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Report: South Africa is the Most Unequal Country in the World

A new report from Oxfam South Africa shows how the average (white, male) CEO takes home as much as 461 black women from the bottom ten percent of earners.

Kenyan University Beats Oxford in Law Competition

Kenya's Kenyatta University has beaten the UK's Oxford University in the semi-finals of a competition for aspiring lawyers. Oxford - one of the most prestigious universities in the world - were the defending champions in the Nelson Mandela World Human...

Anti-racism Protest in South Africa Over Whites-only School Party

South Africa police on friday fired teargas at opposition activists protesting against alleged racism at a Cape Town school where a whites-only year-end dance party was allegedly organised last month. Anti-riot police aimed teargas and water cannon towards hundreds of...

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...

UN Releases $100M to Prevent Famine in Nigeria, South Sudan and 5 other Countries

The United Nations released $100 million of emergency funding on Tuesday to stave off the risk of famine in seven countries most at risk from a hunger epidemic fueled by conflict, economic decline, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democratic Republic of Congo Declares End to Ebola Outbreak

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has declared an end to its 11th Ebola outbreak, nearly six months after cases were reported. The end of the outbreak in the western province of Équateur marks the first time that the vast...

The Bright Faces of the Huli Wigmen of Papua New Guinea

Red and Yellow clay (locally known as ambua) is considered sacred in Huli culture, and is commonly used as body decoration. The upper part of their face is painted red, and the lower part ochre. This simple painting is...

British Museum Teams up With Nigeria to Dig for Royal Treasures in the Ancient City of Benin

The British Museum has announced plans to team up with Nigerian officials to help "investigate the history of the Kingdom of Benin", by digging for Royal treasures in the ancient city. The organisation will also work with Nigerian teams on...

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...

Nana Buluku, the West African Goddess Who Created the Universe

Nana Buluku, also known as Nana Buruku is the female supreme being in the West African traditional religion of the Fon people (Benin, Dahomey) and the Ewe people (Togo). She is easily the most influential deity in West African theology, one shared by many ethnic groups other than the Fon and ewe people.

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Queen Nzinga, The African Leader Who Fought Against Slave Trade and European Colonization in the 17th Century

Queen Nzinga was an Angolan leader who ruled during a period of rapid growth in the African slave trade...

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.

Report: South Africa is the Most Unequal Country in the World

A new report from Oxfam South Africa shows how the average (white, male) CEO takes home as much as 461 black women from the bottom ten percent of earners.

Nigeria Listed Among 12 Most Dangerous African Nations for Children – Report

The African nations listed are Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan

Top 10: South Africa and Botswana are the Best Places to be a Woman Entrepreneur in Africa

South Africa, Botswana and Ghana has been ranked as Africa's best place to be a woman entrepreneur, according to a new report released Monday. The...