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Ivorian guitarist releases song to support Ghana’s Village of Hope

– Advertisement – Ivorian guitarist, jazz artist and songwriter, Constant Boty has launched ‘Time To Care Project’, a musical initiative that would support children in an orphanage in the central part of Ghana. At a ceremony in Accra on November 26, Boty released the song aimed at raising funds to purchase equipment for the orphanage’s health facility, the Hope Christian Hospital. With support from London-based Russian/Polish jazz vocalist, Tamara Raven, and the children of Village of Hope, the Ivorian musician produced Time to Care, with its lyrics, written by a…

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Night of glamour at Soul Train Awards, Chris Brown wins big

Chris Brown was the big winner at this year’s Soul Train Awards. The RnB star won Best RnB/Soul Male Artist and shared honors for Song of the Year, Best Dance Performance and Best Collaboration with Young Thug for their hit “Go Crazy.” The show, which aired on BET, on Sunday 29 Novevmber, celebrated the best in soul, R and B and hip hop. Performers on the show included Smokey Robinson and Charlie Wilson, Lucky Daye and Babyface. Others are CeeLo Green, Infinity Song and Tisha and Tichina. Many of the…

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Africa 

Is the UK Illegally Tearing Black Families Apart before Christmas?

Flight Deportations to Jamaica Before the Holidays Numerous black children in the United Kingdom risk having a fatherless Christmas holiday full of fear uncertainty and heartbreak as the Home Office — the government’s ministerial department responsible for visa and immigration, security, and law and order, has plans to charter a deportation flight to Jamaica On the same day England emerges from their second month-long Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, December 2. In a move that many activists, legal authorities and even former targets with firsthand experience are labelling as institutionalised racism and…

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Africa 

Algeria: Tebboune recovers, to return home soon- presidency

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is to return home within days after a month of hospitalization in Germany with coronavirus. The presidency in a statement said Tebboune had left the hospital and was having a “period of rest” as recommended by his medical team. “The president of the republic assures the Algerian people about his health, that he is on the way to recovery and will be returning home in the coming days,” a part of the statement from the presidency read. Tebounne had been transferred from a facility in the…

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Death toll from Nigeria attack rises to over 100

A delegation of Nigeria’s Senate, headed by Ahmed Lawan has paid a visit to the northeastern Borno state where an attack on farmworkers killed dozens of people over the weekend. 43 farmers are reported to have been killed but some revised figures from local authorities put it at 100. The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, attended the victims’ funerals on Sunday. “Yesterday about 43 people have been buried but this morning when we asked the community they said, they had additional 33 burials.” Babakura Abba Joto, Information Commissioner Borno…

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Africa 

UN refugee agency appeals for $147 million to support thousands of Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan

More than 43,000 people have fled across the border to escape fighting in Ethiopia in recent weeks, almost half of them children. Mr. Grandi said in a statement that Sudan’s welcome of the refugees was an example to the international community and called for international support to bolster its effort. “The Government of Sudan has kept the border open in the best tradition of African and Sudanese hospitality and I want to commend it as an example to the international community. But the government of Sudan needs a lot of…

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Commonwealth to observe Ghanaian elections

– Advertisement – The Commonwealth is deploying a team to observe the general election in Ghana scheduled for 7 December. Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the group following an invitation from the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Members of the group include politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gender and election administration from across the Commonwealth. An assessment has been conducted in compliance with international COVID-19 safety guidelines ahead of the group’s deployment. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “The Commonwealth has a long and proud history of  standing in solidarity with citizens…

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African Development Bank invests in pioneering SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions

The African Development Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions to over two million households across Africa. The European Commission will contribute an additional €10 million. The Bank’s investment, which will come from its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), is expected to enable the participation of other interested investors. As an anchor investor, the Bank will channel first-loss equity from SEFA and the European Commission thematic blending facility. In addition to delivering clean cooking technologies, the…

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The Black model breaking through in Hong Kong [Inspire Africa]

On this episode of Inspire Africa, The story of a young black woman modelling in Hong Kong and her challenge in breaking through an industry with a preference. \= And a new generation of female fighters in Libya as combat sports gain wide popularity in the country \= Plus later on the show, we meet with Nigerian environmentalist Doyinsola Ogunye who alongside volunteer children, is saving sea turtles and ridding a beach off plastic waste. Sourced from Africanews Follow and like us:

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