Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroonian Football Star Opens Academy for Girls

Cameroon’s top female football star has opened an academy to teach the sport to girls. The academy is the first of its kind in the…

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Comic Books Showcase African Narratives

Comic Books Showcase African Narratives

To “showcase the best African narratives,” some artists and writers have teamed up to publish comic books in print and online. They also are experimenting…

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Senegal Unveils Museum of Black Civilizations

Senegal Unveils Museum of Black Civilizations

Senegal has opened its new $34 million Museum of Black Civilizations in the capital, Dakar. It follows calls from Senegal and other African nations for…

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Netflix Reveals First African Original Series

Netflix Reveals First African Original Series

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Netflix is to launch its first African original series in 2020. Queen Sono is “a drama about a secret agent who…

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'Nigerian Mona Lisa' Finds Its Way Home

‘Nigerian Mona Lisa’ Finds Its Way Home

REUTERS The“Nigerian Mona Lisa,” a painting lost for more than 40 years and found in a London apartment in 2018, has been exhibited in Nigeria…

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Angola Wins World Amputee Cup

Angola Wins World Amputee Cup

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Angola won the 2018 Amputee Football World Cup in Mexico, beating Turkey 5-4 in a penalty shootout. The match ended 0-0…

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Powerhouse of Talent Showcased at Awards Show

Powerhouse of Talent Showcased at Awards Show

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Nigeria’s Davido won the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) trophy for artist of the year, leading a strong showing for West Africa’s Afrobeats…

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Beloved West African Singer Dies

Beloved West African Singer Dies

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS Photo by AFP/GETTY IMAGES Malian singer and composer Khaira Arby, known as “the diva of Timbuktu,” died at a hospital in the…

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Kenyan Wins FOURTH NYC MARATHON

Kenyan Wins FOURTH NYC MARATHON

BBC NEWS AT BBC.CO.UK/NEWS  Photo by REUTERS Kenya’s Mary Keitany has won the New York City Marathon for the fourth time in five years as Ethiopia’s…

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Senegal Will Host 2022 Youth Games

Senegal Will Host 2022 Youth Games

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo by REUTERS The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has picked its first African host of any Olympic competition, formally awarding the 2022 Youth…

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