Chasing African citizenship: Anthony Joshua, Cardi B, Ludacris, Idris Elba, Tiffany Haddish

Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B is the latest icon to share excitement at the possibility of having citizenship of an African country, using social media to let her fans know that she’s ‘filing for Nigerian citizenship’. Several other stars including British actor Idris Elba and American rapper Ludacris have recently been granted citizenship in Sierra Leone and Gabon respectively. In this article, we explore the pride of citizenship of African nations from the perspective of celebrated icons. Anthony Joshua’s Nigerian credentials Nigerian immigration authorities on Wednesday posted images of British-born boxer…

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Africa 

When hopes of presidential hopefuls are dashed: Benin, DRC, Egypt, Rwanda…

Presidential elections in Africa and indeed world over are often fiercely contested, with political parties executing several manoeuvres to outwit their opponents in the race for the highest office. While the constitution usually spells out the requirements for one to contest a presidential election, opposition parties usually cry foul when candidates are ruled ineligible to contest for one reason or another. In this article, we take a look at some of the countries where presidential hopefuls have been barred from contesting the elections. Benin A leading opposition figure, Lionel Zinsou…

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Africa 

US-Africa relations: highlights of Pompeo’s trip to Senegal, Ethiopia, Angola

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo concluded his maiden trip to the African continent on Tuesday in Ethiopia, where he met the country’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed, the president Zewde Sahle-Work and African Union Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat among other dignitaries. Pompeo also visited Angola and Senegal, where he highlighted America’s commitment to pursuing its strategic interests and supporting its African allies. In this article, we recap some of the key messages that Pompeo shared over his three-legged trip. If there’s one thing you should know about our…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

This Is The Reason Why Nigerian Rapper, 9ice Never Signed Any Artiste On His Record Label

Award winning rapper and songwriter, Abolore Akande professionally known as 9ice has revealed that he never signed any artiste to his ‘Ancestor’ record label and has given reasons why he took such decision. READ ALSO: Your Life Is At Risk If You Use Toilet Roll To Clean Your Butt After Using The Toilet – Nigerian Doctor Warns In an interview with Hip TV, the ace singer and rapper claimed that he would use his time to promote talented singers, their brands and projects because managing or signing an artist comes with so…

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Budget Kenya Holidays

Budget Kenya Holidays stands out as one of the most experienced and reliable tour operator in Kenya. Over those years, we have been able to build a dependable organization with an elaborate ground transport network. Our itineraries have been planned carefully to take maximum advantage of viewing and photographic opportunities of an incredible array of wildlife and rich African culture Follow and like us:0 0

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Africa 

Congo unveils new docks in commercial city port

The port of Pointe Noire is constantly expanding. President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso on Wednesday inaugurated new infrastructure for the Congo terminal. It is the concessionaire of the Autonomous Port of the Congolese economic capital. Managers of the port hope this will further consolidate its position as a transit country. “The third stage is certainly the most remarkable of all. The modernization and extension of port infrastructure, following the profound changes observed at the end of the last century in the maritime and port industry. The…

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Africa 

Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs mount – UNICEF

Exacerbated by instability in the region that has led to an influx of thousands of refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons and migrants, simultaneous emergencies are stretching the capacities of humanitarian partners to respond. “In a context of constrained resources and limited social services, the communities that host displaced populations are showing extraordinary resilience and sharing the little they have”, said Félicité Tchibindat, UNICEF Representative, following a visit to the conflict-affected region of Diffa. 2.9 million people, including 1.6 million children, affected by one or more of humanitarian crises in Niger,…

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Africa 

Togo decides: Opposition runs low budget campaign

The election campaign is in its full swing in Togo as the February 22 presidential election draws near. But 7 candidates are not campaigning without the same resources. While Faure Gnassingbé is running with much more resources, his opponents are making do with the means at hand and are counting on the support of voters. We can count on the Togolese. That’s why our campaign does not consist of huge masses. Patrick Lawson is the Campaign Director for Jean Pierre Fabre’s Campaign. “You know very well that the Togolese opposition…

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Africa 

Cameroon’s far north sees upsurge in armed attacks

There’s an upsurge in armed attacks in Cameroon’s far north region, security officers said. The village of Ouzal is the target of a spate of Boko Haram attacks this week, which left 3 civilians dead. “Everything was burned, the consulting room, the pharmacy, the head office and the treatment room, excluding the hospital ward”, a nurse at the Ouzal hospital, Amadou Dairou said. We’re losing lives, losing brothers, we losing mothers, every day we’re in mourning. Ousseni Oundi is one of the village elders. He’s concerned about the state of…

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Africa 

Pompeo warns Africa of China’s ’empty promises’

The United States has taken a swipe at Asia’s most populous nation, China. On Wednesday, the US Secretary of State warned against empty promises by Beijing. Mike Pompeo made the claim as he ended his African tour in the Ethiopian capital. They breed corruption, dependency, they don’t hire the local people, they don’t train and they don’t lead them. “Countries should be wary of authoritarian regimes with empty promises. They breed corruption, dependency, they don’t hire the local people, they don’t train and they don’t lead them. They run the…

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