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  • Migrants

#1 – Witnesses Talk About The Last Moments On The Migrant Boat

More than 6,500 migrants have been rescued off Libya in 40 co-ordinated missions. Video footage shows migrants, most said to be from Eritrea and Somalia, swimming towards rescue vessels after they had jumped off. Read [...]

  • Oromo

#2 – Mass Mourning As Crackdown On Oromia Continues

People posted online videos of themselves shearing off their hair with electric razors in response to a letter smuggled out of prison by political leaders. In some Ethiopian cultures, a shaved head is part of [...]

  • Chimamnda Ngozi Adichie

#3 – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Talks About The Moral Imperative Of Our Time

"Nobody is ever just a refugee. Nobody is ever just a single thing," she said. "We dehumanize people when we reduce them to a single thing and this dehumanization is insidious and unconscious." Read More [...]

  • Rice Field

#4 – A Breakthrough In Africa’s Rice Production

The first hybrid rice varieties developed in sub-Saharan Africa are yielding up to four times more than other improved varieties. Scientists are using web-based tools to identify the right climate conditions to maximise harvests. Read [...]

  • Guinea Midwife

#5 – Guinea’s Maternal Health Is Shocking

The situation for newborn babies and their mothers in this west African country is dire. Of every 1,000 babies born in Guinea, 123 die before their fifth birthday. For every 100,000 live births, 724 women [...]

  • Zim SA March

#6 – Protesters Say Mugabe Won’t Make It To Year End

“We, on behalf of the campaign, announce a national shutdown on 31 August 2016. The national shutdown is a correct footing into the red zone of the campaign.” Read More >> Source: eNCA

  • Seaweed

#7 – Zanzibar Is Unable To Increase Production Of Sushi Covering

It's one of the world’s largest producers of seaweed, but a mystery disease thought to be caused by warming oceans is hindering this. Because of climate change, the water temperature is heating yet the seaweed [...]

  • Jean Ping

#8 – Ping Declares Himself Victorious In Gabon

The former head of the African Union Commission declared himself the winner of a presidential poll held this weekend, calling on his rival, incumbent president Ali Bongo, to “acknowledge his defeat.” Read More >> Source: [...]

  • SAA

#9 – South African Carrier Needs A $1bn To Cover Debts

State-owned South African Airlines is seeking secured and unsecured funding with a 3 to 15 year duration and wants to start drawing down the amount within two weeks of signing the loan agreement. Read More [...]

  • Borno wedding

#10 – Life After Boko Haram

A year after the retreat of Boko Haram fighters, music and dance are making a comeback in the Nigerian state of Borno. Events such as birthdays and weddings, which were once impossible due to the [...]

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#1 – Tapping into West Africa’s Hair Care Market

When Dorinda Mawuenya Matey started the Facebook page, We Naturals Team, she had no idea it would turn into a business. She just wanted to share her natural hair journey with like minds. Now, We [...]

  • Building Congo Mine

#2 – Building The Most Improbable Mine In Africa

The DRC’s soil is bursting with buried treasure. Tin, tantalum and tungsten are used in electronics around the world and until now, the metal has been dug out almost entirely by hand in some provinces. [...]

  • IBM Centre

#3 – Open Door Policy For Johannesburg Start Ups

IBM Research has opened its second research location on the African continent and announced several new project collaborations in the areas of data-driven healthcare, digital urban ecosystems and astronomy. Read More >> Source: HTXT

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#4 – McKinsey & Co.’s Women Matter Africa Report

Drawing on research undertaken at over 200 African companies and interviews with more than 30 women leaders across the continent, the report highlights that the continent has taken big strides regarding women’s representation in the [...]

  • South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan

#5 – South African Economy Shaken By Tensions In Government

Photo Credit: World Economic The markets were left reeling after an investigation surrounding the country’s finance minister took a new twist. The latest development signals a deepening rift between Treasury chief Pravin Gordhan [...]

