Current Events

by Editorial Team × on December 23, 2013 at 04:05 pm
A look back at the tweets, photos and TV moments that made Africans cringe and reaffirmed our mission to change the way the world sees Africa. In 2013, the world learned a few new things about Africans: -We’re going digital (see this 2013 M [...]
Investment opportunities

Business & Finance

by Kurt Davis Jr × on December 21, 2013 at 04:53 pm
The raggedy cargo truck drives onto the ferry which immediately sinks deeply into the water, only seemingly buoyed by the grace of mother nature. The truck appears misplaced on the ferry, but locals assure me that this is the cheapest and quickest ro [...]
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 [...]


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 [...]
African Musicians

Arts & Culture

by freelancer × on October 09, 2013 at 05:21 pm
Before there were hip-hop movement’s sprouting in the suburbs of Dakar, Senegal or charities 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 wa [...]

African Trendsetter / Spotlight

by Editorial Staff × on July 10, 2013 at 04:44 pm
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 Wo [...]

Obama in Africa / Travel

by Yolaan Begbie × on July 05, 2013 at 02:05 pm
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 site [...]

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 [...]
teresa clarke

Obama in Africa / Teresa Clarke's Diary

by Teresa Clarke × on June 28, 2013 at 01:18 pm
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, for many on the plane, it was just another [...]

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