Isaiah Washington Has Officially Joined The Cult Of Trump

Isaiah Washington has an announcement. In the great tradition of Kanye West and Stacey Dash, he wants everyone to know he is a Trump worshiper. The former “Grey’s Anatomy” actor immediately got a spot on Fox News to babble. SEE ALSO: Some No Name, Pitchy R&B Singer Disrespected Keith Sweat And Gets Demolished On Twitter Washington ranted the regular talking points that  Democrats are “not doing enough” for the Black community and praised the First Step Act, which was reform that had been in the works for years. Washington also said,…

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Jidenna Says ‘Xenophobic Attacks’ In South Africa Are ‘Direct Symptom of Apartheid,’ Other Nigerian Artists Speak Out

As social media pours out with videos and photos purporting to show South Africans attacking and killing Nigerians, many performers from the latter country have spoken out and some are dropping out of performances in South Africa altogether. (From left) Burna Boy, Jidenna, Tiwa Savage. (Photos: Aaron J. Thornton/Getty Images for BET), Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for ESSENCE Fashion House, Daniele Venturelli/WireImage) In South Africa this week, truck drivers have launched a strike in protest against companies employing foreign drivers across the country, who some locals say are responsible for taking…

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Museveni promotes African unity at WEF meeting in Cape Town

President Yoweri Museveni, true to his pan-African convictions, said Thursday that unity is the key to ending the continent’s many conflicts and businesses contribute to the cause of peace by establishing stability. “Thriving businesses cause social transformation which changes society,” said Museveni, speaking at a session of the World Economic Forum meeting on African nations held in Cape Town. “When you have a big middle class dominated by employers and employees, issues become different.” You must have a middle class, he said, because it is a part of building a…

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Lowering cost of money transfer in Africa [Business Africa]

Moving legal money within Africa is becoming a huge challenge for residents on the continent. The multi-billion dollar industry is fraught with hurdles including inefficiencies in processes and high fees charged by money transfer companies. A move to check money laundering and funding terrorists has up administrative costs. But this means, millions of people sending legit money have had to bare the brunt. The World Bank says remittances cost almost 10 percent of payment amount. In 2018 alone, the Breton Wood Institution said $40 billion was sent to Sub-Saharan Africa.…

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Africa: Ghana’s Isaac Sesi and Botswana’s Bonolo Monthe Win the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize

Accra — The two entrepreneurs were awarded for their innovative ventures in the agri-food sector. Isaac Sesi’s project Sesi Technologies is an agri-tech company that tackles poverty and hunger by empowering the African farmer with affordable technology to help them increase productivity and reduce losses. Bonolo Monthe’s Maungo Craft is a gourmet preserve company. The company uses underused indigenous fruits and turn them into low-to-no-sugar preserves. Each entrepreneur walked away with U.S.$50,000 and they will use the money to kick start their business. The Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur competition aims…

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Thousands protest in South Africa over rising violence against women

Thousands of South African women took to the streets on Thursday to protest at the government’s failure to deal with rising violence against women in the wake of a string of brutal attacks that have shocked the country. Women from across South African society marched to parliament in Cape Town dressed in black and purple in commemoration of those who lost their lives in August, the most deadly month for violent crimes against women the country has ever seen. At least 137 sexual offences are committed per day in South…

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Presidents Paul Kagame (Rwanda), Felix Tshisekedi (DRC), Peter Mutharika (Malawi), VP Osinbajo withdraw from South Africa conference

By Ismaila Chafe Nigeria has recalled its High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala and also pulled out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday. A presidential source told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria also demanded for full compensation for the loss of life and property of Nigerians affected by the xenophobic attack. He also disclosed that Nigeria has pulled out of World Economic Forum on Africa billed for Capetown, South Africa, from September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks. Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was…

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Africa: Can Africa Feed Africa?

Accra — Did you ever think that they will be a time where farmers can monitor their crops or the movement of their animals without having to go to the farm. Yes, technology is definitely changing the world, and African farmers are catching up. But, why digital farming? Many farmers are still traditional as they use hand-hoes and animal traction to produce their food crops. But this is changing. Now many farmers are embracing smart farming in order to meet the demands of a changing world. Those who can afford…

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African Bands In Germany: How Ngoma Africa Band Has Survived The Storm

It is not easy for an African band to survive for long in a European country. One of the few bands to survive the storm is Ngoma Africa Band, a Tanzanian band based in Germany. Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, leader of Ngoma Africa Band Founded by Ebrahim Makunja also known as Kamanda Ras Makunja, Ngoma Africa Band is now 26 years old, and continues to thrill fans throughout the country with “Bongo Dansi” – Rumba influenced danceable music from Tanzania. The band sings mainly in Kiswahili. Kamanda Ras Makunja admits that it has been…

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