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kayoola-bus-uganda

Current Events / News

It’s been quite a week on the continent. We start in Uganda where Kiira motors released Kayoola, a prototype electric bus. It is fully solar powered and as communique from Kiira says, the first in Africa. You can learn more about it here http:/ [...]

Architecture / Arts & Culture / Current Events

Each year, the Design Indaba invites some of South Africa’s most influential cultural commentators to nominate what they think is the most beautiful object in the country. This year’s entries of the Most Beautiful Object in South Afric [...]
The Scoop with Juliana Rotich , Kenya, Ushahidi

Technology

In this episode of The Scoop, Salim Amin chats to Juliana Rotich, Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc and responsible for the overall management of Ushahidi, partnerships and support of the Ushahidi team. She has worked in the telecommunications indu [...]
polio vaccination, nigeria

Health

The country’s novel approach to disease control can offer lessons for other countries facing urgent public-health challenges. Nigeria recently celebrated a full year and a half without a new case of wild poliovirus. The World Health Organization [...]
african women leaders, graca machel , Zainab Bangura

Politics and Government / Social Enterprise & Philanthropy / Spotlight / Women Running Africa

This is the story of two inspiring African leaders: Graça Simbine Machel the former First Lady of Mozambique and of South Africa, and Zainab Bangura, the first woman to run for the Presidency in Sierra Leone. Each has worked for women’s rights and [...]
walyfay, african restaurants

Arts & Culture / Food and Wine

African cuisine is fast gaining momentum on the world culinary stage. From game meats from the South to the spicy dishes of the North, West and East of Africa, there is an array of tastes from the continent for the world to choose from. We recently s [...]
SAA, nigeria, south africa

Business Travel / Travel

I recall not that many years ago being on a business trip to Nigeria, when I needed to go through to Johannesburg for more meetings.   One of the legacies of colonization was that trade and transport routes in Africa followed the ties to colonial po [...]
nigeria, us secretary of state

Business & Finance

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Lagos, Nigeria to kick-off a fact-finding mission with senior U.S. business executives who comprise the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). Chaired by Secr [...]
rwanda, us secretary of state

Business & Finance / Current Events

KIGALI, Rwanda – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today made the following statement about her visit to Rwanda, which is taking place from January 27-28, 2016. “Today I am joined in Kigali by the group of senior executives who comprise t [...]
Jojo Abot

Arts & Culture / Music / Spotlight

Africa is home to extraordinary talent. From music to acting, to stand up comedy, a great number of gifted entertainers emerge every year to stake their claim with undeniable authority. 2015 was a great year for many, such as South African rapper Ca [...]

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