May 14, 2021

Africa’s filthy rich

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Filthy rich: The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators By Tony Mochama From SDE The lavish ways of Africa’s longest self-serving dictators Late last month, the new president of Zimbabwe, Emerson Mnangagwa, issued an amnesty that runs from December 1 to March 1 for the return of funds that companies and individuals have hidden […]

Angolan VP to be tried for corruption in Portugal

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From news24 Lisbon – Angolan Vice President Manuel Vicente will face trial in Portugal over allegations he bribed a magistrate to drop two investigations against him, according to a Wednesday ruling cited in Portuguese media. Vicente, who was the president of Angolan national oil company Sonangol at the time of the alleged crimes, is accused […]

A 404.2 carat diamond worth $20 million was discovered in Africa

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By Jenni Ryall From Mashable A massive diamond valued at $20 million has been discovered in Africa. The 27th largest diamond in the world was discovered in Angola, one of the world’s top diamond producing regions, according to a statement by the Australian Stock Exchange. It is the biggest diamond found in the region. Lucapa […]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Bajan artform of stick licking

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By MATTHEW BANFIELD, From Nation News Barbados THIS MONTH, the NATION will be bringing a number of articles in celebration of Black History Month, written by students from the Visual And Performing Arts Division of the Barbados Community College. They will appear every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in February. STICK LICKING is the Barbadian form […]

Jamaica leads Caribbean countries on how effectively children use laws

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Jamaica has led Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries in how effectively children can use the law to challenge violations of their rights. In the first-ever global study on children’s access to justice undertaken by the London-based Child Rights International network (CRIN) showed that Belgium topped the 179 countries surveyed with 213 points out of a maximum […]

Deep-sea asphalt mounds found off West African coast

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From Planet Earth Scientists have discovered a large area of the deep seabed strewn with mounds of asphalt off the coast of Angola, hosting rich animal life. This is the first such discovery in the Atlantic proper or in the Southern Hemisphere, and the first time the creatures living around them have been studied in […]

The World’s poorest nations still can’t dig themselves out of poverty despite strong economic growth

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By AFP From Business Insider Geneva (AFP) – The planet’s poorest nations like Ethiopia, Malawi and Angola have failed to cash in on strong economic growth due to a lack of structural reforms and left them wallowing in poverty, the UN warned. In its annual report on the world’s least developed countries, or LDCs, the […]