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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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Kuami Eugene stole my lyrics for his Open Gate song – Anamon

Ghanaian hiplife artiste, Raphael Essien, known in the showbiz as Anamon has given Kuami Eugene to resolve what he (Anamon) has termed as stealing of his intellectual property or face legal action. The musician says the 2020 Artiste of the Year stole portions of his 2012 ‘Ashawo’ track. Speaking on drone news …

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Here are the richest self-made Black women in America

Black women are becoming some of the most successful group of entrepreneurs worldwide. By dint of hard work, many of them have joined the list of richest self-made women in America. The list, compiled annually by Forbes, details the worth of America’s most successful women entrepreneurs and executives. This year’s …

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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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Yolo Star Aaron Adatsi and fiancée christen their baby boy

hanaian actor Aaron Adatsi and his fiancée Eyram have christened their baby boy, Aaron Adatsi Junior (Ronny Jr). Before the christening of their baby, there was no announcement from the couple about the birth of their son. The ceremony was attended by some prominent people in the Ghana Movie Industry, …

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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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Hushpuppi’s trial to begin in October

Popular Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas popularly known as “Hushpuppi“ has been arraigned in a court in California, United States, ahead of his trial on October 13. Hushpuppi is accused of being the leader of a group that facilitates computer intrusion, business email compromise (BEC) fraud and money laundering pleaded not …

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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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WHO urges mothers to breastfeed even if infected with Coronavirus

Mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, the World Health Organization’s head said on Monday, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection. “WHO recommends that mothers with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should be encouraged the same as all other mothers to initiate or continue breastfeeding,” …

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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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Tunisia interior minister Mechichi named new PM: presidency

Hichem Mechichi, who until now has served as Tunisia’s interior minister, has been appointed to form the next government, the president’s office said Saturday. The 46-year-old lawyer succeeds Elyes Fakhfakh, who resigned earlier this month — but Mechichi was not one of the names proposed by the ruling political parties …

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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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Has Hushpuppi been released from prison in America?

Hushpuppi, the Nigerian Instagram celebrity who was arrested a few weeks ago by the Dubai Police and extradited to the United States of America, has been one of the most trending persons in recent times. Said to have defrauded several people and firms of millions of dollars and even an …

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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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