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Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in Africa

Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Below are [...]

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Top Business Schools in Africa

With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role [...]

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Africa’s Top 10 Travel Destinations

Dubbed as the Mother Continent due to it being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, Africa is still the Earth’s hidden gem with great lakes, crystal blue beaches with pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora and majestic wildlife [...]

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The Best Eco-Friendly Accommodation in Africa

Although many African safari lodges and camps sell themselves as being eco-friendly, Colin Bell and David Bristow found that some merely “green wash”, meaning they are only claim to be eco-friendly accommodation. The two recently [...]

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The Scoop with Ciku Kimeria

In this episode of "The Scoop," Salim Amin chats to writer,  blogger and consultant Ciku Kimeria. Apart from beingDalberg Africa’s Regional Communications Manager, Kimeria is also a published author. Her first novel,  “Of Goats and Poisoned [...]

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Improving Food Security

Mamadou Biteye, MD of the Rockefeller Foundation chats to CNBC Africa about the various strategies to improve food security in Africa.

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How Technology Can Boost Economic Growth

James Mwangi, Executive Director of the Dalberg Group, chats to CNBC Africa about the importance of stimulating economic growth through technological advancement.

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Digital Transformation and Innovation

Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs at Microsoft 4Afrika, Louis Otieno, chats to CNBC about the 4th Industrial Revolution, and how it's set to help drive Africa's economy forward.

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The SCOOP with Lexxus Legal

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats Congolese rapper Alex Dende, aka Lexxus Legal. Lexxus Legal started his career in 1993, founding the group Brute Black Thought (PBN). They released a 6-CD title in [...]

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THE SCOOP with Juliana Rotich

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to Juliana Rotich, Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc and responsible for the overall management of Ushahidi, partnerships and support of the Ushahidi team. She has worked in [...]

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#1 – Saving Ethiopia’s Cursed Children

'Omo Child' is a film that looks at the efforts of an African man trying to stop killings of ‘mingi’ children in Ethiopia. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

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#2 – Residents Shocked As Tornado Rips Through Johannesburg

Social media was alive with images of tornadoes spiralling across Gauteng. Images of tornadoes were captured by numerous people as the twister circumnavigated the East Rand in the region of Tembisa and Kempton Park. Read [...]

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#3 – Kenyan Woman Aims To Beat Ikea At Its Game

“Manufacturing on the continent is not there yet because we don’t actually adopt technologies. When we say we manufacture kids furniture, [people] imagine teddy bears. They don’t imagine that we can be as big as [...]

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#4 – The Growing Threat To Africa

Cancer is on the rise and has become one of the biggest killers in Africa, with women and girls bearing the brunt. The African Union Commissioner, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, says investment in women’s health prevention [...]

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#5 – Floodgates Closed On Inga Dam Project

Inga Hydroelectric Dam on the Congo River. Photo credit : International Rivers The World Bank has suspended its funding of the the $14 billlion Inga 3 power project in the Democratic Republic of [...]

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#6 – How The Image Of Drones In Africa Has Changed

When drones entered Africa's airspace, they were viewed as weapons of destruction. This image has now changed as governments are now using them to revolutionise how they deliver services to the people. Read More >> [...]

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#7 – South African Police Rescue 57 Malawian Children

Officers found 18 young Malawian girls and 39 boys inside the enclosed back, which had a makeshift window at the top. Undocumented and shaken – the group was immediately taken to a place of safety. [...]

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#8 – Toddler’s Death Puts Nigeria’s Health System In The Spotlight

An aggrieved couple has taken to social media to campaign for justice over the loss of their 17-month-old daughter due to medical negligence. This is rarely ever done as Nigerians are either ignorant of their [...]

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#9 – The UN Reacts To Developments In South Sudan

"Any political appointments need to be consistent with the provisions outlined in the peace agreement." Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

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#10 – Apps To Update Your Old Phone

John on Mobile Phone in Tanzania, Africa.Photo Credit: Flickr Africa’s startups are seizing an opportunity they say Google and Apple Inc. have missed - making apps for non-smartphones. Read More >> Source: Bloomberg

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#1 – African Middle Class Look To Farming For Extra Cash

City-dwellers are going into farming partly because legal reforms have made buying land easier and ownership a little more secure. Another reason is that urban growth is making crops and meat more valuable. Read More [...]

