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by AfriCan
Mon May 28, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Diaspora
Topic: Malian "Spiderman" Granted French Citizenship
Replies: 0
Views: 686

Malian "Spiderman" Granted French Citizenship

Mamoudou Gassama, the Malian migrant who heroically saved a child dangling from a balcony, has been granted French citizenship. The incredibly fit Gassama climbed four stories in less than one minute to save the child, whose father is said to have left him alone. Firefighters who had been called arr...
by AfriCan
Sat May 26, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: UEFA Champions League Final: Will Mo Salah Taste Glory Tonight?
Replies: 0
Views: 698

UEFA Champions League Final: Will Mo Salah Taste Glory Tonight?

The Champions League final between Spain's Real Madrid and England's Liverpool has just kicked off at the NSC Olimpiyskiy stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. In contention, the biggest prize in European football. The Spanish giants are, statistically speaking, the favorites to win the trophy. They have won it...
by AfriCan
Fri May 18, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Akere Muna To Run Against Paul Biya In October Elections
Replies: 0
Views: 610

Akere Muna To Run Against Paul Biya In October Elections

The founder of Cameroon's chapter of Transparency International, Mr Akere Muna, has announced his intention to run for the country's highest office. While acknowledging the uphill task ahead of him, he expressed confidence that Cameroonians, tired of Paul Biya's incompetence and long rule, will vote...
by AfriCan
Fri May 18, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Burundians Vote In Referendum Marred With Violence
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Burundians Vote In Referendum Marred With Violence

Burundians on Thursday 17th May 2018 voted in a referendum that if passed will give the incumbent, President Pierre Nkurunziza, the green light to rule until the year 2034. Most observers have stated that the referendum is merely a formality, with the president expected to get his wish whichever way...
by AfriCan
Wed May 16, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Kenya To Welcome Cuban Doctors, Despite Opposition From Doctors' Union
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Kenya To Welcome Cuban Doctors, Despite Opposition From Doctors' Union

The Kenyan government is forging ahead with plans to welcome 100 Cuban medical specialists in the country, even as the doctors union protests the move. The agreement was sealed when President Uhuru Kenyatta went to Cuba on March 17, in a historic state visit to the Caribbean Island nation. The Cuban...
by AfriCan
Thu May 10, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cameroon's Internal Security Crisis Shows No Signs Of Abating
Replies: 0
Views: 592

Cameroon's Internal Security Crisis Shows No Signs Of Abating

Cameroon's security situation has been steadily deteriorating for the past couple of years. Apart from battling Boko Haram insurgents, security forces have also been cracking down on anglophone separatists in the country's two English speaking regions - the southwest and the northwest. The separatis...
by AfriCan
Thu May 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Business
Topic: Aliko Dangote Named One Of The World's Most Powerful People
Replies: 0
Views: 677

Aliko Dangote Named One Of The World's Most Powerful People

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote is one of only two Africans to appear in the 2018 ranking of Forbes' Most Powerful people. He appeared at number 66, down from 61 in 2017. The other person from Africa is Egyptian president Fatah el Sisi at number 45. Most of the individuals in the list are politic...
by AfriCan
Wed May 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Over 3000 Year Old Pharaoh EraTomb Discovered In Egypt
Replies: 0
Views: 573

Over 3000 Year Old Pharaoh EraTomb Discovered In Egypt

Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a large 3300 year old tomb belonging to a high ranking military general who served under both Pharaoh Seti I (ruled from 1294 B.C. to 1279 B.C.) and Pharaoh Ramesses II (1279 B.C. to 1213 B.C.). The general was known as Iwrhya, and archeologists have hy...
by AfriCan
Sat May 05, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Codeine Crisis In Nigeria
Replies: 0
Views: 562

Codeine Crisis In Nigeria

Popularized by western rappers like Lil Wayne, codeine syrup is a very sweet yet deadly drug. There has been a rising trend of young people abusing it. The sweet taste of the drug masks its dangerous side effects. Some of the long term effects of abusing it include multiple organ failure. Short term...
by AfriCan
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: Nigerian President Buhari Meets Donald Trump
Replies: 0
Views: 650

