Nigerians Struggles to Shake Off Stereotype As Crooks (

NIGERIA’s reputation as the home of financial crime, drug trafficking, kidnapping and cybercrime precedes its citizens across the globe where they are perceived as difficult and risky people to interact or conduct business. Wherever they conduct business or simply visit, they are not readily trusted. This mistrust has filtered to worshiping, where Nigerian church leaders are…


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 […]