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The Sad Tale of Jean-pierre Adams, a Former PSG Player Who Has Been in Coma for 39 Years

Jean-Pierre Adams, a former centre-back for Paris Saint-Germain and the French national team, is still in a coma 39 years after a knee operation went horribly wrong. Former Paris Saint-Germain player Jean-Pierre Adams is still in a coma, 39 years...

12 Disturbing Facts About Child Marriage In Africa

The cultural practice of early marriage is one of the most potent threats to the rights of children in modern times with its disturbingly recurring effects being very prevalent in many parts of Africa. How disturbing you may ask.. Well,...

Chameleon Last Seen 100 Years Ago Rediscovered in Madagascar

Scientists have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Germany and Madagascar rediscovered the elusive Voeltzkow's chameleon in Madagascar. It was last seen in 1913, before World War I. Conservation group Global...

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...

Africa Day, 25 May: Here are 35 Interesting Facts About Africa

Africa Day formerly known as African Freedom Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. The day is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around...

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 in Nigeria: Death Toll Rises to 128 as Tally of Cases Crosses 4000 Mark

According to the latest report from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria has recorded 4,151 confirmed cases of coronavirus. The country recorded 239 new cases of Covid- 19 disease yesterday, bringing the total to 4151 cases, with eight more...

100-Million-Year-Old “River Monster” Discovered Beneath Africa’s Sahara Desert

The first ever evidence of a dinosaur which swam, lived and hunted underwater has been discovered in the now-barren wilderness of the Saharan desert. Paleontologists have unearthed new fossils in southeastern Morocco that provide a deeper understanding of one of...

Coronavirus Vaccine Being Tested at Oxford Left Monkeys ‘Virus Free’ in One Month

Coronavirus vaccine being tested at Oxford Uni left monkeys ‘virus free in one month’ A POTENTIAL coronavirus vaccine from Oxford University has kept monkeys immune from the deadly virus for a month. The promising results comes after top Government experts warned...

Top 10 African Countries Enjoying Press Freedom in 2020

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has released its 2020 World Press Freedom Index, which ranks 180 countries based on the level of press freedom available to journalists. It, however, said press freedom remains highly fragile in Sub-Saharan Africa. The latest Reporters...

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Woman in South Africa Gives Birth to 10 Babies, Sets Guinness World Record

A South African mother has given birth to 10 babies in a single delivery, breaking a global record set just last month by a Moroccan woman.

Ande Dem Trainers: Senegalese Street Sellers in Barcelona Take on Nike With Own-brand Trainers

After years of selling knockoff merchandise like designer shoes, handbags etc, Barcelona’s street vendors known as Manteros have set up a co-operative and launched a line of trainers under the brand name Top Manta

Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an...

Wangari Maathai, First Black Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.