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Nigeria: Local newspaper correspondent wins Pan-African Insurance award

Ms Nike Popoola of Nigeria’s Punch newspaper has won the Pan-African Reinsurance Journalist of the Year Award. The winners of the Continental Reinsurance Pan-African Reinsurance Journalism Awards were announced by Mr Larrey Chetty, Media Secretary for the Seychelles Media Commission at an awards ceremony on Thursday in Mahe, Seychelles. The inaugural Pan-African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards […]

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Malawi: Chief Theresa Kachindamoto battles Child Marriages

The mild-mannered woman who zips around a farmhouse packed with knick-knacks and insists her guests eat a meal before any introductions, presents a character at odds with her fearsome reputation of being Malawi’s top marriage terminator. Thirteen years ago, Theresa Kachindamoto could not have conceived of ever leaving her job of 27 years as a […]

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Zimbabwe: 10 Facts you never knew

1. Zimbabwe is thought to be the location of Ophir, the Biblical land from which King Solomon got ivory, gold, peacocks and other precious items. 2. Zimbabwe means “great house of stones” in the local Chishona language. 3. The Zimbabwe dollar was abandoned as its national currency in 2009 after hyperinflation had led to an […]

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Tanzania: USA-based Africa in April Festival held

Hundreds of people attended the Africa in April festival at Robert R. Church Park held last week. Africa in April is a cultural awareness festival that celebrates a different African country every year. This is the festival’s 30th annual celebration and the country of honor is Tanzania. Some of the highlights of the festival include native cuisine, family-friendly […]

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Mali: Damon Albarn crowned Local Chief

Damon Albarn has accrued many titles over the years. He’s the frontman of three illustrious bands in Blur, Gorillaz, and The Good The Bad & The Queen. He’s a solo artist, a theater composer, and a failed Adele collaborator. He has been given the title of “local king” in Mali after collaborating with local musicians and performing in the country despite terrorist threats. Along […]