Tag: Africa


Zambia’s Former President Kenneth Kaunda Dead At 97

Photo Credit wikipedia Kenneth David Kaunda, also known as KK, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He died at age 97. Kaunda served as the first President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991 and was at the forefront of the […]


WHO — Africa Free Of Polio

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Africa is now free of naturally occurring polio or poliomyelitis disease. Polio is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can invade an infected person’s spinal cord, causing paralysis (can’t move parts of the body). The report noted that the continent’s last case […]


African Nations Tell UNHRC Make Racism An Agenda Item

A letter signed by 54 African countries and dispatched to the United Nations Human Rights Council has called on the International Organization to urgently debate racism and police brutality amid the unrest in the United States and many other countries around the world. Burkina Faso’s ambassador in his letter on behalf of the African countries to the UN in Geneva […]


Look To Africa For Market Opportunities

Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley has called for leaders in the Caribbean region to capitalize on the vast African market for business opportunities. At a panel discussion on Regional Transformation for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth recently, Ms. Mottley urged the regional bloc to remove its own barriers to intra-CARICOM trade while looking to the African continent’s potential. She argued that […]


Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba — Africa’s Rising Star

“We live in a country where our young ladies who have recently attained the age of puberty cannot afford sanitary pads, but our men and women in public offices have iPads which they do not even know how to use.”  ― PLO Lumumba Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba a.ka. PLO, the 57-year-old Kenyan lawyer, professor, and fire-brand speaker is not only commanding […]


The Himba Tribe — Clothing And Hair Style With A Difference

The Himba tribe is an indigenous people with an estimated population of about 50,000 living in northern Namibia, in the Kunene Region and on the other side of the Kunene River in Angola. The Himba lifestyle is very fascinating, and their clothing and hairstyle are not the typical Hollywood red carpet fashionista look, but notwithstanding, very appealing. The Himba men […]


Let’s Go To Senegal This Fall

Africa unite: ‘Cause we’re moving right out of Babylon, And we’re going to our Father’s land, yea-ea — Bob Marley It is said that life begins in Africa! Now, one cannot think of Africa without among other things conjure up images of rhythms of drums, music, dancing, sunshine, vibrant colors, the sound and the beauty of nature, cheerfulness and friendliness […]


Cuba Again Extends Helping Hands To Africa

Cuba is neither a late nor a newcomer to offering help to countries within the African continent. Now, with the outburst of the deadly Ebola disease ravishing parts of Africa, the Cuban government has once again sought to embrace the affected countries by sending 165 health workers to help tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Doctors, nurses and infection […]