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As South Africa's President Jacob Zuma stepped to the podium to give his speech about the the c...
When a boy in Central African Republic fell under the spell of a militia leader supposedly endo...
A video of a group of Ugandan kids known as “Ghetto Kids” dancing to “Sorry” by Justin ...
Of all the mysteries surrounding Boko Haram the use of women and girls as suicide bombers is am...
After months of fighting, signing and breaking ceasefire deals, the two sides of South Sudan's ...
A yellow fever outbreak in Angola has killed 37 people since December and officials say eight n...
Nkala says her path toward owning a food production company started when she was born, but was ...
Africa could mimic a move made by Indian regulators to ban “differential tariffs” for data ...
Bonhams auction house has set the world record prices for all the major African and South Afric...
Like many cities, Ghana's capital Accra struggles to deal with the huge amount of waste that it...
Self-proclaimed prophets who say they can perform miracles are growing in popularity across Afr...
As China moves into Africa—building highways and stadiums, striking oil deals, and opening sp...
It was only last month that Mattel gave Barbie a dramatic transformation with a variety of skin...
This is the story of two inspiring African leaders: Graça Simbine Machel the former First Lady...
An Australian woman has described how her husband hired hitmen to murder her because he falsely...
Egyptian president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi is facing criticism after a giant red carpet was laid ov...
Uganda heads to the polls next week and sentiments of violence are exactly what youth activists...
As Ebola fades, a mental-health crisis is coming in its wake. At the height of the outbreak, We...
Of all the mysteries surrounding Boko Haram the use of women and girls as suicide bombers is am...
When a boy in Central African Republic fell under the spell of a militia leader supposedly endo...
There must be lessons to draw from the news that Cape Verdeans – along with citizens of 21 ot...
Despite the rhetoric that extols the vision of “pan-Africanism” and “one Africa” by the...
President Jacob Zuma’s state of the nation address was his most sombre to date. This was seri...
Malawi is among the poorest in the world, gross domestic product per person is just $255 a year...
From Rwanda and South Sudan to Zambia and The Democratic Republic of the Congo, African coffee ...
Nairobi is one of Africa’s most vibrant tech hubs; the early success – and global waves –...
China’s investments in Africa have exploded in recent years, with outward foreign direct inve...
Online grocery startups in Kenya, Rwanda and Gambia help farmers cut out the middleman, but cha...
Despite the gloomy climate in Africa’s mining sector, driven by the recent global commodities...
There are some 30 million cellphone users in Kenya, and with more and more of those becoming in...
Headed down the aisle and looking for a bit of African flair? Check out the gowns on offer from...
Frustrated by the South African government's failure to address the country's housing problem, ...
Learn about the many influences shaping change in today's modern African culture and what it me...
A powerful new novel tells the harrowing story of same-sex relationships in today's Nigeria. C...
After years as an award-winning photojournalist, a Kenyan photographer is now turning his atten...
Looking to pepper your texts with something uniquely African? Check out the emojis on offer thr...
Learn about the unprecedented array of African talent set to hit the stages of SXSW. South By ...
Although the superhero genre is relatively new to Africa, an innovative group of creators is ra...
This year could be the one for African game developers to make their mark on the world. Grassro...
Critics have questioned the decision to use a white model to represent a collection inspired by...
“You never know who you’ll run into at the Tribe.” That’s what the locals and visitors ...
In the centre of La Réunion, the tiny French island that bobs in the Indian Ocean between Mada...
In recent years, western tourists have also started to realise that Joburg has more to offer th...
Although air travel in the continent is safer and more common than ever before, it still has so...
Located about 30km from Meru town on the Meru-Mikinduri-Kimachia road lies one of the region’...
It is a clay pan with dead camel thorn trees sticking out of the hard floor stretched out towar...
Tour companies can really get you a good deal when planning your trip, some offering savings of...
As decades of political and economic strife come to an end, travelers are discovering Zimbabwe...
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Despite the rhetoric that extols the vision of “pan-Africanism” and “one Africa” by the...

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ABIDJAN: Ranked Fourth Large African City in African Cities Growth Index

"Abidjan is noted for its GDP per capita growth and strong growth in household consumption. The city continues to suffer from poor levels of service in education and health. The Ebola outbreaks in neighboring Guinea and Liberia have constrained economic activity, but not to the extent originally anticipated." 

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This is the story of two inspiring African leaders: Graça Simbine Machel the former First Lady of Mozambique and of South Africa, and Zainab Bangura, the first woman to run for the Presidency in Sier...

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Africa is bestowed with young, fast-growing population. This population has been credited with the current economic boom all over the continent. We have compiled a list of six countries in sub-Saharan...

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Dakar is Senegal’s capital, and the West African country’s largest city. Its strategic location as one of the regions’ main seaports means that it attracts a large number of business...

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Each year, the Design Indaba invites some of South Africa’s most influential cultural commentators to nominate what they think is the most beautiful object in the country. This year’s en...

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The Scoop with Juliana Rotich , Kenya, Ushahidi
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 t...

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In this episode of “The Scoop,” Salim Amin speaks to Naadiya Moosajee, co-founder of the non-profit organization, South African Women in engineering. Through her non-profit, she promotes ...

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Too often, those seeking a Miss Universe title cease to actively support charitable causes after the competition is over. Not so for Ms. Mpule Kwelagobe of Botswana (Miss Universe 1999) or Ms. Menaye ...

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  • as Africa.com Platinum Restaurants are extraordinary. They offer a dining experience that is a cut above the rest, incorporating creative culinary preparation
  • as Africa.com Gold Restaurants offer an excellent dining experience on par with fine restaurants globally, offering well prepared dishes, a good selection of fine wines
  • as Africa.com Bronze Restaurants are solid choices in the category of casual dining. These restaurants are generally appropriate for families with children

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It’s been quite a week on the continent. We start in Uganda where Kiira motors released Kayoola, a prototype electric bus. It is fully solar powered and as communique from Kiira says, the first ...