I had no idea Nigeria had challenges in its health system until Bill Gates told me – Dangote

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has said that he was not aware that Nigeria had challenges in its health system until he had a chat with Bill Gates. Speaking at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s 2019 Goalkeepers’ event in New York, Wednesday, Dangote said that since his talk with Gates, he has been focusing on his country’s healthcare needs, particularly, enabling children to have access to nutritional food.

Edmond Albius, the slave African child who created the multi-million dollar vanilla industry

Vanilla is one of the world’s popular spice. The expensive ingredient is the principal flavouring in ice-creams and cola drinks and is usually used in some fine perfumes and delicacies in the world.

Thomas Fuller: The enslaved African math genius whose intellect shocked white people.

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Often called the “Virginia Calculator”, Thomas Fuller was born in 1710, somewhere between the “Slave Coast” of West Africa (present-day Liberia) and the Kingdom of Dahomey (modern-day Benin).

14-Year-Old Is Impaled in Brain by Anchor in Freak Accident And Survives.

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A Florida teen ended up with an anchor piercing his skull during one of his many routine boating trips and the 14-year-old somehow lived to tell the tale.

Expectant Parents Use Hippo for Gender Reveal — Was It Safe?

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A father-to-be fed watermelon to a hungry hippo to reveal the sex of his child. The reveal happened Saturday at Capital of Texas Zoo in Cedar Creek.

Mattel Creates Its 1st Gender-Neutral Doll.

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Instead of Barbie or Ken, here’s a third option to consider offering your kids. Mattel is introducing its first line of gender-neutral dolls, which skip breasts and broad shoulders, and instead, take a more customizable route.

11-Year-Old Joshua Trump Is Changing His Name Due to Bullying: 'Everybody Would Laugh'.

Joshua Albert Trump, an 11-year-old Delaware boy who shares the president's surname says he's getting bullied at school because of it. "They ask me if I'm related to Trump," Joshua Albert Trump said.

Mom Posts Photos of Late Children's Lunchboxes Atop Their Graves to Remember Them.

The kids were killed in a drunk-driving accident. 
A mom remembered her late children, who were tragically killed by a drunk driver, in a social media post with the lunchboxes they would have been carrying to school this year.

Baby Born With Rare Condition to Have 'Batman' Skin Patch Removed.

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Little Luna Fenner is just like any other 6-month old. She spends her time laughing, eating and bouncing around.

American Man Drowns in Tanzania While Proposing to His Girlfriend Underwater.

A Louisiana man drowned while diving underwater to propose to his girlfriend, BuzzFeed News reports.

New Zealand College Student Found in Dorm Room 8 Weeks After Dying.

Police and New Zealand government officials are investigating the death of a college student whose body wasn't found until 8 weeks after his death, according to USA Today.

11-Year-Old Boy Drives 200 Miles Hoping to Live With 'Unknown Male He Met on Snapchat'.

An 11-year-old boy drove 200 miles to meet a stranger he met on Snapchat. After three hours of driving across South Carolina, the boy found a police officer and pulled up next to the car to say he was lost,

Professor backs her student’s baby throughout a 3-hour class.

College is already a challenge, but the added pressure of taking care of a child can make it an overwhelming experience. Professor Ramata Sissoko Cissé recognized this and found a way to take a load off one of her students.

Shock as Haitian senator opens fire on protesters outside parliament, leaving photojournalist wounded.

Haitian senator Jean Marie Ralph Féthière opened fire during a protest outside the country’s parliament building on Monday, injuring two people, including a photographer.

The story behind Nigeria’s $9.6bn judgment debt in London that has shaken the West African nation

Although Nigeria is the largest producer of sweet oil in OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), the country has shown little determination to improve its oil infrastructure base to generate maximum returns and use the accrued funds to develop other sectors of the economy.

Janice Bryant Howroyd first black woman to own a billion-dollar company which is now eyeing $3bn in revenues.