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#2 – Turbulent Time For Sub-Saharan Africa’s Third Largest Carrier

Kenya Airways plans to cut 600 jobs after shrinking its fleet by almost a third to help reverse losses, and has eliminated 80 positions to date. Read More >> Source: Bloomberg

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#3 – Avis Grows Its Brand Across West Africa

The car rental brand in West Africa will be offering leasing services in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, São Tomé and Príncipe and Senegal. Read More >> [...]

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#4 – Diamond Demand Down

The value of rough diamonds supplied to local cutting and polishing firms in Botswana has dropped by nearly half in 2015 due to subdued local production and reduced demand in the global market. Read More [...]

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#5 – The Industry That Can Surge Africa Into Super Power Status

An executive from the Africa Progress Panel is optimistic about Africa's renewables industry. In a report they found that there is so many innovations happening all over the place It's a completely new way of [...]

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#6 – Made in Rwanda

A top South American technology firm has chosen to make its brand of laptops in Rwanda. Their mission is to increase access to technology in the country, and allow more Rwandans to communicate online from [...]

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#7 – Decolonizing Education In Africa

The type of higher education that’s delivered in Africa today, from curriculum to degree structure and the languages of instruction, is rooted in colonialism. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#8 – Brexit Fuels Need For An Integrated Africa

The EU model appeals to African leaders because they’ve seen how centralised decision-making speeds up the pace of development and that weaker economies don’t hold back stronger states, but if provided with some flexibility, advance [...]

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#9 – Tanzania Receives Funds For Infrastructure Projects

The planned standard-gauge railway line will improve regional trade links and help to boost the economies of Tanzania and its landlocked neighbours including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Read More [...]

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#10 – Barclays Operations In Africa Go On Auction

Banks have been invited to submit their bid for Barclays Egypt, whose equity is valued at $400 million. So far, about two banks in the Middle East and North African region have expressed their interest [...]

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#1 – Four Ways Africa Can Influence Design

Amsterdam's recent 'What Design Can Do' conference focused on ways in which Africa can influence design throughout the world. Learn why the audience was moved to a standing ovation and get an expert recap of [...]

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#2 – A Rising South Sudanese Model On The Raw Emotions Of Returning Home

Fashion is taking her places, including home. A refugee from South Sudan, the catwalk's latest it girl pays a return visit to her home country and is confronted by mixed emotions. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#3 – Philadelphia Offers A Full-Fledged Summer Of African Art

If you're an African art lover, make your way to Philadelphia whose museums are hosting an array of fabulous African exhibits this summer. Read More >> Source: New York Times

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#4 – How Drone Photographs Showcase Racism In South African Architecture

While it's no secret that apartheid created divided communities with vastly different living conditions, a recent series of aerial photographs brings the issue into sharp focus. Read More >> Source: CNN

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#5 – South African Wins Caine Prize

Learn about the acclaimed South African author, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, who has won the prestigious Caine Prize, an award for outstanding African writing. Read More >> Source: BBC

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#6 – African Film Festival In Texas Bridges Cultures

The first ever African Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, was an opportunity for African filmmakers and filmmakers about Africa to exchange ideas and share cultures. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

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#7 – Kip Omolade On His Amazing Afrofuturistic Portraits Inspired By Nigeria’s Ife Bronze Heads

Take a look at some fascinating artwork by Kip Omolade, whose stunning portraits and masks evoke the key themes of Afrofuturism. Read More >> Source: okayafrica

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#8 – It’s The End Of he Road for Senegal’s ‘Car Rapides’

Get a last look at Dakar's colorful public transport, the 'Car Rapides.' Although the eye-catching buses are being phased out due to old age and environmental concerns, people are mourning the loss of their undeniable [...]

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#9 – Welcome To Wes Africa: A New Fashion Campaign With A Touch Of Nostalgia

See a recent fashion campaign by online retailer Superbalist, which was shot in Dakar and inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

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#10 – Jay Ellis Discusses The Plight Behind Africa’s Child Sex Slavery Shown In ‘Like Cotton Twines’

An unsettling new film, 'Like Cotton Twines' tells the story of another form of slavery in modern day Ghana. Read More >> Source: Vibe

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#1 – Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in Africa

Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Visit these [...]

