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This Day in History: March 6th

At midnight on March 6, 1957, President Kwame Nkrumah declared Ghana autonomous, independent of British rule. The country would also have a new flag,...

Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao: ‘We Need to Decolonize the Black Mind’

Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, diplomat, medical doctor and educator, attended Harlem's National Black Theater recently, where she pulled no punches during her address. "We need to...

Ghana Inks Trade Partnership Agreement with UK

Ghana has signed a trade agreement with the United Kingdom reported to be worth $1.6 billion. The deal is one of the latest agreements since...

South African’s Port Elizabeth Renamed Gqeberha

The South African city of Port Elizabeth has been officially renamed Gqeberha. Gqeberha is a Xhosa word for the Baakens River, which flows through the...

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Begins Historic Role as WTO Director-General

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has officially commenced her role as The World Trade Organization's (WTO) director-general. Dr. Okojo-Iweala's appointment makes history as she is the first...

Coca-Cola Appoints Debra Mallowah as VP for East, Central Africa

Coca-Cola has appointed Kenyan business-wiz Debra Mallowah as the new Vice president for its East and Central African franchise. She will be succeeding Phillipine Mtikikiti,...

Nigeria Exits Recession

Nigeria has pulled itself out of its worst recession in 40 years. According to Bloomberg, the gross domestic product grew 0.11% in the three months...

Famine Fears as Kenya Battles New Swarm of Locusts

Kenya is once again battling a swarm of desert locusts in a surreal real-life emergency invoking scenes from the Bible. Local farmers are distraught as...

Kenyan Woman Invents Brick Stronger Than Concrete from Waste

Nzambi Matee is helping to tackle homelessness in Kenya while simultaneously finding a way to save the environment by turning plastic waste into a...

Akon Inks DRC Mining Deal with State Company

American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has just inked a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The venture is...

Remembering S.C.’s Orangeburg Massacre

This week marks the 53rd anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre. To this day, the Orangeburg Massacre is documented in history as one of the most...

SA Left Reeling as AstraZeneca Jab May Only Have 10% Efficacy Against Variant

South Africa is returning to the drawing board in its bid to fight Covid-19 after they suspended vaccinations using the Oxford/AstraZeneca following the news...

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