People & Politics

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...

Heroro Genocide: Namibia Turns Down German Genocide Reparations Offer

Namibia's President Hage Geingob has said the offer for reparations made by Germany for mass killings in its then colony was "not acceptable". German troops killed tens of thousands of Herero and Nama people between 1904 to 1908 in response...

Cameroon’s Italia 90 World Cup Team to Get Houses Promised To Them 30 Years Ago

Cameroon's famous side that reached the quarter-finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy before being defeated 3–2 by England will finally get the houses promised to them by President Paul Biya 30 years ago. Three of the players, Louis...

Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie, Wins The Caine Prize For ‘Stunning’ Short Story

A Nigerian Born Author, Irenosen Okojie has won the AKO Caine prize for 'Stunning' short story Grace Jones. The Nigerian-British writer won the £10,000 award on Monday afternoon for her short story Grace Jones, following an impersonator of the singer...

Victor Agunbiade: United States Navy Honours Nigerian For His Meritorious Service

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for effectively managing its largest cash disbursing office' handling $45 million (N17 billion) in cash transaction. The US Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its...

Shantaram Siddi: India Elects Its First Ever Lawmaker of African origin

An activist in India has become the first person from Siddhi community — a tiny African-origin ethnic group — to become a legislator in the country.

South African Anti-apartheid Icon Andrew Mlangeni Dies at 95

Andrew Mlangeni, the last surviving anti-apartheid activist convicted with Nelson Mandela at South Africa's infamous Rivonia Trial, has died at 95.

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How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

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African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach are a primarily agropastoral people;...

Mali Swears In Bah Ndaw As New Civilian Leader

Mali's new president Bah Ndaw has been sworn into office, five weeks after the overthrow of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta. Former Defence Minister Bah Ndaw, 70,...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

A Leading University In China Now Teaches Ethiopia’s Amharic Language As A Full Course

A leading university in China — Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) — has started to offer Ethiopia's widely spoken Amharic language as a full...