October 1st: Celebrating Nigerian Independence Day

  Nigeria gained her independence on October 1, 1960 from Great Britain and will be celebrating 57 years of independence this weekend. The country was granted independence under a constitution with parliamentary government provision and a level of self-rule for the country’s three regions. Nigeria, however, became a federal republic after gaining full independence from…

Prince Harry Opens the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

With an inspirational speech delivered by Prince Henry of Wales, more commonly known as Prince Harry, the 2017 edition of the Invictus Games kicked off in Toronto after a ceremony that attracted considerable media attention. The Invictus Games is an international sporting competition that brings together military veterans whose lives have been affected by injuries…

Economic Recessions in Nigeria and South Africa Come to an End

The two largest African economies are beginning to emerge from the shadows of recession, but analysts believe that immediate growth could be slower than expected. After several months of stagnant economic output, the gross domestic product of Nigeria and South Africa showed year-over-year gains during the second quarter of 2017; however, both nations still have…