Nigerian oil tycoon is richest Black Woman in the world

Nigerian oil tycoon is richest Black Woman in the world

Oprah Winfrey has lost her long-held title as the richest black woman in the world to a Nigerian oil tycoon, according to a report by an African business magazine. Edging out Oprah is Folorunsho Alakija, a 61-year-old woman from Nigeria who is reportedly worth at least $3.2 billion, or roughly $500 million more than Oprah’s […]

Students Solve Power Shortages With Urine

Students Solve Power Shortages With Urine

Photo: Maker Faire AfricaLagos — It’s ironic that Nigeria, Africa’s leading oil producer, suffers from frequent fuel and power shortages. But four school girls have found a solution from an unlikely source: urine. Most Nigerians have to rely on generators because of the epileptic power supply. Many businesses have also closed down because they cannot […]

Ernest Bai Koroma wins presidential poll

Ernest Bai Koroma wins presidential poll

Sierra Leone’s incumbent President Ernest Bai Koroma has won the presidential election, the election commission has said. He received almost 59% of votes cast, meaning there is no need for a run-off as he won more than 55%. His main challenger, ex-military ruler Julius Maada Bio, took 38% of the ballots in Saturday’s peaceful poll. […]

Breaking News: Former Vice President Aliu Mahama Dies

Breaking News: Former Vice President Aliu Mahama Dies

News coming in has it that former Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, has passed on this morning at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital. Alhaji Aliu Mahama served under the erstwhile Kufuor administration from 2001 to January 7 2009. He died at the age of 66. The former Vice President has been ill for some time now […]

Ozwald Boateng giving back to Africa

Ozwald Boateng giving back to Africa

The African Development Bank has proposed floating the continent’s first infrastructure bonds to member nations. It aims to raise up to $22bn (£14bn) for investments in much-needed projects like ports, railways, roads and energy. It is a project that is attracting interest from outside the continent too, with some Africans in the diaspora wanting to […]

Only 10 African Nations Have Free Media – Professor

Only 10 African Nations Have Free Media – Professor

The Ghanaian-born Professor George Ayittey stressed the importance of media and free flow of information on the advancement and development of societies, adding that out of the 54 countries in Africa, only 10 have free media. Dakar — The Ghanaian-born Professor George Ayittey Thursday stressed the importance of media and free flow of information on […]

Africa: Media Is Mirror of Societies, Says Mo Ibrahim

Africa: Media Is Mirror of Societies, Says Mo Ibrahim

Dakar — The Sudanese-born tycoon, Mo Ibrahim Friday argued that the “media is a mirror” of every society and should not therefore be blamed if it carry negative happenings. He made the argument during “the head of state round table discussion” which was part of the concluding programs of the African Media Leaders Forum (AMLF) […]

Several dozen reportedly trapped in Ghana shopping center collapse

Several dozen reportedly trapped in Ghana shopping center collapse

ACCRA, Ghana –  A five-story shopping center built earlier this year in a bustling suburb of Ghana’s capital collapsed Wednesday, killing at least one person and leaving several dozen people trapped in the rubble, authorities and eyewitnesses said. Rescue crews used cranes to try and remove debris from the top of the building amid fears […]