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Popular nicknames of African countries you should know

Some countries on the motherland have rather unique nicknames usually describing what they are famously known for.

Be it popular landscapes, geographical location or cozy attitude of its locals, just to mention a few, the mere mention of those aliases comes as no surprise to tourists or people who have stepped foot in those countries.

Check a few of them out and share with us your country’s nickname if it wasn’t included!

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Top 10 most popular African songs of 2018

Ladies and gents, it’s that time of the year again!

2018 has seen some of our favorite African musicians putting in extra work and being rightfully rewarded for it. From chart topping singles to winning coveted accolades, these superstars contributed immensely towards making African music global.

The year saw notable highlights with some African acts breaking glass ceilings. Nigerian afrobeats sensation Davido took home the highly coveted 2018 BET Best International Act and became the first international act to receive the award live on stage. Tanzanian bongo flava star Diamond Platnumz released his highly anticipated sophomore album, “A Boy From Tandale”. One of the breakout stars of the year, Burna Boy, also proved why he should be counted among the best and…

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Charles Harrison: Designer whose refashioning of the View-Master made it a popular toy

When Charles Harrison first interviewed for a job at Sears, Roebuck and Company in the mid-1950s, he was told they would not hire him because he was black. Five years later, he became the company’s first African-American executive.

The industrial designer, who died aged 87, would go on to work for Sears until his retirement, rising to oversee the company’s design group and helping create more than 700 consumer products including the first plastic dustbin – polypropylene products had only been cast in small moulds until that point.

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These popular Christmas traditions are deeply rooted in African culture

Christmas has become an integral part of the African culture and different African communities have different ways of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt, Christmas is celebrated on January 7, therefore, nothing significant is done during the holiday season.

However, in all other parts of the continent,  there are activities which have become traditions during Christmas in Africa.

Below are some Christmas traditions in Africa you cannot miss when you visit.

1. Travelling

A lot of Africans travel to their villages on Christmas Eve so as to celebrate the day with family. The airports get filled up with Africans from the diaspora who usually opt for an African Christmas over the white variety. Who likes the cold anyway? Bus…

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Popular African Christmas songs you should know

Christmas is here again and its all about merrymaking with family and friends. What best way to enjoy the season than to eat good food, good music and hanging out with the people we care about.

This is the best time to know the popular African Christmas songs and renditions to get you in the Christmas spirit. Check them out below!

1. Christmas na Kimangu – Musyoki Kikumbi (Kijana) from Kenya

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2. Little Drummer Boy (African Tribal Version) – Alex Boye ft. Genesis…

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Popular Names Robert Carrady to Board of Directors

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Popular, Inc. (“Popular”) (NASDAQ:BPOP) announced today that its Board
of Directors elected Robert Carrady as an independent director of the
company, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Carrady was also appointed as a
member of the Risk Management Committee of the Board.

Mr. Carrady is the President of Caribbean Cinemas, a family-owned
business and the largest movie theater chain in the Caribbean, with
approximately 570 screens in 68 locations across Puerto Rico, the
Dominican Republic and several other Caribbean islands, as well as in
Guyana, Panama and Bolivia. He joined the family business upon
graduating from Tufts University, where he majored in Economics, and

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