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Ghana: A dancehall musician wins Artist of the Year

Ghana’s late dancehall musician Priscilla Opoku Kwarteng with stage name Ebony Reigns made history on Saturday by being the first female and the first artist to win the Artist of the Year award posthumously in Ghana. Her album Bonyfield also won “Album of the Year”, and her song Sponsor won “Afro Pop song of the […]

Kenya: World’s last male northern white rhino dies

Sudan, The world’s last male northern white rhino, died on Monday after “age-related complications,” Kenyan authorities said on Tuesday. According to Old Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya, the 45-year-old rhino was euthanized on Monday after his condition “worsened significantly” and he was no longer able to stand. The 45-year-old muscles and bones had degenerated and his […]

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Climate Change: Zambia raises over $84 million from Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $84.5 million to support two projects in Zambia in the energy and agriculture sectors, state media reported. The southern African nation will spend $52.2 million out of the 84.5 million for the Zambia Renewable Energy Financing Framework supported by the African Development Bank (AfDB) while 32.3 million dollars […]

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Malawi leads typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa

The Malawian government has launched a new generation of typhoid vaccines making it the first country in Africa using the vaccines, Reuters reports. According to the Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust, which is running the program, the clinical trials are meant to test the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). About 24,000 children aged […]

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Algeria: French movie star Gerard Depardieu proclaims love, chides French colonization

French movie longstanding star Gerard Depardieu has proclaimed his love for Algeria and said he wants to live in the North African country in comments in which he lashed out at France’s colonization. “Algeria is a wonderful country, I am interested in the history of Algeria. Its people are intelligent and not as described in […]

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British-born Ugandan Black Panther star wins major award at BAFTAs

Daniel Kaluuya, a British actor of Ugandan origin, has won the Rising Star award at the British Academy Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs), at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday. Kaluuya first attracted public attention in the early 2000s playing Posh Kenneth for the first two series of Skins. He proved his writing talents when […]

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Nigeria’s child comedian ‘Emmanuella’ gets Disney Role

Popular Nigerian child comedian Emmanuella Samuel is set to feature in a Disney Hollywood film. The seven-year-old comedian of Mark Angel Comedy made the announcement via her Instagram page. She said that she is set to feature in an upcoming Walt Disney project with the caption “God bless everyone whose support has added to bringing […]

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf wins Mo Ibrahim African leadership prize

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, named after its Sudanese billionaire founder, announced on Monday that the prize committee has awarded the $5m prize for leadership to the former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel peace prize laureate who has been in power for 12 years, left office last month, handing over power […]

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GPE: $2.3 billion pledged to finance education of millions of children

An unprecedented worldwide support for the education of millions of children was expressed at the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference held in Dakar to address the global learning crisis. The significant new financial commitments of $2.3 billion from donors and developing countries will enable new and improved support for the education of millions […]

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Côte d’Ivoire seizes 600 kg of elephant tusks and pangolin scale

Côte d’Ivoire authorities on Thursday seized about 600 kg of elephant tusks and 600 kg of pangolin scales, Bonaventure Adomo, head of the Ivorian anti-smuggling unit, told reporters. The ivory was ready for export to Vietnam while the pangolin scales were destined for Asia, Adomo said. According to official accounts, the traffickers came from Côte […]

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