African History

The History Of The Yoruba People

The Yoruba are one of the largest ethno-linguistic groups in sub-Saharan Africa with “Yorubaland” spanning parts of the modern states of Nigeria, Benin, and Togo
The term Yoruba did not always designate an ethnicity and was often used merely to describe speakers of the Yoruba language. The first documented use of the term Yoruba as an ethnic description appeared in the a treatise written by the Songhai scholar Ahmed Baba in the sixteenth century. It is likely that Yoruba became widely popularized as an ethnic label due to use of the term with an ethnic connotation in the Hausa language. Since Hausa was widely used in West Africa, the ethnic connotation of “Yoruba” spread across West Africa and was institutionalized in ethnographies written in Arabic and Ajami.

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Opinion

Sierra Leone’s First Lady: A Two Face And A Crook

A registered company in Sierra Leone by the name of INTEGRATED TRADING SERVICES (SL) LIMITED, owned and operated by Mrs. Fatima Bio – the First Lady of Sierra Leone and wife of president Bio, has through dubious means, signed an agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone, granting sole right to the company for the management of shipping activities at the Sea Port in Freetown Water Quay.

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News

How Rich Is Mozambique?

According to the Oil & Gas Journal, Mozambique holds 100 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of proved natural gas reserves and is the third-largest holder of proved natural gas reserves in Africa after Nigeria and Algeria.

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Inspiring African Stories

Khalid Mohammed: The Sudanese Tech-Entrepreneur And Founder Of Africa’s Emerging Amazon ‘Mykaaap’

The continent of Africa has seen a tremendous increase in the E-Commerce market. The African E-Commerce market is taking a different dimension, and young Africans largely consist of the thousands of E-Commerce website owners in Africa. According to research done by Statista, Africa’s E-Commerce market is projected to reach US$22 billion by 2022. As the African E-Commerce market continues to thrive, young Africans are making positive use of the internet by establishing E-Commerce websites.

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African History

The ‘immovable’ Okomfo Anokye sword buried 300 years ago by the first priest of the Ashanti Kingdom

The ‘immovable’ Sword driven into the ground by Okomfo Anokye remains and is venue of the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. History has it that the sword was pushed into the ground, almost 300 years ago. It is believed the Okomfo pronounced that no one would be able to remove the sword, and so it has remained in spite of attempts. The Ashanti state, it is believed, would collapse should the sword ever be pulled out of the ground.

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News

Egypt Constructs New Capital City 45km East Of Cairo

Roll over Cairo, Egypt is building a brand new capital city in the desert, 45km from the Nile. The first phase alone is estimated at $25 billion, and an entire new government district is being created, with various ministries located on avenues that “echo the architecture of pharaonic temples” (Reuters). There is a vast presidential […]

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Inspiring African Stories, News

Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr Juldeh Jalloh, Prince Ned Nwoko, and others to grace Focus Africa Series Launch and Awards.

The Republic of Sierra Leone’s Vice President, Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senate Minority Leader and Hon Prince Ned Nwoko, Chairman Ned Nwoko Foundation, are among the dignitaries to grace the Focus Africa Series Launch and Awards, coming up in Nigeria’s capital Territory, Abuja. Focus Africa Series, is Africa’s top leadership, business, and […]

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