People & Politics

Christiane Ossouka Raponda Appointed As First Female Prime Minister of Gabon

Christiane Ossouka Raponda has been appointed as the Prime Minister of Gabon. She is the first woman to hold the position. Her appointment is the fourth cabinet shuffle by Ondimba since the failed coup in January 2019.

Nigeria’s Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko Wins US President’s Award, Gets Signed Letter From Trump

Prof’ Ikechukwu Nwachukwu Dikko, an American of Nigerian parentage and a student of Notre Dame High School in Connecticut, has won the Presidential Award For Elite Scholarship in America and the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy.

Ghana’s Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh Becomes First African To Be Appointed As IBM’S Regional Head For Africa

Ghana’s Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh has been appointed by IBM Corporation, as its Regional Head for Africa making her the first woman and first African to be appointed Regional Head in Africa.

Statue of British Imperialist Cecil Rhodes Decapitated in Cape Town

A statue of British imperialist Cecil Rhodes has been decapitated in Cape Town in South Africa. The statue had previously been targeted and was first vandalised in 2001.

Charles Egbu: Nigerian Professor Appointed Vice Chancellor Of Leeds Trinity University, UK

Charles Egbu: Nigerian Professor Appointed Vice Chancellor Of Leeds Trinity University, UK. He will take over from Professor Margaret who will step down after seven years as Vice-Chancellor.

Zindzi Mandela, Youngest Daughter of Liberation Hero Nelson Mandela, Dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, the Mandela family said.

Professor Kokunre Agbontaen: Pope Francis Appoints Nigerian as Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

Pope Francis has appointed Kokunre Agbontaen-Eghafona, a Nigerian professor, to the prestigious Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

“The Aim is to Build” — France to Rename Streets After African World War 2 Heroes

France's armed forces ministry has provided local authorities with a 210-page booklet containing the names of 100 Africans who fought for France in World War Two, so that streets and squares may be named after them.

Zimbabwe Spends Millions of Dollars on Luxury Cars as the Country Goes Hungry

The government of Zimbabwe has spent millions of dollars on luxury cars for senior officials despite a deepening economic collapse that has plunged its citizens into untold hardship. The new cars, including dozens of Range Rovers and Toyota pick-up trucks...

World Bank to Lend 50 Billion USD to Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020

The World Bank said Wednesday it will lend 50 billion U.S. dollars to 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa this year. The Bank said the loan is significantly more than any other region and making up about one-third of the Bank’s...

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How The Mokomokai Heads Of The Maori Tribesmen Became Valuable Trade Items During The 19th Century

The brain and eyes were removed from the severed heads, with all orifices sealed with flax fibre and gum....

African Tribe: The Daasanach People of Eastern Africa

The Daasanach are a semi-nomadic tribe numbering approximately 50,000 whose clans stretch across Sudan, Kenya and Southern Ethiopia. The Daasanach are a primarily agropastoral people;...

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,...

Troublesome South African Baboon Evicted For Organizing Gang To Raid Homes

Kataza is an urban baboon who was captured and put in a local prison for organizing a band of baboons to join him in raiding 15 homes in Kommetjie, on Cape Town's southern peninsula in South Africa.

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...