africa straight up

Arts & Culture / Spotlight

by Teresa Clarke × on November 19, 2013 at 05:06 pm
Africa is home to more than a billion people spread across 54 countries and speaking more than 3,000 languages. So why is Africa usually limited to a single narrative? “Africa Straight Up” is a more complete story about Africa and its di [...]


by Terrance Ross × on October 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm
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 2 [...]

Current Events / Politics and Government

by admin × on August 20, 2013 at 01:53 pm
The Egypt uprising took a shocking and surprising turn for the worst last week as brutal clashes broke out between the military lead interim government and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. The world’s eyes have been firmly locked o [...]
Egypt"s Uprising Emergency

Current Events / News

by admin × on August 15, 2013 at 07:13 pm
Chants and screams mix and muffle in the streets of Cairo. Buildings throughout the capital burn as large clouds of smoke funnel through doors and windows. Police collide with angry protestors by the hundreds, and now, all eyes are on the Egypt up [...]

Current Events / News

by admin × on July 12, 2013 at 07:12 am
For the people of Egypt, 2011 was a year of transition and a symbolic new beginning. The international community watched as months of violent protests in the streets of Cairo cracked the foundation of then-president, Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of [...]

Business & Finance

by Kurt Davis Jr × on July 03, 2013 at 06:17 pm
Sub-Saharan Africa has an infrastructure gap of more than $40 billion. As noted by U.S. President Barack Obama in the announcement of his Power Africa project recently, this gap is most notable in the power sector. The power sector accounts for nearl [...]
stargazing in africa mozambique

Safari Corner / Travel

by admin × on June 07, 2013 at 02:59 pm
Today, an astounding 50% of the world’s population can no longer see the stars because of pollution. But in many remote areas of Africa, you will be amazed by the thousands of points of light that fill the sky without interference from city lights [...]
African food recipes

Food and Wine / Travel

by Peggy Healy × on May 17, 2013 at 04:21 pm
A pop-up restaurant on Mount Kilimanjaro? A burgeoning South Africa Food and Wine Festival? Three new Guinea-Conakry restaurants in New York City? Ethiopian Peaberry Coffee flogged at Trader Joe’s? These and many other events are indicators of the [...]

Arts & Culture

by Peggy Healy × on March 28, 2013 at 02:23 pm
From the Great Pyramids of Giza to the rock-hewn churches of Ethiopia; the Swahili stone houses of Kenya to the Bedouin tents of Morocco — indigenous African design bespeaks grace, style, imagination and verve. Over hundreds of years, the conti [...]
business travel cairo egypt

Business & Finance / Business Travel

by Editorial Staff × on March 12, 2013 at 01:49 pm
Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is one of the largest and most populated cities in Africa.  As the commercial, media, and educational center of this north African country, Cairo is teeming with activity. For first-time business travelers, the city can be [...]

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