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    ‘Why Are We Portrayed As Terrorists?’

    A new study has been published by the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition (MAAC) titled “Terrorists and Tyrants: Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Actors in Prime Time and Streaming Television.” The results of the study show there is a major gap in representation when it comes to MENA actors, who are mostly portrayed as terrorists […] 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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    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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    Ethiopian Prime Minister Making History

    A video of Ethiopia’s new and youngest-ever president, Abiy Ahmed is going viral, and for good reason. Ahmed declared a cleanup of the country’s homeless. The homeless citizens were given haircuts, bathed and given new clothes and shoes. The move is in stark contrast to some countries that send out death squad’s to assassinate their homeless, […] More

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    Before There Was Gordon Ramsey…

    You can barely turn on the television without running into a cooking show—from Master Chef to Hell’s Kitchen, Top Chef to Iron Chef. There are currently more than a couple of dozen shows on several networks featuring some of the best chefs and cooks in the world. But before there was a Gordon Ramsey or […] More

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    Meet The French

    France is just one win away from winning its second World Cup title in the country’s history when it faces Croatia at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday in the finals. But Les Bleus’ impressive run in this year’s tournament is inspiring people well beyond French borders. It doesn’t take more than a quick look at […] More

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    Nigerian Art Phenom

    Kareem Waris Olamilekan, 11, the youngest artist in Nigeria, drew a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron during his visit to Fela Kuti’s New Africa Shrine in Lagos last Tuesday. Macron was in Nigeria for two days starting July 4th. He attended a cultural showcase to announce the launch of the Season of African Cultural […] More

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    Youngest DJ in Africa

    DJ Switch, who was named “DJ Discovery of the Year” at the 6th Annual Ghana DJ Awards held May 5 at the Accra International Conference Centre, is the youngest deejay in all of Africa. DJ Switch, whose real name is Erica Tandoh, won the last Talented Kidz Show last year in Ghana in just her first […] More

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    Meet the Stars of the World Cup: Sadio Mané

    Name: Sadio Mané Team: Senegal Group: H Position: Winger Age: 26 Height: 5-foot-9 Weight: 152 pounds Club: Liverpool (England) World Cup Appearances: None   Summary: There are big expectations for Senegal’s 26-year-old forward. He leads the country into its first World Cup since 2002 and his coach is already touting him as “one of the […] More

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    5 Facts About The Congo

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is located in central Africa. It is bordered by nine countries: Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Tanzania to the east; South Sudan and The Central African Republic to the north; Zambia and Angola to the south, and The Republic of Congo to the west. Prior to the arrival of […] More

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