world have been forced to close their doors. This has lead school
Source As the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, increases throughout Africa, and with health officials recommending individuals wear masks in public, Africans, from west to south to
When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the 21-day national lockdown, he said: “From midnight on Thursday March 26 until midnight on Thursday April 16, all South Africans will have to stay
Zimbabwe’s spiral into economic chaos and uncertainty over the last decade has left the country with few functioning industries and an over-reliance on imports of nearly everything from food and
Of all Ancient World Pyramids, The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the true giants of ancient structures
Pyramids were built on nearly every continent on the surface of the planet. No matter where we decide to look, we will find that some of the most ancient civilizations
Outspoken professor at the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Gyampo has called on African leaders to ensure that they reject any offer by Western leaders to try coronavirus vaccines on
On March 18, Burkina Faso suffered the first confirmed Covid-19 fatality in all of sub-Saharan Africa. The victim was Rose-Marie Compaoré, the first vice president of the Sahelian nation’s parliament.
In Uganda, for the first time since 2013, more than three people can legally meet without needing to inform the police. Last week, parts of the Public Order Management Act,
After over a decade spent engaged in humanitarian work with the United Nations and years of self-teaching in the culinary arts, Selassie Atadika completed course work at the Culinary Institute
Algeria Athletics Federation said yesterday that hosting the 2020 Africa Championships billed for June 24-28 is no longer feasible following the unabated spread of the coronavirus. This coming on the
Social media has been outraged over two French doctors who discussed in a TV show the idea of a COVID-19 vaccine test in Africa. The comments made by Jean-Paul Mira and Camille
An estimated 60,000 lives saved over her period of practice – total of 61 years, Catherine Hamlin; is celebrated by Ethiopians and maternal health care champions across the world for
“If you see bubbles and white spots in animal meat, please avoid eating it. It is animal TB and very dangerous.” TB is the bacterial disease tuberculosis. This advice has
In Kenya, Residents of settlements say there is no room for them to isolate to counter the spread of the coronavirus
Kenya is edging towards a lockdown as the number of coronavirus cases rises to 15. The government is suspending all international flights from Wednesday and has ordered pubs and restaurants to remain
Facebook posts shared thousands of times claim that a Cameroonian man living in China was cured of the novel coronavirus “because he has black skin”. Although a Cameroonian student was
In a “good month”, about 100 girls will be brought by their families to Halima Hirsi’s* underground clinic in Nairobi to be subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM). Families come here from
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