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The Adolescent Girl Holds the Key to Kenya’s Economic Transformation and Prosperity

Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is a crisis of hope, education and opportunity.The countdown to a New Year has begun. Can 2019 be a year of affirmative action to ensure hope and opportunity for Kenya’s adolescent...
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Why Botswana Should Be On Your Bucketlist

Few countries in Southern Africa can match Botswana for sheer beauty. Blessed with diverse wildlife and a mindblowing natural landscape, Botswana ought to be on everyone’s bucketlist.Here are a few reasons why you should...

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The NYT’s Report on the Kenya Attacks Brings IreAs Kenya reels from the deadly attack on an upmarket hotel in capital Nairobi that killed 14 people, a controversy over a New...
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Kenyan Forces in Standoff With Militants After Attack on Hotel Complex

ounterterrorism forces were locked in a standoff with suspected al-Shabaab militants in an upscale hotel and office complex in Kenya’s capital Wednesday, more than 16 hours after the deadly attack began.In the early morning...
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Jollof Rice Nigeria’s National Dish

Original article published at TasteAtlas.Jollof rice is Nigeria's national dish that is believed to be the origin of the popular Cajun dish known as jambalaya. The other name for the dish is benachin, meaning one pot in the native language...
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The Ugandan Entrepreneur Peddling Bamboo Bikes

At a workshop in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a...
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Global Warming: Severe Consequences for Africa

Record global greenhouse gas emissions are putting the world on a path toward unacceptable warming, with serious implications for development prospects in Africa. “Limiting warming to 1.5° C is possible within the laws of...

Morocco’s Push For Official Recognition Of Their New Year

Hundreds of people gathered in Morocco's capital Rabat to mark the start of the Amazigh new year with a sit-in, calling on the state to make the celebration a national holiday. "This day is an occasion...

Operations At Nairobi Hotel Attack Make Progress In Containing The Situation

Inspector general of police Joseph Boinnet said ongoing operations to respond to a attack at the at Dusit Hotel has made progress in containing the situation and that six out of seven floors of...

Trade & Investment Promotion Firm Enters Rwandan Market

Amena Trade and Investment, a global business consultancy firm that specializes in consulting government agencies and private companies in foreign direct investment and trade has announced entry into Rwanda which registered 173 investment projects...

Understanding Africa: Our Beautiful Continent in Five Maps

For many, Africa holds a special place in our hearts. It is the birthplace of our species; an epic landscape stuffed with biodiversity and humankind’s oldest traditional practices. It is impossible not to hold...

Listen To How Deep By King Plu Ft Mikel

Brooklyn bred, Lawrence Alobi popularly known as “King Plu” is a Nigerian-American artist. He was raised by his mother who strongly instilled in him, the values of education and had aspirations for him to...

DRC Farmers in “Schools Without Walls” Learn to Increase Harvest

It was almost four years ago in 2015 that members of Farmer’s Frame of Idiofa (FFI), a farmers group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), produced a mere eight tonnes of sweet potatoes...
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Startup Investment In Africa Jumped To Record Levels In 2018

There was an almost four-fold increase in total startup funding received for African startups in 2018. The number of funding deals more than doubled...
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What Africa’s Oldest Liberation Movement can Offer South Africans

The launch of the ANC’s election manifesto is a moment to examine several aspects of our society. The party, still, has the biggest network...
Cruise Destinations in Africa

Classic Cruise Destinations in Africa

Africa and Egypt Africa is an entire world unto itself. Colourful and chaotic, breathtaking and humbling, its range of experiences span from intimate wild animal encounters...
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Bombino, The First Nigerien Artist To Be Nominated For A Grammy

The electrifying musician talks about wielding the Tuareg weapon of peace: a guitar.Omara "Bombino" Moctar, 38, is the Nigerien guitarist who has recently been nominated...
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Top 10 African Dance Styles of 2018

Africa is known for its rich diversity in music and dance. 2018 was no different as the continent witnessed some of the best dance...
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Kenyan Innovator Invents Smart Hand Gloves Which Turn Sign Language Into...

