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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Elected First Female & African DG of World Trade Organisation

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been elected Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO). She garnered 104 votes from 164 member countries, defeating the South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-Hee…

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The Archaeological Artifacts of Igbo-Ukwu

In 1939, in Igbo-Ukwu, present-day Anambra State, a man named Isaiah Anozie was digging a well in his compound when, eight feet deep, he struck metal objects. His was the first of…

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How The Voice Newspaper Put Black Journalism on the British Map

By Hanna Ziady, CNN Business (CNN) — When clashes between residents and police erupted onto the streets of Brixton in 1981, in the heart of London’s African-Caribbean community, the British press largely told one…

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How Young Nigerians Found Their Voice with the EndSARS Movement

Analysis by Stephanie Busari, CNN (CNN) — For nearly two weeks angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets, blocking major roads across cities in Africa’s most populous nation. They marched in…

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Akwa-Ibom’s Feminist Dances

In the rich tapestry of Akwa-Ibom culture, the art of dance is valued, and even more so is the dance’s significance. Some are performed by men—the oko, for example, a dance demonstrating…

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Nigerian Forces Opened Fire on Protesters in Lagos

By Stephanie Busari, Eoin McSweeney and Hilary McGann (CNN) — Protests against police brutality in Lagos turned bloody on Tuesday despite a state-wide curfew, with eyewitnesses telling CNN that multiple demonstrators have…