Category: Politics & Government

Africa Day Celebration by African Embassies in Netherlands in Photos

Africa Day Celebration by African Embassies in Netherlands in Photos

All African Diplomatic Missions (Embassies & High Commisions) in the Netherlands this year gathered in the city of The Hague to celebrate Africa Day 2013. The event was characterized by speeches, traditional dances, gropu dance and other presentations. African Union Day or Africa Day is celebrated every 25th of May. See a photo slideshow of what happened this […]

King Mswati III of Swaziland Celebrates 45th Birthday

King Mswati III of Swaziland Celebrates 45th Birthday

King Mswati III of Swaziland yesterday Friday 19th April 2013 turned 45. Grand celebrations are planned and thousands of people will celebrate alongside him in the capital city of Mbabane.The widely loved and respected King Mswati III was born on April 19, 1968 as Makhosetive Dlamini. His birth name Makhosetive means “King of Nations”. In […]

Cameroon, Nigeria & France Collaborate to Free French Hostages Adducted in Northern Cameroon

Cameroon, Nigeria & France Collaborate to Free French Hostages Adducted in Northern Cameroon

CAMEROON: Seven members of a French family abducted in Cameroon on February 19, 2013 have been freed. The declaration was made in a Communiqué by the Head of State of the Republic of Cameroon, His Excellency President Paul Biya read on the national Radio, CRTV Yaoundé on Friday, 19 April 2013.The family, which includes four children (aged […]

Son of Former Senegalese President Arrested for Corruption

Son of Former Senegalese President Arrested for Corruption

The son of the former President of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade has been arrested by Senegalese Police on suspicion of corruption. 45 year old Karim Wade who was a senior minister and his father’s right-hand man from 2000 to 2012, is accused of illegally amassing about $1.4 billion (£900m) during his father’s 12 year presidency.He held […]

Breaking News: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died

Breaking News: Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has died

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is no more. She died at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of England from 4 May 1979 – 28 November 1990. She was famously referred to as the “Iron Lady” and also known as Baroness Thatcher. She was the first woman ever to serve as […]

President Obama Congratulates Four African Leaders for Progress in their Nations and Extraordinary Work

President Obama Congratulates Four African Leaders for Progress in their Nations and Extraordinary Work

On March 28, 2013, The US President Barack Obama called for a meeting with the four African leaders whom he met in the Cabinet Room of the White House to congratulate them for the progress in their nations and to thank them for their extraordinary work. The four leaders were made up of: the Prime […]

Cape Verdean Prime Minister Honored By Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey

Cape Verdean Prime Minister Honored By Boston City Councillor Charles Yancey

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cape Verde, José Maria Pereira Neves, was honored by Boston City Councillor Charles Calvin Yancey during the prime minister’s visit to the city of Boston (United States of America) on March 31, 2013. The visit took place at the Dorchester House in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Prime Minister Neves was […]

New title for Pope Benedict reveals he will still be called Pope

New title for Pope Benedict reveals he will still be called Pope

Since the 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI announced that he will resign on Monday, February 11, 2013, there have been much speculation in the media and the general public as to what the Pope will be called and what he would wear when he leaves the papacy. There had been speculations that he will be simply […]

Is the World Ready for a Black African Pope?

Is the World Ready for a Black African Pope?

Since the surprise announced resignation of Pope Benedict XVI (Joseph Ratzinger) on Monday February 11, 2013 that he will step down as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church on February 28, 2013, there have been a storm of speculations as to who will be elected as the next Pope. It should first of all be […]

Africans Mistaken about which Female First “Ruled as President” in Africa

Africans Mistaken about which Female First “Ruled as President” in Africa

By Larry Bate Takang (Editor-in-Chief) editor@african-celebrities.com If the title of this article had been “Who is the very first female president to have ruled in Africa?” many readers might have glanced and waved it aside as ‘repeating what many people already know’. By this I mean that many would say…of course it is the president […]