Category Archives for West Africa

12 Years A Failure: Faoure Gnassingbe of Togo

For the past 50 years, one family has ruled Togo but with nothing to show. President Faure Gnassingbe, the American educated President is currently presiding over a meagre 4.4BN GDP economy as of 2015.

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Nancy Abu-Bonsrah: Making History at John Hopkins Neurosurgery

Nancy Abu-Bonsrah made history in March when she was accepted as the first black female neurosurgeon resident at John Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurological surgery program. The highly selective

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Blaise Compaore: The Failure of Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso which means the land of upright men was given its inspirational name by the visionary Thomas Sankara who was assassinated by Blaise Campoure in 1987. Earlier, the country was known as Upper

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The Macron Doctrine: African Occupation, Population Control & Plunder

While at the G-20 Emmanuel Macron said this about Africa: “The challenge of Africa is completely different, it is much deeper. It is civilization today. Failing states, complex democratic transitions,

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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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The Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde

Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde were colonies of Portugal, which was determined not to let them go. The Portuguese were determined not to give up Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde and Mozambique because the

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African Migrants Being Sold in Libyan Slave Markets

Intermational Organization for Migration (IOM) staff in Niger and Libya have documented shocking events on North African migrant routes, which they have described as ‘slave markets’ tormenting

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Nigerian Accepted into All 8 Ivy League Universities

And the trend continues………children of African immigrants continue to excel in the United States. This year, Ifeoma White-Thorpe was accepted into all 8 Ivy League Universities and Stanford

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Imelme Umana: First Black Woman President of the Harvard Law Review

ImeIme A. Umana ’14 will be the first black woman to serve as President of the Harvard Law Review. ImeIme Umana has been elected president of the Harvard Law Review. Imelme, who graduated from Harvard

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Ghana’s President Elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

THE MAN 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 Government Boys School, Adabraka, and later 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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Ghanaian Family Buys Illinois Service Federal Bank

The Illinois Service Federal Bank (ISF) was recently acquired by the Ghanaian- American Nduom family. The bank was established in 1934 during the Great Migration. ISF Bank offered home and business loans

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Speech on Nigeria’s 56th Independence Anniversary

Today – 1st October is a day of celebration for us Nigerians. On this day, 56 years ago our people achieved the most important of all human desires – freedom and independence. We should all therefore

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Disease and Depopulation of Africans during Colonialism

Towards the end of the 19th century and early parts of the 20th century, and as more and more countries were colonized Africans experienced an increase in famine and disease. Prior to colonialism, many

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History and Outcomes of Colonial Education in Africa

Each year thousands of young Africans graduate from colleges and Universities and still some find themselves unemployed or underemployed. Yet, most parents still dream of their children obtaining a quality

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Trade between Africa and Europe in the 1800s

While trade between Africa and the rest of the world in the 1800s is often associated with slave trade, there were other types of trade taking place during the same period. Many African states along the

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Who Is Benin’s New President Patrice Talon?

Independent candidate Patrice Talon has been elected President of Benin. He secured 65% of the votes in a second round run-off election with incumbent; Lionel Zinsou received only 35% of the vote. His

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The State of Black Women Around the World

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society and corresponds with International Women’s Day on

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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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The Role of Explorers and Traders in the Colonization of Africa

The drive to colonize Africa was spurred by the growth of capitalism in Europe which increased the need for raw materials. Some argue that the abolition of the slave trade in England in 1807 was a catalyst

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