Tanzania’s John Pombe Magufuli “was inspired by the legacy of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere”

Tanzanians and leaders from across Africa paid tribute to John Pombe Magufuli, Tanzania’s late president whose sudden death was received with shock and disbelief. Magufuli served as the fifth president

The Greatest Lie ever told about Africans

Image Source In order to enslave a group of people, you have to strip them of any meaningful identity and demo grade their humanity. For people of African descended historically

Three Environmental Activists Making a Difference in Africa and Around the World

Image Source On Fri., Sept. 25, people around the world participated in Global Day of Climate Action and strike to demand action against climate change. To date, the protests, inspired

Femi and His Son Continue The Legacy of Fela Kuti, The King of Afrobeat

Image Source When Fela Kuti moved back to Nigeria from England to start his music career, he would never have imagined that his art would have such a global reach

Ghana will no longer export cocoa to Switzerland

Image Source Ghana is Switzerland’s biggest trading partner in sub-Saharan Africa having produced about 812 thousand tons of cocoa bean in 2018/2019. The Coffee Cocoa Council (CCC) and the Ghana

What’s causing the violence in western Ethiopia

Image Source While the world is focusing on the humanitarian crisis in northern Ethiopia caused by the war between the federal government and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, brutal repetitive attacks have

Same-sex marriage will never happen under my Presidency – Akufo-Addo

Image Source President Akufo-Addo has given the strongest indication yet about his position on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) activities in the country. As far as the President is

Human Rights Violated Without Remedy, Rusesabagina Quits Trial

Image Source Paul Rusesabagina, Hotel Rwanda humanitarian, has had his legal rights trampled since August 27, 2020 when he was kidnapped and taken to Rwanda. In recent weeks, while he

Dear John, I forgive you

Image Source Dear John, Do you remember the first time I wrote you an open letter addressing you by your given name? Akwilina had just been shot by police dispersing a protest

“They did not see Magufuli coming”: Malawi President Chakwera’s glowing tribute to the late Tanzania President Magufuli

Image Source Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera on Monday, March 22, 2021 made glowing and moving tribute speech during the state funeral for the late Tanzania President John Pombe Magufuli which

Eritrean troops killed more than 100 civilians in Tigray: Rights group

Image Source The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission says Eritrean soldiers killed more than 100 civilians in a November massacre in war-torn Tigray that may amount to crimes against humanity. The

Egyptian writer and activist Nawal El Saadawi dies at 89

Image Source Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian feminist writer and human rights activist, died on Sunday, March 21, at a hospital in Cairo. She was 89 and was suffering from

Seeds of Europe’s ‘migrant crisis’ are in Europe itself

Image Source If you ask African migrants in Europe who came across the Mediterranean Sea in a boat if they would make the journey again, most of them would say

Why African board games should be introduced into the classroom

When most of us think about learning, we imagine a teacher and a classroom. In reality most of the things we know, and a great number of the skills we

Meet Zimbabwean plant-based chef powering an anti-poaching foundation

Nicola Kagoro, a.k.a. Chef Cola, is a pioneering female Zimbabwean vegan chef at the helm of African Vegan on a Budget.  Founded in 2016, African Vegan on a Budget was

“Madan Sara”, a film about the power of Haitian Women

Image Source The new film Madan Sara begins and ends with writing by acclaimed writer and MacArthur “genius” Edwidge Danticat. Reading an excerpt from her first novel, Breath, Eyes, Memory translated into Kreyòl, Danticat recites in

3 children rescued, 12 drown at Ghana beach

Image Source The bodies of 12 children who drowned in the sea at Apam in Ghana’s coastal Central Region have been retrieved, local media reported on Tuesday. Three more children

What Is This African Art Project at the Grand Palais in Paris?

The pandemic caused the Africa2020 Season, which was scheduled to showcase cultural projects all over France, to be postponed, but the Season did kick off in December 2020, and the

President Mahamadou Issoufou wins 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership

Image Source The 2020 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has been awarded to Mahamadou Issoufou, president of Niger. He is the sixth recipient of the Ibrahim Prize, which

African Solutions To African Problems

Image Source Ivan Morais is a believer in African solutions to African problems. He has done everything from building a bridge to founding one of Angola’s biggest online shopping platforms.

Meet Mogadishu’s first female rickshaw taxi driver

Saynab Abdikarin turns heads everywhere she goes in Mogadishu. The 28-year-old is the first woman to drive a rickshaw taxi in the streets of Somalia’s conservative capital, where the tricycles

Important African Films to watch

Image Source The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF)28th edition returned with a virtual program “celebrating the shared aspirations that drive humanity through time and the voices of the women

45th Anniversary of SADR: African movements of solidarity with the Saharawi people

In commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Saharawi Republic and in solidarity with “the legitimate struggle of the people of the Saharawi Republic for freedom and independence”,  African movements

Who is in charge in Somalia?

