Exchange Program Builds Ties Between US, Africa

Exchange Program Builds Ties Between US, Africa

The United States is working with a non-profit group to send 26 Americans to Africa to teach and connect with people there. The U.S. State Department’s Reciprocal Exchange program is part of the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. It was started in 2014 by then President Barack Obama as part of his Young […]

South African Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

South African Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen Dies

Nelson Mandela’s favourite singer and legendary local Jazz icon, Thandi Klaasen, 86, has died. The news was announced on Sunday morning on Twitter by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa. He tweeted; “We are saddened to learn that Jazz Legend Thandi Klaasen has passed on. Our thoughts are with her daughter Lorraine, her loved ones, […]

Daallo Airlines blast: Somalia sentences two to life in prison

Daallo Airlines blast: Somalia sentences two to life in prison

A military court in Somalia has sentenced two men to life in prison for masterminding a bomb attack on a Daallo Airlines passenger plane in February. Eight other people, including a woman, were sentenced to between six months and four years in prison. The blast, shortly after take-off from Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killed the bomber […]

93 Year Group of Mpreaso Senior High School Reunite

93 Year Group of Mpreaso Senior High School Reunite

Old School Reunions offer an opportunity for people to meet up and reflect on past events in school and to appreciate each other and most importantly the Almighty God for how far people have come. Each reunion is different because each class is unique in its own respect. Class reunion is both exciting and fun […]

I Have No Apology Kneeling To Worship God – New Ooni of Ife

I Have No Apology Kneeling To Worship God – New Ooni of Ife

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he owed nobody apology for kneeling to worship God Almighty during the thanksgiving service held in his honour at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Ife. The monarch spoke in reaction to criticisims against him by an online medium that he knelt down to worship God during the church […]

BORN IN THE USA BUT CHOOSING GHANA

BORN IN THE USA BUT CHOOSING GHANA

Generations ago their ancestors were sold into slavery, now some Americans of African descent are choosing to return to the lands of their forefathers. Nancy Kacungira has been finding out why. The Akoma Academy in Cape Coast, Ghana, is unapologetically African. From the brightly coloured African-print uniforms sported by the students to the posters of […]

Ugandan journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

Ugandan journalist wins BBC World News Komla Dumor Award

A Ugandan journalist with a background as an entrepreneur, radio and TV reporter and presenter has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award. Nancy Kacungira, a television anchor for Kenya’s KTN television channel, was selected from nearly 200 applicants. She will spend three months at the BBC in London and also report from […]

Adansihene Meets Adansi citizens in the United States

Adansihene Meets Adansi citizens in the United States

Adansi citizens in the East Coast of North America hosted the Adansihene Opagyakotwere Bonsra Afriyie II at two separate town hall meetings to enable the Overload update the community on traditional and developmental issues in the Adansi. Addressing the Adansi’s onSaturday March 18, in Maryland, Nana Bonsra Afriyie II expressed his hope in the future […]

United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

United Kingdom – Zimbabwean social worker in the UK found guilty of possessing extreme animal porn videos

Pornographic videos portraying animals including eels, a horse and a large fish involved in sex acts were discovered on the phone of a social worker from Slough, a court has heard. Clayton Chigoya originally from Zimbabwe was found guilty of five counts of possessing extreme pornographic images showing acts of intercourse with animals and two […]

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Ghana: Why a 15-Year-Old Decided to Build Bikes From Bamboo in Ghana

Anzisha Prize (Johannesburg) At an African Leadership Academy event in Johannesburg last year, I asked a young Ghanaian entrepreneur, Winifred Selby, what motivated her to co-start Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative when she was just 15. The award winning company makes bicycles out of bamboo and has caught the attention of global organisations. “I always say Africans are […]