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Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies Of Heart Attack At 55

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, according to the government of Burundi.His wife, First Lady Denise is being treated for Coronavirus in Nairobi, Kenya.He ruled for 15 years and an election, that was...

Nigeria Ranked Low On Corruption Fight, Security in Global Rule of Law Index

The World Justice Project has ranked Africa’s giant Nigeria 108th out of 128 countries surveyed in its 2020 Rule of Law Index. WJP, which works to promote and measure rule of law around the world and to support practitioners, conducts...

Top 15 Universities in South Africa, 2020

University of Cape Town is the best University in South Africa according to the 2020-21 Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) released on Monday. University of Cape Town is the best in South Africa while Stellenbosch University, University of KwaZulu-Natal,...

27 Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa Have So Far Received $10B in Assistance from the IMF to Respond To COVID-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has disbursed US$10 billion to 27 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, spokesman Gerry Rice said at a press briefing in Washington DC on Thursday. That unprecedented amount is 10 times...

Billboard’s Top 15 Most Streamed Sub-Saharan African Artists

Nigerian singer Burna Boy has been unveiled as the most-streamed artist in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to Billboard. On the list titled “ Billboard ’s Top 15 Sub - Saharan African Artists” which is based on global views, Burnaboy takes the...

Kenyan Boy Who Made Hand Washing Machine Receives Presidential Award

A nine-year-old Kenyan boy who made a wooden hand-washing machine to help curb the spread of coronavirus has told the BBC he is "very happy" after receiving a presidential award. "I now have two machines and I want to make...

Rwanda Bans Charcoal for Cooking in Kigali to Improve Air Quality

Rwanda is banning the use of charcoal for cooking in the capital, Kigali, and restricting supplies to the city from rural areas. Image: sustainapedia.comThe ban is aimed at protecting forests by clamping down on the illegal trade in charcoal. In...

Brand Africa 100: MTN, Dangote Ranked Most Admired Brands in Africa, 2020

Nigeria's giant mobile operator, Glo, and South Africa's MTN has retained their ranking as Africa’s most admired brands. This year's list of Africa's most admired brands is dominated by South African and Nigerian companies with MTN and DANGOTE occupying the...

The Largest Collection of Ancient Footprints in Africa Has Been Discovered in Tanzania

Hundreds of fossilized human footprints made between 5,760 and 19,100 years ago have been discovered in Tanzania. This represents the largest collection of fossilized footprints found in Africa to date. The footprints are located at the Engare Sero site, just...

Covid-19: UNICEF Predicts Over 900 Children May Die Daily in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that 950 children in Nigeria could die daily from preventable causes over the next six months as the coronavirus pandemic threatens to weaken the health system. UNICEF added that Nigeria could record...

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Mr Madu is a freelance writer, a lover of Africa and a frequent hiker who loves long, vigorous walks, usually on hills or mountains.
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