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WEF Africa 2016 Highlights: Africa Rising; The Fourth Industrial Revolution; and Social Entrepreneurship

The 26th World Economic Forum on Africa took on the feel of the country in which it was hosted: Rwanda. In this way, there were three over arching themes that were explored ‎throughout the...
Polio in Nigeria

McKinsey: The Strong Fight Against Polio In Nigeria

Nigeria recently celebrated a full year and a half without a new case of wild poliovirus. The World Health Organization (WHO) has certified there has been no evidence of wild polio in Nigeria for more than...
global population

Global Population Cries Foul Over High Rates Of Unemployment

Gallup's Good Jobs employment rate -- the percentage of the total adult global population who work at least 30 hours per week for an employer -- remained stagnant worldwide at 26 percent in 2014....
leadership

Leadership Approval In Africa Sees U.S. Ahead Of China

Respondents showed the highest approval response when asked, “Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States”, with 81 percent, followed by Chad with 77 percent, and...
pope-francis-kenya

The People’s Pope: 7 Fun Facts About Pope Francis

He is a Chemistry graduate from Escuela Technical No. 12, and worked as a chemist before entering the seminary.He was a nightclub bouncer. Whilst a student at Buenos Aires, he worked as a doorman...
Klab Rwanda, Kigali

10 Tech-Savvy Cities in Africa

Africa is well poised to become the world’s next economic powerhouse, despite the struggles of some countries’ economies on the continent. About one third of the more than 50 countries in Africa countries has...
The Happiest Country In Africa

The Happiest Country In The Continent of Africa Is…

To gauge the happiest country in the world, Gallup researchers interviewed 1,000 people (aged 15 or older) in 143 countries, including 38 in Africa. They were asked five questions about how they felt the...
fuel subsidies

Targeting Fuel Subsidies to the Poor

The best example of this conundrum manifests with the subsidization of fuel in over half of the sub-Saharan African countries. According to the World Bank, fuel subsidies consumed, on average, nearly 1.5 percent of...
kenya

Why You Can’t Ignore Kenya

Editor’s Note: March kicks off with elections in Kenya on the 4th. Starting with this article, we will be shining a spotlight on this East African country throughout the month. Over the next few weeks, we will...
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WATCH: Africa Straight Up – An Original Documentary Film by Africa.com

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?
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