  • Kenya Bank

#6 – Economists Bemoan Kenya’s New Lending Rates

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a cap on commercial lending rates. The law caps commercial bank lending at 4 percentage points above the central bank’s benchmark rate, which is currently 10.5 percent. [...]

  • Highway in LAgos

#7 – Another South African Company Struggles In Nigeria

Hotel and gaming group Sun International became the latest South African business to pull out of Nigeria because of weak economic growth and clashes with regulators in the west African country. Read More >> Source: [...]

  • Ghana Eco Park

#8 – What Ghana’s New Eco-park Will Have In Store

Ghana’s government has launched an eco-tourism project worth 1.2 billion dollars that will see a forest being destroyed by encroachments and waste dumps turn into a world class recreational destination with amusement parks, orchards, arboretum, [...]

  • Coltan Separation

#9 – A First For Rwanda’s Industrial Sector

The first industrial scale Coltan separation plant in Africa will be built in Rwanda by AB Minerals Corporation, and will become operational in mid-2017. It will bring much needed industrialisation opportunities to the region where [...]

  • Nigerian currency the naira

#10 – Banned Nigerian Banks Seek Truce

Nine Nigerian lenders who were banned this week, from foreign exchange trading for failing to remit some oil money into a government account, are holding talks with the Central Bank to seek a truce. Read [...]


  • AAI 2016 Awards Gala

AAI To Recognize Countries And Individuals Leading Efforts To Promote Education And Economic Growth

September Event to Honor Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive, Dangote Group,   Pay Tribute to Stephen Hayes, CEO, Corporate Council on Africa and Recognize AAI Alumnus Sunil Benimadhu, Chief Executive, Stock Exchange of Mauritius Awardees [...]

  • Anjelina Nadai Lohalith, Rio Olympic athelete

From Refugees to Olympians: 8 Stories of Hope and Resilience from African Athletes

There is something remarkable about the 2016 Rio Olympics. Amid a storm of doping scandals, revelations of corruption within the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and a wave of Zika virus panic that has caused a [...]

  • Top Historical Sites, Telouet Kasbah Morocco

Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in Africa

Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Below are [...]

  • top african business schools

Top Business Schools in Africa

With Africa increasingly attracting investors and progressively becoming a business hub, it’s clear that the continent is ripe with opportunities. No one understands this better than the countless African entrepreneurs starting small businesses everyday, playing their role [...]

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Ten African Startups to Watch

The 2016 World Economic Forum on Africa has come and gone, but the lessons learnt at the fruitful summit held in Rwanda remains relevant. Among other topics discussed at the three-day event was the digital economy [...]

  • A beautiful view of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in Africa

My Story, My Africa: Things ‘Most’ Residents of ADDIS ‘Complains’ About!!

The capital city of Africa, Addis Ababa, besides its beauty has its own social, economical and political hardships when eyed from the perspective of its native residents. Top ten are opted. Genuine opinion of Addis's [...]

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African Instagrammers: Who to Follow

Instagram has become an essential part of our lives, allowing us to show the world what we’re getting up to. But the photo-sharing site is also a platform for people to showcase their creativity, whether [...]

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  • Eddie Kadi
  • Celeste Ntuli
  • Kagiso Lediga
  • Egyptian-American Shaher Ronnie Khalil
  • Anne Kansiime
  • Loyiso Gola

Top African Comedians

If laughter is the best medicine, then Africa is surely the pharmacy. Over the last decade, African comedy has showed immense growth and gained popularity, producing some of the best comedians the world has ever [...]

