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Famous Nigerian Drummer Babatunde Olatunji Was Influential in the US Civil Rights Movement

A new BBC story, by reporter Aaron Akinyemi, has revealed the long involvement of the…

South African State Theatre to Premiere Fela Musical on YouTube

The South African State Theatre, an agency of the country’s Department of Arts and Culture,…

Kenyan Journalist Victoria Rubadiri Wins BBC’s Komla Dumor Award

The Kenyan TV anchor Victoria Rubadiri has been announced as the 2020 recipient of BBC…

How 11-Year-Old Nigerian Went from Dancing in the Streets to a Viral Ballet Star

By Aisha Salaudeen, CNN (CNN) — In June, 11-year-old ballet dancer Anthony Mmesoma Madu was…

From Somalia to Wembley: Meet the UK’s First Female Muslim Referee

By Ben Church, CNN Video produced by Noura Abou Zeinab, for CNN (CNN) — Football…

BBC Radio 4 Releases Literary Documentary on Nsukka

BBC Radio 4 has released an audio documentary on the literary tradition of Nsukka, the…

Twitter’s Most Liked Tweet of All Time Now Belongs to Chadwick Boseman

By Lauren M. Johnson, CNN (CNN) — The tweet announcing that the world had lost…

Chadwick Boseman Gave Us the Superhero We So Desperately Needed

Analysis by Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) — For many Black people, Chadwick Boseman really…

In Nigeria, Investigative Journalism Finds Culture Impact

The sixth woman sat in front of the camera, masked before the lights, and told…

This 23-Year-Old Nigerian Is Creating a Digital Collection of African Stories for Children in Different Languages

By Aisha Salaudeen, CNN (CNN) — When Dominic Onyekachi set out to read his 6-year-old…