Nigerian President Buhari Meets Donald Trump

President Muhammadu Buhari will become the first African president to make a state visit to the US during president Donald Trump's reign. This perhaps signals Nigeria's importance to America. Once a major oil exporter to the USA until the shale oil boom, Nigeria's sheer size and high population of 1...
by AfriCan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: Sapeurs: Congolese Dandies Who Spend Millions On Clothing
Replies: 0
Views: 550

Sapeurs: Congolese Dandies Who Spend Millions On Clothing

This is an interesting documentary that I first came across about 2 years ago and thought I should share with you. It's about a group of Congolese men who refer to themselves as Sapeurs. They belong to a group called La Sape, which is French and means “The Society of Ambiance-Makers and Elegant Peop...
by AfriCan
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: No End In Sight To UAE, Somalia Diplomatic Row
Replies: 0
Views: 572

No End In Sight To UAE, Somalia Diplomatic Row

The differences between Somalia and the United Arab Emirates seem to be growing, with the UAE's announcement that they would stop funding and training the horn of Africa country's security forces. Somalia and the UAE have been quarreling for some time now. The most recent cause was Dubai's plans to ...
by AfriCan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Afro Stories
Topic: IN-PERFECTION
Replies: 0
Views: 604

IN-PERFECTION

Story courtesy of http://www.naijastories.com/ “Jesu!” she exclaimed as she peered at the Infinix Phone in her hand – 6.35am. She kicked her wrapper off and scrambled out of her room into the sitting room. Empty! She was either unsurprised or too much in a hurry to care. She was late again and she n...
by AfriCan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Documentaries
Topic: African migration to China
Replies: 0
Views: 559

African migration to China

This documentary seeks to explore the rise in African migration to China. As Europe continues tightening immigration policies to keep out African immigrants, China seems to be welcoming them. Most of these African migrants go to China to take advantage of the Asian giant's reputation as the workshop...
by AfriCan
Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: News & Politics
Topic: No Let Up In Ethiopia Protests
Replies: 0
Views: 510

No Let Up In Ethiopia Protests

The abrupt resignation of Ethiopian Prime Minister Hilemariam Desalegn in mid February 2018 seems to have given protesters in the country more motivation to protest. The often violent protests are being carried out mainly by members of the Oromo and Amhara ethnic communities, who for decades claim t...
by AfriCan
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Black Panther Movie Breaks Records
Replies: 0
Views: 601

Black Panther Movie Breaks Records

The film has, in one week, earned more at the box office than any other Marvel movie. In 7 days, the movie earned 292 million dollars in North America, plus an additional 228 million in the rest of the world, to bring its total one week haul to a staggering 520 million dollars. This is way more than...
by AfriCan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Entertainment
Topic: Emmanuella Signs Deal With Disney
Replies: 0
Views: 655

Emmanuella Signs Deal With Disney

Popular African YouTube child star Emmanuella has reportedly signed a deal to star in a Disney movie. The girl, who acts in funny clips posted on the YouTube channel Mark Angel comedy, made the announcement on her Instagram page and posted a picture showing her in what appears to be a film set. emma...
by AfriCan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Sorry State Of Education In Togo
Replies: 0
Views: 570

The Sorry State Of Education In Togo

Photos have been trending showing the sorry state of the Togolese education sector. It is alleged that the main university, The University of Lome, currently has a student population that is thrice its capacity. This means resources are stretched thin. Secondary and primary schools are in an even wo...
by AfriCan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Angolan Rebel Leader Jonas Savimbi's Final Days
Replies: 0
Views: 604

Angolan Rebel Leader Jonas Savimbi's Final Days

For the better part of 40 years, Angolan rebel leader Jonas Malheiro Savimbi was the unquestioned and brutal leader of one of Africa’s most successful and destructive guerrilla movements. He had personally cheated death countless times. This longevity was an astonishing achievement given that he sur...
by AfriCan
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Afro Stories
Topic: Foutanga Babani Sissoko, Conman Extraordinaire
Replies: 0
Views: 524

Foutanga Babani Sissoko, Conman Extraordinaire

One day in August 1995 a man called Foutanga Babani Sissoko walked into the head office of the Dubai Islamic Bank and asked for a loan to buy a car. The manager agreed, and Sissoko invited him home for dinner. It was the prelude, writes the BBC's Brigitte Scheffer, to one of the most audacious confi...