A 25-year-old Kenyan innovator has earned global recognition with his invention of a smart hand gloves which are capable of converting sign language movements into audio speech.Roy Allela, a technology evangelist, says the need...

Go To Kenya This Year

Have you always wanted to watch 1.7 million wildebeests thunder across the Maasai Mara? This is the year to realize your wildest dream— witnessing the Great Migration, shopping for elaborate beaded jewelry, and riding camels...

DRC Election: Felix Tshisekedi Declared Winner In Contentious Result

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s electoral commission has declared opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner of the 30 December presidential election. Pre-election polls had given opposition frontrunner Martin Fayulu, a respected former business executive,...

Changing the Gender Bias in Agriculture

Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness.“Agriculture and agribusiness are generally perceived...

Salah Named African Player Of The Year Again

Egypt's Mohamed Salah is the 2018 Confederation of African Football Player of the Year - the second consecutive year he has won the award. Egypt forward Salah, 26, beat Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal...

Growth Of Satellite Towns Presents Young Professionals An Opportunity To Own...

The development of satellite towns has been unstoppable due to the rise in demand to settle close to urban areas by investors who would rather commute to their places of work from their own...

Overfishing Threatens Malawi’s Blue Economy

Lake Malawi, Africa’s third largest lake, provides an economic lifeline to many fishing families. But overfishing is affecting many of these lives, with women being affected the most.The lake, also known as Lake Nyasa...

Import Costs Choke Output At Libya’s Only Truck Factory

In the vast assembly hall of Libya’s Trucks and Buses Company (TBCo) the country’s sole automobile manufacturer, two men work on the body of a new bus and a few others inspect a row...

Egypt To Host 2019 AFCON Tournament

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has selected Egypt as the hosts of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) after their executive meeting in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday morning.South Africa and Egypt were...

LISTEN: Nigerian Radio Drama Tells True Life Stories of Irregular Migration

Returnee migrants are telling their personal stories on radio as part of the IOM's Migrants as Messengers campaign against irregular migration. Courtesy: Sam Olukoya

Gabon Soldiers Seize National Radio Station In Coup Attempt

Military officers in Gabon have staged a coup attempt, seizing the state radio station and declaring their dissatisfaction with President Ali Bongo, who is recovering from a stroke in Morocco.A New Year’s Eve address by Bongo...

Guinea ‘Not Informed’ Of 2023 Nations Cup Hosting Change

The Guinea Football Federation (Feguifoot) says it has yet to be told that it will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition. After the Confederation of African Football (Caf) stripped Cameroon...

Ghana’s Contribution to Plastic Waste Can Be Reduced with the Right...

Twelve-year-old Naa Adjeley lives in Glefe, a waterlogged area that is one of the biggest slums along the west coast of Accra, Ghana. The sixth grade student, his parents and three siblings use 30...

LISTEN: Using Football to Educate Nigerians About the Dangers of Irregular...

Hundreds of desperate young Nigerians die yearly in the Sahara Desert or at sea while making irregular journeys to Europe. The desperation to reach Europe at all cost, irrespective of the risks, is a...

Restoring Ghana’s Mangroves and Depleted Fish Stock

It was just three and a half years ago that the Sanwoma fishing village, which sits between the sea and the mouth of the Ankobra River on the west coast of Ghana, experienced perpetual...

How To Negotiate Infrastructure Deals With China: Four Things African Governments...

“You don’t negotiate with China !” I was quickly told when I started interviewing African public servants about their infrastructure deals with Beijing. There is a widespread view in Africa that you accept whatever...

Irrigation Offers the Best Protection As Climate Change Pummels Agriculture

The changing climate and extreme weather events are affecting agricultural productivity in Africa to such an extent that a panel of experts are urging governments to prioritise and invest in irrigation to ensure food...

Caf Awards: Aubameyang, Mane And Salah On Final Shortlist

Egypt international Mohamed Salah is in line to retain his African Player of the Year award after being named on a three-man shortlist along with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane of Senegal and Arsenal's Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick...

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