People & Politics

Only 8 African Countries Managed to Improve their Governance in the Last Decade — IIAG

Angola, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sudan, Togo and Seychelles are listed in the 2020 Mo Ibrahim Index as the only eight countries in Africa which have managed to improve their governance in the past decade.

13 Quotes to Remember Chinua Achebe on his 90th Posthumous Birthday

Nigeria’s foremost literary icon, Chinua Achebe would have been 90 today if he were alive. Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. His first novel Things Fall Apart, is the most widely read book in modern African...

Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie Voted Best Women’s Prize for Fiction Winner

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's novel Half of a Yellow Sun has been voted the best book to have won the Women's Prize for Fiction in its 25-year history. The Nigerian-born author, who won the prize in 2007, was chosen in a...

Former Ghanaian President Jerry Rawlings Dies At 73

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings has died of coronavirus-related complications at the age of 73. The ex-president died at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, capital of Ghana, on Thursday morning. A military ruler, who later joined politics, Rawlings ruled Ghana...

Kenya Senators Can Now Put On Traditional Attire to Parliament

Senators in Kenya will now be allowed to attend proceedings in their cultural attire after the House Speaker Kenneth Lusaka made a landmark ruling on Tuesday. Senators, both male and female, were previously only allowed into the chambers while dressed...

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...

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The Heroro-Nama Genocide: Germany’s Brutal Genocide in Namibia in the early 20th Century

The Herero and Namaqua Genocide is considered to have been the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1907 in German South-West Africa(modern day Namibia), during the Herero Wars.

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s First President, and the Last African Independence Leader from the 1960s Dies at 97

Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and one of Africa’s last surviving liberation leaders, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka, where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 97.

Artefacts Looted From Ethiopia 150 Years Ago Withdrawn From Uk Auction After Ethiopia’s Appeal

Two artefacts that were stolen during colonial-era looting by British forces in Ethiopia have been withdrawn from auction after the Ethiopian government appealed in a letter.

World’s Third Largest Diamond Discovered in Botswana

The diamond firm Debswana has announced the discovery in Botswana of a 1,098-carat stone that it described as the third largest of its kind in the world.

The Earliest Obtainable Map of the Whole Continent of Africa

Mapped by Sebastian Münster, the map below is the earliest obtainable map of the whole continent of Africa. The map was published in the 1552 edition of Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia.