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Nearly a third of the youth are unemployed and increasingly embittered that many of the promise...
Bare newstands and silent radios marked an unprecedented "press-free day" in Guinea on Tuesday,...
Malawi is among the poorest in the world, gross domestic product per person is just $255 a year...
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Attacks by Islamist militants in Kenya dropped to the lowest level in three years in 2015, a re...
The world's largest wheat importer, Bunge Ltd. has began legal proceedings against the Egyptian...
If the latest mosquito-borne Zika virus breaks out in Africa the continent would be less prepar...
There are some 30 million cellphone users in Kenya, and with more and more of those becoming in...
Did you miss Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's speech? Well he called U.S. President Barack ...
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Everyone is asking whether it was a bomb, but Somali officials say it's too early to say. Passe...
These men are rebel fighters from Misrata. Col Gaddafi has just been captured and killed. In th...
The joke in the drought-hit capital of Zimbabwe these days, is that more people per square metr...
Mohammed Yusuf was the charismatic leader of Boko Haram who set and enforced strict standards o...
Burundi has repeatedly accused Rwanda of backing rebels intent on overthrowing the government i...
For the first time in its history, the International Criminal Court is trying a former head of ...
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They say when one door closes, another one opens. For one South African businesswoman, getting ...
A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has been driven in p...
This throws a big spanner in the continent’s hopes of manufacturing its way into prosperity. ...
Africa’s current tallest building, the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, was built over 40 year...
The bill will provide a framework for a major public-private partnership between the United Sta...
South Africa 'is flirting with recession' after a year of major shocks, but in Tanzania, the fu...
Eric Holder has been hired by South African based telecoms giant, MTN Group to assist in the co...
The Nigerian and Angolan governments’ decision to approach the World Bank and the African Dev...
Farming is a vital source of food and income for millions across Africa-- but there is still pl...
Nigeria says it has recovered more than $2 trillion that was looted from the national treasury ...
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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...
The boutique hotel, El Fenn has long been a favourite of the fashion crowd. It has a glittery r...
French photographer Vincent Hanrion is halfway through a mobile cinema cycling tour, using peda...
Sometimes, there's something to be said for slow travel. Sure, a plane ride between South Afric...
Brian Kelly has written countless columns about how to maximize your miles and for his trip to ...
Lalibela, a small farming town in Northern Ethiopia is known for its magnificent rock-hewn chur...
Barack Obama spent only two nights in Kenya when he visited in 2006. But since then, Base Camp,...
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Here are 10 safari lodges and camps that you will fall head over heels in love with — so much...
Unabridged birth certificates for child travellers will be done away in the coming months as th...
The wildlife of Madagascar reflects the fact that the island has been isolated for about 88 mil...

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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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African cuisine is fast gaining momentum on the world culinary stage. From game meats from the South to the spicy dishes of the North, West and East of Africa, there is an array of tastes from the con...

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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
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In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to Lyal White, an independent researcher and consultant specializing in political economy issues in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is currently a R...