Somalia is facing a power vacuum as President Farmaajo’s term ends without agreement on holding elections. Somalia’s presidential elections were supposed to take place before President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo’s four-year

Amid Unrest in Haiti, ICE Deports Dozens — Including a 2-Month-Old Baby — into “Burning House”

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported at least 72 people to Haiti, including a 2-month-old baby and 21 other children. The deportations appear to be a contradiction of the

Egypt’s famed Nile cruise ship sails despite pandemic

Image Source The Nile Cruiser continues to sail despite the pandemic. Named the Steam Ship Sudan, the cruiser still draws tourists following the trail of the legendary crime novelist, Agatha

Lessons From Africa’s Safari Lodges for a Post-Pandemic Era

Image Source Many innovations have been born from constraints. In the case of safari lodges in Africa, the remote settings and lack of infrastructure forces architects and teams to get

Uganda-based PAYG solar startup Innovex raises seed funding

Image Source Innovex, a Uganda-based startup enabling pay as you go (PAYG) and remote monitoring for solar companies, has closed a seed funding round to help it scale its technology

Ethnic groups in central Mali sign ‘three peace agreements’

Image Source Three “peace agreements” have been signed by representatives from herder and farmer communities that have become trapped in violence sparked by armed group attacks in central Mali, a Swiss

Tanzanian lauded for being the first African country to join the global community of nations that rule out GMOs

Image Source Tanzania’s call to halt GMO research trials in the country and choose a just, healthy and sustainable path to food security has been hailed as “ushering in a

African Leadership Group to build a new generation of digital leaders for Africa

Image Source In partnership with GE, African Leadership Group says its readying to build a new generation of digital leaders for Africa. The programme will enable mid-career engineers to build

Siemens Gamesa inks first wind power deal in Ethiopia

Image Source Wind power company Siemens Gamesa has signed its first deal to build a 100 MW wind farm in Ethiopia. The renewable energy giant, formed in 2016 through the merger

Meet the founders and African storytellers of Kugali

Kugali is an entertainment company designed to provide stories inspired by African culture.  The work is classified into “the Afrofuturism genre and references African history and tradition” using comic books,

Abiy Ahmed’s aim to ‘Pentecostalize Ethiopian politics’

Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is

Meet Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, 2021 PEN Awardee for Freedom of Expression

Image Source On 13 January 2021, the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression honored Dangarembga “for her remarkable work in fighting for freedom of expression.” Dangarembga is a novelist, poet, activist, filmmaker

Tunisia, Delicately Straddling the Politics of North Africa and the Mideast

Image Source It’s become the origin story of Tunisia’s revolution and the broader Arab Spring: In December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire after years

Niger’s Abdoulrazak Alfaga aims for Olympic gold in Taekwondo in Tokyo

Image Source Niger’s Abdoulrazak Alfaga is a taekwondo world champion and Olympic silver medalist. At just 26 years old, he is an idol in Niger and he’s brought the sport

Debunking four common myths about the vagina

Image Source Do you have a vagina? If you do, you’ve likely heard old tales about how to keep it “clean” or “tighten” it. Or you’ve been warned that a

Last Minute Deportations of African Migrants as Trump Administration Comes to an End

Image Source The Trump administration is continuing to deport African asylum seekers in its last few days before the inauguration of Joe Biden, who has promised a 100-day suspension of

Case Studies of Seed

Image Source Seed is life. African farmers have been planting, saving and exchanging seeds for countless generations. Millions rely on them for their farming livelihoods, providing incomes and healthy food

The Congo, Afghanistan and the Limits of Outside Intervention

Image Source This year, two expansive — and expensive — international peace and security entities will pass a significant milestone. The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

There’s Still Slavery in Mauritania. That Didn’t Stop ICE From Deporting People There on Tuesday.

Image Source On the final full day of the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported between four and six Mauritarians to a nation the Trump administration had once punished

African Asylum Seekers Face Shameful Treatment

Fleeing persecution in Nigeria, arriving in the United States, Pastor Ben said he was immediately taken into detention. “I was told I would see the judge in two weeks,” the

Diaspora Remittance, A Major Driver of Kenya’s 2020 Economy

Image Source Latest data from Kenya’s Central Bank (CBK) reveals that diaspora remittances hit Sh329.41 billion ($3.094 billion) in 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Although the

Changing the Fortunes of farmers and families in Muranga’s County, Kenya

Image Source Kangari village in Muranga’s county, Kenya, has practiced mono-cropping for many years. “Nearly 80% of the land and the time spent farming focuses on tea crops, which are

Five African Presidential Elections to watch in 2021

Image Source Millions of people around the world voted in 2020, even if some elections slated for 2020 were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In comparison, some predict that

Tayo Oviosu, founder of Paga is excited to take technology built in Africa to the world

Image Source  “Cash is still king” in African countries. Many people rely solely on cash to handle transactions, but that may soon change. Tayo Oviosu, founder and Group CEO of

A response to the article “The Oromo war against Ethiopian nationalists and ethnic Amhara”

Oromia Global Forum (OGF) is a global alliance of Oromo Civic, Professional, and Faith-Based Organizations and individual Human Rights defenders and activists, residing in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and

Kunda Kids: fictional stories based on real and inspirational figures from ancient African history

Kunda Kids is created by husband and wife Dele and Louisa Olafuyi, a combined effort to offer informative and fun content about Africa’s ancient history. Together, they have produced a

Bobi Wine’s Ghetto TV hacked again, Facebook page deleted

Ghetto TV, one of Bobi Wine’s social media channels has been hacked again. Ghetto TV has been streaming live all Bobi Wine’s political activities until yesterday (Wednesday) when a yet

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