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Five intereseting things about Tigray, Ethiopia

The Tigray Region is the northernmost region of Ethiopia. Tigray is the homeland of the Tigrayan, Irob and Kunama peoples. Tigray is also known as Region 1 according to the federal constitution. Its capital and largest city is Mekelle. (Wikipedia) The earliest written example of Tigrinya is a text of local customary laws, dating back …

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Ghana’s BT Models Rock International Fashion Week Dubai

Ghanaian modeling Agency BT Models are part of this year’s International Fashion Week Dubai. The fashion week is being held from 12th November to 14th November at the Hotel Sofitel Dubai the Palms. Ghana is being represented on the runway by Pearl Beulah of BT International Model Agency. The beautiful model is making Ghana proud …

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Central African artists fight to keep traditional music alive

In a fight to revive a rare cultural heritage and heal a nation scarred by conflict a Central African Republic band and dancers are trying to revamp the country’s traditional music and dance style – known as “Motenguene”. Its name translates into “the dance of the caterpillars,” and was handed down by the Pygmies, who …

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[A MUST READ] Bardo: Community Where Rural Women Contribute To Buy Healthcare Facilities

The story of Bardo community in rural Jigawa is an inspiring one of how determination and strength made women of the community, to come together to bring about a solution to a disturbing problem – that of healthcare. As such a group of women with what they had, came together to contribute towards buying an …

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42 candidate vaccines identifies by WHO for COVID-19

Dozens of companies, from biotech start-ups to Big Pharma, are racing to develop a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine because the world needs it. The World Health Organisation has also identified 42 “candidate vaccines” at the stage of clinical trials, up from 11 in mid-June. Ten of them are at the most advanced “phase 3” …

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FUEL HIKE: NURSES, MIDWIVES SERVE STRIKE NOTICE

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives has handed a two-week ultimatum within which the Federal Government should reverse the increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff or face an indefinite strike. This was the outcome of its communique issued by the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress held in …

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POLICE ARREST TWO NIGERIANS FOR €14M COVID-19 CONTRACT SCAM

The Cybercrime Unit of the Nigeria Police Force, Interpol National Central Bureau, Abuja, has arrested two suspects for alleged complicity in €14.7 million COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment contract scam. The suspects, Babatunde Adesanya a.k.a Teddy, 50, a Masters degree holder in Cell Biology and Akinpelu Abass, 41, the Managing Director, Musterpoint Investment Nigeria Ltd, were …

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Chadwick Boseman Honored at 2020 MTV VMAs

Chadwick Boseman‘s impact went further than just movies. The late actor was remembered for his legacy and cultural influence at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards.  Boseman — who died on Friday following a four-year battle with colon cancer — was best known for his role as King T’Challa in 2018’s Black Panther, but his …

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Rockefeller Foundation Shortlists Nigerian Adefolami Agunbiade For Food Vision Prize

A Nigerian, Adefolami Agunbiade has made the Rockefeller Foundation Top 10 Finalists for the Food System Vision Prize. Agunbiade and nine others were picked from a pool of over 1, 300 applicants from 110 nations with plans of developing a plan of the generative and nourishing food system that they aspire to create by 2050. …

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