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Godongwana admits government failed to achieve Black Economic Transformation – SABC News

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana has admitted the government has failed Black Economic Transformation because of corruption and the nature of the implementation of the Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) policy. Godongwana was speaking at the annual Black Business Council summit in Johannesburg on Friday. The Minister has blamed increased corruption in procurement as one of the […]

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Maud Lewis painting once traded for grilled cheese sandwiches sells for $350,000

The price for the 13-inch by 11-inch Black Truck from 1967 has astounded the art world.Miller & Miller Auctions Ltd A Maud Lewis painting just sold at auction for the hammer price of $350,000. That’s a lot of cheese. The price for the 13-inch by 11-inch Black Truck from 1967 has astounded the art world, […]

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Elon University / Today at Elon / Class of 2022 celebrates African roots at sixth annual Donning of the Kente ceremony

Black students in the Class of 2022 were honored in the annual cultural ceremony. Illuminated with red, yellow and green lights – the colors of Pan-Africanism – and filled with the constant rhythm of djembe drums, laughter and applause, Alumni Gym was the scene for the sixth annual Donning of the Kente ceremony at Elon […]

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In unusual step, US military aircraft will transport first pallets of baby formula to the US

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered the first flights supporting the newly created Operation Fly Formula program, and they will "depart Ramstein Air Base in Germany over the course of this weekend," the White House official said. "Due to the urgency of the situation, these flights will comprise U.S. military aircraft," the official said. Using […]

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Jim Dent inducted into Caddie Hall of Fame, Black caddies of Augusta National honored

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF)– The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is honoring Black caddies of Augusta National Golf Club. “You started at Augusta Country Club and you graduate from there to Augusta National. You had to put in work at Augusta Country Club to get to Augusta National. That was the deal,” said Tommy […]


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Infatuation with English Soccer

The growing infatuation with English football in Africa; can the sport foster unity amongst the sports fans and citizenry at large? Since the inception of television in Sub Saharan Africa around the 1970s, the love for European sports like soccer, rugby and volleyball spread across the continent. Among those sports, soccer stands out with the […]


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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 […]

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Why Nigeria & WHO Covax Program is bound to fail

The push by the Nigerian government in partnership with the World health organization to run a successful mass vaccination program in Nigeria under the global Covax program is bound to fail from the start. With an over ambitious program to vaccinate 40% of the population by the end of the year 2021 and an additional […]

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TRAVELS TO LAKE NAKURU THE HOME TO THE AFRICAN FLAMINGO

Wade into life, stand out in a crowd, spend time with your flock, find the right balance, show your true color, keep your beak clean, don't be afraid to get your feet wet." This is the flamingo advice to you!  This pink _feathered bird with piercing yellow eyes is always "pictured" as the world's strange […]

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SOUTH AFRICA APPROACH TO COMBATING COVID A BIG FAILURE

South Africa, the continent’s most industrialized nation has over the months taken a somewhat copy and paste approach to its dealing with COVID. With a population of close to 60 million people, the government approach hasn’t been any effective, and COVID-19 infections are rising sharply in South Africa and Latin America. This is fitting: South Africa resembles the […]

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The rapidly growing fast food culture & consumerism in African cities

Africa has been considered as a fertile ground for new cultures and trends from Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, owing to the often curious and unquestioning nature of the African. The rate of adoption of new cultures and even technology is quite fast with a general notion of “this culture or trend […]

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