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Rwanda: Disposable Plastics – Errant Businesses Face Hefty Fines

By Michel Nkurunziza The government says it will start penalising wholesalers, retailers and consumers that still use single-use plastics with heavy fines following the expiration of a three-month period grace period. The move, which was announced by the Ministry of Environment and…

ESSENTIALS: SOMADINA TAKES US THROUGH THE ‘FIVE STAGES’ OF GRIEF IN HER DEBUT EP

New year, new music from our TRYBE alum, Somadina Onuoha. The talented newcomer shared her 5-track debut earlier today, and instantly made it clear that her soft-spoken airy vocals were here to stay. While it’s a short project, it encapsulates a…

OLAMIDE SIGNS PROMISING NEW RAPPERS, PICAZZO RHAP AND YOMI BLAZE TO YBNL

After going viral on social media with their “Able God” freestyles, Picazzo and Yomi Blaze had the collective attention of the whole country. It seemed only a matter of time before twitter, as they say, did its thing and connected them with…

How Ghana became the hottest destination for African-American travelers

BY HEATHER GREENWOOD DAVIS AND STARLIGHT WILLIAMS LAST SUMMER IN Ghana, Tiffany Heard followed her guide to his hometown of Kumasi. There, in a courtyard in the country’s second largest city, as locals chanted and sang, the 34-year-old travel planner from California waited for…

BLACK WOMAN INVENTS FIRST COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION DOLL

by Marie Cyprien Bukola Somide is a Nigerian woman who has invented “Somi,” the very first Computer Science Interactive Doll. The goal of this 14-inch doll is to not only be fun to play with but educational as well. According…

Nigeria Has Potential To Feed Africa’s 1.2bn People – Ecobank

KAZEEM UGBODAGA According to the bank, success in Nigeria’s agricultural sector means the reduction in the demand for foreign exchange to import food items into the country and the development of the agribusiness value-chain with a resultant effect in the…

Course on African-American and Cultural Studies Proposed for DC High Schools

By Juliana Valencia There soon could be a new social studies option for students in D.C. public and charter schools. Ward 5 Council member Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill last week to implement an African-American and cultural studies course in all…

Disney hires Liam Keelan to run TV production in Europe and Africa

By Tim Dams Former BBC executive Liam Keelan is to join The Walt Disney Company to oversee original productions in Europe and Africa for its TV and Disney+ services. Keelan joins Disney’s Television and Direct-to-Consumer business as vice president of…

John Ogba-Ifeakanwa: An African Man’s Knowledge of a Woman’s Place

John Ogba-Ifeakanwa I’m an African man – born in Nigeria, and raised in a typical African fashion. I grew up in a home governed by my widowed mother with an equal number of boys and girls. I watched as my…

Dr. Azibanigha Scott: STOP Female Genital Mutilation

Dr. Azibanigha Scott Given its large population, Nigeria has the highest absolute number of cases of female genital mutilation in the world, thereby accounting for about one-quarter of the estimated 115 – 130 million circumcised women worldwide. Female genital mutilation…