QUIZ: Africa in 2021 – What even happened last year?

By The Africa Report
Posted on Thursday, 6 January 2022 16:30

Ugandan speed in the streets of Lisbon
Ugandan speed in the streets of Lisbon (all rights reserved)

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  1. Which musician asked for money on Twitter on his birthday to release his Rolls-Royce from a port?
  2. Which African country was the first to launch its own digital currency?
  3. On 24 November, which country was the first to detect the Omicron variant of Covid due to quick genomic sequencing?
  4. Which social media company was accused of “literally fanning ethnic violence” in Ethiopia by a whistleblower this year?
  5. Which Nigerian famous for his political connections and hit-and-miss prophecies – like that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 US presidential election – died in 2021?
  6. Which African leader told the COP26 conference in Glasgow: “It is time for Africa to be compensated – for the good of the planet”?
  7. Which sporting tournament kicked off its inaugural games in Egypt in 2021?
  8. Which British royal was criticised after he blamed Africa’s population growth for the rising hunting of wild animals on the continent?
  9. Which African leader banned Twitter after the site deleted a tweet in which he issued a warning to secessionist groups in his country?
  10. How much did 34-year-old Zambian businessman Jonathan Kondowe pay to buy the red jacket worn by Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema during his 127-day treason imprisonment in 2017?
  11. The Pandora Papers leaked information that Client 13173 and his family had a network of offshore companies. Who is client 13173?
  12. In an attempt to attract investors, Malawi has elected which former heavyweight as its official cannabis ambassador?
  13. What percentage of total global emissions does Africa account for?
  14. Which winner of the Nobel Peace Prize went to the frontlines of a war in his country in 2021?
  15. Which organisation accused Shell’s drilling in South Africa of “[flying] in the face of the government’s responsibility to protect and safeguard human rights and the environment”?
  16. Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo set a new world record at the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon in 2021. What was his time?
  17. African writers won which three top international literary prizes in 2021?
  18. Which African government reportedly used the Israeli spyware Pegasus to spy on South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa?
  19. Which first lady paid back the money she received in allowances – which approximated to a government minister’s salary – after an uproar about how the government spends money?
  20. Who shot to fame as the second-­most followed TikToker for his SMH-themed videos?
  21. In South Africa’s rough-and-tumble municipal elections, which free-speaking politician said this of a rival: “He is stupid! He is absolutely stupid!”?

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