Let's do away with this trend of having our leaders' faces on currency (Daily Nation (Kenya))

Earlier in the year, I read an odd story about the British Royal Mint updating British currency to take into account the monarch’s advancing years. The mint has updated the regal portrait five times in the queen’s seven decades on the throne, and this is, quite possibly, the last refresh. It is weird, this curtsy to…

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Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]