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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.

Dr. John Emeka Akude: Nigerian Makes History As The First Black Elected Member Of Cologne City Council In Germany

A Nigerian has made history as the First black man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany. Dr. John Emeka Akude, a Nigerian-born political scientist made history by becoming the first Councillor of African origin in Cologne,...

Belgium To Return Patrice Lumumba’s Tooth to Family — 59 Years After It Was Wrung Out From His Jaw

A court in Belgium has ruled that a tooth taken from the corpse of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba should be returned to his family. An examining magistrate ruled on Thursday that Lumumba’s tooth could be given back, ruling in...

Nelson Mandela’s Lawyer And Anti-apartheid Icon George Bizos Dies At 92

George Bizos, an anti-apartheid icon and renowned human rights lawyer who helped defend Nelson Mandela on treason charges for which he escaped the death penalty, has died aged 92.

Fadji Maina: Meet The First Nigerien Scientist To Work For Nasa

Fadji Maina has become the first scientist from Niger to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Currently, she is the only African in Nasa. The 29-year-old hydrologist earned her PhD in 2016, and joined the world-famous space...

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...

Charlette N’Guessan — Ivorian AI Engineer Becomes First Woman Ever To Win Africa Prize For Engineering Innovation

Technology entrepreneur Charlette N’Guessan has won this year's Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize for engineering innovation.

Mali Junta Frees President Keita A Week After His Arrest

Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has been released by the junta which overthrew him last week, the military announced on Thursday. The military in power in Mali announced Thursday, August 27, to have released ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta...

Mali President Resigns After Military Mutiny, Dissolves Parliament

Mali’s president has announced his resignation and the dissolution of the national assembly on state television, shortly after he and the prime minister were arrested by mutinous soldiers. The president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, and the prime minister, Boubou Cissé, were...

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta And Prime Minister Arrested By The Army

Mali President Ibrahim Boubakar Keïta has been arrested by mutinying soldiers, a government spokesman has confirmed to the BBC. Prime Minister Boubou Cissé has also been arrested, despite earlier appeals for "brotherly dialogue". A regional official says Mali's president and prime...

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African Tribe: The Dinka People Of South Sudan

The Dinka are a pastoral-agricultural people that make up the largest ethnic group in South Sudan. They vary their...

For The First Time, Married Women In Botswana Can Own Land Alongside Their Husbands

Married women in Botswana can for the first time be allocated state land even if their husbands already have an allocation of their own,...

Slave Brokerage: How Early U.S. Newspapers Facilitated The Sales And Purchase Of Slaves

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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.

Dr. John Emeka Akude: Nigerian Makes History As The First Black Elected Member Of Cologne City Council In Germany

A Nigerian has made history as the First black man to be elected member of Cologne’s City Council in Germany. Dr. John Emeka Akude, a...