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Business & Finance / Commentary

by Kurt Davis Jr × on April 20, 2014 at 01:50 pm
Nigeria is Africa’s new number one. As if in line at McDonalds, Nigeria supersized its meal and got the winning monopoly piece on its French fries. The winning billions made Nigeria the continent’s biggest economy at US$510 billion, skyrocket [...]
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Safari Corner / Travel

by Virginia Haynes-Mongomery × on January 07, 2014 at 11:09 pm
When traveling, a good rule of thumb is to always be sensitive to the local culture. When on an African safari, that includes the animals you are watching. Don’t forget that you are in their habitat, so be respectful and don’t do anything to [...]


by Editorial Team × on January 07, 2014 at 08:14 pm
African women have made inroads in the legal sector, where top positions are still largely dominated by men. We’re talking about powerful female lawyers who fight for justice in courtrooms across the continent, fiercely advocate for the rights [...]

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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Nelson Mandela

by Editorial Team × on December 10, 2013 at 07:09 pm
Since his death, images of Nelson Mandela’s most inspiring life moments have been shared across social media: the moment he walked hand-in-hand with Winnie after being released from prison;  when he was sworn in as South Africa’s first b [...]
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Nelson Mandela

by Editorial Team × on December 08, 2013 at 07:48 pm
As news of the passing of Nelson Mandela broke, social media sites from Twitter to Instagram were quickly abuzz with people from all over the world going online to spread the news and share their condolences. On Twitter, more than 90,000 tweets we [...]
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Current Events / Nelson Mandela

by Editorial Team × on December 07, 2013 at 08:23 pm
School children in Ahmedabad, India, lit candles and held up pictures of Nelson Mandela during a prayer ceremony in his honor.Photo credit: Amit Dave / Reuters   The Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York, display a special message to commemorate Ne [...]
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Current Events / Nelson Mandela

by Yolaan Begbie × on December 05, 2013 at 07:54 pm
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died. Surrounded by close family members, the 95-year old succumbed to a recurring lung infection at home in Johannesburg, South Africa. The former South African president had been receiving treatment for the infection [...]
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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 [...]

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