A look at the Sakalava people, the first to form an empire in Madagascar in the 16th century

Once having an empire that ruled over almost half of the island, one factor that separates the Sakalava people from other Malagasy groups is that they do not dig up and rebury their ancestors under the ceremony known as the famadihandy. However, they respect and honor royalty – both living and dead – and this is evident in their caste system, which has descendants of royalty at the top of the hierarchy followed by nobles and commoners. Occupying Madagascar’s western coastline, the Sakalava people, founded in the 15th century by Andriamisara,…

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Nigeria’s health sector has massive wealth potential, says Abiru

Polaris Bank CEO, Mr. Tokunbo Abiru has disclosed that Nigeria’s health sector holds immense potential to create wealth for the country if an enabling environment is put in place for the sector to thrive. Abiru said this during a webinar hosted by the Bank on: ‘Managing Healthcare Business During & Post-COVID-19’. While speaking on the gap and opportunities in the health sector, he drew participants’ attention to the current state of medical services globally which according to him, are overstretched. He noted that Nigeria’s case is however peculiar owing to…

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Trump mocks Biden with viral Ghanaian coffin dancers

May 2020: Trump mocks Biden with dancing pallbearers US president Donald Trump “joined” – very likely inadvertently – the wave of people using viral coffin carriers to communicate a point on social media. Trump re-posted a video on Facebook which showed the Ghanaian pallbearers dancing with a coffin that had the words “Biden president” embossed on the side. Biden, the VP of Barack Obama is Trump’s main challenger in upcoming elections. The dancing troupe of have become a global sensation because of the viral use of their video and photo…

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