Nigeria: 'What Was That'? - Nigerians React to President Buhari's Speech


[Vanguard] Reactions have started to trail President Muhammadu Buhari's televised speech on the ongoing #EndSARS protests, and the breakdown of law and order nationwide.

Algeria's govt, protestors mobilize ahead of constitutional referendum


Algerians are being urged to vote yes to a new constitution in a November 1 referendum the government has touted as the foundation for a new state. President Abdelmadjed Tebboune has said the new constitution, will usher in greater freedoms and democracy. But opinion is divided. Algeria's protest movement which forced veteran ruler Abdelaziz Bouteflika out of power has called for a boycott of the vote and rejects the authority of Tebboune.   The new constitution would give the prime minister and parliament more powers to govern the North African country of 45 million people, a draft released earlier this year showed. "We support the constitutional reforms project and we the young people must be the future of Algeria, and we came here to support this project on November 1st," said Amin, a high school student. Algeria's protest movement has opposed the vote, calling for an overhaul of the country's political system. "Personally, I don't think I can trust this government which was not elected and is illegal. I do not trust these next elections, in this referendum, therefore I cannot take part in them. I do not support this project," said Ait Said Abdel Nour, a student. The country’s constitution has been amended several times since independence from France. During the 20-year Bouteflika era, it had been drafted to suit the ex-ruler’s needs. Other critics of the draft constitution say it maintains a powerful presidency and military while undermining the judiciary and parliament as watchdog institutions.

End Sars protests: Midfielder John Ogu calls for Nigeria team boycott

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Nigeria midfielder John Ogu calls on his team to boycott upcoming matches in protest at the country's government.

Nigeria: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tells Govt


[Vanguard] Kano -- The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country

Angola: Bombs Still Maiming People Years After War Ended


[East African] Nearly 20 years since the civil war ended in Angola, landmines laid in the ground before the country gained independence in 1975 continue to maim civilians across the country.

Kenya: Sh1 Compensation Shocker for Former PS Lilian Omollo


[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former Principal Secretary Lilian Omollo was on Thursday awarded Sh1 as compensation in a case in which she had sued the govermnent for unfair dismissal when she was facing corruption charges.

South Sudan: Currency Loses More Value Amid Plans to Change It


[East African] South Sudan's currency drastically depreciated against the dollar last week, just after the government announced plans to change it, an indication that more currency hoarders had surrendered the now seemingly old notes.

East Africa: Little Progress On Disputed Abyei Region, UN Security Council Hears


[UN News] Despite the strengthening of the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, little progress has been made regarding the disputed Abyei region, the head of UN Peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

Guinea: President Poised for Landslide Election Win, Preliminary Results Show


[DW] A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says the count was rigged.

Africa: #EndSARS - AU Calls for Dialogue to Quell Violence in Nigeria


[Premium Times] The AU chair condemned the violence that resulted in multiple deaths and injuries on Tuesday in Lagos.

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Buhari Finally Speaks, Fails to Condemn Attacks On Unarmed Protesters By Security Operatives


[Premium Times] In his first address to Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest, President Muhammadu Buhari refused to condemn the attack on peaceful protesters by armed security operatives.

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Stop the Protests, Your Voices Have Been Heard, Buhari Tells Nigerians


[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to protesters demanding police reform to cease the protests.

Why Africans Need to Learn the Facts About Our Skin and Hair


As the world leader in beauty products, L’Oréal announced earlier this month the three winners of the 2020 edition of its African Hair and Skin Research Grant. The winners, Dr Yao Isidore Kouassi from Ivory Coast, Pr Rabenja Rapelanoro from Madagascar, and Pr Pascal Niamba from Burkina Faso were chosen by a jury of seven …

Sharing African Stories Online Just Got Easier


We created Embozi as a free online space that shows you the stories that are happening across Africa. Whether you’re living, working or travelling on the continent and happen to capture a moment or come across an interesting story via social media, you can send the link or upload your video to Embozi.com. Content is …

A playground built to scale for children

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Studio Ossidiana realized Horismos in tinted concrete with different finishes, adding a tactile element to this labyrinth-like structure.

A new perspective of storytelling for children

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The project was nominated for a Kids Design Award 2020.

Kid-friendly electronics kit

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Founded by French designer Matthieu Muller, Studio Fantasio’s has created a kid-friendly electronics kit.

The new inclusive LEGO experience

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Through teamwork they created audio and braille building instructions which now gives those with disabilities the ability to enjoy the LEGO creative play experi

ANOHA: The story of Noah from the Torah with interactive exhibits

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Interactive exhibits and a series of animals formed from recycled materials, constitute the inhabitants of this modern ark.

Foster + Partners launched #architecturefromhome in lockdown to help educate kids.

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#architecturefromhome challenges kids to think about their built environment.

Making learning new languages accessible to all children

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Bilingual books by Habbi Habbi intend to bridge the gap between first and second language.

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