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Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela is the first black president of South Africa after he spent years in prison for his anti-apartheid work, he also won a noble prize in 1993. Mandela was born on July 18, 1918, in the tiny village of Mvezo, on the banks of the Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa.  His birth name was Rolihlahla Mandela. “Rolihlahla” in the Xhosa language…

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PELE

For much of the world, the endearment with “the beautiful game” began with a man known as Pele (born Edson Arantes do Nascimento). The soccer icon is regarded as the sport’s first superstar, with a career that began in the late 1950s. Pele is still widely regarded as soccer’s best player, more than four decades…

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A bottle of juice is not something to die for.

Latasha Harlins  was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was murdered by Soon Ja Du, a 51-year-old Korean American convenience store owner. Du was tried and convicted of voluntary manslaughter in Harlins’ death. The judge sentenced Du to 10 years in state prison but the sentence was suspended and the defendant was instead placed on five years probation with 400 hours of community service, a…

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FGM in the COVID-19 era

Do you know that the COVID19 pandemic has increased the risk of gender-based violence in the world, particularly in African countries where 42 percent of the world’s female genital mutilation cases are found? You will be surprised to know that due to the lockdown in the world, families are giving their children out to be…

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THE POWERFUL KINGDOM OF KUSH

Though often overshadowed by its Egyptian neighbors to the north, the Kingdom of Kush stood as a regional power in Africa for over a thousand years.   This ancient Nubian empire reached its peak in the second millennium B.C. when it ruled over a vast swath of territory along the Nile River in what is…

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Wives Stealing in your backyard!

Imagine wanting to be with the love of your life and boom, someone steals her and gets away with it. The Wodaabe wife stealing festival in Niger, West Africa, is pretty much intriguing. It is a custom loved by some, while at the same time despised by some who do not entertain the idea of…

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