  • Ugandan born Christopher Ategeka is the founder and CEO of Rides For Lives, which is a company that provides mobile healthcare to rural communities in Kampala.
  • young african leader Senai Wolderufael from Ethiopia
  • Samah al-Gadi is a 32-year-old Sudanese entrepreneur who won the first season of the popular Sudanese entrepreneurial TV show Mashrouy.
  • Refilwe Ledwaba, young african leader, south africa
  • Mabel Suglo is a 23-year-old entrepreneur from Ghana who is the founder of the Eco-Shoes Project, which is an initiative and company that manufactures shoes and accessories from discarded tyres and recycled materials.
  • Botswana’s Lebogang Maruapula is the regional ambassador for Girl Rising; an international movement which brings awareness on equal opportunities for girls as well as the co-founder of The Goddess Foundation, which focuses on women empowerment for young women through mentorship and education.
  • Kayli Vee Levitan is a South African copywriter, blogger and co-founder of the successful philanthropic initiative, The Street Store.
  • Twenty-four year-old Nigerian medical scientist, Haneefa Adam, gave the popular Barbie doll a makeover.
  • Ugandan born Christopher Ategeka is the founder and CEO of Rides For Lives, which is a company that provides mobile healthcare to rural communities in Kampala.
  • Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is the founder and CEO of SoleRebels; a footwear company that is the world’s first Fairtrade Certified footwear by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

Young African Leaders Making a Positive Change

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. According to the World Bank, youth account for 60 percent of all unemployed people on the [...]

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  • African author Lauren Beukes
  • portrait of african author Tendai Huchu
  • african author taiye selasi

Top 10 Contemporary African Authors

Authors such as Chinua Achebe, Nadine Gordimer and recently Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie have set the stage for African authors to be noticed globally. According to blogger Minna Salami, interconnectivity and technology has increased access to [...]

  • African designers showcasing in Amsterdam

#1 – Four Ways Africa Can Influence Design

Amsterdam's recent 'What Design Can Do' conference focused on ways in which Africa can influence design throughout the world. Learn why the audience was moved to a standing ovation and get an expert recap of [...]

  • Up and coming model from south Sudan

#2 – A Rising South Sudanese Model On The Raw Emotions Of Returning Home

Fashion is taking her places, including home. A refugee from South Sudan, the catwalk's latest it girl pays a return visit to her home country and is confronted by mixed emotions. Read More >> Source: [...]

  • Models display African art in Philadelphia

#3 – Philadelphia Offers A Full-Fledged Summer Of African Art

If you're an African art lover, make your way to Philadelphia whose museums are hosting an array of fabulous African exhibits this summer. Read More >> Source: New York Times

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  • racist south african architecture

#4 – How Drone Photographs Showcase Racism In South African Architecture

While it's no secret that apartheid created divided communities with vastly different living conditions, a recent series of aerial photographs brings the issue into sharp focus. Read More >> Source: CNN

  • South African writer who won caine prize

#5 – South African Wins Caine Prize

Learn about the acclaimed South African author, Lidudumalingani Mqombothi, who has won the prestigious Caine Prize, an award for outstanding African writing. Read More >> Source: BBC

  • African film festival in Dallas

#6 – African Film Festival In Texas Bridges Cultures

The first ever African Film Festival in Dallas, Texas, was an opportunity for African filmmakers and filmmakers about Africa to exchange ideas and share cultures. Read More >> Source: Voice Of America

  • Afrofuturism

#7 – Kip Omolade On His Amazing Afrofuturistic Portraits Inspired By Nigeria’s Ife Bronze Heads

Take a look at some fascinating artwork by Kip Omolade, whose stunning portraits and masks evoke the key themes of Afrofuturism. Read More >> Source: okayafrica

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#8 – It’s The End Of he Road for Senegal’s ‘Car Rapides’

Get a last look at Dakar's colorful public transport, the 'Car Rapides.' Although the eye-catching buses are being phased out due to old age and environmental concerns, people are mourning the loss of their undeniable [...]

