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Battle of Adwa 1896: Ethiopian Military Victory & Defeat of Italy

On March 1, 1896, the Ethiopian army under the leadership of one of Africa’s illustrious war time heroes, chief strategists Emperor Menilek II dealt Italy a decisive defeat.  Italy’s crushing defeat

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Ghana Launches Its First Space Satellite

On Friday, July 7, Ghana celebrated the launch of its first satellite into space. The satellite will be used to monitor Ghana’s coastline for mapping purposes, and to build capacity in space science

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Magufuli’s New Economic Strategy – Taxation and Manufacturing

President Magufuli’s new strategy for Tanzania is reform of the tax system and promoting manufacturing, both of which have been proven as effective strategies in this century. Magufuli who is the

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Agents of Change: The New African Leader

An African activist once said these words which are so fitting for this time in Africa. “One voice can change a room, and if one voice can change a room, then it can change a city, and if it can change

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African Leadership & Economic Legacy

There is a new generation of young African leaders that desire to see the continent of Africa move from being a charity case. Young leaders like Julius Malema of South African Opposition party, Economic

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Most Fascinating Global Black History Figures of 2016

Ghana’s President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo was born and raised in Ga-Maami and the Nima area of Accra. Akufo-Addo received his primary education first at the

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Little Known Facts About Gambia’s President Elect Adama Barrow

One of the biggest upsets in political history occurred this December 2016 in the West African nation of Gambia which borders Senegal. Adama Barrow, a real estate businessman unseated long time dictator

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African Solutions to Fighting Malaria

API PALU- ANTI MALARIA DRUG Api Palu is the brainchild of Dr. Valentin Agon. The medicine is produced by his company, API Benin which has been creating natural medicines for over 25 years. More than three

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Black Athletes Making Global Black History at Rio Olympics

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A Brief History of Black Accomplishments at Olympic Games

The first ever event of the modern Olympic Games was the 1st heat of the 100m, held on 6 April 1896. The first time women competed was in 1900 in Paris. However, the history of black athletes at the Olympic

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Inventions and Innovations in the African Automotive Industry

The next car you buy in Africa might just be one conceived, designed and manufactured in Africa. Leading the pack in innovation is Kantanka Car in Ghana, Kiira Motor Corporation in Uganda and Saith Technologies

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Rwanda: Many Years After the Genocide

The Republic of Rwanda is most often remembered for the 1994 genocide but significant progress over the years has shown that this small state in central and east Africa is a force that rivals many.

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African Innovation: Eye Exams With A Smartphone

Dr. Hillary Rono in collaboration with a team of technologists, eye specialists, public health doctors and product designers have designed a unique smartphone-based system for comprehensive eye testing

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The Life of Mary Church Terrell

March is Women’s History Month, so we will feature various women who made a difference in Black life and culture. Mary Church Terrell, one of the early women of color engaged in lecturing and other

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Forgotten History: Black Heroes in Science

James McCune Smith James McCune Smith (1813-1865) was the first African American to obtain a medical degree, prominent abolitionist and suffragist, compassionate physician, prolific writer, and public

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Why Do White People Despise Blacks by Julius Malema

This article was originally published in South Africa’s Sunday Times on January 10, 2016 There is no doubt that the recent social media posts by white supremacists referring to black people as animals

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African Innovation: Battery Powered D-Box Ventilator

The World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that non-communicable and lifestyle diseases account for about 68% of deaths in high-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Many of these top killers include

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Martin Luther King Jr. & His Journey to Africa

Americans and black people around the world will this week celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Even though he was a notable civil rights leader in the United States, he also inspired many people

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Top 10 News Makers of 2015

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Tanzania’s President John ‘bulldozer’ Magufuli’s New Leadership

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli was recently elected in October and already he is setting a new tone for the direction of the country and its leadership. His brand of leadership opens a new chapter

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