Discovering Accountability Lab Nigeria with Country Director Odeh Friday

"In Africa, corruption not only saps our economic strength, it is killing us (Odeh Friday). However, many citizens fight to eradicate this phenomenon, but we rarely hear about them. We recently connected with Odeh Friday, Country Director of Accountability Lab Nigeria, through which we discovered a company which contributes to the good happenings around Africa. What is…

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3rd Repatriation: Germany returns human remains from Namibian genocide

The German government has returned to Namibia, 25 skulls of hundreds of indigenous men and women killed during the colonial era, more than a 100 years ago. A Namibian government delegation received the skulls at a church service in Berlin last Wednesday, and on Friday, the remains were taken to the Namibian capital Windhoek where a…

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Africa’s stolen artifacts in European museums to be “loaned” to their originating countries

During a visit to Burkina Faso in November ‘17. French president, Emmanuel Macron, declared that he’d make returning artifacts to African countries a top priority. The mentioned artifacts were looted from Africa in colonial times and are now in museums, not only in France but a vast part of Europe. His declaration followed years of…

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Kenyan author Makena Onjerika wins the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing

Kenyan writer Makena Onjerika has won the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing with her story "Fanta Blackcurrant". Five writers short stories had been shortlisted for the big prize this year: Nonyelum Ekwempu (Nigeria), Olufunke Ogundimu (Nigeria) and Wole Talabi (Nigeria) Stacy Hardy (South Africa) and Makena Onjerika (Kenya). Fanta Blackcurrant First published in Wasafiri…

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Ending child-marriages and investing in Africa’s future -Theresa Kachindamoto

"Educate a girl and you educate the whole area... You educate the world", a direct quote from Theresa Kachindamoto. Theresa is chief of Dedza district (Malawi). During her 15 year reign as chief, she is responsible for terminating over 2600 child-marriages in Malawi. Child-marriage has been a major concern in this small landlocked country. How…

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