Hogan "Kid" Bassey MBE was a Nigerian-British boxer; and the the first Nigerian to become a world boxing champion. He achieved this feat when he defeated French Algerian Cherif Hamia in Paris in 1957 to claim the World Featherweight title.
People & Politics
Fadji Maina has become the first scientist from Niger to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Currently, she is the only African in Nasa.
White people insult us and then they apologize, they think that’s the end. We are no longer going to accept any apology which is not accompanied by justice. Demonstrators damaged seven of South African drug retailer Clicks Group’s (CLSJ.J) shops...
Albert John Luthuli – Africa’s First Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Died On This Day After Being Struck By A Train
Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent struggle against racial discrimination. Chief...
Richard Ihetu aka Dick Tiger was a Nigerian-born professional boxer who held the World Middleweight and World Light Heavyweight Championships in the 1950's and also the first African to be Inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.
Society & Culture
Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu better known as Ben Enwonwu, was a Nigerian painter and sculptor and unarguably the most influential African artist of the 20th century.
Society & Culture
Child protection organizations in Kenya Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders has made kenya's children an easy target for abusers from the west. Kenya’s peaceful beaches are a popular tourist destination. But they are increasingly attracting sex tourists...
Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...
A statue of a Belgian colonial king, under whose reign millions of people were murdered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been removed from the city of Antwerp following Black Lives Matter protests. Anti-racist demonstrators had...
Cameroon, DR Congo, Burkina Faso, Nigeria are among the most neglected displacement crises in the world, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s annual list launched today. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) defines 'neglected crises, as crises that receive little attention...
Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.