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    Ethiopia’s Gender Parity

    Aisha Mohammed became the first woman defense minister in the history of Ethiopia. She is one of 10 women to hold a cabinet position in Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s administration. “Our women ministers will disprove the old adage that women can’t lead,” Ahmed told his parliament as he announced that half of his cabinet positions would […] More

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    Meet Yarrow Mamout

    There’s a good chance that the name Yarrow Mamout doesn’t ring a bell when you hear it (hat tip, if it does). But it should. The story of Mamout, a Muslim slave born in Guinea and brought to America in the 1752 at the age of 16, is a compelling one. Not only was he […] More

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    Sudanese President Dissolves Government

    The President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, dissolved the Sudanese government yesterday. Upon the government’s dissolution, Bashir named Motazz Moussa as the country’s new prime minister and tasked him with forming a brand new cabinet to help run the country. Moussa previously served as Sudan’s Minister of Irrigation and Electricity. The prime minister is expected to […] More

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    Have You Heard of Rooibos?

    Rooibos (pronounced ROY-boss) isn’t the most popular tea in America but it is the one of the most profitable teas in Africa in both health and wealth. In the 18th century, Swedish naturalist Carl Peter Thunberg toured around the world to document people in the Age of Enlightenment. His expedition to Western South Africa would […] More

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    US Sanctions Against Zimbabwe Remain In Place

    The US Congress passed a bill last month to extend its sanctions against Zimbabwe until after the country’s recent election. The Senate passed the Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Amendment Act (S. 2779) on Jul. 25, 2018, ahead of the country’s election on Jul. 30, 2018. The bill was introduced to Congress by Rep. Karen […] More

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    Mahama Announces Bid For Re-Election

    The former president of Ghana, John Mahama has announced his bid for re-election. Mahama intends to contest the flagbearership race of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) as well as the 2020 elections. Mahama became president in 2012 but lost to the New Patriotic Party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo in 2016, making him the first ever president […] More

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    UK Apologizes To Windrush Citizens

    The UK’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid issued an apology to 18 people who were deported back to the Caribbean or detained because they could not produce documents to prove their rights to live in the United Kingdom. “The experiences faced by some members of the Windrush generation are completely unacceptable and I am committed to […] More

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    #WhileBlack Hits Nike in South Africa

    Several Nike stores in South Africa shut its doors after a video surfaced of an employee’s husband making racist remarks. Adam Catzavelos sparked public outcry after posting a video describing the scene at a beach as “heaven on earth” because no black people were in the area. The businessman, who is married to Nike Africa’s […] More

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    Black Soap Takes Us Back To Our Roots

    As a child, I was deeply ashamed of people using my bathroom. It stemmed from an ill-fated playdate that ended with a friend, a Jewish girl who lived across the street, bursting out of the bathroom in laughter and announcing to the entire block that my family washed themselves with rocks. I realized, shamefully, that […] More

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    5 Things To Know About La Negrada

    La Negrada is the first fictional movie featuring an entirely Afro-Mexican cast. The film centers around two women, Juana and Magdalena, who are both married to the same man, Neri and live in the same community. Their way of life takes a turn when one of the wives becomes terminally ill. Perez-Solano uses the movie […] More

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    Nigerian President Vows To Tackle Corruption

    Following his recent 10-day vacation to the U.K., Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari condemned the political corruption that almost brought the country to it knees. In 2016, Nigeria faced a recession after billions of dollars were frittered away through corrupt oil and defense contracts. Despite the crippling blow, Nigeria’s economy is much stronger. Increased crude oil […] More

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