Headlines

Headlines

In The Right Hands, Pure Malt Becomes Pure Art

Three of SA’s top visual artists come together to present a new art medium, “Pure Malt” For the first time in South African art history, three of the country’s top artists will simultaneously showcase artworks using 1000s of malt grains in their works. In a unique national art installation, the artists – Sindiso Nyoni, Yay

Read More »
Headlines

Vaccine Gap Exposes Opportunities And Challenges For Pharma In Africa

By Julie Oppenheim (Bowmans South Africa), Daniel Mwathe (Bowmans Kenya) and Micael Sehul (AAAOL, Ethiopia) Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine challenges have been a bitter pill for many governments to swallow as they watch developed countries race ahead with their vaccination programmes. In the United Kingdom, almost 70% of the total population had received at least one

Read More »
Business

How Business Incubators Are Helping Entrepreneurs In Africa

Small & medium enterprises (SMEs) are the engine of economic growth in Africa, particularly when small businesses develop their potential to expand and contribute to job creation. According to the World Bank, formal SMEs contribute up to 40% of GDP in emerging economies, and this number is much higher when including informal businesses. The Brookings

Read More »
Feature

A Multi-Pronged Approach To Welcoming Women Into The Chemicals Sector

By Wezi Khoza, Chairperson, CHIETA Despite decades of effort, the gender disparity in technical fields is still sizable. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, women in the engineering, manufacturing and construction industry are outnumbered – for every ten men, there are just three women. This does not bode well for chemical industries,

Read More »
Feature

What’s Next In AI: IBM Research Africa To Host Virtual AI Seminar Series In August

Artificial intelligence has transformed the world—there is no doubt about that As AI continues to mature, nations around the globe—especially in Africa—should rely on it more than ever to drive large-scale transformation and competitiveness. From agriculture and remote health services to translating languages, AI can play an important role in helping Africa tackle economic problems.

Read More »

More Stories

AMA

Ethiopia: ‘Heartbreaking’ devastation in Tigray, says UN humanitarian chief

The new UN Emergency Relief Coordinator ended a six-day mission to Ethiopia with a fresh push to get badly needed food and other supplies into the embattled Tigray region.   NEW YORK, USA, 05 August 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“We need to change the circumstances that have led to the slow movement of aid – we need the conflict to stop”, Martin Griffiths, who also heads

Read More »

UN Chief Welcomes ‘Historic’ IMF Liquidity Boost For Governments In Need

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to exacerbate restrictions on government spending throughout the world, the UN chief on Tuesday welcomed the decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to approve a $650 billion allocation of Special Drawing Rights to “boost liquidity”.  Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement on the policy change towards Special Drawing Rights or SDRs, a type of foreign reserve asset that are IMF defined and maintained, as additional funding

Read More »

General Assembly Creates New Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent

Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of Afro-descendants, who have for centuries suffered the ills of racism, racial discrimination and the legacy of enslavement around the globe. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent,

Read More »
AMA

SAP Africa Appoints Tracy Bolton As COO

SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Tracy Bolton as its new Chief Operating Officer for the Africa region. Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa, says Bolton has played a crucial role in helping SAP expand its offering to new customers and drive cloud adoption among African enterprises. “Tracy has demonstrable success in leading

Read More »
AMA

Mercenaries ‘impede’ peace, must leave Libya to allow elections

The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday, calling for their “long overdue” departure. NEW YORK, USA, 02 August 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/-“Nine months after the ceasefire agreement calling for withdrawal of foreign

Read More »
close

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Scroll to Top

We are committed to Africa

Unlike many global publications, for nearly a decade we have been committed to showing a complete picture of Africa – not just a single story.  Offended by one-sided coverage of wars, disasters and disease, the founders of Africa.com created a website that provides a balanced view of Africa – current events, business, arts & culture, travel, fashion, sports, information, development, and more.

Will you support us?