Category Archives: News Reports

South African firefighters help out Canada

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Almost 300 firefighters from South Africa are on their way to Fort McMurray, Alta., Canada to help fight wildfires and boost relief efforts.

The crew began the almost 16,000-kilometre journey from Johannesburg on Sunday morning, stopping to refuel in Barbados. The crew on board flight AC7007 is expected to land at Edmonton International Airport at around 9:30 p.m. MT. read more

Mr. Aliko Dangote is the investment machine of Africa!

culled from the nationonlineng.net

Africa has emerged a sure-footed and high yielding region for investment, but its transformative change in investment possibilities is driven, not by foreigners, but by Africans, spearheaded by Nigeria’s industrialist Aliko Dangote. Aside boosting Africa’s cement market with an investment of over $16 billion, he has invested substantially in other critical sectors, such as oil and gas, agriculture and telecoms. Now, he is even trying to acquire Arsenal. Assistant Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA reports read more

Dr Nathaniel Usoro- Nigerian Pioneer of Bloodless Medicine. Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Calabar

Dr Nathaniel Usoro- Nigerian Pioneer of Bloodless Medicine. Head of Department of Surgery at the University of Calabar

By Ed Keazor

Dr Usoro can be described as the Nigerian pioneer of a procedure essentially over-turning 100’s of years of the belief that transfusions were crucial in Trauma Surgery. This had already been established in Europe and published in Medical Journals dating back to the 80’s. He however was responsible for introducing this to Nigeria, at the University of Calabar. read more

‘Black Panthers’ Rise Up in Greece: Warn Racist Gangs: ‘Don’t Mess With Black People’

A group of Black and immigrant Greeks have banded together to form a self-defense group to counter the attacks of a gang that targets citizens of color in the country. Nicknamed the “Black Panthers,” the group uses cell phones, social media, and neighborhood patrols to record any activity perceived as a threat from the far-right neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party. read more