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  • Multi-coloured forest elephants

#1 – African Elephants Face An Uncertain Future

Multi-coloured forest elephants. Photo Credit:Jerome Starkey/Flickr Every year in Africa between 30,000 and 40,000 elephants are poached for their ivory, and it's thought there are only 400,000 left. But could tougher laws stop [...]

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#2 – The Eight Wonders Of South Africa’s Heritage

South Africa celebrates Heritage Day on the 24 September, it's a time when the rainbow nation embraces its diversity, through food and dress. These eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites highlight places of importance to cultural [...]

  • Boko Haram women

#3 – The Women And Girls Who Enjoyed Living With Boko Haram

More than 33 women were rounded up with their children when they were found at the militant's camp. They were packed into vehicles and taken to a safe house in Maiduguri where they are now [...]

  • Gabon Elections

#4 – Will Gabon’s Opposition Be Vindicated?

Or will incumbent president Ali Bongo continue planning his inauguration. In his legal challenge, Jean Ping asked for a recount in Haut-Ogooue province, a stronghold of the Bongo family who have ruled Gabon since 1967. [...]

  • Ebola Art

#5 – How An Artist’s Work Changed The Ebola Narrative

His imaginative posters went far beyond Liberia, to Guinea as well as Sierra Leone in helping to raise awareness. In the months after Liberia was declared Ebola free, Lumeh continued to document how the country [...]

  • Shiite Muslim

#6 – Nigerian Army Defends Its Actions During A Muslim Protest

"We are constitutionally empowered to ensure total peace and security in our country and whatever actions that may have been exhibited by the force, I believe, is something which should be commended, not condemned.” Read [...]

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#7 – Flights To North Africa Vs East Africa

Travels to Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya all increased, with the latter leading the pack by 14.9 percent in growth. In contrast, North African nations like Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia have been hit hard. Read More [...]

  • Power lines in Africa

#8 – Uganda Plans To Bring More People Onto The Grid

Uganda plans to spend at least $2 billion in the next five years to connect more people to its electricity grid and raise connection rates. This will go hand in hand with this, the country [...]

  • AU peacekeepers in Somalia

#9 – How Much Does It Cost To Maintain Peace In Somalia?

The African Union say it has secured $199.6 million of financial support from the European Union for its peacekeeping mission in Somalia. The funds will be used for the allowances of mission troops and police, [...]

  • Senegal Sumo

#10 – Senegal Ditches Traditional Wrestling Competitions For Something Asian

But could the next sumo star come from Senegal? A small and dedicated group of wrestlers who have taken up the Japanese sport hope so. Read More >> Source: BBC

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Lagos Startup Week and Ringer Digital Marketing to Offer Free Digital Marketing Masterclass

Lagos Startup Week – the annual weeklong celebration of startups in Lagos is back and scheduled to take place September 24­ 30, 2016. Following on from the success of the 2015 line­up which was packed full with over 20 events consisting of pitches, panel discussions, breakfasts, showcases and meetups, the [...]

  • US AFRICA BUSINESS FORUM

U.S.- Africa Business Forum: Who Was at the Table?

The second U.S.-Africa Business Forum took place in New York this week. Like the first Forum, which took place in Washington in 2014, it was a high-level gathering of public and private sector leaders from the U.S. and Africa. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address, and spoke about [...]

  • President Kikwete at Speak Up Africa benefit dinner

Speak Up Africa Recognizes Progress Made In Child Health Across Africa

With the support of key partners such as the Confederation of African Football, the Aspire Academy and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Speak Up Africa has worked to raise awareness about the major causes of child mortality in Africa, including preventable diseases such as malaria, pneumonia and diarrhea. Speak [...]

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Praekelt.org Incubator For Free Basics Congratulates Its First Set of Live Sites

Ten live sites already making the world a better place using Facebook's Free Basics Platform The Praekelt.org Incubator for Free Basics, a tool to support organisations and developers building for the Free Basics Platform, announces over half of the selected applicants and the first ten of its live sites. Launched [...]

  • Ali Moshiri, Chevron

OP-ED: Energy Sector Remains Key to Powering Prosperity in Africa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ali Moshiri is the President for Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production Company. He was recognized this week with the Africa-America Institute 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. As world leaders gathered this week at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City to discuss some of [...]

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HomeSend, Mastercard Aim To Transform the $3bn Remittance Industry In Ethiopia

Remittance service launched with CBE signals evolution of Ethiopian payment ecosystem HomeSend and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) today announced a new remittance service at the US-Africa Business Forum, that will allow more than 100 million Ethiopians to send funds directly to any mobile number in the East African [...]

