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African Women Awards Nominees Announced

African Women Awards founded by Carol Nyazika and Lisa Chiriseri will be hosting the second Award ceremony on 3 December in Harare at a venue that will be announced soon. 597 more words

NY Times video: Marathoner's Symbol of Protest: #OromoProtests at #Rio2016

Fayyisaa Lalisaa (Feyisa Lilesa), an athlete from Oromia/  Ethiopia, caught the world’s attention Sunday 21 August 2016 when, at the finish line of the Olympic marathon, he raised his arms in solidarity with the Oromo people in his country. 63 more words


South Sudan conflict: Riek Machar in Khartoum for 'medical treatment'

Riek Machar, who was sacked as South Sudan’s vice-president last month, is in Sudan to receive “urgent medical attention”, the state news agency says.

Sudan is hosting Mr Machar on “purely humanitarian grounds”, it said. 315 more words


The Japanese government has donated
solar power worth $9.7 million to the
Federal government of Nigeria to boost electricity in the country. The donation was made through its agency, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) 162 more words


Direct Download Form for AFRIYOCC | Diplomacy Opportunities

For those have issues with filling the form for the African Youth Conference on Climate Change in Uganda due to website issues, here is the direct form: 17 more words

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo Ondimba
Gabon is one of west coast Africa region’s more stable countries enjoying rich natural resources.

The country sits on the Equator in western Africa. 493 more words


Mask of Beauty

Malagasy women are often seen with these masks on. The mask is made of 100% plant material and water. Wood and/or cortex of different trees (or even avocado seeds) are scraped against a rock and water is added to make it into a paste. 49 more words