Although the public’s perception of sub-Saharan Africa as a fertile ground for dictatorships and civil conflict endures, a closer look at the continent’s recent history offers a different narrative: African coups and strongmen have been steadily declining since the mid-1990s.
Archive for April, 2012
Directed by Nigerian-born filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu, Restless City tells the story of a young man surviving on the fringes of New York City, where music is his passion, life is a hustle, and falling in love is his greatest risk.
“There are roughly one billion people in Africa, plus approximately 200 million Africans in the diaspora. In my view, that equals 1.2 billion opportunities to make a difference.”
Stellenbosch is a bit of paradise. There just isn’t much that’s more stunning than a place devoted to growing grapes—it’s something about the terrain and climate grapes prefer that makes for relentless beauty.
Originally posted on the Money Watch Africa blog, operated by Nile Capital Management, this article analyzes three key themes that investors should understand when researching investments in the continent.
African Youth Journals is a blog written by students currently enrolled in the African Leadership Academy in Honeydew, South Africa. In this post, student Brian Waweru of Kenya writes about data collection, economics, and innovation on the continent.
With beaches that seem to stretch on forever and wildlife species that are unique to its deserts and seas, Mauritania is a nature-lover’s paradise. Rare Nile crocodiles roam the country’s far-flung oases while ancient towns boast elaborate architecture, breathtaking landscapes, historical shipwrecks, rock paintings, and medieval mosques.
So many of this season’s drives have been spectacular, if not simply stunning, both in dry and wet conditions. In fact, even though safaris have become more confined to the inside of our land cruisers, few of our drives bear any resemblance to road trips most anyone has ever experienced, unless of course they are safari aficionados.
The thing about rain and tin roofs is that it can quickly become a deafening clatter. This morning, while lying in the snug comfort of my mosquito-netted bed, I was awakened by a sudden downpour and the sharp, fast repetitive calls of the Long-tailed Glossy starling that was proudly heralding in the new dawn—and perhaps rejoicing the opening of the heavens. It was 5:45 am.