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A past reborn: The Pan African Heritage World Museum and our renaissance

The exterior of the Museum   By Toyin Falola On September 21, 2020, a new museum, the Pan African Heritage World Museum (PAHWM), will be inaugurated in Ghana. As a member of the academic board of this impressive project, I can attest to its dedicated commitment to the restoration of …

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‘Gone With the Wind,’ star, Olivia de Havilland, dies at 104

Olivia de Havilland, the dogged Oscar-winning actress and last surviving star of Gone With the Wind who feuded with sister Joan Fontaine, and bucked the old Hollywood studio system, died in her sleep at the weekend, according to Entertainment Weekly. She was 104. The star’s former lawyer, Suzelle M. Smith, …

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Mkapa, ex-Tanzanian president dies at 81

Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa is dead. He was 81. He died in a Dar es Salaam hospital, according the government. He was the country’s third president after independence from Britain in 1962 and ruled from 1995 to 2005. President John Maguful in a television broadcast on Friday said, “I’m …

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Gokada CEO killed in New York home

*Body dismembered Fahim Saleh, founder and Chief Executive Officer of ride-hailing company, Gokada, has been found dead in his New York home. His body was found on Manhattan’s Lower East Side on Tuesday. Saleh, a Bangladeshi founded Gokada in Lagos State in 2018. It was founded to up the game …

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UK to reopen visa application centres soon

The British High Commission has said work is apace to reopen visa application for intending travellers to the United Kingdom from Nigeria. The Commission had suspended services during the lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus. In a statement, the High Commission said UK application centres are being reopened globally. …

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Covid-19: US may deport foreign students

Foreign students running degrees in the United States may be asked to return home or get deported if universities move to online-only form of teaching. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a press statement while addressing forthcoming policies to be adopted for the fall semester to curb …

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We are not all criminals, says Nigerian student in Japan

A Nigerian student in Japan, Ikenna Nweke, has said Nigeria is not a country of criminals. Nweke who is a PhD student had on his way home found a wallet containing money. But rather than keep it to himself, he not returned it and refused to collect a percentage of …

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Chinese, Ghanaian leaders celebrate 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties

The Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Ghanaian counterpart, Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, have exchanged greeting on the 60th anniversary of China-Ghana diplomatic relations. In his message, the Chinese leader noted that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties six decades ago, the traditional friendship between the two countries has grown …

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Saudi Arabia Shuts Out International Pilgrims

The Saudi authorities have shut out internationals from this year’s pilgrimage saying only residents of the country will be allowed to perform hajj. Muslim faithful are expected to perform hajj at least once in a lifetime. In a statement, the Saudi ministry of hajj and umrah said the decision was …

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Trump Threatens To ‘Close Down’ Social Media After His Tweets Were Tagged

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to close down social media platforms after Twitter labelled two of his tweets “unsubstantiated” and accused him of making false claims. Twitter targeted tweets in which the president said that mail-in voting would lead to fraud and a “Rigged Election” in November. Under …

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