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Thando Hopa makes history as she graces Vogue cover | MSN Lifestyle

Entertainment Reporter, MSN Lifestyle © Provided by Independent Media Thando Hopa. Picture: Instagram, Featured Image Hopa is flying the South African flag higher as she graces the April cover of Vogue Portugal. The international model, lawyer and activist makes history as she becomes the woman with albinism to grace the cover of Vogue. Revealing on their Twitter account, the April issue dubbed, Africa Motherland, is “dedicated to origins and Africa, as the cradle of humanity”. Hopa also shared the exciting news and admits this is a dream come true. Taking to her IG account, she wrote: “I once said to […]

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Rwanda honors those killed in genocide 25 years ago | Reuters

Clement Uwiringiyimana, Reuters Family photographs of some of those who died are displayed in an exhibition at the Kigali Genocide Memorial on Friday. Ben Curtis/AP, Featured Image (Reuters) – Rwanda began a week of solemn ceremonies on Sunday to commemorate the lives of 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutus murdered during the Rwandan genocide, a three-month-killing spree that began 25 years ago. President Paul Kagame laid a wreath at the Gisozi genocide memorial site, where over a quarter a million of people are buried, before an afternoon of speeches and song. Later, a candelit vigil was held in the packed national […]

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Nigeria’s ‘most beautiful girl in the world’ now an international model | Legit.ng

Seun Durojaiye, Legit.ng Jare Ijalana, a 5-year old Nigerian, who has been dubbed on the internet as the most beautiful girl in the world from her portrait by wedding photographer, Mofe Bamiwa. Featured Image -year-old Jare found her way into the spotlight in 2018, when photos of herself and her siblings hit the internet. The dark beauty was immediately tagged by many as the most beautiful girl in the world and unarguably, she looks just like the perfect black barbie doll. Since, she was first captured, Jare has not only become an internet sensation but has moved on to become […]

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Chinese imports ‘driving fishermen to despair’ | BBC News

Andrea Dijkstra, BBC News Kenya’s fishermen are increasingly struggling to make a living. JEROEN VAN LOON. Featured Image the frozen fish defrosts under the hot Kenyan sun, fishmonger Mechak Juma prefers not to tell his customers that it has come all the way from China. We are at the largest fish market in the city of Kisumu, on the eastern shores of Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. A scene of hustle and bustle, business is booming for the traders, but very little of that money now goes to the local fishermen. As fish stocks in Lake Victoria have plunged over […]

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Mass funeral service held for Ethiopian crash victims – video | The Guardian

Reuters/AP, The Guardian CRASH SITE—A boarding pass is seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash March 11, near the town of Bishoftu, Ethiopia. CNS/TIKSA NEGERI, REUTERS of people have mourned victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crash, as 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag were accompanied through the streets of the capital, Addis Ababa, amid emotional scenes. Relatives, friends, and colleagues of the 157 people killed when the plane crashed on 10 March lit candles and held prayers during the service. The identification of some remains of crash victims could take […]

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Meet the woman who opened a library in Ghana with focus on Black writers | Check Out Africa.com

Ivor Moyo, Check Out Africa.com 2017, writer Sylvia Arthur packed up her belongings, including what remained of her personal library, and left London for Accra, the capital of Ghana, her parent’s home country. Driven out of the U.K. by the high cost of living and hostile political environment, she sought peace in West Africa. Part of feeling at home in Ghana was down to the fact that her complete book collection, over 1,300 works collected over two decades predominantly by writers of African descent, had long been in her mother’s house in Kumasi. Overcome by guilt that the books weren’t […]

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Anthony Browder Makes History as the First African American to Lead and Fund an Archeological Excavation Project in Egypt | Los Angeles Sentinel

Sentinel News Service , Los Angeles Sentinel DC’s own, Anthony “Tony” Browder makes history as the first African American to lead and fund an archeological excavation project in Egypt. In May 2018, Mr. Browder, his daughter Atlantis Tye Browder, and the ASA Restoration Project excavation team discovered 2700-year-old Kushite artifacts that were recently installed in the Egyptian Museum in Luxor. Mr. Browder and his team are continuing the difficult work of bringing to light ancient knowledge that will dramatically change our understanding of Nile Val­ley history and culture forever. A Rich Legacy Anthony Browder has an extensive portfolio as a […]

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