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World-renowned Guinean singer Mory Kante who introduced African music to a world audience in the 1980s with hit song ‘Yeke Yeke’ is dead

World-renowned Guinean singer Mory Kante helped introduce African music to a world audience in the 1980s is dead. He was 70. Born into a celebrated family of griots, Kante played guitar, the kora...

American country music legend famous in Sub-Saharan Africa Kenny Rogers dead at 81

American country music legend who was highly famous in Sub-Saharan Africa Kenny Rogers has died, his family said on his social media profiles. He was 81. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hx4gdlfamo Kenny...

BREAKING: Movie super star Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus

American actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus, the actor said on Twitter on Wednesday evening. Hanks and Wilson were in Australia filming an untitled...

Fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Fashola a.k.a Naira Marley asks court to reject credit card fraud evidence against him

The credit card fraud trial of a fast rising Nigerian singer and songwriter Azeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley would proceed on May 13, 2020, in the commercial city of Lagos, after the singer urged...

BREAKING: Prince Harry, Meghan to give up ‘royal highness’ titles and repay $3.1 million spent on their home

Another week, another breaking news. On Saturday, Buckingham Palace announced in a statement that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, will no longer use the titles "royal highness" or receive public funds after they decided...

Cardi B bashes Trump, seeks Nigerian citizenship amid tensions with Iran

Cardi B is planning to file for citizenship in Nigeria after taking a dig at President Donald Trump for putting Americans at risk after ordering the assassination of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani. The 27-year-old singer...

Cardi B meets Nigeria’s celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem, receives pencil portrait of herself

Sensational American rapper Cardi B on Sunday met with Nigeria’s celebrity pencil artist Alesh Akeem in the commercial city of Lagos where she performed at the weekend. Cardi B, her team, and the...

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African Development Bank approves €188 million ($204 million) loan for Kenya to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Friday approved an €188 million ($204...

Read full remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on financing for development amid COVID-19

Good morning. I want to thank Prime Minister Trudeau, Prime Minister Holness, and Secretary-General Guterres for keeping a focus on development amidst...

Canadian PM Trudeau and Jamaica’s Holness co-host UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

With U.S. President Donald Trump missing in action, more than 50 world leaders are meeting virtually on Thursday to respond to...

African Union Chair Cyril Ramaphosa to join UN high-level event on development financing amid COVID-19

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Thursday May 28, 2020, address and participate in a virtual United Nations High-Level Event on Financing...

“I’m innocent” – President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina releases statement

The President of African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina released a statement on Wednesday, saying he was innocent of the "trumped up...

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