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This week, Malawi celebrates 50 years of independence from Britain. In Lilongwe, President Mutharika marked the occasion with a large-scale prisoner release followed by prayer, military parade, dancing, and football. Steve Matenje – Malawian A [...]
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Entrepreneur Showcase / Spotlight / Technology

What is your background and how did you get started? I had somewhat of an international upbringing as I spent my childhood going back and forth between the United Kingdom and our family home in Nigeria. After returning to London in 1999 and complet [...]
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An online petition is making rounds online. Its goal? To have 19-year-old hunter and conservationist Kendall Jones banned from Facebook. Jones has been hunting across Africa in countries like South Africa and Zimbabwe since she was 13-years-old, and [...]
Dr. Victoria Kisyombe

Business & Finance / Social Enterprise & Philanthropy / Spotlight

The incidence of poverty among women, as well as its depth and women’s vulnerability, is particularly marked in sub-Saharan African countries where women often encounter more obstacles in starting and sustaining businesses. The cause of this condit [...]
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Video of the Week

What do you think of the new World Cup anthem? We still love South Africa‘s 2010 World Cup anthem, “Waka Waka,” but did you know its based off on original song released in the 1940s by Cameroon‘s Golden Sounds? Watch and lis [...]
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Africa.com is proud to announce the Top Emerging Websites of South Africa. In recognizing emerging websites, rather than those managed by large companies, Africa.com seeks to inspire South African entrepreneurs, bloggers, artists, and small non-profi [...]
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Commentary / Current Events / Education

The Boko Haram kidnapping of 276 girls from the Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria on April 17th has generated more media attention than any single atrocity in recent African history. Yet long after the media blitz is over, unless Nigeria tak [...]
COMPANY BOARD IN AFRICA

Business & Finance

A strong track record and reputation will likely land you a board seat in due time. As an investor, that opportunity comes quicker than you expect if you plan to protect your investment. There is usually much anxiousness and excitement. But an opport [...]
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Commentary / Video of the Week

When biracial television reporter Mo Asumang began receiving harsh criticism from neo-Nazis and members of the Aryan community, she decided to do what any fearless professional journalist would: confront them. In an interview with the BBC, the Ghanai [...]
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Business & Finance

Sierra Leone, today, bears little resemblance to the late 1990s when a civil war left the country’s infrastructure and economy decimated. It also left behind 14 main ethnic groups who did not trust each other and ensured that the country became one [...]

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