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In Pictures: Dakar Fashion Week Takes Place in a Baobab Forest

The organisers of last weekend’s Senegalese showcase moved the event outside in response to the pandemic. The 18th edition of Dakar Fashion Week hosted its main catwalk in a baobab forest in Senegal to maintain some social distancing. "With Covid,...

Google Year in Search 2020: Most Popular Google Searches in Nigeria — Full List

Who is Aisha Yesufu, How to make face mask, When is school resuming, Who is the new President of the USA were all popular Google searches in Nigeria in 2020.

Simone Williams, Meet the Woman With the Largest Afro in the World

Simone Williams (USA), from Brooklyn, New York, has officially broken the record for the largest afro (female). Her phenomenal afro is 20.5 cm (8.07 in) tall, 22.5 cm (8.85 in) wide, and 1.48 m (4 ft 10 in) in circumference. Simone...

UN Removes Marijuana from List of Most Dangerous Drugs

The United Nation. Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted Wednesday to remove cannabis and cannabis resin from a category of the world's most dangerous drugs, which could impact the global medical marijuana industry.

Nigeria’s Wole Soyinka Set to Publish First Novel in Almost 50 Years

Wole Soyinka has used his time in lockdown to write his first novel chronicles of the happiest people on earth in almost 50 years. The novel will be released this year, with the 86-year-old author also planning fresh theatre work after ‘continuous writing’ in lockdown

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.

Melanesians: Meet The World’s Only Black Population With Natural Blond Hair

Melanesians are the predominant and indigenous inhabitants of Melanesia, a group of islands northeast of Australia. They are one of the few non-European people, and the only dark-skinned group of people known to have blond hair.

South African Retailer Clicks’ Stores Damaged in Protests Over Racist Hair Advert

White people insult us and then they apologize, they think that’s the end. We are no longer going to accept any apology which is not accompanied by justice. Demonstrators damaged seven of South African drug retailer Clicks Group’s (CLSJ.J) shops...

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.

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Savika – The Extremely Dangerous Traditional Bull Wrestling Culture in Madagascar

In the island country of Madagascar, there exists an incredible and little-known form of bullfighting called 'Savika'.