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This black man built a $1.2bn company supplying parts to Honda

From a humble upbringing in North Carolina, Billy Vickers has risen through the corporate ladder to become one of the most successful black business owners in the United States. His journey to the top started from his grandfather’s cotton farm where he developed his work ethics. Vickers purchased Modular Assembly …

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Protesters reportedly shot dead in Nigeria

Amnesty International said late Tuesday there was “credible but disturbing evidence” that security forces in the megacity of Lagos had fatally shot protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality despite a new curfew going into effect. The Lagos state commissioner for information, Gbenga Omotoso, said in a statement Tuesday night …

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Police fire teargas to disperse clan meeting, three arrested

Police in Mityana District Saturday used teargas to disperse members of Buganda Kingdom’s Mbogo Clan. The clan members had convened at their ancestral site at Mugulu – Ziggoti Town Council to attend a thanks giving prayer for their leader, Mr Gajuule Kayiira Kasibante. Kasibante served as head of Buganda’s 52 …

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Why celebrities are rushing into politics in Uganda

In 2015, Judith Babirye, a popular gospel artiste, announced that she would contest for the Buikwe Woman MP seat in 2016. She would later beat incumbet Dorothy Mpiima to join the 10th Parliament. Another artist, dramatist Kato Lubwama, took over the Rubaga South seat formerly occupied by Ken Lukyamuzi. The …

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East Africa could become a major cannabis export hub

The East African Community could become a mass producer of medical cannabis for export to fast-growing markets in the West. This is after Rwanda on October 12 became the latest EAC partner state to approve medical cannabis production for export, following closely in the footsteps of Uganda. Tanzania and Kenya, …

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Tanzania bans organising protests online

Activists in Tanzania say new rules that restrict online content are infringing on people’s freedom of expression. Under the new legislation, organising, planning or even supporting any form of demonstration online is now illegal. The new rules have also banned sharing of information about an infectious disease outbreak without government …

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Tanzania’s ex-leader Mkapa to be buried in home town

Former Tanzanian President Benjamin William Mkapa will be buried later Wednesday at his home village in southern Tanzania. Mr Mkapa died of a cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday, his family said. Some Tanzanians believe President Mkapa will be remembered as the founder of a modern Tanzania, because …

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US summons Zimbabwe ambassador to explain ‘thug’ slur

The US government has summoned Zimbabwe’s ambassador to explain comments made about its envoy by the country’s ruling party. A spokesperson of Zimbabwe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, had on Monday accused the US of sponsoring anti-government protests in the country and called the US ambassador Brian Nichols a “thug”. The Assistant …

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Police arrest boyfriend after lover dies of stomach ache

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Amosu Funso, over the death of his girlfriend, Precious Udochi, in Ogombo, Ajah area of the state. Funso had gone to the Ogombo Police Division on July 18 to report that Udochi died after complaining of stomach pains and the police …

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Passion for purple revives ancient dye in Tunisia

A Tunisian man has pieced together bits of a local secret linked to ancient emperors: how to make a prized purple dye using the guts of a sea snail. “At the beginning, I didn’t know where to start,” said Mohamed Ghassen Nouira, who heads a consulting firm. “I would crush …

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Tanzania’s former president Benjamin Mkapa dies

He was the country’s third president after independence from Britain in 1962. Ruling the East African country for two terms from 1995 to 2005, he’ll be remembered for working to end the conflict in the Great Lakes. Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa has died age 81 at a hospital in …

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Sudan’s ex-leader Bashir faces trial over 1989 coup

The former leader of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir is facing a trial in the capital Khartoum over a 1989 coup that brought him to power. Bashir is facing charges over the military coup in 1989 and could receive the death penalty if convicted. Following the 1989 coup, Bashir stayed in power …

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Detectives in Somalia to probe Kenyan plane crash

Air crash investigators have flown to Somalia to probe an accident involving a Kenyan plane. “We have received a notification from the Somalia government to assist with the investigations. Our team will visit the site and make a report,” Mr Martyn Lunani, the director and chief investigator of accidents at …

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Efficacy of Madagascar’s COVID-Organics in Congo limited

At the height of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Republic of Congo, like several other African countries, received a large quantity of COVID-Organics from Madagascar. This traditional concoction, made from artemesia plant, which is supposed to prevent and cure COVID-19 patients, was tested and analysed by experts. But in Congo, reactions …

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Boko Haram attacks military barracks in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday July 13, attacked 333 Artillery Barracks in Maiduguri, Borno state.   The barracks said to be a short distance from the Nigerian Air Force base in the ancient city, was attacked by 11:20pm. TheCable reported that the insurgents had attacked some parts of the town before heading to the barracks …

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Bobrisky claims she is pregnant

Nigerian internet sensation Bobrisky has announced very interesting news. She has made posts on Instagram that suggest that she is pregnant. “I can’t hide it any more guys, I’m 2 weeks gone. Congrats to myself and Bae”. That was the first post she made about her pregnancy. She went on …

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Too many countries going in wrong direction – WHO

The coronavirus pandemic is going to get “worse and worse” if certain governments do not take decisive action to curb the spread of the disease, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said we are seeing “dangerous increases in cases” in countries where …

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Burundi Couple Wed Despite Motorbike Crash

A young couple in Burundi’s northern city of Kirundo have surprised many by proceeding with their wedding plans despite the groom being involved in a serious accident a few days earlier. Charlotte Mukantwari married Gabin Ndayizigiye at the hospital where he was being treated following a motorcycle accident on 30 …

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Nigeria’s World Trade Center building in flames

The World Trade Center located in Abuja, Nigeria has been gutted by fire. The World Trade Centre is a complex of eight buildings under construction in the Central Business District of Abuja, FCT in Nigeria comprising seven skyscrapers planned for the site, two of which have already been topped out, …

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 31,323

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has declared that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has spiked up to 31,323. It disclosed that 575 new infections were recorded today via its official Twitter handle. Below shows the number of cases per states. 575 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; …

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Nigerian Air Force Announces Date, Guidelines For 2020 Recruitment

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has officially announced the date for its 2020 Trades/Non-Trades Men and Women recruitment exercise. July 24 to August 21 is the commencement date for the recruitment exercise. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed in a statement in Abuja on …

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