People & Politics

Social Risk Index Suggests Nigeria is Set for a Period of Civil Unrest in the Next 18 Months

The SRI 2020 has identified Nigeria as highly vulnerable to civil unrest in the next 18 months. The country is placed 102nd out of 102 in the assessment.The SRI 2020 has identified Nigeria as the most vulnerable to social...

Robert Milligan: Statue of 18th Century Slave Trader Removed from Outside London Museum

A statue of 18th-century slave trader Robert Milligan has been removed from outside a museum in the British capital after Labour councils pledged to begin reviewing such monuments in their areas amid anti-racism protests across the country triggered by...

Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza Dies Of Heart Attack At 55

Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died of a heart attack, according to the government of Burundi.His wife, First Lady Denise is being treated for Coronavirus in Nairobi, Kenya.He ruled for 15 years and an election, that was...

Madagascar Education Minister Sacked for Plan to Buy $2.2m Sweets

Madagascar’s education minister has been sacked after a plan to order $2.2m (£1.7m) worth of sweets to mask the "bitter" aftertaste of the Covid-Organics was revealed. Rijasoa Andriamanana said last week she was ordering the sweets for children to take...

Africa Union Plans to Raise 1 Million USD for COVID-19 Response Fund on Africa Day

The African Union (AU) said it is to raise one million U.S. dollars on Monday for its COVID-19 response fund, as the 55-member pan-African bloc marks the Africa Day. The African Union has created an African Union COVID-19 Response...

Tanzanian Comic Detained for Laughing at an Old Photograph of President Magufuli

Popular Tanzanian comedian and former Big Brother Africa winner Idris Sultan is being held by police for allegedly bullying President John Magufuli.According to his lawyer Bennedict Ishabakaki, Mr Sultan was detained on Tuesday and has been denied bail.The police...

Cameroon Miracle Healer Who Claimed He Could Cure COVID-19, Dies of Virus

Frankline Ndifor, a popular Cameroon pastor and miracle healer has died of COVID-19 a week after he prayed and laid hands on persons diagnosed with the coronavirus. When his death was announced on Saturday, family members and Christians of his...

Trump Calls Out WHO for Ignoring Racism Against Africans in China

US President Donald Trump has criticised the World Health Organization (WHO) for not responding strongly to reports of racism and discrimination against Africans living in the Chinese city of Guangzhou in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Trump has...

Coronavirus: South Sudan’s Vice-president, Wife Tests Positive

South Sudan's Vice-President Riek Machar has tested positive for coronavirus. His wife, Defence Minister Angelina Teny, some bodyguards and other staff have also tested positive for the virus. Mr Machar was tested on 13 May after one of the members of...

Burkina Faso Unveils New Statue of Revolutionary African Icon Thomas Sankara

A new and improved statue in honour of the ex-president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara has been unveiled in Ouagadougou more than a year later after people complained the first version did not resemble the revolutionary African icon. Sculptor Jean...

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The Mbuti People Of Congo And Their Sister Exchange Form Of Marriage

In the Mbuti tribe, marriage is by sister exchange: Based on reciprocal exchange, men from other bands exchange sisters...

Slavery Abolition Act 1833: Slavery Was Abolished Throughout The British Empire On This Day

The Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 that abolished slavery in most British colonies, freeing more than 800,000 enslaved Africans in the Caribbean and South Africa and making the purchase or ownership of slaves illegal

According To Reputation Poll International (PI), These Are The 100 Most Reputable Africans In 2020

Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation-management firm, has released the 2020 list of 100 Most Reputable Africans. The list features 47 women and 53...

Ndubisi Egbo — The Nigerian Coach Who Overcame Racism To Guide His Team To UEFA Champions League

The first African coach to take a team to the European Champions League, Ndubisi Egbo of Albanian side KF Tirana, has spoken of the...

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...