People & Politics

BBC 100: These are the 21 Most Inspiring and Influential Women in Africa (2020)

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

For the First Time Ever, a Woman Has Been appointed to Head South Sudan University

South Sudan's President President Salva Kiir has for the first time appointed a woman to chair the governing body of a university. Awut Deng Achuil, currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions, will chair the council of the University...

Group Sues Tanzanian Government for Banning Pregnant Girls from Attending Schools

Women’s rights group, Equality Now, has filed a case against the Tanzanian government at the Africa Court on Human and People’s Rights over its ban on pregnant girls from attending school. The organisation, in a statement, said that going to...

Top 20: Africa’s Best Governed Countries in 2020

The governments of Mauritius, Cabo verde and Seychelles are the best when it comes to governance in Africa. They rank as the top 3 best governed countries in Africa, according to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

Only 8 African Countries Managed to Improve their Governance in the Last Decade — IIAG

Angola, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sudan, Togo and Seychelles are listed in the 2020 Mo Ibrahim Index as the only eight countries in Africa which have managed to improve their governance in the past decade.

13 Quotes to Remember Chinua Achebe on his 90th Posthumous Birthday

Nigeria’s foremost literary icon, Chinua Achebe would have been 90 today if he were alive. Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart, is the most widely read book in modern African...

Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie Voted Best Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been voted the best book to have won the Women's Prize for Fiction in its 25-year history. The Nigerian-born author, who won the prize in 2007, was chosen in a...

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings Dies At 73

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings has died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73. The ex-president died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday morning. A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana...

Kenya Senators Can Now Put On Traditional Attire to Parliament

Senators in Kenya will now be allowed to attend proceedings in their cultural attire after the House Speaker Kenneth Lusaka made a landmark ruling on Tuesday. Senators, both male and female, were previously only allowed into the chambers while dressed...

Liberians Who Fled Civil War Elected in US Elections

Two Liberians whose families escaped civil war in the 1990s and sought refuge in the US have been elected to office in the states of Colorado and Rhode Island respectively. Ricks and Biah, fled the civil war in their...

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Queen Nzinga, The African Leader Who Fought Against Slave Trade and European Colonization in the 17th Century

Queen Nzinga was an Angolan leader who ruled during a period of rapid growth in the African slave trade...

BBC 100: These are the 21 Most Inspiring and Influential Women in Africa (2020)

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

Report: South Africa is the Most Unequal Country in the World

A new report from Oxfam South Africa shows how the average (white, male) CEO takes home as much as 461 black women from the bottom ten percent of earners.

Nigeria Listed Among 12 Most Dangerous African Nations for Children – Report

The African nations listed are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Top 10: South Africa and Botswana are the Best Places to be a Woman Entrepreneur in Africa

South Africa, Botswana and Ghana has been ranked as Africa's best place to be a woman entrepreneur, according to a new report released Monday. The...