In our first OkayAfrica 100 Women event of 2019, we are bringing 100 women honorees NYT-best selling author, Clemantine Wamariya, and celebrated phototgrapher Laylah Barrayn for an evening of storytelling. Develop a deeper connection to your history through the lens of lineage and...
Algeria’s 82-year-old president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, whose has been in office since 1999, is seeking a fifth term – and many Algerians are not pleased with his decision. There has been relatively little public opposition to Bouteflika’s continued reign over the past 20 years....
The world is making remarkable progress in combating poverty. From 2000 to 2013, the portion of the world’s population living on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a day fell from 28.5 % to 10.7 %. That’s about one...
Nigeria has postponed its 2019 presidential elections. The presidential and parliamentary votes have been rescheduled for February 23rd and the gubernatorial, state assembly and federal area council elections have been rescheduled for March 9th. The Independent National Electoral Commission made the announcement hours before...
The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution. US president Donald Trump has nominated his preferred candidate, David Malpass, who is known for his sharp criticisms of the World Bank...
By Peter J. Jacques Life and death for whole communities hang in the balance of achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include eliminating poverty, conserving forests, and addressing climate change, passed by the United Nations unanimously in 2015....
As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and at least 240 had been beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean state. More than 466 had been arbitrarily arrested and...
The Africa Power Access Accelerator program has now been launched and is accepting applications for project development support (Technical Assistance and Financing). Background Improved access to modern energy services is one of the fastest ways to drive socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation. In many...
Day after day Sudanese are taking to the streets to protest against the rule of Omar al-Bashir. The president, who himself seized power in 1989 when he led a coup, is facing the most serious challenge in his three decades in power....
Global streaming service Netflix set its eyes a few years ago on Nigeria’s film industry, better known as Nollywood. Distribution of Nigerian movies on Netflix started around 2015. At the time the American giant bought the rights of blockbusters such as...

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