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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?