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The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa

It’s time again for Design Indaba’s annual awards for the best in South African design.  Take a look at the lead contenders for most beautiful object in SA and cast your vote. This special design by Chommies, Cape Town-based designers and makers of stylish handcrafted pet accessories, originated as a brand extension to display their products. It …

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BBC Radio’s DJ Edu Picks His 10 Artists to Watch in 2020

If anyone should know the best African talent out there, it’s BBC Radio’s DJ Edu, host of the acclaimed program ‘This is Africa.’   The Kenyan-born, London-based DJ Edu will look to cover the best music from all corners of the African continent with spotlights on new artists and rising talent as well as the classics. …

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How Ghana’s Historic Homecoming is Changing Africa

In 2019, Ghana’s Year of Return proved to be a huge success in attracting attention, and it’s paved the way for a renewed interest in African culture.  With greater bridges being established between the Diasporans and Africans, some see the dawn of a new age of African empowerment. The Ghana Tourism Authority and Ministry of Tourism, …

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Rewarding the Workface behind Morocco’s Liquid Gold

Whether it is being drizzled on salads or turned into face creams, Morocco’s argan oil is the latest culinary and cosmetic must-have. But with sales soaring around the world, concerns remain about the pay and conditions of the mainly female workforce that produces the oil. Often called the country’s “liquid gold”, global sales of argan …

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Cape Verde Turns to Wind, Water, and Sunshine to Keep the Lights On

While the race to rely solely on renewable energy is heating up around the world, one tiny African nation is hoping they can lead the charge for the continent. The government of Cabo Verde is pushing ahead with its ambition of becoming the first country in the world to source all of its electricity from …

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South African National Carrier’s Wings Clipped

South African Airways (SAA) is cancelling all of its domestic routes apart from Johannesburg to Cape Town, the joint Business Rescue Practitioners (BRPs) of SAA announced on Thursday. The BRPs also announced that it is exploring the sale of some of the embattled airline’s assets, and has confirmed that staff cuts will have to be …

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Togo Breaks Ground on its 50MW Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex

The Moyamed Bin Zayed Solar PV Complex is West Africa’s largest ongoing solar PV project, and supports Togo’s ambitions to increase its rural electrification rate to 50% by 2022, and 100% by 2030. The project further confirms the growing presence of AMEA Power in the continent. The UAE-based company has become a serious investor in …

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Harare Feels the Benefits of Lifting Maize Ban

Zimbabwe’s weekly white corn imports from South Africa have risen to an 11-year high as food crisis worsens and after the government lifted a ban on purchase of genetically modified grain. The country imported 16,114 tons of the variety of the grain in the week ended Jan. 31, the highest weekly amount since February 2009, …

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Celebrating Africa’s Female Decision Makers

Africa’s most dynamic thought-leaders, industry game-changers and icons of social activism are set to feature at the exclusive Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit. For the first time, FORBES WOMAN AFRICA will be releasing its own list of ‘Africa’s Most Powerful Women’, many of whom will be attending the summit. For the 5th edition of …

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A Conversation with Standard Bank Chief Executive, Sim Tshabalala at #WEF20

Group CEO of Standard Bank, Sim Tshabalala believes this is the African century and that Africans will be the ones driving the development of the continent. He spoke to Teresa Clarke of Africa.com at the World Economic Forum in Davos about making sure the African continent plays its rightful role in the world by driving …

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