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The story of Breffu, a female slave from Ghana who led a massive slave revolt to take over the West Indies in 1733 | Face2Face Africa

Many rebellions took place during the peak of the slave trade. The reasons for the uprising are simple; enslaved Africans were tired of being abused, misused and mistreated. They were also tired of seeing each other die and living in stark poverty all their lives. Enslaved Africans were not allowed to voice out their troubles and problems; this led to the act of rebelling against their masters and fleeing to freedom, their only way of being heard. In 1733, one such revolt against the Danes in the West Indies happened. Known as the 1733 slave insurrection on St John, it […]

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What Is China Doing In Africa?v| Forbes

Chinese corporations are all over Africa. In June 2017 a McKinsey & Company report estimated that there are more than 10,000 Chinese-owned firms operating in Africa. What are Chinese corporations doing in Africa? That’s a highly controversial issue. The reason Chinese corporations are in Africa is simple; to exploit the people and take their resources. It’s the same thing European colonists did during mercantile times, except worse. The Chinese corporations are trying to turn Africa into another Chinese continent. They are squeezing Africa for everything it is worth. This is the view several African politicians have. The Zambian politician Michael […]

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The children sent to a DR Congo ‘holiday camp’ never to come back | BBC News

Joanna Heywood, BBC News Abdula Libenge holds a picture of his missing daughter. Benoit De Freine.Featured Image A court in Belgium is investigating an orphanage for alleged abduction and trafficking of children from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Children were brought to Belgium and adopted by families who had been told they were orphans. Years later, DNA tests have proved that in some cases they were not. of miles north of DR Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, is the village of Gemena. Most people make a living from agriculture or fishing; others are carpenters or shopkeepers. Abdula Libenge, a 34-year-old tailor, is […]

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6 famous people you didn’t know are from Mozambique | Face2face Africa

FRANCIS AKHALBEY | Staff Writer, Face2face Africa Photo via thesefootballtimes.co. Featured Image African nation of Mozambique endured a brutal, nine-year war to gain its independence from Portugal. The war ended on this day in 1975, with the European colonizers ruling for 477 years prior. The seeds for the independence war were planted as a result of anti-colonial rhetoric and communist ideals beginning to take hold in many countries in Africa. In the case of Mozambique, the ethnic Portuguese who lived in the nation appeared to benefit from policies geared toward them while natives were often seen as an after-thought. An […]

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Ghana is producing more female entrepreneurs than any other country | Face2face Africa

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR, Face2face Africa Women working at sewing machines in factory. Pic credit: Sleek Garments Export Ltd. Featured Image rise of women in entrepreneurship is not necessarily associated with the pace of their country’s wealth and economic development as this latest Index on women’s entrepreneurship has shown. The second edition of Mastercard Index of Women’s Entrepreneurship (MIWE) revealed that some of the least wealthy and developed economies have higher women business ownership rates than their wealthier developed peers. Ghana came out on top, with 46.4 percent of businesses in the country owned by women. Uganda came in third, with […]

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Africa Produces 75% of Cocoa But Gets 2% of $100b Chocolate Market Revenue | Ghana Business News

For centuries, the economies of African countries have been made dependent on advanced economies, and despite the enormous amount of natural resources in Africa, over 500 million citizens continue to live in poverty. A case in point is the cocoa and chocolate industries. Even though Africa produces 75 per cent of all the cocoa in the world, the continent gets only 2 per cent of the $100 billion revenue from the chocolate industry. It is not any different with the mining sector either. Jean Noel Francois, the Acting Director, Department of Trade and Industry at the African Union (AU) Commission […]

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