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Mahama will poll 44.96% in December polls – Islamic cleric »

An Islamic cleric, numerologist and philosopher, Sheikh Ustaz Sham-Una Jibril says President John Dramani Mahama will pull 44.96% in the upcoming elections. That percentage, he said, will result in John…

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Kabila election gamble leads Congo into crisis »

by Habibou Bangré President Joseph Kabila’s bid to extend his stay in power was met with protests and violence on the streets of Kinshasa this week, with demonstrators condemning a…

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How South Sudan’s leaders robbed their country – and nearly got away with it »

By Karin Zeitvogel South Sudan’s political and military leaders have bled their country dry to fuel extravagant lifestyles and fund a war that has claimed tens of thousands of lives…

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NIGERIA: No money, no oil, no deal »

There is an inexorable logic to the tortuous negotiations between the government and the Niger Delta Avengers, the most determined of the militant groups launching attacks in the oil-producing mangrove…

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Community News

Meet NYC Police Depart’s First African American Female Assistant Chief, Kim Y. Royster »


Assistant Chief Kim Y. Royster began her career with the New York City Police Department in January 1985 as a…

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Newark Opens New Site to Obtain Municipal ID »


By Gery Vereau Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement Jacqueline Quiles and members of the City…

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STEM program focuses on mathematical storytelling »

Britney M. Walker Of the 24 percent of women that make up the STEM workforce, only 2 percent are African-American.…

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First City-Run Career Center for Immigrants Opens »


The first Workforce1 Career Center focused on helping immigrant job seekers has opened uptown. Located in Washington Heights, the Department…

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Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program »


The Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Calls for Applications for the 2016-2017 NYC Junior Ambassadors Program NYC Students across the…

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A community physician is honored for voluntary services »


The Iya Foundation, (TIF) a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that is committed to educating and raising awareness on Chronic Kidney Disease…

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Nigeria has hunted down ‘700,000 firms that have never paid tax’ »


Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes as the country seeks new revenue sources to offset low oil prices that have pushed Africa’s biggest economy into its first recession in more than 20 years, its tax chief said. Tunde Fowler, executive…

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Kenya’s PesaPal is moving into the physical world with its first point-of-sale system »

by Joshua Masinde PesaPal, a Nairobi-based aggregator for online and mobile payments, is set to launch its own point-ofsale system (POS) to rival similar products from PayPal, Shopify and Square. Expected to be in place in a month, the point-of-sale system will enable business owners…

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Ghana’s startup hub pioneer is going pan-African with a $50 million fund »


Yinka Adegoke Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has built one of Africa’s best known startup ecosystems in Accra, Ghana over the last eight years—and now it’s doubling down on a push to take its vision pan-African. As MEST has grown, it has opened up…

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Etisalat Sues MTN Over Deal for Nigeria Online Firm Visafone »

by Yinka Ibukun Loni Prinsloo Emirates Telecommunications Group Co is suing Nigeria competitor MTN Group Ltd. over plans by Africa’s biggest wireless company to buy local Internet provider Visafone Communications Ltd. The lawsuit centers on MTN’s potential use of Visafone’s 800 megahertz of spectrum, Abu…

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Ghana Starts Africa’s First High-tech Interactive Distance Learning »

There are no computers, TVs or smartphones in many schools in rural Ghana. In the classroom, teachers talk while students listen. There’s very little engagement and virtually no interaction, because many teachers themselves were not formally trained. The private, nonprofit Varkey Foundation — together with…

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AXA Buys 8% Stake In Africa Internet Group For €75m »

French insurance giant AXA announced today it is investing €75-million to take a 8% stake in Africa Internet Group (AIG), one of the continent’s largest e-commerce operations. Jumia is AIG’s main subsidiary and operates in 11 African markets. Transactions grew 265% during the first nine…

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Where Blackouts Shake Up Elections, Renewables Seek the Benefits »

by Anna Hirtenstein More than a quarter of the African nations south of the Sahara Desert have presidential elections this year, and renewable energy developers could stand to benefit. The region has the world’s biggest concentration of people — more than 620 million according to…

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Using Life Insurance To Jump-Start Your Financial Future (Part Two) »

By: Dr. Peter Ikre The August edition marked the commencement of a series of articles on financial planning tailored toward furthering the empowerment and emancipation of immigrant communities particularly those of African origin from the menace of financial subjugation. In case you missed the previous…

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Dangote Cement seeks licence for 75 MW power plant in Tanzania »

Dangote Cement has applied for a licence to build a 75 megawatt coal-fired plant in Tanzania that would power a $500 million cement factory now under construction, Tanzania’s energy watchdog said. Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading cement producer plans to roll out plants across Africa to reach…

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CHRAJ pulls a fast one on Ghanaians »

CHRAJ’s report regarding the Ford gift from Burkinabe contractor Djibril Kanazoe smacks of a hushed job done to please a beleaguered president in an election…

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Ghana: Presidential Pardon »

Considering the response to Ghana’s President John Mahama’s reprieve of the four-month sentence for contempt of the Supreme Court by Salifu Maase (alias Mugabe), Alistair…

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Ghana: A moment of shame »

Last month, a radio host and two panelists were sentenced by Ghana’s Supreme Court to 4 months imprisonment and fines of GHS 10,000.00 (< US$2,500)…

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Ghanaian architect who designed US’ African American museum honoured

A renowned Ghanaian architect, Mr David Adjaye, has been honoured by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) for his outstanding achievement in architecture. He was presented with a citation by the Chairman of the NDPC, Professor…

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