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Business & Finance / Commentary

Nigeria is Africa’s new number one. As if in line at McDonalds, Nigeria supersized its meal and got the winning monopoly piece on its French fries. The winning billions made Nigeria the continent’s biggest economy at US$510 billion, skyrocket [...]
cape town travel south africa LONG STR

Safari Corner / Travel

It was my first trip to South Africa, and I chose where to splurge on this epic vacation. After all, I’m in my 20s – living in a tiny, yet expensive NYC apartment. I’m broke out of the concrete jungle to experience the “real” one. South [...]
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Arts & Culture / Commentary

“When you play the flute in Zanzibar all Africa dances,” goes a Zanzibari saying. If we can “play the flute” in Africa, by exploiting our cultural and artistic wealth in ways that contribute to inclusive growth and social progress across the [...]
fuel subisidies

Business & Finance / Commentary

When times are tough in poor countries, experts and government officials scramble to ensure the poor survive. In the past most poor countries used subsidies, as a recent Economist article highlighted. Sub-Saharan Africa is no different. Officials res [...]
African Visual Artists

Arts & Culture

There has been a growing interest in African visual artists in recent years. From Angola’s Edson Chagas, who participated in the ‘Luanda, Encyclopedic City‘ exhibition that scooped the top Golden Lion prize at the “Olympics [...]
african diaspora

Commentary

“Why do we have a continent of a billion people and yet we have such a small voice in geopolitics?” “Why do we have a continent that is richer than any continent on the earth and yet we have poor people?” In this video, recor [...]
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Business & Finance / Thought Leaders

Our video series, “Thought Leaders,” in association with Harvard’s Africa Business Club – showcases some of Africa’s brightest minds. We sat down with Africa’s leading thinkers, innovators and trailblazers to addre [...]
Ruan Reynecke at Camp Jabulani

Safari Corner / Travel

When traveling, a good rule of thumb is to always be sensitive to the local culture. When on an African safari, that includes the animals you are watching. Don’t forget that you are in their habitat, so be respectful and don’t do anything to [...]
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Spotlight

African women have made inroads in the legal sector, where top positions are still largely dominated by men. We’re talking about powerful female lawyers who fight for justice in courtrooms across the continent, fiercely advocate for the rights [...]
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Current Events

A look back at the tweets, photos and TV moments that made Africans cringe and reaffirmed our mission to change the way the world sees Africa. In 2013, the world learned a few new things about Africans: -We’re going digital (see this 2013 M [...]

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