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Ghana: How Ghana Went Above and Beyond For Year of Return 2019 | AllAfrica

Cape Town — Ghana is to launch a multi-million dollar fund aimed at attracting investment from members of the African diaspora in the United States and around the world – a follow-up to the “Year of Return 2019” in which the nation reached out to the diaspora on the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first African slaves in the United States. In a news conference earlier this month, Ken Ofori-Atta, the country’s Minister of Finance, announced the “African Sankofa Savings Account”, which he said would enable both high- and low-income earners from the diaspora to invest in “tourism […]

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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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Zimbabwean Becomes First Black Miss London | The Punch Newspaper

The Punch Newspaper Staff, Vogue Photo: Danny Kasirye ; Makeup Artist: T’rae Turner, Stylist: Lasharna Turner. Featured Image Zimbabwean, Vimbai Chapungu, has been crowned Miss London 2019, making her the first black person to hold the title and also a finalist for this year’s Miss England beauty pageant. According to Zimbabwean Mail, Chapungu wore her natural hair during the pageant and she emerged in the top three of the 55 contestants for the bare-faced model title. Chapungu is a classically trained singer, a student and part-time model. CLICK TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE, The Punch Newspaper

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Five Years After Kidnapping, Nigeria’s Chibok School Girls Fade From the International Scene | Council of Foreign Relations

John Campbell, Council of Foreign Relations Zainabu Mala, mother of Kabu, one of the abducted girls, holds a picture of her daughter on April 12, 2019, in Chibok. Audu Ali Marte/AFP via Getty Images. Featured Image April 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 female students gathered in Chibok to sit for high school examinations. The international community responded with outcry and condemnation. At the time of the abduction, female empowerment and education in the developing world was widely discussed in the United States. The story and efforts of a young charistmatic Pakistani activist, Malala Yousafzai, drove interest in the topic, and […]

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What next for the millions uprooted by Boko Haram? – photo essay | The Guardian Over the course of nine years, the Boko Haram insurgency has fractured families and claimed lives across the Lake Chad region, causing untold suffering. Four photographers visited camps run by the Red Cross to document the impact of a conflict that has left 8 million people in dire need

Over the course of nine years, the Boko Haram insurgency has fractured families and claimed lives across the Lake Chad region, causing untold suffering. Four photographers visited camps run by the Red Cross to document the impact of a conflict that has left 8 million people in dire need.

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela Is Dead at 81; Fought Apartheid | The New York Times Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, whose hallowed place in the pantheon of South Africa’s liberators was eroded by scandal over corruption, kidnapping, murder and the implosion of her fabled marriage to Nelson Mandela, died early Monday in Johannesburg. She was 81.

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