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U.K. School Hires 10-Year-Old Nigerian Tech Prodigy As Its New Coding Instructor

A 10-year-old Nigerian girl, Emmanuella Oziofu Mayaki from Edo state has been hired to teach coding to pupils in her age group in Southfield Primary School in the United Kingdom. She is the teacher of the afterschool coding club. Emmanuella...

Javicia Leslie Becomes First Black Actress to Play Batwoman on TV

Javicia Leslie has become TV’s first black Batwoman. She is the new lead actress in the CW TV show’s second season. Leslie will play Ryan Wilder, a new character who will take over from Kate Kane.

Bernardine Evaristo: Nigerian Writer Becomes First Black Person to Win ‘Author of the Year’ British Award

Nigerian-British writer, Bernardine Anne Mobolaji Evaristo, has been named the author of the year at the British Book awards, the first black writer to ever win the category. The British Book awards, also known as the Nibbies, are produced by...

Innocent Ilo: Nigerian Writer Wins 2020 Commonwealth Short-Story For African Region

A 23-year-old Nigerian writer, Innocent Ilo, has been named the regional winner for Africa of the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for his story, “When a Woman Renounces Motherhood.” Founded in 2012, the Commonwealth Short Story Prize is awarded annually...

Bianca Schoombee Withdraws From Miss SA 2020 After Old Offensive Tweets Resurface

Miss South Africa 2020 hopeful Bianca Schoombee has withdrawn her entry from the pageant after outrage caused by a series of offensive tweets she posted as a teenager. Schoombee began trending on Twitter as a favourite potential finalist among the...

Bijago Tribe: The Matriarchal Society in Guinea Bissau Where Women Propose to the Men

On the islands of Bijago archipelago off the coast of Guinea-Bissau, there is a matriarchal society where women in the tribe manage the household, the economy, law, as well as initiating courtship. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, The Bijago archipelago...

Nigerian Teen, Timi Adelakun Breaks American School’s 107-year Old Record As He Becomes the First Black Valedictorian

Timi Adelakun, a Nigerian teenager studying in South Broward, US, has every right to be in a jubilant mood, after becoming the school's first Black valedictorian 105 years after it was established in 1913. He did this by earning the...

Coronavirus: ‘I Can’t Pay My bills’ – Nigerian Sex Worker Laments

With most hotels closed for business due to the lockdown in cities all over Nigeria, everyone is affected by the stay-at-home directive, including sex workers. The outbreak’s impact on sex traders in Africa has been so enormous to the extent...

Nigeria Ranks Poorly In UNs World Happiness Report 2020, Mauritius Bags Top Spot in Africa

The United Nations has ranked Nigeria as the 115th happiest nation in the world and the 18th in Africa 2020 World Happiness Report.The report, which ranked 153 countries, was released on Friday, March 20 – UN ’s annual International...

These are the Happiest (And Saddest) Countries in Africa, 2020

Mauritius, Libya, Ivory Coast and Benin are amongst the happiest countries in Africa, according to the UN’s World Happiness Index.Mauritius has been named the happiest country in Africa by the World Happiness Report - and South Sudan ranked saddest.The...

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Cameroon’s Italia 90 World Cup Team to Get Houses Promised To Them 30 Years Ago

Cameroon's famous side that reached the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy before being defeated 3–2 by...

Misery Index: South Africa Has The Third Most ‘Miserable Economy’ In The World

South Africa has been ranked as the world's most miserable economy after Venezuela and Argentina. Bloomberg's Misery Index, which ranks major economies by inflation and...

Fighting Slavery With Suicide: The Fascinating Story of Africa’s Kru People

The Kru or Kroo are a West African ethnic group who are indigenous to eastern Liberia. During the Slave trade era, they were also infamous amongst early European slave raiders as being especially averse to capture

The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters or other females in his...

Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal