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Veteran Journalist Leads Exploration of University and State

Former civil rights activist, educator and politician Leslie-Burl McLemore speaks to students in ‘The University and the State, 60 Years After the Crisis’ class at the UM Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Led by retired journalism professor Curtis Wilkie, the class explores Mississippi’s past and present. Submitted photo OXFORD, Miss. – University of Mississippi

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Black Friday retail footfall below pre-pandemic levels amid cost of living crisis – as it happened | Business

Black Friday footfall below pre-pandemic levels Shopper numbers at UK retailers are sharply below 2019 levels, despite an increase compared to last year. Data provider Springboard reports that retail footfall was 7.3% higher this morning than last Friday, suggesting Black Friday bargains have lured some shoppers out. Shopping centres were almost busier, while high streets […]

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INTERVIEW: ‘Break the bonds of shame’ about slavery – UN rights experts

In his message for the day, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, said it was an opportunity to "celebrate the diverse heritage and culture of people of African descent and their enormous contribution to our societies throughout history. "Yet, around the world, millions of people of African descent are still subject to racism and deeply entrenched and systemic […]

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Hakeem Jeffries ‘stops talking’ when asked what he thinks of Kevin McCarthy | US midterm elections 2022

In his first major interview since being elected the first Black leader in Congress, the New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries was asked what he thought of Kevin McCarthy, the Californian now seeking the votes to be speaker when Republicans take over the House next year. “We serve in Congress together,” Jeffries said. Then,

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Degree Deodorant Teams Up With U.S. Soccer For Return Of U.S. Disability Soccer Month In December

CHICAGO (Dec. 4, 2022) -- December marks the third annual U.S. Disability Soccer Month, presented by Degree Deodorant, with U.S. Soccer working side-by-side with Degree to celebrate programs and member organizations supporting athletes with disabilities in every corner of the sport. Degree became the first-ever dedicated sponsor of the Men’s and Women’s CP National Teams […]


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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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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 […]

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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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