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

The knee on George Floyd’s neck is the same knee that justified colonialism in Africa

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

Musicians lose up to Sh500,000 as pandemic mutes industry, study shows

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

Africa’s looted artifacts are being put up for sale during the global economic crisis

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

COVID-19 in Africa: Youth Perspectives – Aya Chebbi

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

America cannot lecture Africans on human rights

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

The looting and impoverishment of Africa relate to U.S. violence at home

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

How ancient African societies used social distancing to manage pandemics

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

Mory Kante, African Music Star and ‘Yeke Yeke’ Singer, Dies at 70

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.

The World’s Three Oldest Mathematical Objects are From Africa

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

Zana Masombuka on Ndebele Superhero as a process of reimagination

@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

Never Underestimate the Grit of Malawians to Survive the Coronavirus

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

Why Africa’s biggest adopter of GM crops changed its mind

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

Is France breaking with its colonial past in Africa?

 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

The U.S. Brags About Health Aid To Africa While Bombing Some Of Its Most Vulnerable Nations

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

Burundi President-elect Evariste Ndayishimiye to be sworn in as soon as possible, court rules

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

Why Kagame Sacked General Nyamvumba?

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.

Vital Kamerhe, top aide to DRC president, on trial for corruption

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

A Case for Swahili Language

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

Nairobi governor Sonko puts families at risk with ‘coronavirus-busting’ alcohol in food packs

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

THE 3,298 Years Old Mummified Face of Egyptian Pharaoh Seti I – He was Black

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.

Ethiopia, once one of world’s fastest growing economies, is seeing carefully laid plans unravel

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

Don’t give Africa loans, write off debts, Magufuli says

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

Congolese Doctor Jérôme Munyangi is the man behind COVID-Organics, Madagascar’s ‘remedy’

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

Madagascar’s COVID-19 Herbal Cure Gives Hope To The World

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

U.S. Airstrikes Hit All-Time High As Coronavirus Spreads in Somalia

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

Africans Struggle to Be a Unified Force in the UN Security Council, Complicated by the Coronavirus

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

Bill Gates Donates $15 Million to Campaign Pushing GMOs on Small Farmers Around the World

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

After Years of Resistance Ethiopia Government Approves Commercial Cultivation of Controversial GMO

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

I don’t think anyone can complain that food is expensive in Ghana – Agric Minister

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

Ethiopians in Lebanon: between revolution and slavery

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

Senegal Championed for controlling the novel coronavirus.

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

Africa: Artist Initiatives for COVID-19 Awareness and Information

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

African Women in Architecture: Five Inspiring Architects you should know

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

Coronavirus and Virtual Learning: In Ghana Soronko Academy gets innovative with “My Digital Skills”

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

African creatives make masks amid COVID-19 pandemic

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

Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?

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 universities are manufacturing masks, gloves and hand sanitizers to beat coronavirus

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

Be bold, do not accept COVID-19 vaccines from Europe – Professor Gyampo

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

In West African Coronavirus Hot Spot, War Has Left 700,000 Homeless and Exposed

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.

We Ugandans are used to lockdowns and poor healthcare. But we’re terrified

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,

Meet Selassie Atadika, Ghanian Chef and owner of Midunu

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 backs out of African athletics championships

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

Africans Object Proposal to Test COVID-19 ‘Vaccine’ in Africa

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

Ethiopia bids farewell to iconic life-saving gynecologist: Catherine Hamlin

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

White spots in meat a sign of TB – but thorough cooking can make it safe

“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

Black people aren’t more resistant to novel coronavirus

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

‘Butchered’: The Kenyan FGM clinic serving Europeans

 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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