Month: August 2020

Music
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African Legend Fela Kuti’s music is still alive in the music of young African musicians

Decades after his death, Fela Kuti, Nigeria’s most famous musician continues to live on through his art. Afrobeat a genre he pioneered, has transcended generations after him, existing in varying forms. Contemporary African pop stars are sampling his work in new records.ADVERTISEMENT Much of that music is called “Afrobeats” today, (the ‘s’ is important) A new […]

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Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2020 Highlights

The annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards culminated on Saturday in honour of various entertainers in the music industry. The country’s most anticipated entertainment event was held virtually in respect of protocols to guard against the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the main event, Ghanaian actor James Gardiner and TV presenter Regina Van-Helvert hosted […]

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New Wave of African Music Sweeps France

The internet has opened new frontiers of music for people looking for something other than popular Top 40 radio fare. In France, for instance, the music scene is soaking up some new sounds from the African continent. Elhame Lecoeur reports.

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HUMAN RIGHTS
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How to be an ally for Black lives

The dominating presence of racism, with its harmful effects on both mental and physical health, has been an undeniable reality for Black people for centuries. Despite the election of a Black president, the election of Black members of Congress, and the appointment of Black Supreme Court Justices, the detrimental effects of racism on the health […]

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DEVELOPMENT
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Dr. Akinwumi Adesina’s 2nd Term in Office AFDB 2020

Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina has been re-elected to serve a second 5-year term as President of the African Development Bank Group by the Board of Governors of the Bank. Accelerate Africa’s development Dr Adesina, the globally renowned development economist and World Food Prize Laureate and Sunhak Peace Prize Laureate was re-elected after distinguishing himself in […]

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DISCOVERIES
HUMAN RIGHTS
MOVIES

A Movie Hollywood Hoped Would Never Get Made

 American Wisper is the true story of the unsolved murders of an African American family. In the summer of 2016, a mother and her three children were found shot to death in their suburban New Jersey home. They were discovered by father and husband Josiah Wisper — a brash businessman who owned bars, restaurants, stores […]

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HEALTH
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Racism May Be As Deadly As Corona Virus

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, mortality rates and life expectancy are far better for white Americans than they are for Black people during normal, non-pandemic years, according to an analysis published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The analysis, which looked at U.S. mortality statistics back to 1900, finds an additional 1 million […]

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DISCOVERIES
Music
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Here’s Our View Of Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ WAMU

There are two kinds of reactions to Beyoncé’s new Black Is King video: lavish praise – and deep criticism. The praise comes from her many fans and from many reviewers. The criticism often comes from Africans. We are both from Africa. Esther Ngumbi was born and grew up in Kenya. Ifeanyi Nsofor was born and grew up […]

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DEVELOPMENT

Tanzania’s GDP rose by 76.5 percent

TANZANIA’s annual adjusted GDP rose by 76.5 per cent during the last four years of President John Magufuli’s administration, according to an estimate announced by the Chief Government Spokesman, Dr Hassan Abbasi. In his address to members of the press, at which he touched on the economic growth of the country since its independence in […]

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