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Meet Fathia, 12-year-old Nigerian Programmer Who Created a Robot that Folds Clothes

Fathia Abdullahi, a 12-year-old Nigerian girl, has begun to gain global recognition after she created a laundry-folding robot that folds clothes in “three seconds” — barely a year after she started coding. According to Reuters, the young Nigerian programmer started...

Africa’s Most Valuable Company ‘Naspers’ has Appointed its First Black and Female CEO

Naspers, the most valuable company in Africa, has appointed a new chief executive for its South African unit and made history in the process. Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, 48, takes on the role and becomes the company’s first female and first black...

Google Launches Equiano, An Undersea Cable System Serving Africa

Google has formally unveiled its Equiano project, a new undersea cable that will connect Africa with Europe to boost the continent’s connectivity. The new cable will start in Western Europe and run along the western coast of the continent to...

Forbes Africa 30 under 30: These are the Nigerians on the 2019 Forbes Africa’s 30 Coveted List

The Forbes Africa ’30 Under 30′ list has finally been published and it pays homage to the continent’s most innovative and change-making youthful leaders. The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes...

Forbes 30 Under 30: Meet the 2019’s Class of Game-changers in Technology

The Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 list for 2019 was announced yesterday at the annual Forbes Africa Under 30 Meet-Up in association with Kingdom Business Network (KBN) at the Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg. The fifth annual Forbes Africa 30 Under 30...

South Africa: Cape Town International Airport Named Best In Africa, 2019

South Africa ’s Cape Town International Airport has been named the continent’s leading airport while Ethiopian Airlines was voted Africa’s leading airline at the recent edition of the World Travel Awards. The airport (Cape Town International Airport), located in the...

Facebook is Using AI to Map Exactly Where Africa’s Fast-Growing Population Lives

The population of Africa is growing rapidly. Today, one out of every six people on Earth live in Africa. In 2050, the United Nations “ medium scenario” projections predicts one in four humans will live in Africa and in...

Chadian Court Approves Continued Social Media Blackout

Lawyers in Chad on Thursday presented an application to the courts seeking an order to force government to lift a social media blackout. But the Appeals Court struck out the case allowing the government to continue the blackout which has...

Nigeria Ranked 3rd Most Unsafe Country for Mobile Users

A report by Kaspersky Lab has placed Nigeria third among countries where the highest number of mobile malware threats were detected in 2018. Kaspersky Lab’s mobile malware evolution 2018 report ranked Nigeria 3rd on its top 10 list of most...

Rwanda has the Cheapest Mobile Data Prices in Africa, Nigeria Ranked 11th

Data from UK-based price comparison website — Cable, has shown that Nigerian telecom companies offer some of the cheapest mobile data subscription rates in Africa. According to the report, Nigeria rank 11th out of 57 African countries with an average...

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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.