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List of 100 Most Influential African Women for 2020

Leading African PR & Rating firm, Avance Media has announced its second annual publication on Africa’s most prominent women dubbed the 2020 100 Most Influential African Women. The list which has a representation of the most powerful African women from 34 countries were chosen from various career backgrounds including diplomacy, politics, activism, entrepreneurship, business leadership and entertainment. Nigeria, South Africa …

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Mali’s President Keïta seized by soldiers in a mutiny

Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been seized and detained by mutineering soldiers in the capital Bamako. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé was also arrested following a mutiny on Tuesday by the soldiers. There were reports of a possible mutiny on Tuesday after gunfire was heard at an army base outside Mali’s capital Bamako. The army base was where a mutiny …

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Facebook Announces Paid Online Events amidst COVID-19

Facebook announced a way for small businesses, local businesses, creators and others to monetize events on Facebook. Facebook would not collect any fees from the events held on their platform. Promote and Monetize Events In One Frictionless Platform What makes Facebook’s offer unique is that all of the promotion, payments, and hosting is done in Facebook. That means that if …

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Somalia: Troops end deadly siege at Elite Hotel in Mogadishu

Somali special forces say they have ended a siege at a hotel in the capital Mogadishu that was stormed by armed al-Shabab militants. At least 10 people are reported to have been killed at the Elite Hotel in the Lido beach area, plus an unknown number of militants. The attackers detonated a car bomb outside the hotel on Sunday before …

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Ghana’s President eyes September 1 for reopening of air borders

President Akufo-Addo says the government needs to be able to ensure every prospective entrant into Ghana by air is tested on arrival before Ghana’s borders by air are reopened. File photo of President Akufo-Addo of Ghana In his address to the nation on Sunday evening, he pencilled down September 1, 2020, as a potential date for the reopening of Ghana’s …

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Beware of fake Susu savings club — Karen Hobbs

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. It’s also the greatest form of “scammery.” That’s why scammers are imitating a type of informal savings club known as a “sou sou” or “susu” to trick people into joining what amounts to an illegal pyramid scheme. Karen Hobbs in screengrab from 5 live news If you’ve never heard of the term “sou …

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Guinea Bissau: 30 radio stations suspend broadcast

Thirty radio stations in Guinea Bissau have suspended broadcast over an attack on a radio station. The 24 hour radio blackout was in solidarity with Radio Capital FM which was attacked by some uniformed men. Seven privately-owned and 23 community radio stations across Guinea Bissau took part in the act termed “a day of silence”. About thirty journalists also gathered …

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Earthquakes hit Tanzania and Kenya

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has hit Tanzania in East Africa. The seismic waves of the earthquake were felt in parts of neighbouring Kenya. The tremors were felt in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa and parts of the capital, Nairobi. It comes days after residents living around Kenya’s Lake Baringo reported tremors as water levels in the lake …

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Meet 19-year old Ugandan vying to become president

A 19-year-old Ugandan, Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa is hoping to make history by unseating the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in upcoming presidential elections. Kaweesa has picked nomination papers to vie for the presidency in the general elections to take place next year. He joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and former army general Henry Tumukunde who have declared …

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It’s Kamala Harris! – Biden picks first Black woman as running mate

Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate ahead of November’s general election. The 55-year-old California senator is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian-Jamaican descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. She is also only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets. …

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