People & Politics

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.

Kenyans to Sue British Army Over Wildfire That Destroyed 12,000 Acres

A Kenyan court has allowed over 1,000 residents living near a British military training base in the country to jointly seek damages alongside an environmental lobby group, over a wildfire that destroyed 12,000 acres (4,800 hectares). The fire broke out...

Wangari Maathai, First Black Woman to Receive the Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

Top 10 Best Governed Countries In Africa 2024

The Chandler Good Government Index, released for the first time, has placed Mauritius as the best governed country in Africa and 38th best governed in the world.

7 Powerful Quotes from Great Female African Leaders

To Commemorate the international women's day, here are six quotes from Great Female African Leaders whose work underlines Africa’s progress, its success, challenges, and the continent’s zeal to continue moving forward.

Top 10 Youngest Presidents in Africa (Updated: 2024)

In recent years there has been a subtle surge of politicians in their 30s and 40s winning leadership roles in Africa, one of them is Senegal's Bassirou Diomaye Faye who at 44 is one of the youngest presidents in...

Malawi Has Been Named Country of the Year

Malawi has been named country of the year for "reviving democracy in an authoritarian region" by the Economist newspaper.

Top 10 Most Powerful Black Women in the World & Their Net Worth (2024)

From political figures to prominent businesswomen and artists, these are the Most powerful black women in the world.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Wins Local Election in Namibia

A man called Adolf Hitler Uunona who has been elected as a local councillor for Namibia's governing Swapo party.

Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Named Forbes ‘African Of The Year’

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister of Finance and former Managing Director of the World Bank, has been named the Forbes African of the Year, 2020.
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Arthur St. Clair: The Black Minister Lynched for Presiding Over a Mixed-Race Marriage in 1877

Arthur W. St. Clair was an African-American leader whose life was tragically cut short in 1877. His crime? Presiding...
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