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END SARS PROTEST ROCK NIGERIA

Africa is bleeding “We want to appeal to the Nigerian government to stop killing us, we just want to speak out against police brutality and corruption.” One protestor speaks on TV and his voice breaks as he recounts the events of October 20, in Nigeria. For the past month, Nigeria has been rocked by nationwide protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) group. And on October 20, Nigerian military opened fire on unarmed protesters killing 10 and injuring scores. And in response the Nigerian government said the citizens shouldn’t have been out protesting as there is a curfew underway. But …

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Searching for peace among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta held talks on the standoff over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd), according to Egyptian officials. The two leaders met in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, in early October as President Kenyatta returned home from France. A brief from Egypt’s spokesperson said: “The meeting touched on the latest regional developments of mutual interest, especially concerning the issue of the Renaissance Dam, as it was agreed to intensify coordination between the two countries during the coming period on this sensitive and vital issue”. Recently, the tensions among Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia over the Grand …

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Welcome to AKON CITY

R&B Star AKON lays foundation for futurist city in Senegal Quirky towers for offices and homes, a stadium, a seaside resort, a technology hub, recording studios, a hospital and a university, and even an “African village.” Internationally acclaimed R&B musician Akon laid the first stone on his pharaonic project Akon city near Mbodième, a small coastal village in the west of Senegal. The artist recently held a press conference in the Senegalese capital Dakar, to announce the launch of this sustainable construction project inspired by Wakanda, the name of an African fictional kingdom in which the script for the award-winning …

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SOUTH AFRICA’S ECONOMY PLUNGES as COVID-19 Numbers surges

Recent indicators shows that South Africa’s economy plunged by 51% in the second quarter of 2020 a frighten new reality that sent shock wave across the nation, one of the continents more stable and developed economies. The sharp decline has been linked to COVID-19 and the total lockdown that shut down the economy for three months since March. However, economists say that the decline has been happening since President Ramaphosa took power and the pandemic acted as a catalyst for the fall. At the beginning of the year, the country’s Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) fell by two percent following a …

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Numbers of Infected are frighteningly high in South Africa

South Africa has become the hardest hit nation on the continent with the highest rates of COVID-19 infections. It is also has the fifth highest number of confirmed cases worldwide with more than 400,000 infections and a death toll of 5,940. When the virus was declared a global pandemic, the country’s president Cyril Ramaphosa imposed a strict lockdown in the country at the end of March, even banning the sale of cigarettes and alcohol in a bid to ease pressure on health workers. The restrictions were enforced by soldiers on the streets in a bid to bring the outbreak under …

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Remembering the legendary Senegalese singer Balla Sidibé

Senegal has lost a star, the death of singer Balla Sidibé, one of the founding members of the legendary Senegalese Afro-Latin band Orchestra Baobab group, on Wednesday, July 29, in Dakar, has come as a shock and devastation to many. The Association des Métiers de la Musique du Senegal (AMS) announced the news that, “Balla Sidibé, did not wake up this Wednesday morning after a busy rehearsal day with his fellow musicians.” Born in 1942, Sidibé worked in the police force in Senegal before he decided to pursue music full time. He went to the then cultural hub of Casamance …

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Alphonso Davies: Dawn of a brilliant career

Africa’s gift to Canada and the soccer world He is only 20 years old but already Alphonso Davies boasts a track record that would be the envy of many soccer players. Moving to this country as a child of refugees from Liberia, no one could have anticipated that he would become Africa’s gift to Canada and to the soccer world. His time in in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich since 2019 has seen him reach to the top of the German Bundesliga league where he was named Rookie Of The Year in his first season. His talent on the pitch …

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Invaded by Locusts

Billions of desert locusts are swarming across eastern Africa—mainly affecting Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania and have now crossed over into South Sudan who is already reeling from widespread hunger and years of civil war. The swarms are massive: one of the largest in Kenya is about 37 miles long and 25 miles wide. For reference, that could cover more than half of NDG. The swarms, which are dense enough at times to block out sunlight, are the worst to hit Ethiopia and Somalia in 25 years, and the worst in Kenya in 70 years. Desert locusts can travel …

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African Roundup February 6, 2020

SWAHILI TO THE WORLD From modest beginnings as the speech of a small group of mixed farmers, Swahili has become the lingua franca of millions of people in East Africa and beyond. Swahili was originally spoken along the coast of Tanzania and Kenya. Arab traders from the coast then spread the language to nearby islands, and then traders from those islands spread it deeper into the continent. The origin of Swahili extends 1500 years since the arrival of Omani clove traders to the East African coast, absorbing a lot of Arabic words in the process. it played the most important …

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Angola wants it money back from former president daughter

Isabel Dos Santos allegedly plundered millions Angola wants Isabel Dos Santos to come back home and answer for her crimes. Dos Santos, daughter of former Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos who served from 1979 to 2017, is currently under scrutiny for having allegedly siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars of public money into offshore accounts, according to leaked documents. The alleged crime was uncovered by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, which collaborated with more than 120 journalists in 20 countries to comb through a trove of more than 700,000 leaked emails, contracts and other documents—collectively known as the …

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