5 contemporary African festivals to attend this summer

Festivals are a big deal all over the world, especially for the black community which has used festivals as a way of preserving and promoting their culture and way of life. The art of cultural festivals for the black community started in Africa and slowly spread throughout the world among black people especially in the Caribbean. In Africa, older festivals for a long time were the only ones that have been celebrated and honoured. However, the turn of the 20th century brought with it the birth of new festivals that…

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Top 5 countries leading East Africa’s Growth

According to the East Africa Economic Outlook 2019 by the African Development Bank (AfDB), East Africa’s real GDP grew last year by an estimated 5.7%, but is projected to remain strong at 5.9% in 2019 and 6.1% in 2020. Driven largely by its industry and services sectors, Ethiopia leads the countries with the highest economic growth in East Africa. Others on the list are Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Djibouti. S/N COUNTRY 2018 (Estimated Real GDP Growth) % 2019 (Projected Real GDP Growth) % 2020 (Projected Real GDP Growth) % 1.…

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White Woman Fired After Pulling Gun on Black Couple in Mississippi

A couple in Mississippi looking to celebrate Memorial Day with a lakeside picnic was approached by a campground’s manager holding a gun. The woman accused of pulling weapon was fired by Kampgrounds of America after video footage of her ordering the couple off the property went viral on social media. source: https://www.ebony.com/news/white-woman-fired-after-pulling-gun-on-black-couple-in-mississippi/

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All-Girls Robotic Team From Ghana Wins World Robofest Championship

ACROBOT, an all-girls robotics team from Ghana, won the 2019 World Robofest Championship, “a festival of competitions with autonomous robots,” according to its website. The contest took place at Lawrence Technological University (LTU) in Southfield, Michigan, earlier this month. According to the pan-African media company Face 2 Face Africa, the team is comprised of nine […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/race-culture/girls-robotic-team-ghana-wins-world-robofest-championship/

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Africa leads with plastic ban

As of July 2018, one hundred and twenty-seven (127) out of 192 countries reviewed (about 66%) have adopted some form of legislation to regulate plastic bags. Of this number, 37 African nations have initiated progressive reforms regulating plastic bags, according to a report [Legal Limits on Single-Use Plastics and Microplastics: A Global Review of National Laws and Regulations] by the United Nations Environment Programme. Of the 127 countries with some form of plastic bag legislation, ninety-one (91) countries, representing about 72 percent (72%), have some type of ban or restriction…

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Black Staff Matters: Behind the scenes with the Biden 2020 team

WASHINGTON — Before declaring Philadelphia as ground zero for his campaign operations, former Vice President Joe Biden was taking another important step in launching his presidential bid – enlisting seasoned Black Democratic strategists. “I’m very proud to have a diverse and experienced staff. It’s important that this campaign has a wide range of perspectives, voices, […] source: https://www.ebony.com/news/black-staff-matters-behind-the-scenes-biden-2020-team/

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