What To Expect As 84 million Nigerians Go To The Polls

Nigerians go to the polls on February 16 in the first of two sets of elections to choose the president, national assembly and state legislators. Olayinka Ajala sets the scene for Africa’s largest democratic...

Nigeria Has a History of Dodgy Elections: Will It Be Different This Time?

Nigeria is preparing for its general election. But will it be credible? Nigerian voters are well aware that the elections will not be won solely by votes or popular consensus. There are several other...

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Obasanjo: I Will Cast My Vote, I Have Not Fled Nigeria

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has dismissed rumours that he has fled the country in order not to participate in casting his vote during Tomorrow’s general elections. Obasanjo, who was reacting to a social media story,...
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Top 10 Most Important Presidential Elections in Africa This Year

Millions of Africans will go to the polls this year with the hope of using the ballot to deepen the quality of democratic governance. From the continent’s north to the south, at least 20 nations will hold presidential elections in 2019.
Africa’s booming e-commerce sector

WATCH: How Africa’s Booming E-commerce Sector Supports Business Growth

Africa’s booming e-commerce sector can not only jump-start small businesses but also help large companies enter a market full of energized consumers. Africa has one of the most digitally connected populations on the planet, with 400...

Nigeria: Young Voters, Old Candidates

On February 16 Nigerians choose between two septuagenarians to lead Africa's largest democracy: President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice president Atiku Abubakar. The pair have run for president nine times between them.

Campaigning Passion And Fashion In Nigeria

Elections in Nigeria come with style - special cloth is commissioned and tailors are busy as traditional attire takes on a political edge.

The Real Reason Female Entrepreneurs Get Less Funding

Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the...

Fufu Ghana’s National Dish

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Fufu is Ghana's national dish, a starchy side dish, and an important accompaniment to various stews and sauce-based dishes. It is also very popular and regularly eaten throughout West and Central...

Africa: Mining The Value Of Alternative Dispute Resolution

International commercial arbitration and international investment treaty arbitration both offer effective and efficient alternative dispute resolution mechanism to assist with Africa mining related disputes and avoid some of the downsides often associated with judicial...

Zambia: Land And Property Rights

Zambia is a landlocked country in south-east Africa with a population of 17.1 million (2017). It has a reputation for political stability but faces challenges, particularly rural poverty. Per capita GNI is US$1,300 but...

The Evolution Of Made In Rwanda Campaign

In 2018, the government of Rwanda officially launched the Made in Rwanda policy a product of the 2015 domestic market recapture strategy. In this CNBC Africa debate Host Eugene Anangwe engages the major players...

Reflecting On The AU’s 2018 Theme: “Winning The Fight Against Corruption”

African citizens consistently place corruption amongst their top concerns, with many indicating that they have lost faith in many key institutions, including legislatures, police, courts, and national electoral commissions.
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New Innovation To Help African Farmers Access USD 1 Trillion Agribusiness

Against the background of an increasing and youthful African population where food demand is expected to grow by 50 per cent in the next...
Media Platforms Across Africa

The Power Of Media Platforms Across Africa

Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics....
Developing Africa for the next horizon of growth

WATCH: The Potential To Drive Prosperity Growth In Africa

If we get infrastructure right, if we get energy right, and if we create a lot of jobs for Africa’s youthful population, I think we’ll have a new dynamism, a new growth process. Not just in GDP, because people don’t eat GDP. But one that’s actually impacting the lives of people and can lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
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10 Reasons To Come To Investec Cape Town Art Fair In 2019

More than 100 galleries and exhibitors from around Africa and the world will be taking part in the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair,...
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AfDB Report: Africa’s 2019 Economic Outlook

The annual report highlights economic prospects and projections for the continent as a whole and for each of the 54 countries. Africa’s economic growth continues to strengthen, reaching an estimated 3.5 percent in 2018, about the same as in 2017 and up 1.4 percentage points from the 2.1 percent in 2016. 

Report: Nairobi’s Economic Outlook

The recently released Nairobi City Report presents a promising year ahead. Nairobi is not only the capital city of Kenya, it is the centre for economic activity in East Africa. The city plays a key role...

Teranga Takes A Fast-Casual Approach To Pan-African Cuisine

Ever since the phrase “the Chipotle of” went from convenient prefix to industry category, the fast-casual model has been applied to cuisines from Lebanese to Vietnamese. But this irresistibly scalable model has only just...

Queenah Drops New Single “Bow Down”

Queenah is starting the year off with a bang with her bold new single “bow down”, a banger that is is about to make the music industry pay close attention to the female rapper.Renowned...

Top 5 Marketing Influentials In Africa

Allover the continent of Africa and beyond, African entrepreneurs are doing amazing things.  Build great companies, and helping other companies become great.Unfortunately, not many of them are known, let allow celebrated.So, today, I...

Skills Are The Currency Of The 21st Century

The academy’s major plan this year is to set up an ‘Africa Youth Skills & Data Badge’ across the continent where young people will be required to undergo a particular training to get certificationThe...

Nairobi Named Leading Dynamic City In JLL’s City Momentum Index

The Index reveals where in the world to find highest levels of socio-economic and commercial real estate dynamismNairobi, Kenya was named a top city for JLL’s City Momentum Index, making it the only...

African Confederation Cup: Gor Mahia Stun Zamalek With 4-2 Win

enya's Gor Mahia opened the African Confederation Cup group phase on Sunday with a shock 4-2 victory over Egyptian giants Zamalek in Nairobi.A brace from Rwanda's Jacques Tuyisenge helped the hosts secure a memorable...

Get To Know: Acha Leke, McKinsey Africa

Meet Acha Leke, senior partner and chairman of McKinsey’s Africa office, and coauthor of Africa’s Business Revolution: How to Succeed in the World’s Next Big Growth Market. "Companies in Africa actually tend to grow faster and are more profitable than their peers around the world, because once you get the business model right, it’s actually more difficult for folks to come in and try to replicate it."

OPINION: Ending Violence Against Women & Girls in the Sahel

The women, smiling at us as we disembarked, showed the same resilience I have seen in women in countless contexts: an ability to survive, even in the face of multiple forms of violence and insecurity at home, in public or from political conflict.

The Year Of Return For African Diaspora

In the heart of Accra, Ghana’s capital, just a few meters from the United States embassy, lie the tombs of W. E. B. Du Bois, a great African-American civil rights leader, and his wife,...

Making Tourism More Responsible

Long before Joy Daniels became the manager of a travel company she was cleaning rooms at a guesthouse. But after joining a Fair Trade-certified business, a place that valued its staff, in a few...

South African Scientist’s Formula To Conserve Penguins

By Kieron Monks African penguins are among the smaller breeds, known for their irregular markings and loud voices. The species is also in sharp decline, from a population of more than one million at the beginning of...

3 Kinds Of Bias That Shape Your Worldview

What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and...

Comoros Lodges Nations Cup Complaint

The Comoros Football Federation (FFC) has lodged a case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) over Cameroon's participation at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.A post on social media from the general...

Do Well By Doing Good: Making Business A Full Partner In...

Graça Machel, an international human-rights and development advocate, is the founder and patron of New Faces New Voices, a pan-African network that focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector.

DRC Musicians, Patronage Networks And The Possibility Of Change

 Popular musicians in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), like many of their compatriots, have often been forced to depend on political patronage networks for their livelihoods. It dates back to colonial times, but...

2019 Africa Cup Of Nations: Dates Changed For Ramadan

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been delayed to allow players to rest after the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The four-week long event will now kick off on June 21 with the final...