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Director: Idrissa Ouedraogo
Year: 1989
Country: Burkina Faso
Language: Mòoré

Like several other West African nations, there’s actually quite a strong film industry in Burkina Faso.  352 more words

Western Africa


Unusual Fact: Lake Volta, in the Volta region of the country, is the world’s largest man-made lake. It’s 250 miles long and covers 3,283 square miles, or 3.6 percent of Ghana’s area. 358 more words



Director: Sylvestre Amoussou
Year: 2006
Country: Benin
Language: French

I now return to Africa for the first time since Angola’s SambizangaBenin is a small, French-speaking nation west of Nigeria, and unfortunately doesn’t produce many films on its own.  355 more words

Western Africa

Migrant crisis: 'Hundreds dead' in shipwrecks off Libya

Source: BBC

More than 200 migrants are believed drowned in two shipwrecks off the coast of Libya, migration officials say.

The UN refugee agency was told the news by survivors brought ashore on the Italian island of Lampedusa, spokeswoman Carlotta Sami said. 188 more words

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Here's what it was like to be Mansa Musa, thought to be the richest person in history

Mansa Musa, as depicted on a 1375 Catalan Atlas, one of the most important world maps of Medieval Europe.Wikimedia Commons

African King Musa Keita I is thought to be the richest person of all time — “richer than anyone could describe,” … 508 more words

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Nigeria advices politicians to turn to Almighty Allah & ensure fairness & equity for National Progress

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/ahmadiyya-tasks-leaders-on-righteous-deeds/

Ahmadiyya tasks leaders on righteous deeds

By Shakirah Adunola   |   23 September 2016   |   2:07 am

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Nigeria has enjoined the political leaders to turn back to Almighty Allah in their national course and ensure equity and fairness in their dealings and quest for growth and development. 240 more words

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Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions

Source: NPR


Aminu Gamawa wants to change the way Islamic scholars think about health care.

He’s a Harvard-trained lawyer who lives in Nigeria, where maternal and child health are major concerns. 538 more words

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