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Wealth of 5 Nigerians can end poverty in Nigeria – Oxfam

The combined wealth of five richest Nigerians, put at $29.9 billion, is enough to end poverty in the West African nation, according to Inequality report released by Oxfam International on Thursday. The report titled ‘Inequality in Nigeria – Exploring the drivers,’ said despite the current economic recession in the African most populous nation, “a small […]

Senegal: NBA opens first Academy to unleash African talents

The NBA, major men’s professional basketball league in North America, opened its first NBA Africa Academy on Thursday in Senegal. The inauguration of the African academy based in the third-largest city of the West African nation, Thies, follows similar NBA projects opened last year in China and other projects in Australia and in India. According […]

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Ghana plunged into darkness as power crisis deepens

Ghana witnessed a nationwide blackout on Wednesday night, leaving millions of Ghanaians and businesses in the West-African nation without electricity. According to the head of GRIDCO, the national grid, “there was a surge of power around 9:40pm last night; we lost many generators across the country. As a consequence, we lost supply to most parts […]

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Kenyan predicts right outcome of 17 games, wins $2m

28-year-old Kenyan Samuel Abisai has won $2 million after he correctly predicted the outcome of all 17 games in last weekend’s mega jackpot. A statement from gaming company, Sportpesa, said the winner was called shortly after midnight on Sunday and was revealed at a red-carpet ceremony in Nairobi later. The University of Nairobi graduate becomes […]

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Malawi raises legal marriage age to 18

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has officially banned child marriage this week after a two-year parliamentary process and subsequent approval in February. The constitutional amendment signed by the president raises the legal marriage age to 18.  The offense is now punishable by five years’ imprisonment and a fine of about $143. However, rights campaigners say it […]

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Kenya, Ghana and Malawi to Pilot world’s first malaria vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday announced that the first vaccine against malaria, Mosquirix, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline and that pilot tests on children will take place in three African countries: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi. The Mosquirix vaccine (also called RTS, S) was created especially for infants aged 5 to 17-month olds, the WHO […]

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Ghana gospel singer wins top award for first time in 17 years

Ghana Gospel music singer Joseph Oscar Mettle was crowned this weekend, Artiste of the Year in Ghana, making history as the first gospel singer to win the Award in 17 years. Although the West African nation is a Christian dominated country, it’s the first time for a gospel musician to rise up to the ultimate […]

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Two Kings inaugurate “Africa in Capital” cultural event

King Mohammed VI and visiting King Abdullah II of Jordan inaugurated on Thursday at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat, the landmark cultural and artistic event “Africa in Capital”. The month-long event, which celebrates African arts, features scores of events including art exhibitions, concerts, films screening and lectures, the aim […]

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A Ghanaian becomes first black female neurosurgeon in top US University

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, a Ghanaian neurosurgeon trained in the United States, has become earlier this week, the first black woman in 30 years to be accepted as a resident at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department. The prestigious program, ranked second in the United States, accepts just two to five residents. Nancy Abu-Bonsrah, who moved […]

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South Africa loses Commonwealth Games, New Zealand not interested

South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee on Monday said Durban will not host the 2022 commonwealth games due to financial restrictions. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) confirmed in a statement released later that the Rainbow nation made “significant departures” from its original promises. “The CGF has completed its review of the final information submitted […]

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