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A New Approach To Prevent Future Terrorism In Kenya

In his address on the Kenya Hotel attack Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said: “Even as we regret yesterday’s incident, as Commander-in-Chief, I want to commend the quick and effective response by our elite fighting teams for neutralizing all the terrorists involved in the attacks.” It is right for him to give credit to his brave …

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Banknotes and Coin Celebrate Mandela’s Centenary

Has South Africa recognized its greatest asset, its people, Nelson Mandela’s granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, asked on 13 July at the South African Reserve Bank’s official launch of a set of banknotes commemorating Nelson Mandela. The banknotes are the first set of commemorative notes the Reserve Bank has released in its 100-year history, and were released …

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Why Every Company Should Offer Digital Skills Training

By Dr. Roti Balogun Global Head, Organization & Talent Development GE Power Headquarters Digital disruption is challenging the way we live, the way we work, the way we learn, all over the world and particularly in Africa. By 2050 the world top countries with the youngest working population will be on the continent. Rethinking education …

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Fighting 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 a year and removed it from the list of polio-endemic countries. These are milestones both for Nigeria and for the global campaign …

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Soaps And Detergents In Africa

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods: Soaps And Detergents In Africa

If you know a woman who is experienced in traveling Africa, ask her what things she always travels with. She will definitely mention two things: soap and toilet paper. If you are an investor and do not understand this, then you are missing the boat on Africa’s emerging fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) market. This week’s …

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WATCH: What You Need To Know About Obama’s Visit To Tanzania

Africa.com CEO and Executive Editor, Teresa Clarke, brings you the highlights of what President Obama and the First Family got up to in Tanzania during the last leg of their three-country Africa tour. This is the third in our three part series report on President Obama’s historic trip to Africa. After leaving Senegal and South Africa …

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WATCH: What You Need to Know About Obama’s Visit to South Africa

President Obama’s second stop of a three country African tour Africa.com CEO and Executive Editor, Teresa Clarke, brings you a video roundup of what President Barack Obama and the First Family got up to in South Africa during the second leg of their three-country Africa tour. We continue our live coverage traveling with the White …

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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 delve into Kenya’s technology, youth and agriculture.  Kenyan elections are here. The debate over jobs, wealth and the basic needs of …

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Africa’s Flags

Africa’s Flags: A Vexillological Approach to Africa

Africa’s flags have been used as common symbols in history for over 5,000 years. Flags in general have been used dating as far back as 3000 BC with a metal Iranian flag and flag representation in Egyptian tomb carvings.  Vexillology (the study of flags),takes its literal meaning from the Latin word for “guide,” a meaning …

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