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Hugh Masekela, South African jazz trumpeter, dies aged 78

Man known as father of South African jazz had career spanning more than five decades By BBC Africa News, 01/23/2018 Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has...

Burkina Faso: Batal Pulaaku – Maasogo

« Batal Pulaaku » revient avec un nouveau pas de danse, le « Maasogo » Par Revelyn, Burkina 24, 01/23/2018 Batal Pulaaku, un groupe de deux jeunes filles artistes, a présenté leur 2e album ce samedi 4 juin  2016 à Ouagadougou. Composé de 4...

Meet the ‘backpack midwife’ bringing healthcare for all

By Monty Munford, BBC AFRICA NEWS, 01/23/2018 Call the midwife in Nairobi, Kenya, and you may receive a visit from someone like Margaret Wairimu Maina. She sets off on foot looking something like an astronaut, carrying a backpack stuffed full of hi-tech...

Declassified Files Reveal Strong UK Support for Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin

By Sputnik News, 01/22/2018 Idi Amin has gone down as one of the most brutal dictators in history. His eight-year stranglehold in Uganda saw parliament dissolved, elections ended, vicious secret police agencies created, and courts and media alike made totally subservient...

Why man, woman may get stuck during sex- Doctors

Medicine doesn’t believe in Magun -Doctors By Vanessa Okwara, Biwom Iklaki and Elizabeth Akindele, New Telegraph, 01/21/2018 A notorious womaniser, who had been cheating on his wife with several other women in Uganda died two weeks ago. Mbani, a 53-year old married man’s...

Canadian, U.S. hostages in ‘good spirits’ and kidnappers have demanded ransom: Nigerian police

By Douglas Quan, National Post, 01/19/2018 Two Canadians and two Americans being held hostage in Nigeria are together and in “good spirits,” a state police official said Thursday, confirming that their captors had issued a ransom demand. Agyole Abbeh, the commissioner of police...

Zimbabwe opposition leader dies in US helicopter crash

By P. Solomon Banda And Nomaan Merchant, National Post, 01/19/2018 RATON, N.M. — A husband and wife who pushed for political change in Zimbabwe, an adventurous Texas investor and a pair of decorated pilots died in a fiery helicopter crash in a...

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents By LANDIN CHAMBERS,STU SALKELD, The Stettler Independent, 01/15/2018 One of Stettler’s newest families has one of the most heart wrenching, yet uplifting stories to tell. Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and their three children, Junny,...

Alpine skiing – Kenya’s first speed skier aiming for professional career

By Reuters, Channel News Asia, 01/15/2018 ST MORITZ, Switzerland: Skiers from African nations are usually looked on as a novelty at the Olympic Games but Kenya's Sabrina Wanjiku Simader is deadly serious about her career. The 19-year-old, born in Kenya and raised in...

Nigerian executed in Saudi Arabia, 14 others to follow

By Soni Daniel, Victoria Ojeme, Vanguard, 01/13/2018 Fourteen Nigerians have already been moved to a jail in Medina apparently in preparation for the hangman’s noose.  That has sent shivers down their spines forcing them to dispatch a Save-Our-Souls message to President...


Using Idi Amin’s Hideous Mistakes to Correct Economic Illiteracy

By Allan Golombek, Real New Markets, 02/12/2018 Perhaps the most persistent delusion about economics is the lump of labor fallacy, the notion that the amount of work...


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