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ARE THE TAX REGIMES IN AFRICA STIFLING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ON THE CONTINENT?

Tax regimes on the African continent vary from country to country. With Nigeria having one of the highest corporate tax rate of 30% ,  it compares relatively better on the Value Added Tax, at 7.5% compared to Madagascar and Morroco which both have some of the highest rates on the continent at 20% while Cameroon […]

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A Brief History of Kenya; East Africa’s Sleeping Giant

Kenya is an East African nation whose name originated from the traditional name of the Mt Kenya or Kirinyaga which is the county’s tallest mountain. The earliest inhabitants of Kenya were hunter-gatherers but from about 2,000 BC herders came to the region. Then from about 800 AD Arabs sailed to Kenya. Some settled and intermarried […]

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WHY REAL AFRICAN HISTORY IS LACKING IN AFRICAN CLASSES

In the spirit of the dedicated Black history month of February, attention has gone to the need for more Afro-centered history curriculum in African classes, something that has been missing across the board in Africa and the diaspora. Worth noting, is the fact that it’s not a coincidence that no real intellectual discourse and dispensation […]

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THE REAL IMPEDIMENT TO AFRICAN UNITY

Since the establishment of the organization of African Unity on 25th May, 1963 with the headquarters in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, the quest for African unity has been an elusive goal not just at the regional and national level but even at the interpersonal levels as evident in different institutions. From the inside, looking outward, it […]

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Strengthening the Relations Between Africa and the Caribbean

With a prolonged period of the absence of strong ties between Africa and the Caribbean owing to the matter of colonialization and the consequences after, the goal to forge better and strong relations is at the heart of many Africans on the continent and in the Caribbean. The leadership mainly in West African nations such […]

One month into his presidency, Joe Biden made clear his distaste for even naming the man he had ousted from the Oval Office, declaring, “I’m tired of talking about Trump.” “The next four years, I want to make sure all the news is the American people,” he . . .

Juventus has 90 minutes of game time to go before the squad heads to the airport and hops on a fancy plane back to Italy to go through the final two weeks of preseason preparations. The opponent Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., just so happens to be the team that won […]

At least 25 people, including four children, killed as torrential rains swept through towns across the state, governor says. At least 25 people died, including four children, when torrential rains swamped towns across Appalachia, Kentucky’s governor has said. Governor Andy Beshear said on Saturday that the number would likely rise significantly and it could take […]

The John Mackey Award, given to the country’s most outstanding tight end, has released its 2022 watch list, highlighting players who have opportunities to make a big impact for their team at the position, all in hopes of being the country’s best. Only five teams had a total of two tight ends make the preseason […]

Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of genetic conditions that affect the function of hemoglobin. Health experts are exploring gene therapy as a potentially new treatment to manipulate gene expression. With this technique, it may be possible to restore the shape of red blood cells (RBCs) and eliminate SCD complications. SCD is a group […]

Eugene “Butch” Flenaugh, Jr. came back home to Phillips County, Arkansas about five years ago to care for the family’s farm in the Mississippi River Delta bottomland. Today, when he looks out over the 400-plus acres that his family owns, he’s often nostalgic about the stories his father told him when the entire Delta River […]

Russia launched nighttime attacks on several Ukrainian cities, Ukrainian officials said Saturday as they and Moscow blamed each other for the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in a separatist-controlled area of the country’s east. The International Red Cross asked to visit the prison to make sure the wounded had proper treatment. Ukrainian […]

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and K&L Gates are advising on a €3 billion, cross-border, all-cash merger in Europe—the latest in a string of recent transactions at the high end of the M&A market on the continent. Stanley Black & Decker, a diversified U.S.-based maker of industrial tools and security systems which owns the Black & Decker […]

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has entered a default judgment against a Libyan military commander after he repeatedly failed to show up for depositions in a federal lawsuit in which he is accused of war crimes. The exact amount of the judgment against Khalifa Hifter, who spent decades living in the U.S., […]

In 1962, a group of Black women in the Hartford area got together to organize a golf club at Keney Park. Among them were an artist, a doctor, homemakers, teachers and some self-described “golf widows.” They called themselves the Keney Links and this year, they’re celebrating 60 years of existence. On Sunday at the Keney […]


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