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 [...]

Business & Finance

by Kurt Davis Jr × on November 18, 2013 at 08:31 pm
Access to modern, renewable energy enables countries to create better lives for its people – from lighting streets to reduce crime, providing electricity to manufacture local goods, as well as cleaning and pumping water throughout the country. An e [...]
tech in Africa

Technology / Thought Leaders

by Yolaan Begbie × on November 05, 2013 at 04:39 pm
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 [...]


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 [...]


by Terrance Ross × on October 01, 2013 at 04:52 pm
It was a moment that will forever remain etched into the memory of African football fans worldwide. Flashback to the 2010 World Cup quarterfinals. Ghana was locked in an extra time battle against a plucky American team when suddenly the mercurial Asa [...]

Michelle Obama / Obama in Africa / Slideshows

by admin × on June 29, 2013 at 05:04 pm
During her trip to South Africa in 2011, Michelle Obama kept her traditional clothing cuts as First Lady—attending meetings in knee-length dresses paired with a bolero, wide-legged trousers and structured jackets—but she also spiced them up with [...]
Photo credit: Jason Armstrong; Flickr

Business & Finance

by Kurt Davis Jr × on June 05, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Stopping in Accra is one of my favorite things to do, never more so now than before. Landing in a country where immigration says “Welcome Home” (as a simple way to inform me of my supposed Ghanaian features) is always endearing. Seeing the boomin [...]
Next African Pope? Peter Turkson

Current Events / News

by Christine Lai × on March 01, 2013 at 04:30 pm
Ghana’s Peter Turkson On February 28th, Pope Benedict stepped down as pope. Now, Vatican City observers, 1.2 billion Catholics, the media, and bookies have all been left with one question–Who will be the next pope? We at ask, [...]"s Insiders" Guide to African Business Travel to Johannesburg, South Africa

Business Travel / Travel

by Editorial Staff × on February 26, 2013 at 05:52 pm
Ghana’s capital Accra is fast becoming one of the leading business hubs in Africa. The city is also featured as number 2 in our piece on the Top 10 Most Liveable Cities in Africa. Many business travelers to West Africa find Accra to be close enough [...]

Commentary / Current Events / News / Politics and Government / Social Enterprise & Philanthropy

by Chevelle Dixon × on February 22, 2013 at 03:33 pm
Panelists at the Youth Alliance for Leadership in Africa (YALDA) Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. I had the pleasure of being on the International Executive Planning Committee for the Youth Alliance for Leadership Development in Africa (YALDA) Intern [...]

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