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Samsung Calls For Smart School Partnerships In Order To Deliver Better Access To Quality Education

Samsung demonstrates its Smart School solution at Innovation Africa 2016 Abey Tau, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Manager, Samsung Electronics Africa Consumer electronics giant, Samsung Electronics Africa, said that sustainable partnerships are key to providing quality education, a goal paramount if the continent is to achieve global competitiveness [...]

  • Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou

President Issoufou Presents Niger Renaissance Programme At Economy Series In New York

The renaissance programme includes plans to auction off new oil licences, as untapped investment opportunities arise in extractives, while mining, infrastructure and agriculture also take centre stage. Nigerien President Mahamadou Issoufou and his delegation met with 120 global investors and financiers in New York, as the country embarks on an [...]

  • US Africa Business Forum

#1 – U.S.- Africa Business Forum: Who Was At The Table?

President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address, and spoke about the many advancements among U.S. companies investing in Africa over the last two years, with a particular focus on Power Africa, his legacy project intended [...]

  • Aliko Dangote

#2 – What’s In The Pipeline For Africa’s Richest Man?

Aliko Dangote “It’s about buying Arsenal and turning it around. I’ve run a very successful business and I think I can also run a very successful team. Right now, with what we’re facing, [...]

  • KIA Delegates

#3 – Korean Carmaker Looks To Ethiopia For Manufacturing

"It is important to penetrate the African market. We are also looking at the prospects of opening similar plants in Algeria and other countries." Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

  • Nigeria Taxman

#4 – Nigeria’s Taxman Leaves No Stone Unturned

Nigeria has hunted down 700,000 firms that have never paid taxes as the country seeks new revenue sources to offset low oil prices that have pushed Africa's biggest economy into its first recession in more [...]

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#5 – Energy Sector Remains Key To Powering Prosperity In Africa

Africa holds eight percent of the world’s commercial oil reserves and seven percent of global natural gas reserves. And now more than 500 companies are exploring for more resources. Read More >> Source: Africa.com

  • AFRICAN WOMEN LEADERS, Folorunsho Alakija

#6 – How Africa’s Second Richest Woman Got Her Money Back

Folorunsho Alakija has run a very successful business in Famfa Oil. She was one of the first women in the oil business and her battle with the Nigerian government shows a great deal of tenacity. [...]

  • Zimbabwe Dollar at height of hyperinflation

#7 – Zimbabwe Is Broke And Broken, But Help Is On The Way

Government is in talks with two lending institutions, the African Import-Export Bank and Lazard, an investment bank, to procure a billion-dollar loan that would enable them to pay back debts in order to unlock the [...]

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#8 – HomeSend, Mastercard Aim To Transform the $3bn Remittance Industry In Ethiopia

Launched in 2014, HomeSend is a joint venture of Mastercard, eServGlobal and BICS that enables business to business cross-border and cross-network transfers. Consumers can send money to and from mobile money accounts, payment cards, bank [...]

  • African Migrnts

#9 – This Really An Innovative New Youth Investment Plan For Africa?

The European Union has announced a $50 billion investment proposal for Africa and the Mediterranean as part of the European investment plan aimed at helping fight migration. Read More >> Source: Africa News

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#10 – Partying Makes Business Sense In Africa

MAWAZINE Music Festova; Events bring people together, get infrastructure built, create jobs and help galvanize communities into action around a common purpose, and if executed rightly, local businesses are at the center of [...]

  • Comedian

#1 – Meet The World Record-Breaking Zimbabwean Comedian About To Conquer The World

He’s broken the Guinness World Record for most comedy shows in one week, and now Carl Joshua Ncube has set his sights on world domination. Read More >> Source: okayafrica

  • Diasporadical Trilogia

#2 – Diasporadical Trilogia: Celebrating The Beauty Of African Spirituality

Ghanaian-American rapper and film-maker, Blitz the Ambassador, has developed a 3-part series that aims to dispel misrepresentations of African spirituality and to demonstrate the beauty of these traditions. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

  • Lagos at TIFF

#3 – Nollywood Takes Center Stage At The Toronto International Film Festival

Nigeria is in the spotlight at this year’s TIFF. The festival’s ‘City to City’ program turns its lens to Lagos and profiles the work of its filmmakers. Read More >> Source: CNN

  • Vertamae Smart Grosvenor

#4 – Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor Dies At 79; Celebrated Gullah Food And Culture On NPR

