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Best Top 10 African Movies of All Time

Best Top 10 African Movies of All Time Source: afrikanza.com Moolaadé Directed by one of Africa’s best film director, Ousmane Sembène, one expects nothing but an engaging and provoking film and he delivered. In 2016, 177 critics around the world ranked Moolaadé (2004) among the 100 greatest films since 2000. The glowing critiques received by Moolade make it one of the best African movies of all time. Filmed in Djerrisso, Burkina Faso, Moolaadé strongly opposes female genital mutation. Moolaadé depicts the theme through Collé, a village woman who opposes the practice of female genital mutilation. She uses Moolaadé, a magical protection, to protect her daughter and four other village girls despite the strong opposition she faced from the villagers. Guelwaar Guelwaar is a 1993 French/Senegalese film written and directed…

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DIAMOND’S ‘RATCHET’ VIDEOS BANNED IN TANZANIA

DIAMOND’S ‘RATCHET’ VIDEOS BANNED IN TANZANIA By Thomas Matiko Source: allafrica.com   Bongo flava star Diamond Platinumz’s troubles seem to be getting worse. Just days after being dumped by his longtime partner Zari Hassan over continuous infidelity, two of his hit singles have now been banned in Tanzania. On Wednesday Tanzania Communication Authority (TCRA) published a list of 15 songs that have been blacklisted for airplay on any media station in country for not meeting the moral threshold required for public consumption. Among the 15 songs are Diamond’s hits Waka Waka featuring American rapper Rick Ross and Hallelujah featuring the legendary reggae Jamaican group Morgan Heritage. The two songs released last year have over 5 million views on YouTube Waka Waka with 5.8 million while…

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Musa Bility condemns protest against Raji

Musa Bility condemns protest against Raji   Source: Liberiasportonline   Outgoing Liberia Football Association President Musa Bility  has condemned Saturday protest against LFA Presidential hopeful Mustapha Raji. A group of young people Saturday held placards protesting that Raji is a Nigerian national and as such he should not be allowed to participate in the March 2018 Football poll. Bility described the action by the group as unacceptable; nothing that football does not discriminate against anyone.He said the LFA will launch an investigation to identify the instigators of the protest and that drastic action will be taken, if anyone is found liable. He said the LISCR FC President has contributed immensely to Liberian Football over the years.“I remember a time in 2012 where there was a…

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AfDB BOSS: Africa’s agriculture sector will worth $1trn by 2030

AfDB BOSS: Africa’s agriculture sector will worth $1trn by 2030 Africa’s agriculture market is expected to rise to a valuation of $1 trillion by 2030, says Akinwumi Adesina, president of African Development Bank (AfDB).   Adesina said this on Thursday during a keynote address at the 94th US department of agriculture outlook forum held in Virginia.   “For too long, Agriculture has been associated with what I call the three Ps – pain, penury, and poverty. The fact though is that agriculture is a huge wealth-creating sector that is primed to unleash new economic opportunities that will lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty,” he said.   Adesina appealed to the American business community to invest massively in Africa’s agricultural sector.   “Think…

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 China Devt Bank, UBA sign $100m facility for African SMEs

China Devt Bank, UBA sign $100m facility for African SMEs     Zhijie Zheng, President of the China Development Bank with asset base of USD2.3trillion was at #UBAhouse yesterday with a 10 man delegation from his bank to sign a $100 million facility & partnership with @ubagroup to invest in SMES and infrastructure across #Africa United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, and China Development Bank (CDB), the world’s largest development finance institution, yesterday announced the signing of a $100 million seven-year loan agreement to finance the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Africa. The $100 million loan will enhance UBA’s capacity to provide access to finance to small and medium enterprises across the 19 African countries where UBA currently operates. “We are excited…

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U.S. To lay Sanctions On Companies In Liberia And Other Countries Linked To Hezbollah Financier

U.S. To lay Sanctions On Companies In Liberia And Other Countries Linked To Hezbollah Financier By Adam Shaw   The Trump administration announced Friday that it was slapping fresh sanctions on Hezbollah-linked individuals and businesses in Africa and the  Middle East — a move to limit not only the operations of the terrorist group, but also Iran’s influence in the region. The Treasury announced that it is targeting a network of companies and individuals in Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Liberia and other countries linked to Hezbollah financier Adham Tabaja. The sanctions freeze assets in the U.S. and prevent Americans from doing business with any of the six individuals and seven companies. The U.S. has designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization that also plays a major political…

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President Weah Convenes First Cabinet Meeting

President Weah Convenes First Cabinet Meeting; Roads, Health, Education, Youth-empowerment Top List; Collective Leadership Engrained in Patriotism, Sacrifice, Performance Underscored…   Monrovia, Liberia – President George Manneh Weah has convened his first historic Cabinet Meeting as Chief Executive since his inauguration on January 22, 2018 at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Monrovia before a tumultuous audience of foreign Heads of State, Special delegations and dignitaries. According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader reiterated the construction of roads, health, education and youth-empowerment as top priorities of his ‘pro-poor agenda’ for the country. President Weah recalled the history-making run-off, which took place December 26, 2017 culminating into his dramatic election as Liberia’s 24th President; the official certification process by the National Elections Commission…

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Orange and Apigate will join forces to launch digital Application Programming Interface (API) hub in Asia, the Middle East, and…

Orange and Apigate will join forces to launch digital Application Programming Interface (API) hub in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa — Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, and Apigate, a subsidiary of Axiata Digital, announced a new partnership to strengthen their respective API hubs as part of their mutual ambition to advance global digital transformation. new hub, Bizao will draw on their respective geographical strengths across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, to deliver a suite of APIs to businesses, providing a streamlined and efficient method of accessing customers via a single entry point across regions. APIs provide the impetus for digital revolution and innovation, enabling the delivery of new services such as mobile payment, communication, and identity. Through the partnership being…

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Dangote To invest $4.6bn in sugar, rice and diary

Dangote To invest $4.6bn in sugar, rice and diary -Revenue exceeds $4.1bn President and Chief Executive, Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote, has said his companies annual revenue for 2017 exceeded $4.1 billion. He also disclosed that the group planned to investment $4.6 billion over the next three years in sugar, rice and dairy production alone. Speaking during the Dangote Food Distributors Award night in Lagos, Dangote said: “In 2017, our annual revenues exceeded $4.1 billion. Our new projects include the world’s largest single train petroleum refinery, which is being built in Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos at the cost of $12 billion. Alhaji Aliko Dangote ‘’This, we believe, will address Nigeria’s energy needs and eliminate importation of refined petroleum products. “We will continue to launch massive agricultural…

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60 Modern Housing units To Be Constructed in Grand Kru County

60 Modern Housing units To Be Constructed in Grand Kru County –Hon. Fonati Koffa  Monrovia – In his efforts to make good his campaigned promises  to   his constituent in  district 2    grand Kru County,  Representative Jonathan Fonati Koffa, is to shortly embarked on the construction of 60 housing units in the  County Rep. Koffa  during  his campaigned for  the district 2 legislative position  in October  2017 presidential and legislative  elections in Liberia , promised to promote infrastructure development as well improve the education system by modernizing the sector upon  his ascendency. Koffa told a news    conference  recently in Monrovia  that  the  project is one of the benefits accrued from his recent trip to the United States of America where he met with partners,  who  expressed  their…

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