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Once a former child bride, now a high school graduate helping young girls stay in school – [US] NPR

July 23, 2017

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GOATS AND SODA/Stories of Life in A Changing World FORMER CHILD BRIDE IS PEDALING HER WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE Courtney Columbus     At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school. Now 20, she’s left her husband […]

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Want to teach your kids self-control? Ask a Cameroonian farmer – [US] National Public Radio

July 9, 2017

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  STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Let’s ask what a classic test of child psychology shows in a different culture – a test of self-control which involves being presented with a tasty marshmallow, which you’re not supposed to eat. Researchers found a culture where kids demonstrate almost unbelievable self-control. Here’s NPR’s Micaeleen Doucleff. MICHAELEEN DOUCLEFF, BYLINE: A […]

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US Visa Reject, Khadijatou Gassam: “… disappointed not representing The Gambia to ‘show the world [that] ‘yes, we can do it'” -Azad Essa & Colin Baker/al Jazeera

July 4, 2017

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I watched a program on al jazeera recently showing the all-girls Afghanistan team to the Robotic Competition who were denied visas to the same competition. To think Afghanistan is a country where girls’ education is not only frowned upon but enforced by formal and societal forces makes the particular case very sad. TOLA. PHOTO CREDIT: […]

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For third year in a row, Ifeoma White-Thorpe, gets another Nigerian-American on thin list of students admitted to all 8 Ivy League Schools – Tola Adenle

April 7, 2017

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Ifeoma White-Thorpe, Nigerian-American teenager among the few kids across the USA who got admitted to ALL 8 Ivy League colleges in 2017 [CBS picture] “I got into Harvard Early Action, so I was like I’ll just go there. And then I got into all the others and now I don’t know where I want to go.” […]

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Ghanaian blazes trail as first female black neurosurgeon resident at Johns Hopkins

March 23, 2017

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Johns Hopkins has first black female neurosurgeon resident – CNN/Alexandra Larkin Nancy Abu-Bonsrah and her husband, Kwabena Yamoah, celebrate her match with Johns Hopkins Hospital for a neurosurgical residency. (CNN)In the 30 years that Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s neurosurgical department has accepted residents, there has never been a black woman in the ranks. Now, […]

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Africa gets its own web address with launch of .africa – bbc.com

March 11, 2017

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Africa now has the unique web address .africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union. AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when Africa “got [its] own digital identity”. The AU says the .africa domain name will “bring the continent together as an […]

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Africa’s squandered & looted billions, especially Nigeria’s, all point to the Mansa Musa in African Leaders – Fayth Daramola

January 2, 2017

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The only universities in Africa to feature in the WORLD’S TOP 500 institutions are all in South Africa, vestige of former home of apartheid … Recently, the Angolan government spent $35 million to mark President José Eduardo dos Santos’s 72nd birthday … Nigeria is not far behind in the creation and worship of strong-arm  leaders because I […]

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Justice served in Mariam Shade Adebayọ’s gruesome murder at an American parking lot – Tola Adenle

October 22, 2016

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It won’t be in-and-out from prison to commit another murder as is common in America for this former high school educated sex offender former boyfriend – unknown to the murdered University of Maryland graduate vivacious young Shade Adebayo – as he gets life without parole for the premeditated murder of his ex-girlfriend. He did not […]

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Nigeria’s [Yoruba] Oyo State to collaborate with Brazil & CBAAC to promote Yoruba Culture – The Nation/Bisi Oladele

October 15, 2016

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The Oyo State Government has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Brazilian Government and Centre for Black African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC) to promote the cultural heritage of the state and the country as a whole. The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, disclosed this during his working visit to the […]

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No ifs, no buts, Gandhi’s Legon statue goes down in protests about Mahatma’s racism – Tola Adenle

October 11, 2016

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Ghana removes statue of ‘racist’ Mahatma Gandhi – International Business Times By Priyanka Mogul   Thanks to visitors of this blog who participated in the move for signatures through a change.org drive to have a statue of Indian icon and world-respected Mahatma Gandhi at the University of Ghana, Legon – popularly referred to in Nigeria as “Legon” – […]

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