Africa

Ethiopia launches ambitious plan to create employment for 30,000 refugees

The Ethiopian government has announced an ambitious plan to create employment opportunities for 30,000 refugees hosted by the country. The government – through its Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) launched in November – said the plan will facilitate durable solutions for the refugees. The plan for ‘Jobs Compact’ will see the country receive US$500 million […]

International

Amazing story of 6-year-old Ryan who made $11million this year for reviewing toys on YouTube

A six-year-old internet sensation, Ryan of ToysReview pocketed an estimated $11 million this year for reviewing toys and sweets on YouTube. According to Forbes’ annual list of the highest-earning YouTube celebrities, he now sits on a huge fortune after attracting nearly 10 million dedicated followers.  His family-run channel generated around $11 million in pretax income in 2017, […]

Politics & Policy

Kenya opposition postpones Odinga’s December 12 swearing in

Kenya’s main opposition coalition, the National Super Alliance (NASA) has announced a postponement of the swearing-in ceremony of its leader Raila Odinga as president of the country. A statement released on Sunday, two days to the December 12, event said the latest decision had been reached “following extensive internal consultations and engagements with a wide […]

Business & Economy

Senegal opens new $600m airport built over 10 years

Senegal has a new airport as the west African country seeks to underline its status as an airline hub in the subregion. The Blaise Diagne International Airport was officially opened on Thursday (December 7) by President Macky Sall. He called it a “source of satisfaction and legitimate pride” for the country. Whiles expected to increase […]

Sport

Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba retiring from football at the end of the season

Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba who currently plays for Phoenix Rising in America’s USL, has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season. The 39-year-old striker revealed to RMC Sport that this season will be his last as a professional footballer. ‘Ah, do you want a scoop? I think next year […]

Success Stories

Beautiful Nigerian lady emerges the overall outstanding graduate from the University of Louisiana

The Petroleum Geology & Mathematics student recently graduated from the University of Louisiana in bright colors. For her outstanding performance, she was honored as the UL college of science outstanding graduate and the overall UL outstanding graduate for fall 2017. Her proud family were present at her graduation ceremony to celebrate with her. See more photos below.