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Corruption: South African healthcare workers , threaten strike

South African healthcare workers have protested against poor working conditions and urged the government to end corruption in the purchase of COVID-19 personal protective equipment.The protesters gathered Thursday in Pretoria and Cape Town, charging that the lives of healthcare...

History Special: Queen Amina, a warrior among men

In many climes in Africa, women have had to struggle to rise above the perking order of patriarchal expectations.They were highly accepted among men when it came to lesser games but when it comes to strong communal decisions or...

History special: King Mansa Musa of Mali, the richest man ever

History is ultimately and perhaps the last instance structured in such a way that thrills, perplexes and challenges us to the rigour of the dialectical imagination and leadership.The stories of conquerors, conquests and exploits in Medieval Africa. Humongous scholastic...

The ordeal of the descendants of first son who died before his father – Igbo Culture, Nigeria

By Anayo M. NwosuNọnọ Uduji would not sleep well at night even though she had gone to bed. She knew what was at stake. The children of Ezeagha (her husband's elder brother and the former monarch who had transferred...

The story of a Kenyan man born to an Italian Catholic priest

When Sabina Losirkale went into labor, her sister Scolastica recalls, priests and religious sisters filled the delivery ward waiting to see the color of the baby’s skin — and if their worst fears had come to pass.Scolastica and dozens...

Crime against Congo: Cases against King Leopold II and Belgium

The intriguing thing about the entrance of King Leopold II into Africa is that it was not with any force or coercion; rather, his gang came with smiling faces with some goody bags, at least that was what they...

She acted as a man to work – until she was accused of rape

Pili Hussein wanted to make her fortune prospecting for a precious stone that's said to be a thousand times rarer than diamonds, but since women weren't allowed down the mines she dressed up as man and...

How do we deal with a ‘problem’ like the Igbos?

By Chido OnumahFirst, a confession. I am Igbo, whatever that means! I was born in 1966, a year before the Nigerian Civil War that lasted for 30 months, from July 1967 to January 1970....

My wife must go, this marriage is over!

By Anayo M. NwosuPastor Rufus would not take anymore advice from anybody. If he could look the regional pastor in the face and say "no", who again wouldn't he say "no" to. His...

Rainmakers are threatening to disrupt my mother’s funeral

By Anayo M. NwosuRainmakers were one of the early set of callers to my family house at Nnewi to commiserate with my siblings over the death of Mama Obiora, my mum. While other sympathizers...
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Fmr French president Sarkozy to know fate in cash-from-Libya case

AFPA Paris appeals court will rule Thursday on a legal challenge by ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy and former aides against an investigation into claims that...

US Secretary of States pushes for breakthrough on Sudan deal

AFPWith weeks to go before US elections, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is racing to make a breakthrough with Sudan that he hopes could...