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Major Mohammed Tariq Bey (nicknamed Al Nigeri or alternately Al Ifriqi- the Nigerian or the African). Born in Libya, of Nigerian parents, of Fulani ethnicity. He commanded Troops in the Dardanelles campaign of 1915. He was later to return to battle, firstly against the Italians during the Invasion of Ethiopia and later in command of troops in the Palestine conflict of 1948. He was at one stage the Chief of the General staff of the Saudi Army, appointed in 1939. He documented his works in a number of volumes, including 'Muhammad Tariq al ifriqi Muddhakirarti fi al-harb al-habbashiyya al-italiya' and 'Muhammad Tariq al-Ifriqi al Mujahidun fi Ma'arik al Filastin' among others. References include Bahjat al-Qaramanli's "al-Mujahidun Muhammad Tariq al-Ifriqi", (al-Shahid, Tripoli, Libya, nos. 7 and 8, 1986), also "The Making of an Egyptian Arab Nationalist: The Early Years of Azzam Pasha, 1893-1936" by Ralph Coury (which cites Al-Qaramanli). Both of these texts clearly refer to his Nigerian origins. Also useful is Anna Baldinetti's 'The Origins of the Libyan Nation: Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a Nation State.' This image Is from the Daily Times of Nigeria. May, 1935.
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10. 15. 12:36h
This artist spends weeks making murals out of chalk
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09. 01. 21:32h
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg had his jaunt to Africa interrupted by some pretty unfortunate news Thursday: A SpaceX rocket exploded on a Florida launchpad, destroying a satellite Facebook was planning to use to offer Internet access in parts of the continent he’s currently visiting. “As I’m here in Africa, I’m deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX’s launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook hours after the incident. “Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided,” he added, referencing Facebook’s massive Internet-beaming drone. Source: time.com
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08. 31. 10:04h
This is the story of the fastest man in the world, who almost never was. Introducing Th​e Boy Who Learned to Fly​, an animated film based on the life of Usain Bolt.
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08. 12. 16:49h
A diver has discovered what appears to be an ancient sunken city off Mafia Island in Tanzania. Diver Alan Sutton, from Seaunseen, had originally been looking for the remains of an old fort rumoured to have been washed away to sea, but instead he came across the remains of a wall stretching almost 4km. The discovery is detailed in a blog post by Sutton, with images showing remnants of the wall. Mafia Island is a small sand island. After flying over in a helicopter, he noticed an "unusually shaped formation in the water". They found a series of what looked like foundations circling a large area. Large oblong blocks up to 5m by 5m stretched along the foundation. The northern and southern foundations run around 3.7km in length – although they think more could be lying undiscovered, covered by sand. It was around 1km at the widest point, while the foundations were up to 10 to 20 metres in depth. As the site is yet to be visited by scientists or archaeologists, its age is not known. However, Sutton points out coral growth near blocks would indicate they have been underwater for at least 550 years. "The site is very large, certainly the size of a city and is definitely man-made and very old," he wrote. "It seems very old and to have been extremely well-constructed, in a fashion unlike the architecture of other ruins in Tanzania and doubtless the site will keep archaeologists busy for many years. Without a large amount of research it is impossible to say exactly what the site is. It however appears to be a very old harbour city." Video Source: english.cctv.com Text Source: ibtimes.co.uk
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08. 05. 23:29h
Global music star Akon joined Shell to shine a light on the power of innovative options for access to smarter energy by unveiling Africa’s first human and solar powered football pitch at the Federal College of Education, Akoka, Lagos. The new pitch is the latest initiative from Shell’s #makethefuture programme, which puts bright energy ideas into action to bring benefits to local communities around the world while inspiring future entrepreneurs to open up access to energy. Akon and DJ Hardwork debuted their new song, ‘Tell Me We’re Ok’ on the pitch, with footage filmed to be included in the official video in 2016. The event included a Press Conference, Official Handover Ceremony, Musical Performances and a special football match with local students.
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07. 25. 18:36h
African leaders have officially launch an African Union passport during the heads of state and government summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The e-passport at its summit as it prepares for a unified travel document for the continent.The union has so far managed to convince most states across continent to start producing the passport. However security fears could hamper the success of this eagerly awaited project.
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07. 12. 10:30h
"I Can't Breathe" -- the last words of Eric Garner before he was suffocated by a police officer in July 2014. Some of the game's truest hip hop artist unite for an inspiring new protest song KRS-One, Sticky Fingaz from Onyx, Talib Kweli, reggae great Mad Lion, Brother J from the X Clan, and lastly, Samuel L. Jackson.
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07. 09. 16:12h
DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS was an African-American cardiologist that performed the first successful open heart surgery. He also founded Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the U.S. Dr. Williams was an extraordinary man of incredible talent and merit and his exceptional accomplishments are documented with great care in this inspiring program. Born to freed people of color in 1856, he attended medical school at what is now Northwestern University in Chicago to become a practicing surgeon. His observations that American Blacks were treated as second-class citizens within the medical community, both professionally and as patients, motivated him to establish and run the first hospital for Blacks in the United States; Provident Hospital. Williams set up the first nursing school for Blacks and performed one of the first open heart surgeries in the world. His encounters with institutionalized racism gave him the courage and determination to create more hospitals and educational programs like the one he had at Provident. In 1885 he co-founded the National Medical Association for Black Doctors and openly encouraged African Americans to support hospitals that would offer first-rate care to African-Americans. In 1913, he became a charter member and only African American in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Daniel Hale Williams notable achievements as a Cardiac Surgeon helped to revolutionize the field of medicine and humanize its practices.