Despite being worth $400 million already, Janice Bryant Howroyd hopes that her company, ActOne Group, will realise a $3 billion revenue by next year.

Florida cop who arrested and handcuffed 6-year-old black girl for throwing tantrums fired.

The Orlando police have fired a school resource officer after he arrested two 6-year-old students at their school on misdemeanour charges officer Dennis Turner, who was initially suspended after the incident, arrested and handcuffed 6-year-old Kaia Rolle, a first-grader at Lucious and Emma Nixon Academy after she reportedly got agitated and kicked someone.

Kenya’s academics paid $1 to write essays for cheating British and American students, investigations reveal.

Cheating in college is nothing new; it is a reality that almost every school faces. With the increase in technology, the practice is now being done on a global scale.

Two teenagers injured after shooting breaks out during high school football game.

Two teenagers were injured after shooting broke out at a high school football game in Philadelphia, USA.

Moment arsonist with petrol can walks into Santander and sets bank on fire.

Terrifying footage shows the moment a man walks into a Santander bank brandishing a meat cleaver and sets the building on fire.

these are the 3 most dangerous African countries to live in right now.

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With recent cases of attacks by local South Africans on other Africans and their businesses in what is described as Xenophobia, it comes as no great shock that South Africa is listed as the most dangerous country in Africa security-wise.

Boy, 14, told to shave beard and moustache as his facial hair 'breaks school rules.

A schoolboy has been told to shave his beard and moustache or risk being put in isolation because his facial hair breaks the school's appearance and uniform policy, it has been claimed.

Heartbreaking Image of Terminally Ill Couple Holding Hands for the Last Time.

Hailing from Irby, a village on the Wirral Peninsula, England, both of these two parents were diagnosed simultaneously with terminal cancers.

Man seriously battered after trying to stop racist thugs attacking an Asian boy.

A man was knocked out and left with a broken nose and fractured jaw after he intervened to stop a 'racially-motivated hate crime' in the street.

Siblings Sent Outside for Punishment Hear ‘Help’ Cries & Find Neighbor Trapped Under Jeep.

When Kristal Spitler couldn’t convince her kids to stop fighting during a trip to IHOP for dinner, she thought she was just doling out a typical punishment

Aboriginal Mom Who Wanted a ‘Big, Chubby’ Baby Delivered 13lb Baby Son Naturally.

Natasha Corrigan, from Preston, Melbourne, Australia, always wanted a “big, chubby baby.” Finally, her wish was granted when she delivered her fourth child after a seven-hour natural birth without an epidural.

South African court says spanking children at home is illegal.

South Africans have expressed outrage about the Constitutional Court’s ruling on Wednesday which held that corporal punishment at home violates children’s rights.

Baby girl born on 9/11 at 9.11pm weighing 9lbs 11oz.

A baby girl born at 9.11pm on 9/11, weighing 9lbs 11oz has left people stunned with the spooky but amazing coincidence on the 18th anniversary of the devastating terror attacks.

Snickers announces it's changing its name back to Marathon after nearly 30 years.

If you're a chocolate lover of a certain age, the name Marathon will bring back all kinds of sweet nostalgia. But the bars disappeared off shelves in 1990 when manufacturers Mars decided to give the nutty snack the same name across the world - Snickers. While chocoholics could still enjoy the same peanut and caramel goodness in bars of Snickers, the name change meant things just weren't the same as they used to be. But now it's time for fans to rejoice, as Marathon bars are returning to the shops again.
Retro editions of the bar, with Marathon branding, will be on sale again for the next three months. The limited-edition bars will only be available in Morrisons, priced at £1 for a pack of four. Announcing the retro chocolate, Gemma Buggins, brand director for Mars, says: "Bringing the Marathon bar branding back for a limited time really was a no brainer."It’s a great way to celebrate over 85 years of Mars making chocolate and we hope this serves as a wonderful treat for fans of Snickers who remember when it was called Marathon!"

These Shark Attack Survivors Are Part of 'Bite Club'.

These five strangers share a frightening bond: They all survived shark attacks.

