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SA city is the world’s top African bucket list destination

New data released by hoppa, leading ground transportation specialist, reveals the world’s most popular bucket list destinations in Africa for 2019. South Africa and Kenya feature strongly.

Cape Town topped the list as the most popular bucket list destination in city in Africa, while Kenya is the most popular country on most peoples bucket-list to visit

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Africa’s first black ‘Afronaut’, Mandla Maseko, dies in road accident before maiden mission

Mandla Maseko, a South African man who had won the opportunity to become the first black African to go into space, has died in a motorcycle crash. He was 30.

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Dillon shop brings Africa to Montana

By Annie Pentilla

African Oasis, an upscale curio shop and coffee and tea house in downtown Dillon, is a site that isn’t hard to miss. In the small ranching and agricultural community, the Idaho Street store certainly stands out, laden as it is with African art and the taxidermy busts of animals from the continent where human life is said to have its origins..

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Candace Owens sparks twitter storm following remarks about Nigerian-Americans

by  Nurudeen Lawal –

American conservative commentator and political activist Candace Owens is known for her pro-Trump activism and her criticism of the Democratic Party. In a tweet that is trending on Twitter, Owens claimed that Nigerian-Americans are the most successful ethnic group in the United States; more successful than blacks of over-privileged America.

She also asserted that the success achieved by Nigerians is because they are not exposed to the “Democrat parasite of victimhood!”

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Too Black for Canada, too white for Congo: re-searching in a (dis)placed body

I am here. You are here. We are here. The academy’s knowledge production machine depends on Black silence. I, You, We will not play that game.

Jen Katshunga


Adhering to their own time and ways of doing things, my ancestors sent me a poem in a dream at the end of graduate school that disassembled my experiences of (dis)placement, knowledge production and violence within the academy.

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50 African-Americans meet Oba of Benin during journey of rediscovery to Africa

50 Americans who traced their origin to Benin Kingdom have visited have visited the Palace of the Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II.

While welcoming the Americans, Oba Ewuare II commended them for making effort to trace their roots back home and thanked the ancestors for protecting them in their sojourn.

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South Florida Congressmen pair with Mitt Romney to Build Ties with Tunisia

By Kelvin Derby

Two South Florida Democrats on Capitol Hill are teaming up with prominent Republicans–including U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC–to strengthen America’s ties with Tunisia.

U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. House Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, and U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla., paired up with Wilson and U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., to bring out a resolution “reaffirming the strong partnership between Tunisia and the United States and supporting the people of the Tunisia in their continued pursuit of democratic reforms.”

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Birdman is producing a Nigerian American filmmaker’s film, ‘Tazmanian Devil’

The partnership between Birdman and Solomon Onita to make a new film also has Benny Boom on board.

By Gbenga Bada


Nigerian American filmmaker, Solomon Onita Jr. has partnered with Cash Money’s Birdman for his new film, ‘Tazmanian Devil’.

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Nigerian Vice-President on Visit to New York meets UN Deputy Secretary-General

The vice president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has met with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed as part of his four day visit to the United State.

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Young African leaders arrive in United States, fostering connections with Americans

The U.S. Department of State and IREX are pleased to welcome the 2019 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders to the United States. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered in partnership with IREX, a non-profit organization. The Mandela Washington Fellowship creates stronger ties between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States with the goal of strengthening democratic institutions, spurring economic growth, and enhancing peace and security on the continent. 

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The African Diaspora International Film Festival plays at Facets Chicago June 21 – 27

The 17th annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will run from June 21 to 27 at Chicago’s Facets Cinematheque (1517 W. Fullerton Ave.) Established in 1993, the ADIFF is a minority-led, not-for profit international gala that presents, interprets and educates about films that explore the human experience of people of color all over the world. Along the way, it inspires imaginations, disrupt stereotypes, and help transform attitudes that perpetuate injustice.

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Kenyan-born Stanford University student found dead at her university residence

  • Norah Chelagat Borus was found dead at her residence in Stanford University
  • Her death was confirmed by family spokesperson and Stanford University president

Norah Chelagat Borus, a Kenyan-born computer science student at Stanford University has been found dead at her residence at the university under unclear circumstances.

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A Vivid Tale of Father and Son

A Somali immigrant struggles to grasp his child’s imprisonment.

By Adeel Hassan


One of our best-read stories this month followed the journey of a white college dropout who was drawn to the alt-right after watching thousands of videos of far-right YouTube personalities.

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8 year old Nicholas Buamah is a bestselling author on Amazon and he was Ghana’s Ambassador to USA for a day

By Nathaniel Crabbe

Eight year old Ghanaian, Nicholas Buamah, author of the book ”Kayla & Kyle The Walking Dictionaries: Election Day”, paid a courtesy visit to Ghana’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency (H.E) Dr. Barfour Adjei Barwuah, which saw the budding author become an ambassador for a few minutes.

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