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South Africa’s Zamani Mbatha stars in Netflix original dance series, JIVA!

The highly anticipated African original, “JIVA!” is set to hit the groove streets on June 24, 2021. The drama series follows Ntombi (Noxolo Dlamini), an ambitious, but frustrated young dancer from Umlazi, Durban, who wants to leave her job, fetch...

Entire cabinet of Central African Republic resigns, Water scarcity looms in Africa | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, here are the top stories that should not escape your attention. Ghana to plant 5 million trees On Friday, June 11, five million trees will be planted in an attempt to revamp the country's forests. All Ghanaians have...

Netflix acquires two films by Cameroon actress, Syndy Emade

About a month ago, Netflix acquired two Cameroon movies “Broken” and ”A Man For The Weekend”. The actress broke the news of the acquisition of the films produced under her production house Blue Rain Entertainment, saying "It can only...

Dangarembga wins PEN Pinter Prize, Ugandan riders ‘riding rough’ with HIV | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continental landscape, these are some of the top news that shouldn’t escape your attention. Uganda’s motorcycle riders threaten country’s fight against HIV because of risky sexual behaviour A study has revealed that Uganda's 1.4 million estimated population of...

Abijako Taofeek’s Head of State is the youth culture brand telling amazing stories

For Taofeek Abijako, the recurring obsession that fuels all of his designs is books. With his Brooklyn-based menswear label, Head of State, Abijako constantly imagines clothes that some of his favorite novel characters would wear, and then brings them...

South African woman gives birth to decuplets, Tug of war over the remains of Mugabe | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the African continent, these are some of the top news that shouldn't escape your attention. South African gives birth to ten babies, enters Guinness World Record A 37-year-old woman, Gosiame Thamara Sithole, has set a world record by giving birth...

“I feel honoured to represent black people, sexuality and women” | Supergirl Eritrean star, Azie Tesfai says in interview

American actress, Azie Tesfai, opens up about her character, Kelly Olsen in "Supergirl", on a #CWSpotlight interview. She explains how proud she is of representing people of colour, women and sexuality in the hit show "Superwoman" and "Legends of...

Children find bomb in Kenya, Burkina Faso suffer deadly attack | 5 Things That Should Matter Today

Across the 54 countries on the continent, here are the 5 things that matter today: Burkina Faso suffer deadly attack  Early Saturday, Burkina Faso suffered its deadliest attack in recent years. It was reported that armed men stormed Solhan, a village in...

France withdraws military support from Mali, South Africa asks INTERPOL to arrest Gupta Family members | 5 Things That Should Matter

Across the 54 countries on the continent, here are 5 things that should matter today: France withdraws military support from Mali Following last week's military coup in Mali, European power, France has decided to severed military ties with the country, noting...

Here’s why Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi is the new hotcake in football

Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, Chelsea have all been in hot pursuit of Achraf Hakimi, one of the power players who was instrumental in Inter Milan's victory at the league, scoring 7 goals and providing 10 assists in 37...
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One of the most interesting things about Kogi is that it is the only state in the country that...
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