People & Politics

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...

Nigeria’s Esther Agbaje Wins US State Assembly Seat — US Election 2020

A Nigerian, Ms. Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives in Tuesday’s U.S. general elections. She will represent District 59B in the 134-member House on the platform of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the...

US Election 2020: Nigeria’s Oye Owolewa Elected as Shadow Representative for Washington D.C

A Nigerian-born Democrat, Oye Owolewa, has become the first Nigerian-American be elected as a shadow United States Representative out of the District of Columbia.

Meet the Three Nigeria Women Contesting in the US Election 2020

At least three Nigerian-American women are on the ballot for Tuesday’s general elections in the United States,

Ivory Coast President Ouattara Wins Re-election to Third Term

The electoral commission in Ivory Coast says President Alassane Ouattara has won a third term in office, after a bitter election that sparked deadly violence and was boycotted by opposition voters. The electoral commission in Ivory Coast says President Alassane...

Sinach’s ‘Way Maker’ Wins Song Of The Year At The 51st Dove Awards 2020

Way Maker, the critically-acclaimed song written by Nigeria's own Sinach has won the song of the year at Dove Awards 2020 in the United States. Way maker was originally released by Sinach in 2015, but it re-gained popularity in the...

Tanzania’s President John Magafuli Wins Re-election Amid Allegations of Fraud

Tanzania’s president John Magufuli has won re-election, the national electoral commission said on Friday, after a contest that has been dismissed by the opposition as a “travesty” due to widespread irregularities.Magufuli received 12.5m votes in Wednesday’s presidential ballot, while...

Africa’s Richest Woman ‘Isabel Dos Santos’ Loses Husband in Dubai Accident

Sindika Dokolo, the husband of Africa's richest woman, Angolan Isabel dos Santos, has died at the age of 48.Mr Dokolo's family confirmed that he had died in Dubai on Thursday.Friends said he had been involved in a scuba diving...

US Objection Stalls Okonjo Iweala’s Appointment As First African Head of WTO

The appointment of Nigeria's ex-finance minister to lead the World Trade Organization (WTO) has been thrown into uncertainty after the US opposed the move. On Wednesday, a WTO nominations committee recommended the group's 164 members appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. She would be...

Tanzania Election: Internet Restricted As Millions Of People Vote In The General Election

Sites, including WhatsApp and Twitter, are being restricted in Tanzania as millions of people vote in the general election.There have also been reports of violence and that police arrested an opposition leader in the semi-autonomous archipelago of Zanzibar.Voters have...
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3,000-year-old ‘Lost Golden City’ of Ancient Egypt Discovered

Archaeologists have hailed the discovery of what is believed to be the largest ancient city found in Egypt, buried under sand for millennia.
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