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54gene is developing the World’s First and Largest Pan-African DNA Biobank

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African genetic data may hold the key to unlock untold medical discoveries and 54gene is on a mission to improve our understanding of the human genome. The Lagos, Nigeria based genomics company offers genetic testing for Africans providing reports on nutrition, health, fitness and weight loss, personal traits, and Ancestry. We spoke to founder, Dr. Abasi…

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This Black Owned Educational Game Celebrates African History and Culture

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As a parent it can be quite challenging to find items such as books and toys that are representative of your child’s heritage. If you are looking for a Black owned educational game, your choices are even more limited. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce Very Puzzled, a 100 piece  jigsaw puzzle that includes a…

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Meet The Founder of the Company that is Changing the African Travel Narrative

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Cheraé Robinson is the founder of Tastemakers Africa, a travel company that curates and arranges local experiences in cities across the continent. Due to a reignited interest in traveling to African countries, we caught up with her to find out what her thoughts are and how this affects her business. What is the biggest misconception people…

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W. E. B. Du Bois and The Year of Return for African Diaspora

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In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du Bois, a great African-American civil rights leader, and his wife, Shirley. The founder of the US-based National Association for the Advancement of Colored People moved to Accra in 1961, settling in…

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World’s Largest Museum dedicated to Black Civilizations opens in Senegal

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After 52 years of waiting, Senegal is finally opening what has been described as the largest museum of Black civilization in the capital, Dakar. With close to 14,000 square metres of floor space and capacity for 18,000 exhibits, the new Museums of Black Civilizations is already capable of competing with the National Museum of African…

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Howard University Swimmer and Siblings Going to 2020 Olympics

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Howard University swimmer Latroya Pina of Seekonk, Massachusetts will swim for Cape Verde at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan alongside her siblings, Troy and Jayla,. The siblings were selected to represent the Cape Verde National Swim Team in the Confederation Africaine de Natation Championship Meet, scheduled for Sept. 10-16 in Algeria. They learned recently they…

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Billionaire Patrice Motsepe to form South Africa’s first Black Owned Bank

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Billionaire Patrice Motsepe is one of South Africa’s richest men. He’s also the first Black African on the Forbes list. In 2016, he launched a private equity firm, African Rainbow Capital (ARC), focused on investing in Africa. Last week, it was announced that ARC is set to acquire TymeDigital, a South African bank with a strong…

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Nichole Yembra: Managing Partner of One of The Largest FinTech VC Firms in Africa

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One of my goals is to invest in many startups here and on the continent. The African Fintech (Financial technology) sector is one that’s always been interesting to me because of its potential to solve many social and economic issues. According to a recent report from Disrupt Africa, the overall startup funding from venture capitalists jumped…

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ZAAF CEO on Creating a Luxury Brand and Changing the Perception of Africa

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ZAAF is a luxury leather goods brand that manufactures its products in Ethiopia. As an African, I love seeing us take our natural resources and create world class brands that can compete with the usual household names that we’ve been trained to desire. I wanted to know more about this brand and the brain behind…

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Top 12 African Restaurants in The UK

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Whether you’re looking for savory dishes that originate from the East, West or South of the Continent, this list of African Restaurants in the United Kingdom has some great choices to explore. African Restaurants in the UK Couscous Darna deals in the fragrant and warming dishes of Marrakesh. They serve a unique list of Moroccan beers,…

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