People & Politics

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 environmental lobby group, over a wildfire that destroyed 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares). The fire broke out...

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.

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa – 2021

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

7 Powerful Quotes from Great Female African Leaders

To Commemorate the international women's day, here are six quotes from Great Female African Leaders whose work underlines Africa’s progress, its success, challenges, and the continent’s zeal to continue moving forward.

Top 10 Youngest Presidents In Africa (Updated: 2021)

In recent years there has been a subtle surge of politicians in their 30s and 40s winning leadership roles in Africa, one of them is Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed who at 44 is the youngest president in Africa, He is...

Updated: Top 10 Oldest Presidents in Africa, 2021

Paul Biya is the oldest president in Africa and the oldest president in central Africa. He is also the second-longest-ruling president in Africa.

Billionaires in Africa: These are the Youngest Billionaires in Africa (Forbes, 2021)

According to Forbes' 2021 World Billionaires rankings, Tanzania's Mohammed Dewji is the Youngest Billionaire in Africa. The youngest billionaire in Africa comes in at just 45 years old, with the seventh youngest being 58 years old. "Africa's youngest billionaire title is...

Black Billionaires: Top 15 Richest Black People in the World (2021)

Nigerian Cement tycoon 'Dangote' is the richest black person in the world, with a fortune estimated at $11.9 billion (as of January, 2021).

Malawi Has Been Named Country of the Year

Malawi has been named country of the year for "reviving democracy in an authoritarian region" by the Economist newspaper.

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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.