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Malawi Has Been Named Country of the Year

Malawi has been named country of the year for "reviving democracy in an authoritarian region" by the Economist newspaper.

Sub-Saharan Africa Named Riskiest Investment Region Due to Violence and Abuses by Security Forces

Militant violence and abuses by security forces have made sub-Saharan Africa the riskiest region in the world for business and investors, a new report says.

African Animation Set in Lagos, ‘Iwájú’ Gears up for Release in 2022

Disney has announced a partnership with pan-African entertainment company Kugali to create an animated science fiction series it describes as a "first-of-its-kind collaboration".

UN Removes Marijuana from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election in Namibia

A man called Adolf Hitler Uunona who has been elected as a local councillor for Namibia's governing Swapo party.

Sudan Vows to End Child Marriage and Enforce Ban on Female Genital Mutilation

Sudanese authorities have announced they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), in a major step forward for the rights of women and girls. Police officers were told on Wednesday they must inform...

BBC 100: These are the 21 Most Inspiring and Influential Women in Africa (2020)

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

For the First Time Ever, a Woman Has Been appointed to Head South Sudan University

South Sudan's President President Salva Kiir has for the first time appointed a woman to chair the governing body of a university. Awut Deng Achuil, currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions, will chair the council of the University...

Anti-racism Protest in South Africa Over Whites-only School Party

South Africa police on friday fired teargas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a Cape Town school where a whites-only year-end dance party was allegedly organised last month. Anti-riot police aimed teargas and water cannon towards hundreds of...

These 6 African Cultural Landmarks are Under Threat From Climate Change

Losing these sites could mean losing so much of Africa's history forever. From rock art in southern Africa to pyramids along the River Nile, humans have been leaving their mark across the continent for millennia. But extreme weather events, the rise...

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