People & Politics

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Named Forbes ‘African Of The Year’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank, has been named the Forbes African of the Year, 2020.

Corruption in Africa: Top 10 African Countries With The Lowest Commercial Bribery Risk

The anti-bribery standard-setting organization TRACE has released this year’s Bribery Risk Matrix, which measures business bribery risk in 194 countries, territories, and autonomous and semi-autonomous regions.

Berlin to Name Street Named After Tanzanian Independence Heroine

Councillors in the German capital, Berlin, have voted to replace a street name honouring a colonial governor in East Africa accused of having ordered massacres with one of a leading female Tanzanian independence activist. Lucy Lameck was Tanzania's first female...

BBC 100: These are the 21 Most Inspiring and Influential Women in Africa (2020)

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020.

For the First Time Ever, a Woman Has Been appointed to Head South Sudan University

South Sudan's President President Salva Kiir has for the first time appointed a woman to chair the governing body of a university. Awut Deng Achuil, currently the Minister of General Education and Instructions, will chair the council of the University...

Group Sues Tanzanian Government for Banning Pregnant Girls from Attending Schools

Women’s rights group, Equality Now, has filed a case against the Tanzanian government at the Africa Court on Human and People’s Rights over its ban on pregnant girls from attending school. The organisation, in a statement, said that going to...

Top 20: Africa’s Best Governed Countries in 2020

The governments of Mauritius, Cabo verde and Seychelles are the best when it comes to governance in Africa. They rank as the top 3 best governed countries in Africa, according to the Ibrahim Index of African Governance.

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...
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James Derham, the first African American to Practice Medicine in the United States

Dr. James Durham has been widely acknowledged as the first recognized African American to practice medicine in the United States.
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