Category Archives: African

French West Africa / Afrique occidentale française, (AOF) (PART 1)

French West Africa / Afrique occidentale française, (AOF) (PART 1) This was a federation of eight French colonial territories in Africa: Mauritania, Senegal, French Sudan (now Mali), French Guinea, Ivory Coast, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso), Dahomey (now Benin) and … Continue reading

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African swine fever

African swine fever By Dennis Normile SHANGHAI, CHINA—The spread of African swine fever (ASF) in Asia. First reported in northeastern China in August 2018, the highly contagious, often fatal pig disease quickly swept through the country, causing the death or … Continue reading

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Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil El-Sisi 1954 age 64 He is an Egyptian politician who is the sixth and current President of Egypt, in office since 201.4. Sisi also began serving a one-year term as Chairperson of the African Union, … Continue reading

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Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma

Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma; born 1942 age.77s He is a South African politician who served as the fourth President of South Africa from the 2009 general election until his resignation on 14 February 2018. Zuma is also referred to by his … Continue reading

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The Vanilla Bean

The Vanilla Bean Edmond Albius born 1829, Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion and died 1880, Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion age 51 Edmond Albius, the slave African child who created the multimillion-Born in Sainte-Suzanne in 1829, on the island of Bourbon (modern-day Réunion), Edmond was orphaned … Continue reading

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (2)

Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (2) Backgrounder by Claire Felter Sudan. Omar al-Bashir came to power in a 1989 military coup that ousted the democratically elected prime minister. He has remained in office ever since despite allegations by international and … Continue reading

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1)

Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’ Part (1) Backgrounder by Claire Felter Last updated March 4, 2019 Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial leaders in the 1960s and 1970s sought to become … Continue reading

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A new dimension for pan-African news launches on January 4th, 2016

A new dimension for pan-African news launches on January 4th, 2016. Africanews is a new pan-African media, pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. On the ground, correspondents report from all corners of the continent on African … Continue reading

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Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa 1952 age 66 years Soweto, South Africa He is a South African politician and the fifth and current President of South Africa. He became President following the resignation of Jacob Zuma. The South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Nigeria 

A Brief History of Nigeria This country can be traced to prehistoric settlers (Nigerians) living in the area as early as 1100 BCE. Numerous ancient African civilizations settled in the region that is today Nigeria, such as the Kingdom of … Continue reading

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