People & Politics

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...

Seychelles Presidential Election: Ruling Party Knocked From Power For The First Time Since 1977

Seychelles opposition candidate Wavel Ramkalawan has won the archipelago’s presidential election with 54.9 percent of valid votes cast, upsetting incumbent President Danny Faure. The ruling party has been knocked from power for the first time since 1977. Opposition leader Ramkalawan,...

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, was picked by the coup leader, Colonel Assimi Goita, to head a transitional government until...

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 course at degree level, in the latest effort to improve ties between the two countries. The...

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Billionaires in Africa: These are the Youngest Billionaires in Africa (Forbes, 2021)

According to Forbes' 2021 World Billionaires rankings, Tanzania's Mohammed Dewji is the Youngest Billionaire in Africa. The youngest billionaire in...