Uzonna Anele

Two African Writers Shortlisted For The 2020 Booker Prize

Two African Authors — Zimbabwe's Tsitsi Dangarembga and Ethiopian's Maaza Mengiste — have been shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize for Fiction.

Dr. John Emeka Akude: Nigerian Makes History As The First Black Elected Member Of Cologne City Council In Germany

A Nigerian has made history as the First black man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany. Dr. John Emeka Akude, a Nigerian-born political scientist made history by becoming the first Councillor of African origin in Cologne,...

6 Most Extreme Cultural Body Modifications in Africa

Body Modification has always been an integral part of African culture. It is widely performed for a variety of reasons in many African societies, and a plethora of historical and current forms of modifications exists

Nigerian State Approves Castration As Punishment For Child Rapists

Lawmakers in Nigeria's state of Kaduna have approved surgical castration as punishment for those convicted of raping children under the age of 14. The move follows public outrage over a wave of rapes, which prompted the nation's state governors to...

Siddi: The Forgotten African Tribe in India

The Siddis or siddhis are an ethnic group inhabiting India. Members are descendants of East Africa's Bantu people, that were mainly brought to India as slaves by Arabs, the Portuguese and the British.

Nelson Mandela’s Lawyer And Anti-apartheid Icon George Bizos Dies At 92

George Bizos, an anti-apartheid icon and renowned human rights lawyer who helped defend Nelson Mandela on treason charges for which he escaped the death penalty, has died aged 92.

The Mountain Gorillas of Central Africa

There are about a thousand mountain gorillas remaining on Earth, and about half live in the forests of the Virunga mountains in central Africa. The mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) is one of the two subspecies of the eastern...

Charlette N’Guessan — Ivorian AI Engineer Becomes First Woman Ever To Win Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation

Technology entrepreneur Charlette N’Guessan has won this year's Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize for engineering innovation.

Burundi Demands $43bn In Reparations From Germany And Belgium For Colonial-era Crimes

Burundi has Demanded $43bn in Financial reparations together with a public apology from former colonisers Germany and Belgium as a way to atone for the list of crimes against their humanity. Burundi has asked former colonizers Germany and Belgium to...

African Tribe: Inside the Colourful World Of Kenya’s Samburu People

The Samburu are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in Kenya. They are known for their traditionalist lifestyle, which includes religious beliefs, rituals, and tribal clothing.

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Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...

TIME 100: Tony Elumelu, Three Other Nigerians Makes Time’s list of 100 Most Influential People Of 2020

Tony Elumelu, is among four Nigerians named by the Time Magazine International in their 2020 list of 100 most influential people in the world...

Zambia’s Namwali Serpell Wins UK’s Top Prize For Science Fiction

Zambia's Namwali Serpell has won the UK’s top prize for science fiction, the Arthur C Clarke award, for her first novel "The Old Drift". The...