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  • AFRICAN WOMEN LEADERS, Folorunsho Alakija

Top African [Female] Business Leaders

The past few years have seen a rise in the number of women-owned businesses in Africa. Be it in IT, oil, mining, or in the aviation sector, female entrepreneurs are breaking gender stereotypes and showing [...]

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How Many Languages of Africa Are There?

Not only is Africa the second most populous continent in the world with over one billion people, but it is also home to the highest linguistic diversity in the world, with over 1500 different [...]

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My Story, My Africa: Egypt’s First Camping Music Festival

Every spring break (Egyptian Coptic Easter), since 2001, on the magical beaches of the southern Red Sea, Deep South Dive Club and Lodge have been hosting a number of musicians in their charming bay of [...]

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My Story, My Africa: Learning About African Heritage Through Princess Halima

What experience inspired you to write the Princess Halima and the Kingdom of Affia? The Princess Halima project was inspired by the birth of the first baby (grandchild) in the family, Halima Bah. Halima is [...]

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Egypt’s Young Preservationists Shut out by Old Guard

How Egypt’s best hopes for the future of its national treasures are shut out by the old guard - By Ghazala Irshad   Young Egyptians aching for a better future are concerned about its [...]

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African Instagrammers: Who to Follow

Instagram has become an essential part of our lives, allowing us to show the world what we’re getting up to. But the photo-sharing site is also a platform for people to showcase their creativity, whether [...]

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Only 20 Percent of Africans Use the Internet – We Must Fix this Digital Poverty Now

The one thing I love most about my job is the countless brilliant, inspirational people I invariably get to meet when I am in Africa. As you can imagine, they are a diverse bunch: the [...]

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Corruption and Poaching: The Tusk At Hand

Poachers' sophisticated network drives trafficking of ivory and horns through East Africa - By Maurice Oniango and Andrew Ochieng. Additional reporting by Wandiswa Ntengento. Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania are waging a war on [...]

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#1 – Kenya Foils Alleged IS Anthrax Attack

Authorities say they have uncovered a terror cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group that is suspected of plotting a “biological attack” on the East African nation and recruiting university students to [...]

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#2 – With Oil Prices Down, Pirates Change Their Targets

A recent report finds that pirate attacks off the West African coast –particularly off Nigeria, but also extending into Cameroon, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Ivory Coast – have been more violent in 2015, with a [...]

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#3 – Angelique Kidjo Joins The Ranks Of Humanitarians

World-famous Beninese musician Angelique Kidjo has won a human rights award. The honour known as the Ambassador of Conscience Award has previously gone to world leaders such as Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, and Aung San [...]

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#4 – Drought Forces Zimbabwe To Sell Wildlife

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said potential buyers “with the capacity to acquire and manage wildlife” and the requisite land to house the animals should get in touch. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#5 – Gambians Want President To Go

“Protesters have taken over the streets. Hardly a day passes without people thronging the streets or court premises demanding for regime change. Jammeh’s government has been threatened politically.” Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#6 – Africa’s Relationship With China In Full Bloom

Chinese investment is the leading source of infrastructure spending in Africa, and through China's import-export projects investment will reach $1 trillion by 2025. Read More >> Source: CNN

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#7 – Heavy Rains Make Ethiopia’s Drought Situation Worse

Flash floods have effectively transformed dry dirt tracks into impassable quagmires, adding to the woes of the victims in remote areas, some of whom have received no help for weeks. Read More >> Source: eNCA

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#8 – How The IMF Sees Africa’s Economic Outlook

The body says economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will likely slow this year to its weakest in nearly two decades, hurt by a slump in commodity prices, the Ebola virus outbreak and drought. Read More [...]

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#9 – Poachers Make $440m A Year By Trafficking Abalone

It is estimated that about 4,000 tonnes of abalone is caught in South Africa annually, which is about 20 times over the legal limit. Read More >> Source: Al Jazeera

  • Nigeria Books

#10 – Appetite For Romantic Novels Grows In Nigeria

Written in the local Hausa language by women for women, Kano city's equivalent of the Mills and Boons industry, known as "Litattafan Soyayya", is a booming business. Read More >> Source: BBC

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#1 – Building Zimbabwe’s Informal Economy

When Zimbabwean architect Maxwell Mutanda set out to make life easier for street hawkers in his hometown of Harare, he realized his guidance wasn’t all that they needed. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#2 – Using The Beautiful Game To Understand Africa’s Economies

If Africa was a football team, most of its 11 biggest economies would be on the bench, battling some kind of injury, and it looks like things will get harder before they get better. Read [...]

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#3 – World’s Biggest Cement Maker Makes A Loss In Africa

Lafarge Africa Plc posted a first-quarter loss as price cuts and a fall in demand weighed on the Nigeria-based unit of the world’s biggest cement maker. The loss after tax was $9.5 million in the [...]

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#4 – African Farmers Don’t Feel Effect Of Lower Oil Price

A plunge in oil prices, which touched a 13-year low in February, is wreaking havoc on the finances of large African oil producers like Nigeria and Angola. Read More >> Source: Business Day Live

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#5 – Egypt’s Online Water Revolution

Bassita, which means "simple" in Arabic, is harnessing the growing Internet penetration in the country and raising funds through social networking campaigns. It posts photos and videos of micro-development projects, and sponsors undertake the funding [...]

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#6 – How Can African Countries Fix The Oil Issue?

