People & Politics

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.

Ranked: Most Powerful Black Women in the World & Their Net Worth (2020)

From political figures to prominent businesswomen and artists, these are the Most powerful black women in the world.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election in Namibia

A man called Adolf Hitler Uunona who has been elected as a local councillor for Namibia's governing Swapo party.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Named Forbes ‘African Of The Year’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank, has been named the Forbes African of the Year, 2020.

Corruption in Africa: Top 10 African Countries With The Lowest Commercial Bribery Risk

The anti-bribery standard-setting organization TRACE has released this year’s Bribery Risk Matrix, which measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

Berlin to Name Street Named After Tanzanian Independence Heroine

Councillors in the German capital, Berlin, have voted to replace a street name honouring a colonial governor in East Africa accused of having ordered massacres with one of a leading female Tanzanian independence activist. Lucy Lameck was Tanzania's first female...

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Female Slave Traders: Meet Niara Bely, the African Queen Who Doubled as a Slave Trader in the 1800s

Niara Bely Also known as Elizabeth Bailey Gomez, was a African queen who also doubled as a slave trader in nineteenth-century Guinea.