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#2 – A Guide To Lesotho’s Mountain Passes

Traversing the mountain passes of The Kingdom in the Sky is a journey on its own. Prepare for treacherous turns, daring descents, scary road signs, spine-chilling drops, which happen to be the most rewarding views. [...]

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#3 – Reunion Island Offers A Unique Experience

Climb an active volcano, swim in rivers coloured ice-blue, sip on gin-and-tonics while watching boules in a place of surreal, natural beauty. Read More >> Source: Getaway

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#4 – Sudan And Chad Make The Unesco Heritage Sites List

Don't know where to go for your next Africa visit? Then use Unesco's new list of Heritage sites as your guide. Read More >> Source: Huffington Post

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#5 – Who Says You Can’t Have A Luxurious Bush Experience

Gwahumbe Game & Spa is a small private reserve in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal that has come up with the perfect way for city slickers to take on some rough terrain while still enjoying the [...]

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#6 – A Weekend In Mauritius

French tour company Club Med targets Kenyans to be tourists in one of their 71 resorts around the world, Mauritius happens to be one of the more exciting ones. Read More >> Source: Standard Media

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#7 – Spending Summertime In Morocco

"Whenever we arrived in Morocco, Tanger, my parents would get out of the car, touch the ground as a gesture and thank God for a safe trip back home. After that, we would head to [...]

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#8 – Two African Cities Make It To The Cheapest Places To Visit

Airport transfer website, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, along with a breakdown of what you can expect to spend your money on while you're there. Read [...]

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#9 – Calls For More African Travel Writers

Many books, travel guides and shows about Africa are predominantly created by white, western travellers, and while this is not a bad thing in itself, there are some tropes that we as Africans are tired [...]

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#10 – It’s Time To Move On From The Traditional Safari

Ringed with steep, 500m-tall forested walls, Empakaai crater is an immense, deserted egg-cup in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. Read More >> Source: Financial Times

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The 4th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria

The 4th annual Powering Africa: Nigeria meeting will take place in Abuja on the 12 - 14 October at the Hilton Transcorp.  The Forum will be a premium private sector-led and finance focused summit on investment strategies, bringing together Nigeria’s electricity supply industry, local finance institutions, IPP and NIPP investors, power [...]

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum

In partnership with Global Nexus and the Institute of Research in Solar Energy and New Energies (IRESEN), EnergyNet is pleased to host the Africa Renewable Energy Forum (AREF). The Africa Renewable Energy Forum has been awarded with the official endorsement of COP22 and will be 'the' renewable energy side meeting [...]

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Safaricom Differentiating It’s Services In Kenya With Nokia Customer Experience Management On Demand

Uses CEM on Demand to understand and improve the daily network experience of each Safaricom customer Prioritizes network investments based on customer experience insights including cell/MSISDN level details that guide decisions like which sites to upgrade first to 3G or 4G Has greatly improved investigation processes and insights for the [...]

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Digital Transformation In Education Key To Stirring Growth In East Africa

Africa’s ‘skills of the future’ requires firm partnerships between NPOs, private and public sectors There’s an ongoing discussion about development in East Africa and a new narrative have emerged in recent years that it is a lot more exciting. It is a story of resilience, self-reliance and a passion for [...]

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BBC Afrique Launches On TV In Senegal

Starting on Mon 18 July at 8.30 PM local time, BBC Afrique will bring audiences in Senegal BBC Infos on Dunyaa TV (DTV), for the first time. This special first edition of BBC Infos will bring local stories from the country and will be preceded by a jointly-hosted launch show on [...]

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Bill Gates: World Must Work Together To Ensure Africa’s Young Can Seize Their Potential

Africa’s future rests in the hands of its youth – and every effort must be made to ensure they thrive, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bill Gates said in South Africa this week. Delivering the 2016 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture at the University of Pretoria (Mamelodi campus), Gates said he was optimistic [...]

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SAP East Africa: Setting The Example For Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is both the challenge and opportunity of our generation. The rise of computers is creating the most seismic shift in society since the Industrial Revolution over a century ago. Data is increasingly the currency by which future success – and the decisions to reach that success – is [...]