Africa

Ghanaian Artist Reimagines Black Celebrities In Traditional African Dress And Its Pretty Awesome

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When 26 year old Ghanaian New York Artist Dennis Owusu-Ansah witnessed a friend being teased by a group of men for wearing kente cloth, he decided it could be an opportunity to educate. “I figured something must be done to change the perspective of people...

Report: Ethiopia In “Strong Position” To End AIDS By 2030

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HIV/AIDS is a major pandemic in many parts of Africa but one country on the continent is making huge strides to eradicate the disease. According to the Federal HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Office (HAPCO), Ethiopia plans to prevent up to 80,000 new cases of HIV...

Beverly Bond Launches BLACK GIRLS ROCK! AFRICA

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Beverly Bond’s BLACK GIRLS ROCK organization has not only empowered girls in New York City, but also around the globe via BET’s yearly award celebration. Now, the famous DJ is taking her movement to the Motherland. Bond announced the new initiative during the BET’s inaugural BET Experience Africa...

Zimbabwe’s Ugliest Man Contestant Wants A Rematch

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'Mr. Ugly' Pageant Winner Blasted for Being 'Too Handsome'.

At Least 27 Dead After Terrorists Storm Luxury Hotel in Mali

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Malian special forces stormed the Radisson Blu in Bamako after gunmen reportedly aligned with al Qaeda took hundreds of guests and staff hostage. According to the AFP, at least 27 people are dead and about 170 were being held in the hotel as security forces went floor to floor searching for the attackers. One of...

Bombing Killing 32 Blamed on Boko Haram, Nigerian Group Now World’s Deadliest Terrorist Organization

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A suicide bombing attributed to Boko Haram has killed 32 people and injured more than 80 at a market in northeastern Nigeria. According to regional officials, the terror organization has been responsible for thousands of murders, kidnappings, and attacks in Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon, and this latest explosion comes...