  • Senegal fashion show

#9 – Welcome To Wes Africa: A New Fashion Campaign With A Touch Of Nostalgia

See a recent fashion campaign by online retailer Superbalist, which was shot in Dakar and inspired by the films of Wes Anderson. Read More >> Source: Design Indaba

  • Trailer for cotton twines

#10 – Jay Ellis Discusses The Plight Behind Africa’s Child Sex Slavery Shown In ‘Like Cotton Twines’

An unsettling new film, 'Like Cotton Twines' tells the story of another form of slavery in modern day Ghana. Read More >> Source: Vibe

  • Top Historical Sites, Ghana

#1 – Top 10 Historical Sites to Visit in Africa

Africa is not only blessed with warm weather, a variety of wildlife and great people and food, but also with great historical sites that tell the diverse and rich history of the continent. Visit these [...]

  • Lesotho Mountain

#2 – A Guide To Lesotho’s Mountain Passes

Traversing the mountain passes of The Kingdom in the Sky is a journey on its own. Prepare for treacherous turns, daring descents, scary road signs, spine-chilling drops, which happen to be the most rewarding views. [...]

  • Reunion Island

#3 – Reunion Island Offers A Unique Experience

Climb an active volcano, swim in rivers coloured ice-blue, sip on gin-and-tonics while watching boules in a place of surreal, natural beauty. Read More >> Source: Getaway

  • Chad Canyon

#4 – Sudan And Chad Make The Unesco Heritage Sites List

Don't know where to go for your next Africa visit? Then use Unesco's new list of Heritage sites as your guide. Read More >> Source: Huffington Post

  • Gwahumbe Spa

#5 – Who Says You Can’t Have A Luxurious Bush Experience

Gwahumbe Game & Spa is a small private reserve in South Africa's Kwa-Zulu Natal that has come up with the perfect way for city slickers to take on some rough terrain while still enjoying the [...]

  • mauritius pool

#6 – A Weekend In Mauritius

French tour company Club Med targets Kenyans to be tourists in one of their 71 resorts around the world, Mauritius happens to be one of the more exciting ones. Read More >> Source: Standard Media

  • Morocco

#7 – Spending Summertime In Morocco

"Whenever we arrived in Morocco, Tanger, my parents would get out of the car, touch the ground as a gesture and thank God for a safe trip back home. After that, we would head to [...]

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  • Sharm Resort

#8 – Two African Cities Make It To The Cheapest Places To Visit

Airport transfer website, Hoppa calculated the average cost per person for a day trip in each destination, along with a breakdown of what you can expect to spend your money on while you're there. Read [...]

  • travel writing brochure

#9 – Calls For More African Travel Writers

Many books, travel guides and shows about Africa are predominantly created by white, western travellers, and while this is not a bad thing in itself, there are some tropes that we as Africans are tired [...]

  • The Highlands Camp

#10 – It’s Time To Move On From The Traditional Safari

Ringed with steep, 500m-tall forested walls, Empakaai crater is an immense, deserted egg-cup in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. Read More >> Source: Financial Times

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Internet Of Things: The Future Is Connected With Infinite Possibilities

The exciting future of a continent that can access the power of Internet of Things By Brett Parker, MD SAP Africa Brett Parker, MD SAP Africa Africa is no stranger to connectivity. While Africa may be behind when it comes to IT infrastructure compared to more developed nations, the fact [...]

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How Cross Border Infrastructure Is Key In The Development Of Gas To Power

Cross-border infrastructure being a core topic for discussion, will be vital to the success of the region’s gas-to-power programme. Attend The 2nd Annual South Africa: Gas Options meeting taking place on 3rd– 5th October at The Westin Cape Town hotel, where the focus will be on a key theme of strengthening regional [...]

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Africa Pay TV Subscribers To Reach 30 Million In 2021

Africa Pay TV subscribers will reach 30 million in 2021, up from 16 million in 2015, according to the latest data published by Dataxis. Digital satellite Pay TV subscribers for 2021 is expected to arrive at 20 million compared to 8 million for digital terrestrial pay TV subscribers. Dataxis estimates [...]

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