Gabon is considering a return to OPEC and trying to rally fellow African nations for a more coordinated response to slumping oil prices. Read More >> Source: Bloomberg

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#7 – Loss Of African Funds Even Worse Than Thought

The stashing away of such funds in tax havens and global financial centres and which would otherwise build schools, hospitals and infrastructure, costs Africa heavily. Read More >> Source: Mail & Guardian Africa

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#8 – Uganda To Start Sending Oil Through Tanzania

Landlocked Uganda has announced it will build a major pipeline to export its oil through Tanzania. Uganda had planned to send the pipeline through Kenya, which wanted a joint facility for oil from its own [...]

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#9 – Africa Is On The Right Technology Path

The origin of Africa’s tech movement can be traced back to Kenya, which was home to several major technological innovations between 2007 and 2010. These innovations birthed Kenya as the Silicon Valley of innovation in [...]

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#10 – Finally, A Buyer For Barclays Africa

Atlas Mara, an investment vehicle founded by ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond, has confirmed that it is exploring a bid for Barclays’ stake in its Africa operation. Read More >> Source: Quartz Africa

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#1 – Ibeyi, Laolu Senbanjo, Warsan Shire Featured In Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’

Learn about the many African influences and performers on display in Beyonce's latest extended video, 'Lemonade.' Read More >> Source: okayafrica

  • A - Kenya Digital Readers

#2 – So Many Readers; So Few Shelves: A Kenyan Story With a Twist

A digital experiment in Kenya unveils a huge appetite for reading material and some interesting genres. Read More >> Source: Forbes

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#3 – Philadelphia Museum Of Art Debuts ‘Creative Africa’ Featuring Five Exhibits

A wealth of Africa is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is currently staging 5 different exhibits ranging from art to architecture to fashion. Read More >> Source: Philly Voice

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#4 – Meet Burundi-Born, Rwanda-Based Photographer, Chris Schwagga

See some of the amazing works of Chris Schwagga, a photographer who credits travel for opening his eyes and broadening his perspective on African culture. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

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#5 – African Book Club: Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

ABC Radio’s book club turns its attention to ‘Things Fall Apart,’ the acclaimed work by eminent Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. Read More >> Source: ABC Radio

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#6 – 16 Stunning Looks From South African Fashion Week SS16

The latest South African Fashion Week was a huge success, and it’s due to head-turning designs like these. Read More >> Source:

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#7 – African Tadka To Punjabi Music: Meet The Band Behind New ‘Patiala Peg’

What happens when a group of young Africans does their own cover of a popular Punjabi song? An Internet sensation is born. Be sure to click through to hear the song. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#8 – Abai Schulze: Stylish Leather Goods, Handmade In Ethiopia

Merging artisanal tradition with contemporary taste, Abai Schulze is creating beautiful leather goods in Ethiopia. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

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#9 – Why The Term ‘African Fashion’ Is Reductive

Western takes on ‘African fashion’ can often resort to the cliche, but some African creatives are gaining attention and helping to redefine the term. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#10 – Wrap It Up: African Headwrap Design Competition Launches

Are you a fashion enthusiast with an eye for detail and a passion for culture? Well this new African headwrap competition will be right up your street! Read More >> Source: The Voice Online

  • Seychelles Beach

#1 – Seychelles Tops The Beach List, Here’s Why

Pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

  • SPIER-WINE-WEEKEND

#2 – Have A Spier Wine Weekend In Nairobi

Every wine lover should spend the long Labour Day Weekend drinking good wine, having fun and good times at the Naivasha Kongoni Lodge. Read More >> Source: Capital FM

  • Botswana Camp

#3 – How To Plan Your Botswana Holiday

If you’re planning a trip to any of Botswana’s national parks, this is what you need to know. Read More >> Source: Getaway

  • Thomson Falls

#4 – These Falls Are Home To The Largest Heron In The World

Thomson is famed for walking from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in early 1880. While traversing the countryside between Naivasha and Lake Baringo, the Scotsman and his party stumbled upon the falls. Read More >> Source: [...]

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#5 – Do You Want To Know How Ghandi Lived?

Cost-conscious South Africans and foreign visitors should add Satyagraha House to their bucket list. It’s a must-visit “struggle tourism” destination hoping to lead a new trend to socially responsible fee structures within the local hospitality [...]

  • Lamu Island

#6 – What Keeps Drawing People To Lamu Island?

It’s the historic Lamu Fort, which protrudes in the northern skies welcoming visitors to the Unesco World Heritage site believed to be the oldest living town in East Africa and indeed the jewel of Kenya’s [...]

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#7 – South Africa Partners With The Islands To Share The Tourism Pie

“if you are looking for a beach holiday, La Reunion isn’t for you. For that, you go to Seychelles. If you want an adventure holiday, then go to La Reunion. It has calderas and mountains [...]

  • Morocco Trekking Lodge

#8 – If You Like Hiking Then This Moroccan Lodge Is Just For You

The lodge was designed in the traditional Berber style and has a panoramic rooftop terrace and private hammam (steam room) to relax muscles after a long trip. Read More >> Source: The Guardian

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#9 – See How Benin’s Capital Has Gone Green

In Porto Novo, the capital of the West African nation of Benin, the creation of appropriate urbanisation and development plans that take climate change into account is key to protecting the city. Read More >> [...]

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#10 – Tavel Packages To Nigeria Will Soon Be On The Cards

South African Airways has sensitised Nigeria Travel Agencies in Abuja to sell complete holiday packages to South Africa and other destinations where the airline flies to during the first South African Airways holistic holiday workshop [...]