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Photos/Video: “Royalty” An African Extravaganza

Photos/Video: “Royalty” An African Extravaganza

D.i.V.A. Extraordinaire presented “ROYALTY” an African Extravaganza on Sunday afternoon [July 1] at the Seventh Day Adventist Church hall in Hamilton.Organisers said, “The event featured the Bermuda African Dance Company, spoken word by Dr. Muriel Wade-Smith, Carmelita Millett of the Anointed Steps Dance Ministry, Music by Magnum... Read more of this article

Diamond Reaches Top Of Mount Kilimanjaro

Diamond Reaches Top Of Mount Kilimanjaro

On June 8th, Courtney Diamond reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, where the US-based mountain climber held the Bermuda flag at the top of the world’s highest free standing mountain.Ms Diamond tells us more…. 1. What inspired you to do the journey to Kilimanjaro? I am an adventurous person and I am always looking for a... Read more of this article

Kenyan Police Make Arrests Following Murder

Kenyan Police Make Arrests Following Murder

Kenyan police are holding three suspects in connection with the murder of Richard Tirop Kessio – a three time Bermuda Marathon champion — who was murdered in January 2018, according to a story in Citizen Digital. The story said, “Police in Eldoret are holding three suspects in connection with the murder of Richard Tirop Kessio – a road running... Read more of this article

Sherlock To Speak On Ghana At ThinkFest

Sherlock To Speak On Ghana At ThinkFest

Quinton Sherlock, MSc, made a name for himself in Bermuda as a golfer and now he is using golf to transform lives in the Republic of Ghana with his own youth development foundation. And residents will have an opportunity to hear of his work, its impact and reflect on the legacy of colonialism in the West African country at the next ThinkFest on November... Read more of this article

Sompo Holdings Strengthens Position In Africa

Sompo Holdings Strengthens Position In Africa

Sompo International Holdings Ltd. [SI], a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. [Sompo], announced the launch of a new strategic partnership in Africa. Sompo International will form alliances with both Sanlam Limited and SAHAM Finances through a partnership... Read more of this article

Presentation On Ghana To Be Held This Evening

Presentation On Ghana To Be Held This Evening

Ashay University will be hosting a Ghana Presentation today [Sept 28] from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at Bermuda National Library. Mwalimu Melodye Micere Van Putten said, “This past July, I took a small group of Bermudians to Ghana, West Africa. For most, it was their first trip to Africa and it was an experience of a lifetime. Ashay University Ghana 2017... Read more of this article

Red Cross Appeal To Assist Sierra Leone

Red Cross Appeal To Assist Sierra Leone

The Bermuda Red Cross launched an appeal to assist Sierra Leone following the flooding and mudslide disaster, which claimed hundreds of lives. A Red Cross spokesperson said, “As the full horror of Monday’s flooding and mudslide disaster in the Sierra Leone capital Freetown emerges, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

Photos: Ghana’s 60th Independence Celebration

[Updated with video] In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary, a reception was held last night [March 24] at the Police Club in Devonshire, with the location festively decorated in the colours of Ghana’s flag to mark the occasion.The event, which was hosted by the Honourary Consulate of Ghana in Bermuda, included refreshments,... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 26th March 2017, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation will host its annual series of events in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A spokesperson said, “Although February is designated as Black History... Read more of this article

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As human beings, we are on a journey of becoming who we really are. This journey to ourselves is open-ended and full of disruptions, confusion, and breakdowns, but also breakthroughs. It is a journey that essentially is about accessing the deep sources of the Self. [Otto Sharmer of MIT] When Carter G Woodson... Read more of this article

Blue Marble Launch First Venture In Zimbabwe

Blue Marble Launch First Venture In Zimbabwe

Blue Marble Microinsurance — a consortium of eight companies established in 2015 with the aim of creating a market for microinsurance — announced the launch of their first venture in Zimbabwe. “While Blue Marble will initially pilot the venture in Zimbabwe to gain insights into how to make the insurance solution sustainable and impactful,... Read more of this article

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

AC Sailing To Be Broadcast In 20 African Nations

Kwesé Sports, Econet Media’s sports content platform, has secured an exclusive broadcast deal with the America’s Cup Event Authority, giving the African broadcaster exclusive multiplatform rights to broadcast live America’s Cup programming and highlights across 20 African countries. The agreement, which is effective immediately, is for the... Read more of this article