Idris Elba returned to his fatherland, Sierra Leone alongside his wife Sabrina Dhowre Elba. Sierra Leone’s President Julius Bio presented a diplomatic passport and citizenship to Elba who has shown interest in investing in the country’s tourism sector.
How much of the history between China and Africa do you know exists? China, in its relation to Africa looks at its past and sees itself as a trusted and consistent comrade. However, many Africans presently see China as another imperial country like Britain or America.
In Nigeria, there are no vibrant and effective opposition parties, just opportunistic parties and political players. In the 2019 elections there were 91 registered political parties many of which not many Nigerians had heard about. None of those parties play the role of a strong opposition party.
This Is Africa spoke to Ghanaian photographer, David Daka who is behind the viral images of a group of beautiful black women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, who came together to celebrate their friendship, and journey through life. TIA also spoke to a member of the sorority.
Adeyemi Adediran moved to the U.S. six years ago and he is currently a second year student at the Harvard Law School where he participated in the Federal Tax Clinic. He argued in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals on behalf of a military veteran with PTSD. The veteran’s appeal to the Seventh Circuit centred on his eligibility for innocent spouse relief under the Internal Revenue Code.
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has said he is unlikely to contest for a fourth term. If President Kagame who won 98 percent of the vote in the 2017 presidential polls decides against contesting the next elections, the decision could significantly shake Rwanda’s political landscape, which has been dominated by the ruling party.
Sarah Chan is the first African woman to be the Manager, Africa Scouting for an NBA franchise. The inspirational South-Sudanese women rights activist is currently the African Scouting Manager for the current (2019) NBA champions Toronto Raptors.
As Algerians go to the polls today, a majority are not voting. Algerians have been protesting for 42 weeks, demanding a change in government. For now, many Algerians stand against the current government, which they consider corrupt and still an extension of former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced a visa on arrival policy for all Africans coming to Nigeria. President Buhari made the announcement while attending the Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development in Africa in Egypt.