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The Diaspora Roundup July 5, 2018

An all Africa exit at FIFA World Cup 2018 For the first time since 1982, there will be  no African team in  the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup Finals. All the big names from the continent including Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, and Senegal have all been eliminated. With matches filled with close calls and near misses the five teams kept soccer fans at the edge of their seats with  some commendable performances EGYPT The hope of Egypt’s Pharaohs lay in their talisman, Liverpool forward, Mohammed Salah who scored  two of the 10 goals that assisted them to qualify. …

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African Round up June 7, 2018

ALL EYES ON AFRICA FOR THE WORLD CUP FINALS   The journey to Russia has not been easy for the five African teams who qualified for the world cup. In the past, West Africa dominated Africa’s cohort, the World Cup, but some of its big names missed out this time: Ivory Coast, Cameroon and Ghana, the all-African champions won’t be in Russia. Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, Senegal and Nigeria all of which overcame big odds to qualify for the World Cup Finals have a titanic task ahead of them to make it out of the group stage. So far no African …

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African Roundup May 24, 2018

CONGO In the next few days, the world will find out whether it’s possible to stop an outbreak as lethal as Ebola. On Monday (May 21) Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo began administering an experimental Ebola vaccine, as the country battles to contain its ninth outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever. According to the World Health Organization, 46 people have died from the virus. The outbreak’s epicenter is the equatorial town of Bikoro situated in one of the most remote parts of the country. With very few paved roads and no electricity. The deadly virus has been now …

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KENYA A huge crack unexpectedly appeared in Kenya, causing astonishment and fright among residents. Scientists’ main theory around the crack is that an underlying superheated plume had caused it. A super plume occurs when a large mantle upwelling is convected to Earth’s surface. It forms at the mantle-core boundary and can result in earthquakes when they heat up. The crack, which is about the distance of Montreal to Winnipeg, continues to grow in size as a result of heavy rainfall in Kenya’s Narok County. It has sparked discussions around the splitting of Africa into two. Splitting a continent in two …

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African round up April 26, 2018

Africa Israel Annuls African Deportation Plan The subject of undocumented migrants seems to be a game of political ping-pong in Israel. Despite its long history as a refuge for persecuted Jews, Israel has almost no legal provisions for non-Jewish immigration. On Tuesday, April 24, for the second time Israel cancelled the plan to deport thousands of African asylum seekers. After allegedly failing to reach an agreement with a ‘third country’ the government, through a letter to the Supreme Court, said that the deportation was “no longer on the agenda.” The deportation plan attracted a wave of criticism from Holocaust survivors …

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Africa Roundup April 12, 2018

The rise of tech hubs It is an open secret that Africa is a key region on the globe, with great strategic value and economic potential, and this reality has not been overlooked by tech giants around the world that see Africa as the next hub of tech business activity and development. Google and The World Bank are among the many international companies and institutions that have decided to take advantage of this African reality and are investing in technological “Tech” hubs to foster growth in Africa. Tech hubs are the gathering place for entrepreneurs, developers’ students to meet, learn …

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DAVIDO BRINGS THE RHYTHM OF AFRICA

Young Nigerian Heartthrob coming to Olympia on April 6th By Rosie Awori Whenever Nigerian heartthrob Davido takes to the stage, audiences are guaranteed an electrifying, powerful and refreshing performance. Such is the power and appeal of the young and dynamic Afrobeat performer. With a string of epic singles such as, Aye. Skelewu, Damediro, that have dominated the charts all over the continent of Africa, it is no wonder that he has already received international recognition. At 26, the Atlanta-born artist has already signed a major record deal with Sony and has churned out hits such as Obo, Flora my flower …

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Africa Roundup March 29, 2018

AFRICA A single currency for all of Africa can be the springboard that launches Africa as an economic power block globally. This ideal is what South African President Cyril Ramaphosa firmly believes in, and he strongly backed the proposal of creating a homogeneous currency for African countries in a bid to attract infrastructure investment and ease intra-African trade. Speaking to journalists on March 21st at the African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, where 44 countries signed a deal to establish the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ramaphosa said a single African currency was the natural next step. He added …

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The politics of Ebola: Not just an African problem

“This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,”: WHO It is a statement as seemingly ridiculous as it is crucial to efforts in curbing an Ebola outbreak that has killed over two thousand people in Africa already this year. At a September 4 news conference, Gayle Smith, special assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama, and senior director at the National Security Council, tried to underscore the scope of the latest Ebola epidemic. “This is not an African disease. This is a virus that is a threat to all humanity,” she said. …

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