Monthly Archives: February 2016

Eritrea won't shorten national service despite migration fears

Feb 29, 2016 Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Ghebremeskel, recently affirmed his country’s decision to improve the salaries of those in national service. He also added that there was no plan by the government to reduce the duration of the national service for fears of Ethiopian aggression. Speaking to this effect, he said: “Under normal conditions national ... Read More

Nigerian comics artist promotes African superheroes

Feb 29, 2016 A Nigerian entrepreneur, Jide Martins, recently took to comics in a bid to tell stories that will impact positively on young Africans. Martins’ company, Comic Republic, went on to create an ensemble known as “African Avengers”, featuring super-heroes who fight for a better Nigeria. “The comic industry is lucrative all over the ... Read More

Graffiti artist turns gritty Jerusalem market into colorful canvas

Feb 29, 2016 22-year-old graffiti artist, Solomon Souza, recently converted the walls of Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem into colorful canvas. The bustling food market, which is one of Jerusalem’s most popular shopping sites, is almost always packed with local shoppers and tourists in search of the best fresh produce. However, when the stall owners ... Read More

China says deployment of S.China sea defences is its legitimate right

Feb 29, 2016 China’s defense ministry recently justified its defense deployment in the South China Sea as its legitimate right. China and the United States, have in recent weeks, sparred repeatedly following reports that China is deploying advanced missiles, fighters and radar equipment on islands in the South China Sea. Speaking in a news briefing, ... Read More

Concacaf outlines plans for reform

Feb 29, 2016 The soccer governing body for North America, Central America and the Caribbean, CONCACAF, recently outlined it reform plans, as it looks to move on from corruption scandals that rocked it in the past. Three of the organizations past presidents, Jack Warner, Jeffrey Webb and Alfredo Hawit, were indicted by the U.S. Department ... Read More

RIO 2016 Olympic torch relay route unveiled

Feb 29, 2016 The Organizing Committee for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games recently unveiled the detailed route for the traditional torch relay. The torch journey, which will begin in the Greek city of Olympia, will touch down in Brazil on May 3. It will then travel from the capital Brasilia across 329 towns and cities ... Read More

An African City: Got Goat Meat

Showing Feb 29 | Episode 5 | Got Goat Meat Nana Yaa, Sade, Makena and Zainab teach anxious Ngozi how to cook a meal for her new love interest, an endeavor she hopes will secure her position as wife worthy. Things change, however, when religious, innocent Ngozi finds this same love interest in an interesting ... Read More

An African City: The List

Showing Feb 22 | Episode 4 | The List Nana Yaa, Sade, Ngozi, Makena and Zainab explore their “dream guy list.” Zainab’s dream guy has a thing for armpits. Sade’s dream guy is a famous Ghanaian boxer who has to be celibate during training season. Stephan is Makena’s dream guy, but he appears to be ... Read More

Trending on Google: Lagos Marathon

Feb 12, 2016 Let’s make way for Google’S hot trends of the week, starting with the first every Access Bank Lagos City Marathon which saw over 20, 000 participants. The marathon was won by Kenya’s Abraham Kipton who completed the run in 2 hours, 16 minutes and 19 seconds.