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Tunisian navy rescues 100 migrants, hours after 8 drown

Tunisia’s navy rescued almost 100 migrants from a sinking boat off its southeast coast late on Monday, authorities said, hours after eight people being smuggled to Europe drowned in the same stretch of water. The incidents coincided with the launch of joint patrols by the Tunisian and Italian navies to …

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My father died when I was young and I was imprisoned for ten years before I became president -Jacob Zuma

South African president, Jacob Zuma, who was in Nigeria on sunday for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between Zuma Foundation and Rochas Foundation of Africa said the liberation of Africa would be possible if the younger ones were adequately equipped educationally. In his words, ‘allow me to say few words …

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Italian ships rescue over 606 African migrants

A rescue ship docked in Sicily with over 606 migrants picked up in less than two days off the Libyan coast. According to Aid group SOS Méditerranée, the migrants are from over 20 different countries in Africa and the Middle East. They include 241 children and 11 pregnant women Many of …

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Why we can’t return African artworks – museum

The National Museum of African Art (Smithsonian museum) has explained why it cannot return the original works of art from African countries back to their places of origin, amidst calls for their repatriation. The Director Emerita of the museum, Dr. Johnnetta Cole, stated  that the documentation of original artifacts from …

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Gambian minister and ‘Vice-President’ wins top ‘African Woman’ award

Fatoumatta Jallow Tambajang, a prominent pro-democracy activist in the Gambia has been named ‘Woman of the Year’ by the New African Woman magazine. She was awarded along with other African women who excelled in their chosen fields. Her award was received by a representative. Tambajang who holds the post of …

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Meet the first African elected to the Federal Parliament in Australia

Kenyan-Australian based lawyer, Lucy Gichuhi has emerged as the first African descent elected to the Federal Parliament as a senator in Australia. The Family First member who came second behind her fellow candidate, Bob Day, in a recent election was later declared the winner after the electoral commission found Day …

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