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Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa

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...

King Leopold II: Belgian City Removes Statue of King Who Murdered Millions of Congolese

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...

Conflicts in Cameroon, Nigeria Rated Among ‘World’s Most Neglected Crisis’

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...

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...

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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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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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The Earliest Obtainable Map of the Whole Continent of Africa

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.