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Top Five Highest Paid African Presidents

Since the Western colonizers left Africa, mainly in the 1960s, the world has been treated to all manner of political contests, some of them disastrous, as African leaders hustle for power. Some have massacred their own people just to gain or retain power, while others have ended up in jail for subverting the will of […]

Photos: Wild jubilation in Zimbabwe as Robert Mugabe resigns as President after 37 years

Wild celebrations are said to have broken out as impeachment proceedings were called to a close, Zimbabwe’s parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda announced. Holocaust survivor, 102, has emotional meeting with nephew he never knew existed Jubilation broke out among MPs when Mudenda told the house, with members and senators seen throwing their hands in the air. […]

Liberia’s new president orders review of concession agreements

Backdoor exit: African presidents forced out of power [1]

Following in our Africa presidents series, we take a look at leaders who have in recent times been forced out of office. Of the ten presidents who died in office between 2008 and 2014, five of them had spent over 20 years in charge of their respective countries. They were: Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia (21 […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Gambian president swears in female VP Jallow-Tambajang

President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, has officially appointed Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang as his vice-president. The president announced it via his Twitter handle on Thursday, November 9, 2017. Barrow had named her his vice in January this year after beating long-serving Yahya Jammeh in elections last December. The appointment was, however, mired in controversy as the […]

Ethiopia’s Blind Activist Lands ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

Yetnebersh Nigussie didn’t realise she was different until she was 12. Only when she started at a mainstream school and found that no one wanted to be her friend did she start to understand that being a blind girl in rural Ethiopia might bring with it a few challenges. Being disabled and female in the […]

Jacob Zuma has officially resigned as President of South Africa with immediate effect

Top 5 Most Advanced Cities in Africa

Despite various advancements in the fields of technology, arts and culture, the term ” dark continent” or ”jungle” still lurks in the perception of many foreigners acculturated to believe nothing good comes from Africa. Rather, Africa is regarded mostly for diseases, hunger and political violence. Well, to have such a mindset means you are missing out […]