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Ibejii uplifts us with his new single, Happy Me

It’s Black History Month and British-Nigerian creative Ibejii speaks to Tchiyiwe Chihana about his Afro-soul music, Nigerian SARS protests, Covid19 and the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in recent months. His new song, “Happy Me” is set to uplift all us. We get to know the man behind the song.

Diaspora opportunities in the pandemic: Amie Bangura’s relocation to Sierra Leone

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African diaspora communities are increasingly making a second home in their home countries or completely relocating to create or take advantage of opportunities. At the height of the pandemic, Amie Bangura, an established business practitioner across several European countries moved back to Sierra Leone to establish agriculture initiatives. She speaks to Tchiyiwe Chihana about her …

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Guinea: Coup leaders release dozens of political prisoners

As the fresh wind of change continues to blow in Guinea, on Tuesday evening 79 political prisoners were released on the order of coup leader Lt Colonel Mamady Doumbouya. The release comes following the ousting of former President Alpha Conde on Sunday Morning. We are joined by Sheriff Bah, leader of the defence of the …

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Global Education Summit with African insights from Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya and Nigeria

AVP CEO, Baillor Jalloh was at the Global Education Summit 2021 in London. He spoke with African delegates and event organiser Alice Albright, the CEO of Global Partnership for Education. We also have summit closing remarks from the co-hosts Uhuru Kenyatta and Boris Johnson. Alice Albright, the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for …

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UMIX hosts first Sheffield Eid Festival since COVID

On Saturday 24th July, more than 1000 people including men, women and children were at the Umix Centre on Asline Rd, Lowfield to celebrate the first Eid Festival since lockdown restrictions were eased. There were dozens of stalls, music, food and bouncy castles for the children to enjoy themselves. Baillor Jalloh and Tchiyiwe Chihana spoke …

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Diaspora investment into Africa’s tourism sector – the case of Zambia

Diaspora communities are increasingly encouraged to invest in to the tourism sector of their home countries. We delve into the details of the tourism landscape on the continent with a specific look at Zambia where a coalition of UK organisations including Zambians Together, the Zambian High Commission to the UK and Ireland, Zambia Business Club …

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