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10 Year Challenge: African celebrities are sharing their throwback pictures

From Hollywood celebrities to Afrobeat stars, African celebrities are sharing throwing back photos of themselves years before the fame.

Here are some of our favorites.

South African comedian,Trevor Noah’s style hasn’t changed much. But his fans noticed a definite change in his pocket.

The Glow Up

Nigerian media personality and author, Toke Makinwa set social media ablaze with her transformation. Hers according to a fan is “definitely the best one yet.”

Who are those boys?

One of Africa’s hottest boy bands, Sauti Sol confused their 1.3 million Instagram followers with their throwback image. The MTV award-winning band left their fans wondering if it was really them in the picture. We are still in the dark on this one…

Kemi Adetiba’s 10-year dream?

Nigerian award-winning movie maker, Kemi Adetiba…

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Tackling the research capacity challenge in Africa: An overview of African-led approaches to strengthen research ca…


Background: Improved capacity for research is a valuable and sustainable means of advancing health and development in Africa. Local leadership in research capacity strengthening is important for developing contextually appropriate programs that increase locally-driven research, and improve Africa’s ability to adapt and use scientific knowledge. This study provides an overview of African organisations that aim to strengthen research capacity in Africa, and the major initiatives or approaches being used for this purpose.
Methods: A desk review of grey and published literature on research capacity strengthening in Africa was conducted, in addition to panel discussions on the determinants of research capacity in Africa. Data was analysed through thematic analysis and a framework developed…

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Caribbean News – This Caribbean Government Will Challenge No-Confidence Vote In Court

Former government MP Charrandas Persaud voted with the opposition on Dec. 21, 2018 to pass a no-confidence motion in the country’s parliament.

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News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Fri. Jan. 4, 2018: The government of the CARICOM nation of Guyana said Thursday it will challenge the Dec. 21, 2018 vote of no-confidence in court.

As many questions continue as to why the government has not yet resigned and called a new election, the country’s attorney general made the disclosure.

The government plans to argue that the motion needed 34 votes to pass, rather than the 33 it received, and that the lawmaker who cast the deciding vote was ineligible to be a member of parliament because he also holds Canadian citizenship, attorney general Basil Williams said. Continue Reading

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Migration within Africa is equally a big challenge

The phenomenon of people movement is also one that severely affects the African continent. Africa is not only a migrant transit territory towards Europe and North America but is itself a destination of internal migration.

Agenzia Fides – Dakar, Senegal

According to statistics of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), within the African continent a migratory phenomenon that is severely testing the capacity of Africa as a continent. In 2017, globally, 258 million people left their countries to seek better living conditions elsewhere, but of this, Only 35 % travelled south to north, that is, from countries of the south to those of the north. In Africa, 19.4 million Africans emigrated from their homeland to another country on the continent.

“The phenomenon of…

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When Damon attempted a 2018 South African viral challenge

Inbetween cabinet reshuffles, a new president, and record-breaking petrol prices, 2018 was also the year of viral challenges. 

One of the most recent challenges which shook Mzansi to its core was the Idibala Challenge, which was made famous by Limpopo-born musician King Monada.

The challenge, which required people to ‘faint’ when the word ‘Idibala’ is said, was made famous by the song Malwedhe – which means ‘illness’.

Videos of the challenge spread like wildfire through social media.

READ: Idibala Challenge takes Mzansi by storm

And, of course, our very own Damon Beard attempted the challenge alongside Traffic Reporter Jayshree Parasuramen in the studio, and it left us all in hysterics. 

“It was the most random challenge ever. I actually could not believe my eyes when my Producer showed me the…

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Support your African teams! A challenge from Professor Lumumba – Nehanda Radio

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Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba is a renowned Pan Africanist. He seeks to put Africa at the centre of his political, social and economic discourse. His world outlook is rooted in Afrocentrism and he argues his case with both intellectual and passionate conviction.

Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba

For this, he has earned the respect of many. But there is an area where he will struggle to find converts. It is the area of football and I will explain why in this article.

In a speech, “When I look at Africa!”, he bemoans the deeply entrenched habit by Africans of lacking pride in their own things but developing a voracious appetite for all things foreign.

“ When I look at Africa, I wonder what the Founding Fathers would think if they were to come back. What would…

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