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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Zimbabwe Spends Millions of Dollars on Luxury Cars as the Country Goes Hungry

The government of Zimbabwe has spent millions of dollars on luxury cars for senior officials despite a deepening economic collapse that has plunged its...

Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome, Togo is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where Voodoo practitioners can find anything...

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...

World Bank to Lend 50 Billion USD to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020

The World Bank said Wednesday it will lend 50 billion U.S. dollars to 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The Bank said the loan...

Culture

Akodessewa Fetish Market – The Largest Voodoo Market in the World is Located in Togo

Akodessewa Fetish Market in Lome, Togo is recognized as the largest fetish market in the world, a place where...

Mauritius, Tanzania, Benin Move up World Bank Income Ranking

The World Bank on Wednesday classified Mauritius as a High Income country while Tanzania and Benin are now considered Lower-middle income countries. The East African...

Gorée Island: Senegal’s Island of Slaves

Gorée is a small island located off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal. The island is known as the location of "The House of...

Migingo Island: The Most Densely Populated Island in the World is Located in Kenya

Migingo, a tiny rock island on Lake Victoria, in Kenya, measures just 2,000-square-metre, but is officially home to over 500 residents making it the...

Child Mortality: Child Loss is Devastatingly Common Among Mothers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Study Reveals

The researchers found that more than half of 45- to 49-year-old mothers have experienced the death of a child under age five. Nearly two-thirds...

Gambia Considering Repealing A 24-year-old Law Banning Skin Bleaching Creams

The Gambia is considering a bill sponsored by the government to repeal a 24- year-old law banning skin-bleaching creams. The law prohibits their importation, sale,...

Belgian King Expresses ‘Regrets’ for Suffering of the Congolese People During the Colonial Period

Belgium's King Philippe has expressed his "regrets" for "acts of violence" and "suffering" of the Congolese people during the colonial period. He made the remarks...

Just In

Algeria Buries Skulls Of Resistance Fighters Beheaded by French Forces During the 1800’s

The skulls of 24 Algerian anti-colonial soldiers, beheaded by French forces during colonial France's conquest of the North African country that had been lying...

Sibusiso Mthembu: Meet The South African Man Who Has Been to Heaven Four Times

Sibusiso Mthembu is a self-proclaimed prophet from Mandeni, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa who claims he has been to heaven four times. Sibusiso Mthembu, now 72,...

Mauritius, Tanzania, Benin Move up World Bank Income Ranking

The World Bank on Wednesday classified Mauritius as a High Income country while Tanzania and Benin are now considered Lower-middle income countries. The East African...

Gorée Island: Senegal’s Island of Slaves

Gorée is a small island located off the coast of Dakar, in Senegal. The island is known as the location of "The House of...

Migingo Island: The Most Densely Populated Island in the World is Located in Kenya

Migingo, a tiny rock island on Lake Victoria, in Kenya, measures just 2,000-square-metre, but is officially home to over 500 residents making it the...

Rankings

Egypt, South Africa and Kenya Are The Most Powerful Countries in Africa, 2020

Egypt, South Africa and Kenya are currently the most powerful country in Africa, according to US News and World...

Egypt, South Africa and Kenya Are The Most Powerful Countries in Africa, 2020

Egypt, South Africa and Kenya are currently the most powerful country in Africa, according to US News and World Report. The US News and World...

Global Peace Index: Nigeria Ranked Among ‘World’s Most Dangerous Countries’

The 2020 Global Peace Index (GPI) released by the Institute for Economics Peace (IEP) has ranked Nigeria 147 out of 163.. The report tracks and...

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...

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...

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...

The Safest Countries In Africa For COVID-19

South africa is the safest country in Africa right now for COVID-19, according to a massive 250-page report.The report is based on 130 quantitative...

History -

Algeria Buries Skulls Of Resistance Fighters Beheaded by French Forces During the 1800’s

The skulls of 24 Algerian anti-colonial soldiers, beheaded by French forces during colonial France's conquest of the North African country that had been lying...

Joseph Cinque, a Captured Slave, Led the Amistad Slave Revolt on this day in 1839

Joseph Cinque (Sengbe Pieh) was a Sierra Leonean slave who led an uprising on the Spanish slave ship, La Amistad. Later Pieh and the...

Seriki Williams Abass: The Former Slave Who Later Became A Renowned Slave Merchant in Yorubaland

Seriki Williams Abass was a renowned slave merchant during the 19th century and a former paramount ruler of Badagry. Born Ifaremilekun Fagbemi in Joga-Orile, a...

Negro Dogs: How Vicious Dogs Were Used To Track, Attack, And Capture Runaway Slaves

A very popular slavery approach involved in the control and domination of African slaves was the use of highly trained, strong and aggressive Dog...

Chief Kivoi: Meet the Chief Who Guided the First Missionaries into Kenya

Kivoi Mwendwa famously known as 'Chief Kivoi', born in the 1780s, was a Kamba long Distance trader who lived in the present day Kitui....

Dahomey Amazons: The Story Of the Most Feared Women in History

From the 18th century to late 19th century, there existed a formidable army of all-female warriors in Dahomey in the present-day Republic of Benin....

Robert Milligan: Statue of 18th Century Slave Trader Removed from Outside London Museum

A statue of 18th-century slave trader Robert Milligan has been removed from outside a museum in the British capital after Labour councils pledged to...

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,...

People & Politics

Zimbabwe Spends Millions of Dollars on Luxury Cars as the Country Goes Hungry

The government of Zimbabwe has spent millions of dollars on luxury cars for senior officials despite a deepening economic collapse that has plunged its...

World Bank to Lend 50 Billion USD to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020

The World Bank said Wednesday it will lend 50 billion U.S. dollars to 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The Bank said the loan...

Algeria Buries Skulls Of Resistance Fighters Beheaded by French Forces During the 1800’s

The skulls of 24 Algerian anti-colonial soldiers, beheaded by French forces during colonial France's conquest of the North African country that had been lying...

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...