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Nigerian Woman Gets Gold for Martial Arts Skills

A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete has clinched a gold medal at the ongoing National Sports Festival, securing gold in the multi-sport event, which happens every two years in the country. Aminat Idrees, 26, who is eight months pregnant, won in…

Meet the 5-year old Nigerian girl who won ‘Miss Toddler USA 2021 (Photos)

A young Nigerian girl is making headlines after she was recently crowned the new ‘Miss Toddler USA America Nation 2021. Kleopatra Vargas ,5, a Mexican-Nigerian-American who was born in Chicago, Illinois won the crown at the fast-rising kid’s pageant contest…

2021 Bic Art Master on the lookout for MEA’s most exceptional ball pen artwork

Entries for the 2021 Bic Art Master competition are open until 31 May 2021. The competition, now in its fourth year, is on the lookout for talented ball pen artists to submit their exceptional artwork for an opportunity to be…

Singer Akon seeks business opportunities in Uganda

By Rédaction Africanews with AFP Multi-award winning rapper Akon is in Uganda, in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa. The visit, coordinated by Ugandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, saw the star being offered land…

London’s Horniman Museum May Return Nigeria’s Looted Benin Bronzes

RUFARO SAMANGA The Horniman Museum in London is considering repatriating a number of Benin Bronze artefacts which were stolen from the Benin Kingdom during the colonial era. London’s Horniman Museum is reportedly considering the repatriation of a number of Benin…

BFA appoints first female CEO

by The Southern Times Windhoek – The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has appointed its first female CEO, Goabaone G Taylor, to head the organisation. Taylor’s three-year tenure is effective April 5, 2021. The new soccer boss has more than 18 years of…

Meet the 7 African startups competing in the Seedstars World regional finals

BY TOM JACKSON Seven African tech startups will compete in the Seedstars World regional finals next week for a place in the grand final and the chance to secure US$500,000 in equity investment. The annual Seedstars World competition, which is taking place virtually…

Demand Africa debuts on The Roku Channel presenting programming from the African diaspora across the United States

Demand Africa (DA), a streaming video-on-demand service that hosts a variety of original and acquired content from the African Diaspora, launches as a premium subscription service on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku® platform. …

AFRICA’S LARGEST FILM FESTIVAL RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER

Africa’s biggest film festival, initially scheduled to have run in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou in late February, will now take place in October, the government said on Wednesday. The Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou, known by its…

Agricultural investment firm sees opportunity in Africa’s ‘incomplete value chains’

ANDREW SHIRLEY When a closed-end fund reaches the end of its lifespan, success is usually measured in terms of income and capital appreciation. But for the managers at SilverStreet Capital, it goes beyond that. The African agriculture specialist is evaluating…