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06. 28. 18:02h
Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, a Star of Africa, is set to penetrate the automobile industry with his classic vehicles. The cars, with their engines and body made in Ghana by the Dr Kwadwo, are styled to give them a sleeky touch appearance. The Kantanka branded vehicles range from talking cars that are started and controlled with a gold watch to solar and electric cars. Products which are also waiting to hit the market after the commercialisation of the Kantanka 4-wheel drives include the Kantanka Pickups, Buses, Saloon cars, Televisions, aircrafts, programmable robots etc
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06. 23. 18:56h
Watch the first trailer for the upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me has arrived. Here, we see the rise of one of rap's greatest performers, from his early life on through the violent east coast-west coast hip-hop rivalry that defined his career and all the way up to his death after a drive-by shooting in 1996. All Eyes on Me, helmed by music video and film director Benny Boom, stars Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Shakur, looking every inch the part as he takes the stage. Joining him is Jamal Woolard, stepping back into the role of the Notorious B.I.G. after portraying him in 2009's Notorious. Rounding out the cast are The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham as Shakur's lifelong friend Jada Pinkett; Stefon Washington as Puff Daddy; and The Vampire Diaries' Lauren Cohan as Leila Steinberg, Shakur's mentor and first manager. All Eyez on Me hits theaters on November 11th.
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06. 07. 18:01h
The African community that is India's hope for an Olympic medal. The Siddis are a community that migrated from East Africa to India between the 15th and 19th century. In 1987, the Sports Authority of India set up the Special Area Games program to scout and train members of the Siddi community to perform as athletes for India on the international stage. Despite the glory they have brought to the nation, the Siddis have to battle racism on a daily basis, often being treated as outsiders in the country that they have given their everything for. The Siddis have now settled primarily in the states of Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. They came as merchants, sailors, slaves, and mercenaries, going on to even become rulers. Today, they are India's hope for an Olympic medal in Track and Field.
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06. 04. 08:31h
In 1990, the boxing legend traveled to Iraq to press a plea for peace and negotiate with Saddam Hussein for the release of U.S. civilians taken hostage after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Ali risked his reputation, health and safety for the freedom of prisoners held by Hussein as "human shields" to deter U.S. military strikes. Only six weeks after Ali brought 15 hostages back home to their relieved families, Operation Desert Storm bombarded Iraq.
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05. 30. 05:55h
The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has “all the data” to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. “We’ve just confirmed that Kaduna state, indeed Birnin Gwari local government alone, has more gold than South Africa. This is proven, this is verifiable; we have all the data and we are collaborating with the federal ministry of solid minerals.”
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05. 25. 15:26h
Dear Fans and Friends, Please help VOTE for The Adventures of Nkoza and Nankya TV Series to Win a Perception Neuron Motion Capture Suit and $5000 Dollars, this will go a long way to help us complete the promotional episode and create even more stories ~ follow this link and click on the heart at the top to Vote, do please share it as well ~ http://setyourworldinmotion.hscampaigns.com/#entry-25~ Thank you :) ~ you can also support us with a donation of any amount at this link: https://www.gofundme.com/nkozaandnankya
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05. 24. 09:52h
Privately-owned tech start-ups - or 'unicorns' - are worth more than a billion dollars and Africa has its first one in the shape of the Africa Internet Group. While many think the next one will emerge from the obvious technology centres in Nairobi, Cape Town or Lagos, it is just possible that it may come from Buea - a small town in south-west Cameroon.
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05. 11. 15:46h
Queen of Katwe is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. Directed by Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) from a screenplay by William Wheeler (The Hoax) based on the book by Tim Crothers, Queen of Katwe is produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Darjeeling Limited) and John Carls (Where the Wild Things Are) with Will Weiske and Troy Buder serving as executive producers. The film stars Golden Globe® nominee David Oyelowo (Selma), Oscar® winner and Tony Award® nominee Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and newcomer Madina Nalwanga. For 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi (Nalwanga) and her family, life in the impoverished slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle. Her mother, Harriet (Nyong'o), is fiercely determined to take care of her family and works tirelessly selling vegetables in the market to make sure her children are fed and have a roof over their heads. When Phiona meets Robert Katende (Oyelowo), a soccer player turned missionary who teaches local children chess, she is captivated. Chess requires a good deal of concentration, strategic thinking and risk taking, all skills which are applicable in everyday life, and Katende hopes to empower youth with the game. Phiona is impressed by the intelligence and wit the game requires and immediately shows potential. Recognizing Phiona's natural aptitude for chess and the fighting spirit she's inherited from her mother, Katende begins to mentor her, but Harriet is reluctant to provide any encouragement, not wanting to see her daughter disappointed. As Phiona begins to succeed in local chess competitions, Katende teaches her to read and write in order to pursue schooling. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life. Her mother eventually realizes that Phiona has a chance to excel and teams up with Katende to help her fulfill her extraordinary potential, escape a life of poverty and save her family. Disney's Queen of Katwe will open in U.S. theaters on September 23, 2016.
