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A pro-innovation approach to AI regulation

Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology by Command of His Majesty on 29 March 2023. Command Paper Number: 815 © Crown copyright 2023 ISBN: 978-1-5286-4009-1 Ministerial foreword The Rt Hon Michelle Donelan MP, Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology I believe that a common-sense, outcomes-oriented approach […]

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Putting Black Design in a Spotlight

This article is part of our Design special section on how the recent push for diversity in design is changing the way the world looks. Even when Tione Trice was a child in Atlanta in the 1990s, he nurtured a love for a design style he called African Essentialism that was nothing like the Eurocentric […]

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JWST has spotted the earliest black hole ever seen in the universe

How do supermassive black holes, as seen in this illustration, get so big? Shutterstock/Sahara Prince The earliest known black hole in the universe has been spotted by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and it could tell us about the origin of supermassive black holes that formed much later. Many galaxies have a . . […]

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HUGHES MAKES U.S. NATIONAL TEAM AHEAD OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Story Links University of Minnesota Duluth women's hockey graduate senior Gabbie Hughes was one of 25 players selected to represent the U.S at the 2023 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championship from April 5-16 in Brampton, Ontario, USA Hockey announced Saturday. The native of Lino Lakes, Minn. is one of 14 forwards […]

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How Bicycles Changed Women’s Lives

This March, we celebrated Women’s History Month by looking at how the invention of the bicycle revolutionized freedom for women, offering them strength and inspiration, from its invention until now. Here are some of the most impactful women in cycling history—and some of my favorite quotes—that make me proud every time I get on the […]


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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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