People & Politics

34 Years Later, Sankara’s Murder Trial Begins in Burkina Faso

The trial of 14 men, including a former president, has opened in Burkina Faso over the assassination of the country’s revered revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara 34 years ago.

Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah Wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Literature becoming the first black African author to win the award since Wole Soyinka in 1986.

Forbes: These Are the Richest People In Nigeria, 2024

According to this year's Forbes Richest Billionaires Ranking, Aliko Dangote is Nigeria's richest man. His networth is estimated at $12.1 billion.

Meron Hadero is the First Ethiopian to Win the AKO Caine Prize

Meron Hadero has become the first Ethiopian author to win the prestigious AKO Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story titled "The Street Sweep".

From World’s Youngest President to World’s Poorest Former President: the Unusual Case of Valentine Strasser

Valentine Strasser is an ex-military leader of Sierra Leone who took power in a 1992 coup at the age of 25, making him the youngest head of state in the world.

Haiti President Jovenel Moïse Assassinated

The president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse, has been assassinated in his home by a group of armed men who also seriously injured his wife

Ana Joaquina Dos Santos: Meet the Most Successful Slave Trader in Angola in the 1830s

Ana Joaquina dos Santos y Silva also referred to as Dona Ana Mulata was a rich entrepreneur who was very active in the transatlantic slave trade business. She is perhaps the biggest slave trader in Angola in the 1830's.

Christine Mboma – The Namibian Teenager Barred From Olympic 400m Due To Her High Testosterone Levels

Namibian teenager Christine Mboma - who broke the 30-year-old world 400m Under-20s record on Wednesday - is out of the event at the Olympics after being found to have naturally-occurring testosterone levels beyond those specified by World Athletics.

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.

Flora Nwapa: This Nigerian Was the First African Woman to Publish a Novel in English Language

Florence Nwanzuruahu Nkiru Nwapa, was a Nigerian author who has been called the mother of modern African Literature. Her book Efuru is the first book written by an African woman, to be published internationally.
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Remembering Bruce Boynton: the Activist Who Was Arrested and Jailed for Ordering Burger at a Whites Only Restaurant

Boynton's simple act of ordering a cheeseburger in a whites-only restaurant sparked a legal battle that led to significant changes in the country's discriminatory practices.
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