African elephants face extinction due to poaching, shrinking habitats
African elephant populations have decreased dramatically over the past decades, due to the illegal ivory trade and habitat loss, an NGO has said. Conservationists say only 415,000 elephants remain on the continent.
Exclusive: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks on her mission at the WTO and other issues
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala recently became the first woman and African to hold the exalted position of Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The history-making economist spoke with GuardianTV’s Njideka Agbo, amongst other things, on her mission at the WTO and personal style.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes office as first woman and African to lead World Trade Organisation
Following her recent appointment as the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), today, 1 March 2021, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, will take office as the first woman and the first African to lead the organization. Here is what you need to know about Nigeria’s former finance minister.
14th Headies Award: What the celebrities wore
Social media is buzzing, all thanks to photos of celebrities arriving at Eko Hotel, Lagos for the 14th edition of The Headies Awards. Bovi, Chike, Iyabo Ojo, Nancy Isime, Niniola, Sound Sultan, Deyemi Okanlawon, Laycon, Tobi Bakre and other music lovers, are part of the exclusive group of people joining the showcase physically due to COVID-19 restrictions. Themed ‘XPLORE’, this year's edition aims to beam the spotlight on the new tribe of musicians who are pushing the Nigerian and African culture through their music. Viewers and music lovers from all over the world can catch the live show on all Headies’ social media platforms and HipTV.
WTO: What Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's appointment means for global trade and Cheta Nwanze's Views
Months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received a unanimous backing to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. As director-general, Okonjo-Iweala will need to broker international trade talks in the face of persistent U.S.-China trade conflict; respond to pressure to reform trade rules. GuardianTV spoke with Cheta Nwanze, Lead Partner, SB Morgen on what this means for world trade.
African women embrace contraceptives as populations grow
An increasing number of women in Africa are taking advantage of family planning services. While this could be considered a success for governments and international partners, the birth rates are still high.
US presidential inauguration: What Joe Biden presidency means for Africa
Expectations are high among Africans and African leaders as former US vice president, Joe Biden takes office as the 46th President of the United States. The biggest question right now on the mind of African leaders is how will a Joe Biden presidency affect Africa’s over 1.3 billion people?
The Guardian Dreamers & Doers: Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo (AugustSecrets)
AugustSecrets was born out of necessity when Oluwatoyin Onigbanjo had her child, Jaden, outside her country, Nigeria. Upon returning, she bought all available infant meals only for her baby to keep rejecting them. It was a frustrating experience for a first-time mother. Since she couldn’t watch him starve to death, she began the journey into looking into alternatives, it was in the process of searching she found solace in African and Nigerian foodstuffs.
Mali pays tribute to former dictator Moussa Traoré with state funeral
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the self-declared state of Ambazonia. They were sentenced last August on charges including secession and terrorism. Also, our correspondent in South Africa tells us about 'routine' xenophobia against African and Asian foreigners in the country, following a Human Rights Watch report.
Jacob Blake shooting: Top American athletes boycott games in protest
Top American athletes are boycotting games and tournaments because of the constant shootings of African Americans by police. NBA teams - Lakers, Clippers, Bucks, Blazers, Rockets, Thunders - all boycotted Game 5 of the playoff series.