Bullied for His Kicks, This 14-Year-Old Started a Charity That Gives Shoes to People in Need.

Kyler Nipper looks at his collections of shoe ⁠hundreds of sneakers, sandals and slip-on ⁠with pride and amazement.

Gucci Grace' Mugabe pays last respects to her dictator husband as his burial is delayed for a MONTH while a special mausoleum is built amid row with family over his final resting place

Grace Mugabe paid her final respects to her dictator husband Robert today at an open casket ceremony in Zimbabwe attended by African leaders.

Burglars steal solid gold TOILET worth £5 MILLION in raid on Blenheim Palace 2 days after the 18-carat toilet went on display.

A solid 18-carat gold toilet, worth £5 million, was stolen from Blenheim Palace in the early hours of this morning and remains missing.

A look at the rising number of Black women in the U.S. leaving churches for African ‘witchcraft'

More and more Africans on the continent, as well as, Africans-Americans and others with African ancestry, are embracing African spirituality, a faith system practised by African ancestors.

Surrogate Mom Thinks She’s Having Twins But Delivers The Unthinkable.

When Jessica Allen signed up to become a surrogate, she thought it would be an easy way to help out someone in need.

Shock as interracial couple is denied wedding venue in Mississippi over owner’s Christian beliefs.

Mississippi is known for its religious freedom laws which allow people to be denied services based on a merchant’s religious beliefs.

Fawn Weaver the woman behind new distillery honoring black slave who taught Jack Daniel how to make whiskey.

The contributions of black people to America’s history across various fields have, over the years, been largely forgotten and this is also evident in the spirits industry. The story of how Jack Daniel began his distillery through the help of an enslaved African-American, Nearest Green, recently came to light.

Atlanta cop Matthew Johns who beat 15-year-old black boy till he went unconscious gets 20-year sentence.

The non-white community has been alarmed about police brutalities against African-Americans with some recorded deaths.

Forget Netflix, here are black-owned streaming services that will give you original black content

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The digital age has given rise to the easy dispersion and availability of information and entertainment. The streaming boom that has accompanied it has made room for big mainstream services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime to chalk immense successes, growing the industry rapidly over the past decade.

Bishop Curry 11-yr-old Texas boy who created a device to save children from hot cars.

Having seen a neighbour’s child die in a car from heat, 12-year-old Bishop Curry from McKinney, Texas, set out to create a device which will warn parents and authorities that a child neglected in a car needs help.

Xenophobia in South Africa: A vision Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah warned Africa about in the 1960s

Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, warned as far back as the 1960s that African states attaining independence from European colonial oppressors had to be guarded as political independence without economic independence was fraught with many challenges.

Lisa Kudrow didn't think she suited playing Phoebe in Friends: 'It wasn’t really me'.

We definitely can't but Lisa was actually very apprehensive about the role.

Westlife announce a once-in-a-lifetime show at Wembley Stadium for next summer.

The gig, which the band says would be their "biggest ever concert in the UK", will take place on August 22,2020.

Scientists Detect Water for the First Time on a Planet Outside Our Solar System

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Good news: We’re all moving 110 light-years away! Well, maybe not quite yet, but scientists just made a major breakthrough in the search for habitable worlds beyond our own:

Millionaire developer's garage is 3 times bigger than homes rented to homeless families.

A millionaire property developer rakes in huge profits from tiny shed-sized flats rented out to vulnerable homeless families by councils.

Kevin Hart Can Walk, Expected to Make Full Recovery After Car Crash:

doctors are reportedly optimistic about Kevin Hart's recovery after his vintage car veered off the road and crashed into a ditch early Sunday.

Millionaire has vowed to give away money - all you need to do is ask.

A millionaire has made a name for himself on Twitter by giving away huge chunks of his fortune to worthy causes.

17-Year-Old With Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gets to Swim, Play Basketball and More.

For most teens, summer vacation is synonymous with spending long afternoons at the pool, inside jokes with friends and budding romances.