Learn about the fascinating history of Vertamae Smart-Grosvenor, the woman who brought African culinary traditions to the masses via her NPR shows and books on Gullah cooking. Read More >> Source: New York Times

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#5 – Miriam Makeba: ‘Mama Africa’ Musical Makes U.S. Premiere At Touhill

Mama Africa,’ the musical about the life of Miriam Makeba is now making its debut in the US with St. Louis as its first stop. Read More >> Source: St. Louis American

  • SA Black Filmmakers

#6 – Meet The Young, Gifted And Black Film Collective Bringing Noir To Cape Town Film

Blacks are not well-represented in the South African film community, but a group of determined filmmakers is gaining attention and changing the story. Read More >> Source: okayafrica

  • Dashiki

#7 – Dashikis, An Old Symbol For Renewed Wokeness, Make A Comeback

You may like the look, but do you know the history behind the dashiki? Find out about its origins and how its ‘fashion statement’ has changed over time. Read More >> Source: Complex

  • Ghana Dj Steloo

#8 – DJ Steloo: Proof That Being An Artist In Accra Is Serious Business

Fearless, determined and creative are words to describe DJ Steloo, who has worked tirelessly to develop an electronic music scene in Ghana. Through his story, get a glimpse of the challenges of being an artist [...]

  • Perfume Gallery

#9 – Perfume Museum In Cape Town A First For Africa

Did you know that Africa played an important part in the history of perfume? A new museum in Cape Town sheds light on the continent’s contribution to the world’s love of scents. Read More >> [...]

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#10 – Africa Hosts Henri Matisse Exhibit For 1st Time: ‘Perfect’

For the first time, an exhibit of Matisse’s works is being shown on the continent that inspired so many of them. To many, it’s sheer perfection. Read More >> Source: Washington Post

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  • Omega Luxury

#1 – The Best Mountain Cabins In South Africa

Here are 16 gorgeous mountain cabins that guarantee ultimate solitude, serenity and sublime beauty. Plus, they’re all near great hiking trails too. Read More >> Source: Getaway

  • Sahara tent

#2 – The Sahara Conjures A Romantic Image Of The Desert

Morocco is the safest Saharan country at the moment;Zagora or Merzouga in the south-east are recommended as first ports of call. One can hang around the tents, taking part in daily chores: drawing water, hobbling [...]

  • Raft restaurant

#3 – A Unique Bush And Riverboat Experience In Namibia

Go by boat up the Kasai channel towards the Chobe River, to Flame of Africa director Brett Mcdonald’s river eatery, The Raft. This new restaurant made entirely of salvaged and recycled bits and pieces, is [...]

  • Here’s Why You Should Visit Ethiopia

#4 – A Coffee Fanatic Details Some Of His Best Experiences For The Ultimate Brew

Home to the Great Rift Valley, Southern Ethiopia is one of the most spectacular places on earth, with astonishing birdlife and wild animals giving way to verdant hills and views unrivalled anywhere else in Africa. [...]

  • Mauritius Lodge

#5 – Africa’s Top 10 Ultra-Luxurious Hotel Suites

Gorgeous views, original art, fine furnishings, discreet service, only the very best in food, wine, design and location – not to mention awards galore: these are Africa’s 10 most ultra-luxurious accommodation options for when you [...]

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#6 – What To Expect From The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

Kgalagadi means “Place of thirst” in the San language, the park is teeming with wildlife and home to predators such as black-maned Kalahari lions, cheetahs, leopards, jackals and hyenas as well as plenty of herbivores [...]

  • Johannesburg Pool

#7 – There Are All Sorts Of Ways To Befriend A City

"Johannesburg, I decided, might not have much going on in the way of natural beauty, but its pools are excellent." Read More >> Source: New Yorker

  • Jet Link

#8 – Tough Times For East Africa Airliners

JetLink Express Limited, a Kenyan-based low-cost airlines that operated in the East Africa region could wind-up it operations by the end of this year after a local court allowed a petition to dissolve it over [...]

  • Kaya Spa

#9 – Top Honours For A Kenyan Spa

Kaya Spa, the 10,000 square foot spa at Tribe Hotel, received the award for ‘Best Hotel Spa in Kenya’ at the 2016 World Spa Awards, this week. The World Spa Awards is the sister event [...]

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#10 – DYK: Fact From Fiction Regarding Travel

A lot of myths and fables are told about travellers; some right and some awfully wrong. Read More >> Source: Capital FM