Dubbed as the Mother Continent due to it being the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, Africa is still the Earth hidden gem with great lakes, crystal blue beaches with pearly white sands, jaw-dropping flora and majestic wildlife and mountains within [...]
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Obama in Africa

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Commentary / Obama in Africa

Obama’s visit to Kenya commenced in a reactionary frenzy to CNN’s pre-visit headline that Kenya is a hotbed of terrorism. Africanists chronically discuss how Western media focuses on negative stories to perpetuate a sense of Africa as a place of [...]

Business & Finance

Aliko Dangote, CEO of West Africa’s largest conglomerate, discusses expansion plans for his company and why now is the time to invest in Africa. Dangote Group is one of Africa’s leading industrial conglomerates, with interests in everything from [...]

Fashion / Food and Wine / Spotlight

Two Ethiopians are challenging stereotypical media depictions of their country as one that has little to offer and relies on handouts. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu and Hailu Tessema have created successful Ethiopia-based businesses that that sell products [...]


Adding 21 young men and women from East Africa to its 100,000+ base of global alumni, Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda (CMU-R) held its second graduation ceremony for Master’s candidates at the Kigali Serena Hotel. The graduates were conferred [...]
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Books / Commentary

“There is a tremendous amount to celebrate in South Africa’s achievements—and its best times lie ahead. The first 21 years of democracy have been a profound period of growth, transformation, experimentation, and nation building. What is Sou [...]
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Spotlight / The Scoop

Amadou Mahtar Ba is the Chief Executive of the African Media Initiative (AMI), a pan-African effort aimed at strengthening the media sector in Africa to ensure the accountability of governments and other institutions, and to promote social developmen [...]
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Spotlight / The Scoop

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to fashion and media veteran, Maria Sarungi-Tsehai, whose unique experiences have led her to help and guide many young Tanzanian women entering the fashion world including successful models like Flavia [...]

WEF Africa 2015 / World Economic Forum

After oil, Nollywood is Nigeria’s second biggest export. For more perspective on how the government can offer support to this booming industry, CNBC Africa speaks to Nigerian actress, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde. This feature is brought to you in p [...]

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