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05. 05. 12:06h
Inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor
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04. 29. 10:45h
India and Africa account for one third of humanity and nearly one fourth of the world’s total land mass. Both India and Africa complement each other in terms of resources and needs. Rajya Sabha TV explores the business potential of African countries and the problems faced by Indian businesses while expanding business in Africa. The report is done in the backdrop of the third edition of India Africa Forum Summit 2015, which is considered as one of the largest gathering of African countries outside Africa as all 54 countries are represented in the summit. India and Africa share their struggle against oppression and colonial rule, historical cultural and trade links and the vision for a prosperous future by working together. India and Africa are natural friends and partners even beyond business and trade. Programme includes views of: Rajya Vardhan Kanoria, CMD, Kanoria Chemicals and Industries and former president of FICCI ; Ambuj Chaturvedi, Executive Director, Overseas Infrastructure Alliance and Head of Assocham’s Africa Desk ; Ambassador Rajiv Bhatia, former head of mission at South Africa, Lesotho and Kenya ; Ambassador HHS Viswanathan, former head of mission to Nigeria, Niger, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Chad.
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03. 31. 10:50h
PELÉ tells the miraculous story of the Afro Brazilian legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17 year old who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth and discrimination in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever. Starring: Kevin de Paula, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney
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03. 21. 21:50h
Mixed & Compiled by @djdeemaks in 2012 1) Olamide - First Of All (Freestyle) 2) Iyanya - Kukere 3) Iyanya - Ur Waist 4) J. Martins - Fine Fine Love 5) Ice Prince - Aboki 6) Tunde Ednut Ft. Dr.Sid - Catching Cold Remix 7) K9 - Kokoma (Freestyle) 8) Olamide - Stupid Love Ft Samklef 9) Iceberg Slim - Ayanfe 10) JJC - African Skank 11) D'prince - Take Banana 12) Naeto Feat. D'banj - Tony Montana Remix 13) Lynxxx Ft Wizkid - Fine Lady 14) Terry G - See Groove (Part2) 15) Timaya - Sexy Ladies 16) Dammy Krane - Tell Yur Mummy 17) Davido - Ekuro 18) Eldee - Category 19) Brymo - Go Hard 20) W4 - Kontrol 21) May D - You Want 2 Know Me Ft P Square 22) May D - Gat Me High 23) P Square Feat Akon, Mayd - Chop Money Remix 24) Tosin Martin Ft Tiwa Savage - Champion Love 25) Flavour - Shake 26) Timaya - Shake Your Bum 27) Wande Coal - See Me Ri 28) Kay Switch Ft D'banj - Sister Caro 29) Eme All Stars - Ko Mo Le Ft Skales 30) D'prince - Amarachi 31) Bracket - Girl Ft Wizkid 32) Dencia - Beri Beri 33) Eme All Stars - Sun Mo Mi Ft Shaydee, Skales & Banky W 34) Sarz Ft Wizkid - Beat Of Life (Samba) 35) P Square - Alingo 36) P Square - Bunieya-Enu 37) Lkt - Alaye Mi 38) D' Banj - Oliver 39) Skepta - Punch His Face (Oliver Twist Cover) 40) Dr Sid - Chocolate Ft. Falz (Studio Magic Remix) 41) Eme All Stars - Dance For Me Ft Wizkid 42) Baba Dee - Park Well Ft.Vector 43) Bracket - Tell You Something (Dj Wal Refix) 44) Timaya - Malonogede (Feat. Terry G) 45) Sauce Kid Ft Timaya - L.O.K.O 46) Bracket - Temperature 47) Squeeze - Yanga For Me 48) Tiwa Savage - Oma Ga 49) D'prince - Goody Bag 50) Davido Ft Naeto C - Back When 51) Davido - Damiduro 52) Ajebutter22 X Studio Magic (Ft Taymib) - Senrenre 53) Wizkid - Sisi Nene 54) R2bees Ft Wizkid - Dance 55) May D - Ile Ijo 56) Wizkid - Azonto (Freestyle) 57) U-Kaus - Go Down 58) Dammy Krane - My Dear
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03. 16. 10:57h
The film was shot in Kilamba Kiaxi, a new city built outside Luanda, Angola. The city was built by Chinese construction company CITIC and financed by Hong Kong-based China International Fund. The new city is to be home to more than 210 000 people, and is the single largest investment project by China in Africa. The film’s narrative follows a young municipal worker who lives by night in the old city center of Luanda and works by day as a groundskeeper at the new city of Kilamba Kiaxi far away.
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03. 06. 11:49h
Today, the people of Ghana have been celebrating the end of colonial rule and the dawn of their independence.
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03. 05. 18:11h
"Afrikan artists should not look outside their Afrikan roots for inspiration, they should look inside and embrace their African heritage" - Mwalimu Saki Mafundikwa
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