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African immigrants and social media – How they use social media as a developmental tool

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Something transformational has been happening online: African voices have begun populating social media, quickly becoming the undisputed champions of development punditry. No longer are we faced with what the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie called “the danger of a single story“. Twitter, Facebook and other forms of social media are bringing African voices and new, varied […]

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Kenyan Actress, Lupita Nyong’o, wins best supporting actress Oscar

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Guardian – UK Oscar winner … Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years a Slave. Photograph: Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Lupita Nyong’o has won the best supporting actress Oscar at the 86th Academy Awards for her role in 12 Years a Slave, defeating a field that included Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine and American Hustle’s Jennifer Lawrence. 12 […]

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Omosexy for CNN’s African Voices

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The next edition of CNN’s half hour programme, CNN African Voices, will feature screen goddess, Omotola Jalade-Ekehinde as the actress, singer, mother and philanthropist talks about her upbringing, career, achievements and passion for activism and her dreams. Popularly referred to as the Queen of Nollywood, Omotola is also a UN ambassador and activist with Amnesty […]

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Apple said to buy hopstop for one billion dollars

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Kevin Nixon/Future Publishing via Getty Images An iPhone with a map of the London Underground. HopStop, based in New York, provides directions for more than 140 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. And six other countries, and includes public transportation. Apple Inc. (AAPL) agreed to buy online transit-navigation service HopStop.com Inc., people with knowledge of […]

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Toronto-based Nigerian millionaire uses oil wealth to help Danzig public housing

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BERNARD WEIL / TORONTO STAR Councillor Michael Thompson watches as Akanimo Udofia signs a cheque, in the City Hall members lounge, for $150,000 to go towards the Danzig community. Who is the Toronto millionaire who recently gave $150,000 to residents in the Danzig public housing complex? Akanimo Udofia, 43, a Nigerian-born CEO and Harvard University […]

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Many Reasons to Eat Ethiopian Food

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— By Krystyna Cap For those who have ever eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant, they know that it’s an experience unlike any other. Sharing platters of injera and wat with family and friends, one digs in, without reserve, and uses one’s hands to break off pieces of the yeast-risen, sourdough flatbread to scoop up the stews of meat and vegetables. […]

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Controversial Nigerian actress, Tinto Dike, receives actress of the year award

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Talking about controversy, one actress who is synonymous to that is the Nollywood star, Tonto Dikeh who has just been given the Most Controversial Actress of the Year, 2012. Tonto is a product of the Next Movie Star, since she hit the limelight few years ago, she has never seized to be at the centre […]

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Actors Zack Orji and Majid Michel bag 2012 Planet Award awards

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The event was held at the Roy Thomson hall in Toronto, and was co-hosted by international recording artiste Kardinal Offishall. Veteran actor Zack Orji received the award for the Planet African Entertainment while Majid Michel received the Rising Star Award. Attending the events where celebrities such as Selwyn Richards, Jay Martin amongst others. There was […]

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Nigerian-born Olympic Gold medalist wrestler, Daniel Igali, inducted into Hall of Fame

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Wrestler Daniel Igali is one of seven inductees into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, announced by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). Igali, raised in Nigeria before coming to Canada as a refugee at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, won a gold medal for his adopted country at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in […]

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Ghanaian-born immigrant among Top 25 Canadian immigrants

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It’s a long way from a city housing project at Jane and Finch to the swank digs at One King West Hotel and Residence where Francis Atta attended a reception  for winners of the fourth annual Top 25 Canadian Immigrants awards. The 26-year-old child and youth worker and motivational speaker is the youngest person to […]

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