Banky W – The underdog who may cause an election upset
In Nigeria, successful pop singer Banky W (Olubankole Wellington) is running in the country’s parliamentary elections on February 16th. The star is seeking to get young people more interested in politics, in order to blow away cobwebs and bring about social change. In Nigeria, even though those under 25 make up 60 percent of the population, the two leading Presidential candidates are both in their seventies.
Africa’s giraffes threatened with ‘silent extinction’
In Kenya, as across Africa, populations of the world’s tallest mammals are quietly, yet sharply, in decline. Giraffe numbers across the continent fell 40 percent between 1985 and 2015, to just under 100,000 animals, according to the best figures available to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Nigeria’s school for “Almajiri” graduates class of 2019
Nigeria currently has the highest number of out-of-school in the world (at least 10 million).
Fortunately, this school for “Almajiri” (street kids) in Kaduna is graduating its class of 2019 to help reverse the trend.
Africa in 60 – August 15, 2019
In case you missed it, here are the stories across Africa that made the headlines on August 15, 2019; all in one minute.
East Africa Politics News22 hours ago
Burundi’s opposition party confirms vandalism of its 18 offices
News1 day ago
Teenager with albinism found dismembered in Burundi
Lifestyle News9 hours ago
Egypt’s renovation of Baron Palace sparks online outcry
Central Africa News2 days ago
Measles is a bigger threat in DR Congo than Ebola – NGO
North Africa Politics8 hours ago
Libyan Navy rescues 335 migrants, recovers 1 body
Politics9 hours ago
Cojep movement elects acquitted war criminal Ble Goude as President
News6 hours ago
Police, soldiers deployed to prevent banned march in Zimbabwe’s Bulawayo city
Top Story6 hours ago
Sudan’s new sovereign council faces delayed unveiling