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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...

UN Releases $100M to Prevent Famine in Nigeria, South Sudan and 5 other Countries

The United Nations released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries most at risk from a hunger epidemic fueled by conflict, economic decline, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democratic Republic of Congo Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak, nearly six months after cases were reported. The end of the outbreak in the western province of Équateur marks the first time that the vast...

We Want Stiffer Sentences — Malawi Media Women Demand Life Sentences for Rapists

Female professionals working in media and communications in Malawi have staged demonstrations in two different cities to protest against growing incidences of rape, particularly of young children. Donning purple outfits while carrying placards with messages condemning rape, the women under...

Majority of the Used Cars Exported to Africa From Rich Countries Are ‘Dangerous and Dirty’ — UN Report

Millions of highly polluting used cars from rich countries are being "dumped" on developing nations, according to a UN report. Between 2015 and 2018, some 14 million older, poor quality vehicles were exported from Europe, Japan and the US. Four out...

How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum. The head was then boiled or steamed in an oven before being smoked over an open fire and dried in...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until...

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