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The 10 Healthiest Cities in Africa

Africa is known for her extreme poverty and malnutrition. However, when you flip the coin and look at the continent’s obesity index, you are met with some disturbing data. For instance, Libya is the...
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The Iconic African Heritage House

Hailed as the most photographed house in Africa, the African Heritage House is owned by American designer and Architect, Alan Donovan. The house is located in a cul-de-sac at Mlolongo just outside Nairobi, Kenya. Visitors are welcomed by...

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Ethiopian Airlines is the Frontrunner to Manage Nigeria's New National Carrier Some see the involvement of Ethiopian Airlines as a welcome development. The state-owned airline has experienced rapid growth in recent years, emerging...
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Ethiopia Requests Emperor’s Lock of Hair Back From London Museum

The National Army Museum has quietly removed from display a 19th-century looted braid of hair which the Ethiopian government has requested back as a national treasure. It came from the head of the Emperor Tewodros...
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Agriculture: Africa’s Quiet Revolution

Agriculture will be Africa’s quiet revolution with a focus on SMEs and smallholder farmers creating the high productivity jobs and sustainable economic growth failing to materialise from mineral deposits and increased urbanisation. This is...

How Roadblocks, not Just Minerals, Fund Rebels and Conflict in the...

For over a decade it’s been widely recognised that rebel financing in the Democratic Republic of Congo is firmly linked to mining. First discovered by the Belgians in 1904, the Congolese soil harbours a huge amount of...

Trevor Noah Is Right- People Can Be Both French and African

The afterglow of France winning the 2018 World Cup tournament on July 15 should be gone by now. But the arguments over France’s 23-man squad, with as many as 15 players with African roots,...

Despite Land Reform, South Africa Is not Becoming Zimbabwe or Venezuela

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board compared South Africa’s Ramaphosa government to the dictatorships in Venezuela and Zimbabwe and their seizure of private property. The focus of the editorial board's ire is proposals within the governing African...

Volubilis Monument In Morocco

Back in the 3rd century B.C, when the Roman Empire was at its peak, ruling over nations in the Mediterranean as well as the north of Africa. Morocco was one of the nations that...

Africa: Heaven for Nature Photographers

With a land surface exceeding 30 million square kilometers that makes it the second largest continent on earth, Africa’s scenery is rich, diverse and unparalleled. Little wonder that when the first tales of early...

10 Best 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...
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10 Best Universities in Africa

University of Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa The University of Cape Town (UCT), located on the slopes of Devil’s Peak in Cape Town, UCT...
University of Cape Town (UCT) – Cape Town

10 Best Universities in South Africa

South Africa is known to have some of the best universities in Africa. Search any global university ranking and you’re likely to find at...
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Great African Eats: Bunny Chow, South Africa

The story goes, as told by Food.com editor Zurie, that during the Great Depression, poor white, Chinese and Indian children in Durban discovered that the cheapest...
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Q&A: Honouring Women of Africa and the Diaspora

This year, the African Union and the Diaspora African forum are honouring the first woman minister for education in Kenya for her long and...
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Bringing Global Expertise To The SA Payments Industry

Two years of new local leadership, PayU South Africa is a significant part of the Naspers’ fintech and e-payments division’s success Karen Nadasen, PayU South...
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Great African Eats: Grilled Chambo Fish, Malawi

Malawian cuisine is based on the starch staple Nsima and its companion dish Ndiwo. Malawi produces fine tea too. And while this southeast African Republic is landlocked, its dominant feature is shimmery Lake Malawi,...

Dispute Threatens Botswana’s Reputation

While the protracted dispute between Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel) and the Botswana government over the commitment made by the Botswana state-owned company BCL in 2014 to purchase Norilsk’s African assets, is still to be...

Love Letter To Africa

In the following video, South African slam poet Koleka Putuma delivers a powerful recitation of the poem she authored, entitled, “Love Letter to Africa.”  Putuma uses the medium of spoken word to express her love...

Davy Sage Releases EP With New Music Video

Davy Sage finally released his much-anticipated EP on July 6th. And he also released a music video for one of the songs in the EP called "You Bad" which was directed by Scott Goodwill and...

Money Talks – What’s Yours Saying?

I am often reminded of that little joke we hear around the festive season – “it’s all fun and games, until your jeans don’t fit anymore.” It’s a similar thing with money – it’s...

WATCH: Is South Africa the Rainbow Nation?

South Africa is further removed now from the ideal of a rainbow nation than at any other time since the official end of apartheid in 1994. Some feel that the extremists are increasingly gaining...

Boosting Madagascar’s Economy by Rebuilding the Zebu Cattle Industry

For generations, zebu cattle have symbolized power and prosperity in Madagascar. With their distinctive humped backs, long crescent horns, and flapping dewlaps, the animals are used to pull carts and plow fields; they’re even featured...

Zimbabwe Elections: What Happened to Mugabe’s Land Reforms?

Zimbabweans will vote 30th July, in the country’s first presidential election since Robert Mugabe stepped down after more than 30 years in office. In the past few decades, the southern African country has gone from...

Great African Eats: Fonio Salad, Sénégal

Sénégal’s cuisine is a delectable mélange of French, Portuguese, North African and Wolof (people originally from the Sahara). Fish, lamb, chicken, beef (no pork, as population is mainly Muslim), rice, black-eyed peas, peanuts, lentils,...

Experts Decry Exclusion of Africa’s Local Farmers in Food Security Efforts

Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape...

Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius,...

Why Zambia Should Embrace The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Zuneid Yousuf South Africa will this week host the tenth BRICS Summit in Durban, Africa’s biggest and busiest port. The BRICS - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – represent the world’s leading emerging economies....

Take Charge Of Your Personal Finance Today: How To Get Started

Cities across Africa such as Luanda, Angola and Chad, N’Djamena are ranked in the top ten most expensive cities for 2018, according to the Mercer’s 24th Cost of Living survey. Smart money management could be...

Seizing Opportunities In Zimbabwe’s New Era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future, says Never Ncube, CEO of Dandemutande,...

Great African Eats: Chicken Piri Piri

Chicken Piri Piri; Mozambique The most popular episode of bad-boy chef Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations series on the Travel Channel was his visit to Mozambique. The cuisine of this southeast African republic pops with flavors drawn...

Harnessing The Power Of Water – Upholding Human Rights And Dignity...

Shamiso Kumbirai, a young engineer, is making a huge impact increasing awareness of the plight of lack of sanitation in communities. “In Grade 10 I was exposed to civil engineering. I loved the feeling...

Obama Calls on the World to be Madiba’s Legacy

Former US President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, in partnership with the Motsepe Foundation, in Johannesburg on Tuesday 17 July. To honour the centennial of Madiba’s birth, the lecture’s theme was...

PAIPO – Concerns From A Brand Holder’s Perspective

Since the start of cross-border trade, various treaties have been entered into to provide protection of a brand holder which is similar to that of the nationals of a foreign nation in respect of...

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