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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, ranked among Fortune Magazine’s annual list of the world’s greatest leaders

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been rated one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2019. The Nigerian is the only billionaire and philanthropist from the continent on the list, clinching 11th position among several other top world leaders.

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Nigerian-born doctor wins ‘brain tumor research’ award in US

Chibawanye Ene, a Nigerian-born doctor, has won the 2019 Ronald L. Bittner Award on brain tumor research.

According to the Applied Radiation Oncology, a quarterly journal on cancer, Ene received the award at the 2019 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) annual scientific meeting which held from April 13 to April 17 in San Diego, US.

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Chawonza wins prestigious US award

By Daniel Nhakaniso

RISING Zimbabwean athletics sensation Alfred Chawonza capped off a memorable season in style after being named as the winner of the prestigious Men of Essex Award during the 61st edition of the annual awards dinner at the Cedar Hill Golf & Country Club in Livingston, New Jersey in the United States last week.

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The African Diaspora to host Making Africa Trade Easy Business fair in Washington

BELIEVE IN AFRICA (BIA) has announce its first and largest African diaspora gathering conference called “Making Africa Trade Easy” (MATE) scheduled from September 5th to 7th 2019 at the prestigious Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center located at 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NE in Washington, DC 20004, USA.

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Nigerians in Montreal demand foster care investigation following boy’s death

Nearly four weeks after a five-year-old boy in foster care drowned, members of Montreal’s Nigerian community want to know why the government isn’t conducting a widespread investigation into what happened.

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Nigerians must now appear in person for visa renewal —US

By Eniola Akinkuotu, ’Femi Asu and Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has announced new measures for visa renewal for Nigerians.

The embassy said in a statement that henceforth, all applicants including frequent travelers, who used to use the drop box method to renew their visa, would now have to appear for interviews each time they apply.

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Audience member calls police on Egyptian-American comedian over jokes

By Suzy Byrne

A comedy clubgoer in Naples, Fla., called police to report that Egyptian-American standup Ahmed Ahmed told a joke about organizing a terrorist organization.

One day after seeing the comedian, the unidentified man called the non-emergency police line to report the “terrible” joke the comic said at the start of the show.

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Somali villager travels to US to confront army chief he says tried to kill him

By Richard Luscombe

Human rights abuses and atrocities committed in Somalia during the brutal 21-year reign of the dictator Siad Barre will come under scrutiny in a Virginia courtroom this week as a villager finally confronts the military commander he accuses of attempting to kill him.

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Nigerian Wins Nahlah Ayed Global Leadership Award in Canada

By Paschal Njoku

A Nigerian student, Peter Genger, of the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba, Canada, has emerged co-winner of the 2019 Nahlah Ayed Prize for Student Leadership and Global Citizenship.

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South Africa’s ANC wins re-election with reduced majority


By Christopher Clark

ANC remains in power with 57.5 percent of vote, but the outcome is its worst-ever showing at the polls.

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won South Africa‘s parliamentary elections with 57.5 percent of the vote, the electoral commission said, announcing the official results. 

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Egyptian ministers plan events, exhibitions to mark Egypt heritage month in Canada

Egyptians Minister of Culture Ines Abdel-Dayem met this week with Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram, Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali, and Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, to prepare an initial plan for Makram’s proposal to organize events to mark the celebration of the month of Egyptian civilisation in Canada in July.

Sheref Sabawy, a member of Ontario’s provincial parliament, has submitted a bill to the body which would make July Egyptian Heritage Month. It will be discussed on 6 June.

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Inaugural Grand African Run Announced in Washington

By Stacy M. Brown

The late South African Leader Nelson Mandela famously noted that sport has the power to change the world, inspire, and unite in a way that little else does.

“It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope, where once there was only despair,” Mandela said during a speech in 2000 in Monaco, France.

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The African Airlines That Should Be on Your Radar

By Mark Ellwood

Exactly a year ago, if a New Yorker wanted to get to Nairobi, they were looking at around 24 hours of flight time and at least one plane change under the best of circumstances.

But last October, Kenya Airways’ new direct changed all that, shaving 10 hours off that flight time and eliminating the transfer.

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Kenya and US sign Bilateral Agreements to strengthen relations

 Kenya’s top officials wrapped their four-day official visit to the United States on a high note after the conclusion of the inaugural Bilateral Strategic Dialogue (BSD) framework.

The Kenyan delegation in the US was led by Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma who travelled alongside her Interior counterpart Fred Matiangi and officials from their ministries as well as that of Defense.

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From Kenya to Coe and back, Kip Korir is a difference maker

Kohawks’ NCAA track champion of 1974 is Coe commencement speaker

By Mike Hlas


He didn’t come from Kenya to Cedar Rapids in 1970 to become an athletics star, but that’s just what happened to Titus “Kip” Korir.

Yet, it turned out to be just one segment in his accomplished life. However, he said his experience in track and field at Coe helped make him what he became.

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