patrick kabanda

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


“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 [...]
business in africa, thought leaders, invest in africa

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 [...]


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 [...]

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 [...]
Investment opportunities

Business & Finance

The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure me that this is the cheapest and quickest ro [...]
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Nelson Mandela

Since his death, images of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring life moments have been shared across social media: the moment he walked hand-in-hand with Winnie after being released from prison;  when he was sworn in as South Africa’s first b [...]

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