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Nigerian Artist, Toyin Ojih Odutola Sells Artwork For £471,000

An America-based female Nigerian artist’s Toyin Odutola has become the third highest-paid Nigerian artist of all time after her drawing ‘Compound Leaf’ sold at the Sotheby’s for £471,000 which is roughly N215m. This record-breaking sale puts Odutola behind fellow female...

Lost Wallet Experiment: Kenya Ranks Poorly in Global Honesty Index

Kenyans has been ranked poorly in a global honesty survey of 40 countries where researchers dropped wallets with cash in public places as part of a social experiment. The study sought to answer the question: Does the amount of cash...

7 Gruesome Plane Mishaps To Ever Occur

Accidents are unavoidable, there are road accidents which involves cars, motorcycles etc, sea accidents (ship, boats etc) and also air accidents (aircrafts etc). Amongst the three, air accidentS happens to be one of the deadliest of all seeing as...

Cyclone Kenneth Hits Mozambique After Battering Comoros

A powerful tropical cyclone has hit Mozambique and Tanzania. Three people have been killed in Comoros, with meteorologists calling it the strongest storm to make landfall in the area. Cyclone Kenneth made landfall on the African coast on Thursday,...

India: 19 Students Commit Suicide in One Week Over Failure in Exam

No fewer than 19 students in India’s Telangana state have committed suicide, after failing school final examinations, officials and news reports said on Thursday. Parents and students have been protesting across the state since the results of the Intermediate Examination...

Top 10 Wealthiest Authors in the World

The wealthiest authors in the world write a wide range of topics. From romance to financial management, these authors found a hungry audience and satisfied them with their words. Here are top 10 wealthiest authors in the world. 1....

A Psychologist Created a 3-Question Test That Can Show Your Intellect Level Within a Minute

In 2005, a psychologist Shane Frederick created the shortest test for evaluating intellect. It has only 3 questions that you need to answer as quickly as possible. You can even check the answers yourself! Listwand invites you to take the...

World Braille Day: 253 Million People Have Some Form of Vision Impairment Globally — UN

To raise awareness of the importance of Braille for approximately 1.3 billion people living with some form of distance or near vision impairment, today the United Nations is observing the first official World Braille Day. Recognized henceforth every 4th of...

Nelson Mandela, Chinua Achebe, Chimamanda, Named in Barrack Obama’s 2018 Favourite Books List

On Friday, former U.S. president Barack Obama shared his annual year -end list of the books, movies and music that he “found most provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved” in 2018. “It also gives me a chance to highlight talented...

Top 10 Most Visited Websites in South Africa 2018

According to Alexa, - a website that provides web traffic data, global rankings, and other information on 30 million websites - Traffic ranking report, these are the 10 most visited local Web sites in South Africa according. Note: This is...
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Top 15 Most Commonly Spoken Languages in Africa (Updated)

Africa is second largest and second most populous continent in the world with a total population of 1.111 billion....
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