Zimbabwe tops Africa’s literacy rate as Malawi trails at position 28

 BLANTYRE--Malawi has been ranked 28 on the literacy rate record in Africa whereas Zimbabwe has for the third consecutive time been ranked at the apex of the list, the latest list by the African Economist Magazine reveals. Malawi is on position 28 with 62.7 percent, 30 percent behind Zimbabwe which has 90.7 percent. Education activists in the country have attributed... Read More

Nigerian President Overhauls Military Leadership

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has replaced his chief of defense and the heads of the country's army, navy and air force.A statement Thursday gave no reason for the sweeping overhaul.The move comes as Nigeria struggles with a four-and-a-half-year insurgency by the militant group Boko Haram. A bombing Tuesday in the group's home city of Maiduguri killed at least 43 people. Read More

Rwanda: President Paul Kagame’s Christmas and New Year Message

President Paul Kagame gave a Christmas and New Year Message to the Rwanda Defence Forces and the Rwanda National Police. Full message is below. On behalf of the Government of Rwanda and on my own behalf and my family, I wish all of you officers, men and women of our Armed Forces and your families, a Happy Christmas and a... Read More

My list of great men every African should know about

That’s bein’ a man,” Socco said. “Pain in your heart and your dreams – that’s the test of a man. If you can live life day after day with men treatin’ you like a dog but you never bark or howl, cower or beg – if you can be a human being when they want you to be an animal... Read More