Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Ashley Michelle Williams

A Journey to South Africa Opens Doors to Light

There have been rare moments in my life, “aha” moments if you will, in which I have literally been jolted into realizing the beauty of my ancestry and my race. Moments like when President Barack Obama was elected not only once, but twice as President of the United States. Moments [...]

  • Labadi Beach Hotel Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Ghana’s capital Accra is fast becoming one of the leading business hubs in Africa. The city is also featured as number 2 in our piece on the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in Africa. Many business travelers to West Africa find Accra to be close enough to access Nigeria’s large [...]

  • Dancers at Sauti za Busara in Zanzibar

Sauti Za Busara: East Africa’s Largest Music Festival

Every February for the past decade, the island of Zanzibar has hosted East Africa’s best-loved – and now largest – music festival, Sauti za Busara. The festival includes artists from all edges of the continent, and from an ever growing scope of languages, musical genres and political stances. Kiswahili for [...]

South Africa’s SMAC Gallery Exhibits at ARCOmadrid Art Fair

The Stellenbosch Modern and Contemporary Art Gallery (SMAC) was Africa’s sole representative at the ARCOmadrid art fair in Spain this year (February 13-17). With more than 200 galleries from 27 countries, ARCO is Madrid’s yearly International Contemporary Art Fair and a key player in the art fair world, and the perfect event [...]

Ol’ Bob Mugabe Turns 89, Zimbabweans Have Little To Celebrate

Robert Mugabe, or “Good ol’ Bob” as he was once called, was born just west of present day Harare, in the Zvimba district. President Mugabe, who on 21 February 2013 celebrates his 89th birthday, rose to power as the secretary-general of the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) amid the conflict [...]


Dazzling Diamonds – And Other African Precious Gems

From the 3,000-carat Cullinan Diamond in South Africa, to Tanzania’s rare Queen of Kilimanjaro tanzanite stone –Africa is known to be home to some of the of the largest and most radiant precious gems ever found. takes a closer look at some of the continent’s biggest and best finds. [...]

  • Women farming-Burundi-Africa

Burundi: Investing in a Post-Conflict Future

Landlocked between Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi is easily overshadowed by (and forgotten among) its politically larger neighbors. Burundi is rated as one of the world’s poorest nations, struggling to move forward after many years of civil war. The recent fire in the Bujumbura Marche [...]

  • The Annual African Economic Forum in Newyork

Columbia University Presents The 10th Annual African Economic Forum

The 10th Annual African Economic Forum is about celebrating and building upon Africa’s current economic momentum. Entitled “Africa Ignited: Exploring Ideas, Shaping Outcomes,” it is also about sharing opportunities. The African Economic Forum.Photo credit: The African Economic Forum has grown from its modest beginnings to become the [...]

  • The Michaelangelo Towers Hotel

Johannesburg, South Africa

The city of Johannesburg, better known as Jozi to locals, is one of the world’s leading financial centres, as well as the economic and financial hub of South Africa. Jozi is the provincial capital of Gauteng, South Africa’s wealthiest province, having the largest economy of any metropolitan region in Sub-Saharan [...]

  • Power Couple Anna Getaneh and Admassu Tadesse; Ethiopia
  • Funke Osibodu and Victor Osibodu; Nigeria
  • Isabel dos Santos and Sindika Dokolo; Angola
  • President Joyce Banda and Richard Banda; Malawi
  • Maria Ramos and Trevor Manuel; South Africa
  • Dr. Precious Moloi-Motsepe and Patrice Motsepe; South Africa
  • Rosa Whitaker and Archbishop Duncan Williams; Ghana
  • Yousriya Loza Sawiris and Onsi Sawiris; Egypt
  • Graça Machel and President Nelson Mandela; South Africa / Mozambique

Africa’s Top Power Couples

From doctor turned fashion doyenne, a man of the cloth leading a mega church in Ghana, Africa’s richest woman who started her first business at age 24, and a First Gentleman who once participated in the Olympic Games – it’s no secret that Africa is filled with successful and inspirational [...]

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