People & Politics
Belgium To Return Patrice Lumumba’s Tooth to Family — 59 Years After It Was Wrung Out From His Jaw
A court in Belgium has ruled that a tooth taken from the corpse of Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba should be returned to his family. An examining magistrate ruled on Thursday that Lumumba’s tooth could be given back, ruling in...
Hogan “Kid” Bassey — Meet the First Nigerian To Become A World Boxing Champion
Hogan "Kid" Bassey MBE was a Nigerian-British boxer; and the the first Nigerian to become a world boxing champion. He achieved this feat when he defeated French Algerian Cherif Hamia in Paris in 1957 to claim the World Featherweight title.
People & Politics
Fadji Maina: Meet The First Nigerien Scientist To Work For Nasa
Fadji Maina has become the first scientist from Niger to work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa). Currently, she is the only African in Nasa.
South African Retailer Clicks’ Stores Damaged in Protests Over Racist Hair Advert
White people insult us and then they apologize, they think that’s the end. We are no longer going to accept any apology which is not accompanied by justice. Demonstrators damaged seven of South African drug retailer Clicks Group’s (CLSJ.J) shops...
Albert John Luthuli – Africa’s First Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Died On This Day After Being Struck By A Train
Albert John Luthuli was a South African teacher, activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and politician. He was the first person of African heritage to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his nonviolent struggle against racial discrimination. Chief...
“Dick Tiger” — Meet The First African to be Inducted Into the International Boxing Hall of Fame
Richard Ihetu aka Dick Tiger was a Nigerian-born professional boxer who held the World Middleweight and World Light Heavyweight Championships in the 1950's and also the first African to be Inducted into the international boxing hall of fame.
Society & Culture
Celebrating Ben Enwonwu’s 103rd Posthumous Birthday With Some of His Notable Works
Odinigwe Benedict Chukwukadibia Enwonwu better known as Ben Enwonwu, was a Nigerian painter and sculptor and unarguably the most influential African artist of the 20th century.
Society & Culture
Sex Tourism in Kenya — NGO’s Calls for Help in Fight Against Rising Sexual Abuse by Foreigners
Child protection organizations in Kenya Anti-trafficking organisations say widespread trust in white outsiders has made kenya's children an easy target for abusers from the west. Kenya’s peaceful beaches are a popular tourist destination. But they are increasingly attracting sex tourists...
Dust Pollution Linked to Infant Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
Researchers at Stanford and University of California San Diego have collaborated on a new study, published recently in Nature Sustainability, that explores how dust pollution in the air contributes to infant mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Even small increases in dust...
King Leopold II: Belgian City Removes Statue of King Who Murdered Millions of Congolese
A statue of a Belgian colonial king, under whose reign millions of people were murdered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been removed from the city of Antwerp following Black Lives Matter protests. Anti-racist demonstrators had...
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Top 20 Happiest Countries in Africa, 2023
According to the latest World Happiness Index, the top five countries in Africa with the highest levels of happiness are Mauritius, Algeria, South Africa, Republic of Congo, and Guinea.