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A quarter of users in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria attacked by malware – new Study

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 23, 2021/ — There is a common misconception that the most dangerous threats to encounter on modern users’ digital journeys are likely to appear during Internet surfing. The reality however, based on the most recent analysis of cyberattacks in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria in 2020 by Kaspersky experts demonstrates that users are in fact more likely …

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Grammys for Burna Boy, Wizkid a global endorsement of Afrobeat – Nigerian minister

A Nigerian minister has described the Grammy Awards of music stars Burna Boy and Wizkid’s as endorsement of Afrobeat genre of music Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, on Monday, while congratulating the music stars for their feats, said that Afrobeat genre of music had propelled Nigeria’s increasing prominence of the music world. In a statement issued by …

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Time for a digital scale-up in Africa to unlock creative economies, panelists say

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, February 24, 2021/ — Digital platforms in Africa should scale up to take advantage of the continent’s surging demand for creative content, said Africa Investment Forum Senior Director Chinelo Anohu, adding that the African Development Bank flagship entity is providing advisory services and investment support to creative players. The Africa Investment Forum was working to promote content …

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Minorities should be more visible in German media – Integration Plan

As part of its “National Action Plan on Integration”, the Federal Government wants to promote diversity in the media. The package of measures adopted by the federal cabinet on Wednesday (3 February) includes, as one of its core projects, training “for differentiated and factual reporting on the topic of migration and integration”. Other projects are intended to ensure that more …

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Return all colonial treasures to Africa – group calls on Europe

An international organisation has called on European governments and private collectors to return African artefacts taken from Africa during the colonial period to their rightful owners. “In recent months demands for the repatriation of the remains and the definitive restitution of the treasures have continued, as well as the attempts by some former colonizers to hinder this inevitable step of …

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Biden reverses Trump’s visa ban on Africa, Muslim countries

Newly inaugurated US President Joe Biden has reversed placed on some Muslim countries by former US president Donald Trump in January 2017. Citizens of Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Yemen were banned from entering the United States following the ban.  “When visa applicants request entry to the United States, we will apply a rigorous, individualized vetting system. But …

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New book on how to have a successful marriage launched

A new book with invaluable tips on how to have a successful marriage was launched on Christmas day in the Dutch city of Almeres. Written by Pastor Elvis Iruh, an ordained minister of the Victory Outreach International, Getting to know you highlights simple principles that are often taken for granted in a marital relationship. “Whether you’re preparing for marriage or …

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Lufthansa resumes flights to Nigeria after 8 months

After more than 8 months’ break caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Lufthansa has resumed flights to Nigeria. The first flight of the airline landed in Lagos on Thursday. “Lufthansa always was and will stay dedicated to Nigeria, one of our key markets in Africa. As we have received the final permission to reopen our flight operations, we are happy to …

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Burna Boy nominated again for Grammy Awards

Nigerian artist, Damini Ogulu, popularly known as Burna Boy, has emerged the first Nigerian artist to be nominated for the Grammy awards in two consecutive years. His latest album ‘Twice As Tall’ has gotten him a second shot at winning a Grammy. The talented singer, on Monday, bagged a World Music Album nomination alongside Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar, and …

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African designers championing sustainable fashion

Across the globe, Africa is putting its spin on the fashion industry. Major fashion markets like Berlin are embracing African fashion, art and culture, and locally, the apparel market is worth USD$31 billion, according to estimates by Euromonitor International. While the African fashion retail industry remains in its infant stages, there has been notable progress in recent years as the industry embraces …

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What Joe Biden’s presidency could mean for Africa

“The morning of 7 November 2020 has shown the world that America’s long nightmare is finally over and better angels of our nature have prevailed,” writes David Monda* from New York. He analyses how the incoming Joe Biden’s administration will most likely interact with Africa, especially in the areas of economic relations and promotion of democracy.  —– The lesser angels …

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Facebook launches campaign to support Kenya’s creative industry

Facebook and Creatives Garage launch #RealpeopleRealstories, a campaign that supports the Creative industry. Through its partnership with Creatives Garage, Facebook aims to support the creative industry in Kenya by providing a platform where they can amplify their work and inspire others NAIROBI, Kenya, November 4, 2020/ — Facebook and Creatives Garage launched #RealpeopleRealstories – a campaign that showcases the stories …

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Coronavirus: France announces second lockdown

Just as Germany introduced new lockdown measures, France followed suit on Wednesday. Against the background of the country recording more than 36,000 new cases reported in the past 24 hours, President Emmanuel Macron announced the new restrictions in a speech from the Elysee palace after an emergency meeting of the government. France will enter a new coronavirus lockdown on Friday …

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The New Champions of Afrobeats (2)

Having looked at the men who have influenced the rise and popularity of Afrobeats in the world today, this second part of the report, Yemi Babalola focuses on the female artists who have made their mark and deserve to be applauded. ——- As mentioned in the first part of this report, Afrobeats is a combination of jazz, funk, Ghanaian highlife, …

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10 Tips to recognise Misinformation online!

It is easier than ever before for outlandish claims and misinformation to reach a mass audience. H. Colleen Sinclair, Associate Professor of Social Psychology, Mississippi State University, explains how you should deal with news on social media. A very interesting read! Propagandists are already working to sow disinformation and social discord in the run-up to the November elections in the …

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Nigeria approves Emirates for flights again, reaches agreement with UAE

Nigeria has agreed to lift the ban placed on Emirates Airlines, which prevented it from operating in and out of the country. According to a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Aviation, James Odaudu on Wednesday, the development was based on an undertaking by the authorities of the United Arabs Emirates (UAE). The statement quoted the Minister …

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