Books: Yasuke the first Samurai of African origin, a story told by Serge Bilé

Ivorian journalist and writer Serge Bilé published a few months ago "Yasuke, the black samurai". This is the exciting adventure of a slave torn from his native Africa, who then became the first foreigner to join the prestigious Japanese warrior elite. Who is Yasuke ? He is a man from the Makua community of present-day…

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Beyonce Features Adichie’s Quotes, and Honours Fela at the Coachella concert

American R&B superstar, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, featured the quotes of award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, and honoured Fela Kuti at the ongoing Coachella Concert on Sunday morning. "The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual show held in California, United States. It is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in…

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Safaricom and PayPal are partnering to boost e-commerce in Kenya

PayPal and Safaricom have announced a collaboration that will allow Kenyans to move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service aims to eliminate barriers that had slowed the growth of global eCommerce in the country. “PayPal’s collaboration with M-PESA is part of the company’s long-term strategy to enable eCommerce and democratise financial…

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Esther Mahlangu, the Matriarch of Contemporary Ndebele Art, Receives Honorary Doctorate

Internationally acclaimed Esther Nikwambi Mahlangu will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Johannesburg for "her legacy as a cultural entrepreneur, skillfully negotiating local and global worlds, and as an educator. 82 years old Esther Mahlangu is a South African artist from the Ndebele nation. She is known for her contemporary paintings that reference…

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