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Ghana’s slave dungeons move Steve Harvey to tears

American comedy sensation Steve Harvey who visited Ghana for holiday was on Saturday moved to tears after a visit to the country’s Elmina Castle, central of the country. The Castle built by the Portuguese once hosted slaves who were shipped to America and Europe 400 years ago. The 62-year-old Family Feud host was joined by his family at the site of the historical atrocities. Mr. Harvey and his wife emerged from a small dungeon where their ancestors were kept in a very inhumane conditions before saying goodbye to Africa into…

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Ghana to offer Volkswagen, Nissan 10-year tax break

Ghana wants to offer car making companies Volkswagen and Nissan tax breaks of up to 10 years. The move according to the government is intended to attract such automakers to the West African economy. Setting up local manufacturing plants in Ghana, according to the government should grow its economy and create jobs. Last year German car-maker, Volkswagen announced plans to establish an assembling plant in Ghana. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the revelation during her trip to the West African nation in September last year. Angela Merkel, said the assembling…

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The Nigerian PhD student that developed an anti-TB drug

A Nigerian woman pursuing her PhD in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin has been recognized for her invention. Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona last week emerged third in an International Conclave holding event in Chennai, India. Lawal-Arowona developed an anti-tuberculosis metal drug that is potentially potent in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis also called TB is an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs. Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB. The metal attached anti-TB drug developed by the Nigerian student…

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Nigerian Senator escapes lynching by mob in Germany

A Nigerian Senator, Ike Ekweremadu on Saturday escaped being lynched in Germany by a group of Nigerians fighting for the independence of the Biafra region. Called the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, the group of Nigerians physically assaulted the senator in Nuremberg. Ekweremadu who is the immediate past Deputy President of the Senate was seen in a 64-second video being attack. The video has gone viral on social media with the Senator’s camp confirming the incident. In the video, Ekweremadu was seen being violently questioned over his alleged conspiracy with the…

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Ghanaian actor John Dumelo sets sight on Parliament

A top actor in Ghana, John Dumelo has set his sight on becoming a legislator. The “Black Men Rock” actor is vying to become the Parliamentary Candidate for Ghana’s opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency in the country’s capital city Accra. John Dumelo in an interview with Africafeeds.com revealed that he has always had a political ambition. “I’ve always had the desire to serve people. I have always had the desire to serve my country. And I’ve always also had the desire to be part…

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Nigerian man arrested by the FBI over $11 million fraud

A Nigerian businessman Obinwanne Okeke aka ‘Invictus Obi’ has been arrested by the FBI in the U.S over alleged $11 million fraud. Okeke was a Forbes Contributor & a Young African Business Leader nominee. He has appeared on global media platforms such as BBC News Africa, CNBC Africa, London School of Economics Africa Summit and TEDxYABA. He was listed among Forbes 100 Most Influential Young Africans 2018. On social media screenshots of the affidavit reportedly sworn to an FBI Special agent, Marshall Ward went viral. The document revealed that Okeke,…

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Ghana revokes licenses of 23 financial institutions

Ghana’s central bank has revoked the licenses of twenty-three (23) financial institutions mostly savings and loans companies. The Bank of Ghana in a statement on Friday said the financial institutions were insolvent and unable to operate properly. The revocation of the licences of the 23 institutions, according to the central bank had to be executed after the institutions failed to recapitalize on time. The statement from the bank said “It is the Bank of Ghana’s assessment that these institutions have no reasonable prospects of recovery, and that their continued existence…

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Mr Eazi’s emPawa project gives hope to African artistes

This year Nigerian-born artist and music executive Mr Eazi launched his emPawa Africa incubator program to support African artistes. The initiative is aimed at investing in the next generation of African talents, largely emerging music stars who lack the needed support. On August 15 entries were opened for submissions from rising African artistes. 30 artists will receive funds to film their music video, get to be mentored and given guidance from musicians like Diamond Platinumz, Sarkodie, Kwesta, Guilty Beatz, Juls, E. Kelly, DJ Neptune, Diplo and Mr Eazi himself. The…

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[Video] – Ali Bongo’s first public appearance after stroke

President of Gabon Ali Bongo has made his first live appearance in public nearly 10 months after suffering a stroke. He was seen walking with a stick while attending ceremonies in the capital Libreville. President Bongo suffered stroke last year during a trip to Saudi Arabia. That plunged the country into governance crisis. It resulted in a failed coup forcing him to return home quickly to re-assure citizens. President Ali Bongo returned home in January this year to swear in his new government. He reshuffled his government after some soldiers…

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Nigeria: Teenager stages own kidnap to raise money for party

A 15-year-old boy in Nigeria’s city of Jos staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his father for his release. The teenager and four of his older friends have all been arrested by police in Jos and are all now in custody. They had demanded a $1,365 (500,000 naira) ransom from the teenager’s father to spend on a school-leaving graduation party. Police spokesman Terna Tyopev told the BBC that the entire kidnapping scene was “was expertly done.” Tyopev said the boy’s friends pretended to be the kidnappers and…

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