Africa

School in US faces criticism for Photo appearing to Show a Black Girl on Dog Leashes

A school in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, is facing criticism after a photo surfaced appearing to have a black girl on leashes held by 2 white pupils. Some parents reportedly hurried to pick their wards from school, saying the photo looked like the enslavement of a person. But according to CBS, Mitchell Elementary School, the school the photo […]

International

US withdraws from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The United States has announced its plan to withdraw from the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) over “anti-Israel bias”. Heather Nauert, state department spokeswoman, who disclosed this on Thursday, said Irina Bokova, UNESCO’s outgoing director-general, had been informed of the decision. “This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US concerns with mounting arrears at […]

Politics & Policy

75 political parties register to contest 2018 polls in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s electoral body has registered 75 political parties to contest the 2018 elections.  Only 35 parties were previously registered, with many more expected to join the race, according to New Zimbabwe news agency. Zimbabwe Electoral Commission chairperson Rita Makarau told a Political Parties Forum that it was now up to the registered parties to make […]

Business & Economy

Tanzania to own 16 per cent stake in Acacia’s three gold mines

Barrick Gold has agreed to sell a 16 per cent stake in three mines in Tanzania to the government under a deal proposed to resolve a month’s long dispute. Earlier on Thursday, Barrick Chairman John Thornton told a news conference in Dar es Salaam that apart from the stake, the company had agreed to pay […]

Sport

Nigerian Female Footballer Graduates With First Class From University Of Southampton

Super Falcons striker, Ini-Abasi Umotong, has announced that will be graduating with a First Class Honors degree in Economics from the University of Southampton. In a post on her Facebook page, the Oxford United star wrote: “Delighted to be graduating with a First Class Honours in Economics with a First Class Dissertation!” Umotong had a […]

Success Stories

Nigerian IT expert makes history with financial solution app

A Nigerian Information Technology expert, Adedayo Sanni, is on his way to the Guinness Book of Records after his latest invention, Automated Finger Payment Machine [AFPM], received worldwide commendation. The Thumb and PIN Financial Solution which is set to be launched in Nigeria was invented by the Atlanta, USA-based Sanni who was one of Nigeria’s […]