Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly. Evidence of what is to come can already be seen in Africa’s major cities, where consumers have greater disposable [...]
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If you had to whittle it down to one singular theme for this edition of African World Cup Qualifying, it would be one of David vs. Goliath. The usual big names are here as always, ready to assert their dominance and make the final step to Brazil in 2014, but [...]
Before there were hip-hop movement’s sprouting in the suburbs of Dakar, Senegal or charities being launched by Nigerian rap stars, there were African musicians whose songs told stories of a different Africa. From the 1960s into the early 1990s, it was Fela Kuti who called music ‘a weapon’ and Nigeria‘s [...]
The U.S. President Barack Obama recently completed a week-long tour of Africa, visiting Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania. Many observers have suggested that Obama is trying to keep pace with China, whose president visited South Africa and Tanzania a few months after taking office. It is clear that Mr. Obama’s [...]
Obama’s Trip to Africa, which concluded last week, has been analyzed by many, touted as a success by some, and a waste of taxpayer money by others. The Brookings Institution published a report on the trip titled “Symbolism and Substance,” which I think captures the essence of the trip very [...]
African Trendsetter Bousso Dramé is “afro-optimistic.” The label, which Dramé coined for herself, is supported by her passion for Africa and her goal to change the continent through inclusive policy-making. As a policy analyst for the World Bank Group Dakar, Dramé—originally from Senegal—has advised African governments on health policy and investment climate [...]
So we know Obama’s trip to Africa was not a vacation, he was of course on official presidential business. But between state dinners and important bilateral trade meetings, President Barack Obama and his family did get to visit a few historical sites already popular among tourists, including Goree Island in Senegal [...]
Africa.com CEO and Executive Editor, Teresa Clarke, brings you a video roundup of what President Barack Obama and the First Family got up to in Senegal during the first leg of their three-country Africa tour.
The “story” of this trip, as crafted by the White House, is a very strong one for the American people. (This is my interpretation, not anything put forth by the White House.) Day One: Start by showing the American people that Africa has some strong democracies practicing good governance. Meet with [...]
The flight to Dakar was uneventful. We were assigned personnel from the US Embassy in Senegal who escorted us in each bus and gave us a warm welcome. While Senegal is familiar stomping ground for Africa.com, for many on the plane, it was just another stop, and they were just [...]