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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...

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...

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The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

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Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

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Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.