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How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

How an African Slave introduced Vaccination to America

His ‘christian’ name was Onesimus, he was an African slave exported to America in the 17th century. Much of his background his unknown, we do not even know his actual birthplace in Africa. But we have quotes taken from the diary of his Master, one Reverend Mather from Boston, Massachusetts. “a very likely Slave; a young(…)

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The Renaissance of African Image & Fashion.

The Renaissance of African Image & Fashion.

These materials, may not have been originally made in Africa, but they have grown to represent the image of African culture. That means, when you see someone donning this design – you immediately associate it (them) with Africa. For a culture/continent and people that have been so underrepresented, this is good news and I am(…)

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Kenyan Entrepreneurs develop first Kenyan running shoe

Kenyan Entrepreneurs develop first Kenyan running shoe

Two Kenyan entrepreneurs Navalayo Osembo and Weldon Kennedy have developed a running shoe akin to Nike called ‘ENDA’ which means ‘GO’ in Kiswahili (A bantu language spoken in Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda and other East African countries). “Kenya defines running excellence. Successive generations of athletes have come to understand and have perfected the art of running. Working together(…)

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Racist Chinese Advert in 2016 : Will it ever end?

In the last 10 years, trade between China and Africa has increased to over $106 billion, China has been able to buy its access into African countries like Nigeria by agreeing to build critical infrastructure projects, like roads, railways, hospitals and schools. One would be inclined to think that the business aspect of the relationship between the(…)

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South African Scientists finds an Innovative way to kill Tuberculosis

South African Scientists finds an Innovative way to kill Tuberculosis

A team of scientists from Stellenbosch University in South Africa have come up with a process that aims to detect Latent Tuberculosis (The most dangerous form of Tuberculosis) at a much more earlier stage, which in turn would help scientists around the world to adequately develop medications that can eradicate this form of Tuberculosis for good.(…)

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Start-ups in Africa : Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

Start-ups in Africa : Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

As Africa plays catchup with the rest of the big players in Tech, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), is making attempts to establish an African silicon valley.  Introduced to Ghana in 2008, MEST is a non-profit arm of San Francisco-based Meltwater Group and it provides entrepreneurs in Africa with a 12 month training in software development,(…)

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Sony Music heads to Africa

Sony Music heads to Africa

West Africa has a population of 340 million, and Nigeria alone has 150 million of that. It’s a very big country that has historically had a very large music market That is a quote from Sony’s president of Northern/Eastern Europe & Africa, Adam Granite.  It seems that their current focus is the Music streaming and download(…)

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Innovation: Ugandan Engineers build Solar Powered Bus

Innovation: Ugandan Engineers build Solar Powered Bus

A solar powered bus has been built in Uganda by Ugandan engineers and they reckon its the only one of its kind in Africa. The bus is known as the ‘Kayoola prototype electric bus’ and it was manufactured by Kiira Motors. Here is a video of the bus in action; The bus does 80km when the(…)

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Oops! The Eritrean ‘forced’ Polygamy story is a Hoax.

Oops! The Eritrean ‘forced’ Polygamy story is a Hoax.

A couple of weeks ago a rumour spread on the internet claiming that the Eritrean government had issued a ruling stating that all men in Eritrea must marry two wives or face Jail. The rumour was actually instigated in Kenya and Nigeria (well done guys!) and was circulated wildly on social media. Even Sahara Reporters the(…)

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