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Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso

The history and architecture of Burkina Faso is tied to its landscape. As a landlocked country in western Africa, it occupies an extensive plateau with grassy savannas and sparse forests. More than two-thirds of the people live in rural villages, and as such, the country’s modern architecture is the product of ingenuity born from reimagining traditional building materials and techniques. A former French colony, Burkina Faso gained independence as Upper … Continue reading Rethinking History: New Architecture in Burkina Faso

Business

GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has created a platform to explain the various investment opportunities in Ghana to potential investors attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra. The Chief Operating Officer of GIPC, Carl Nelson, speaking at an Investing in Ghana Meeting on Thursday on the topic: “Investing in Agriculture-Raising Efficiency and Productivity for Economic Growth,” said potential investors could venture into … Continue reading GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit

Business

On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security

There is no exaggeration in saying that Morocco will play an increasingly important role in the world’s food security as the country sits on the globe’s largest phosphates deposits, key to the fertilizers’ industry. Modern agriculture has become more than ever dependent on phosphorus derived from phosphate rock, a non-renewable resource. Morocco as the country with about 75% of world phosphates reserves will thus become … Continue reading On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security

Comedy

Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners

Johannesburg – The 9th annual Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards took place on Saturday 7 September in Johannesburg, and once again the show was one for the books.   The Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City was filled with comedians and fans alike as everyone came together to honour the best of the best in SA comedy.   Besides bestowing the golden Waldo statuette upon victorious comics, the awards also … Continue reading Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards crowns the top comedian in SA – Here are all the winners

Business

South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter has warned that South African taxpayers may start withholding their tax payments due to years of corruption. However, it may already be too late to discuss the possibility of revolt and the government may need to start looking at the consequences of declining collection. This is according to Jean du Toit, a senior tax attorney at Tax Consulting SA, who … Continue reading South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

Art

Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate

BERLIN — Is Africa’s cultural heritage better off in Europe or in Africa? That is the question at the heart of a yearslong debate that has gripped museums in Europe, where many officials say they support the idea of repatriating artifacts, but worry that African museums cannot compare to state-of-the-art facilities in Britain, France or Germany. That debate has been given new life in recent … Continue reading Are African Artifacts Safer in Europe? Museum Conditions Revive Debate

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has today announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture that will impact Ethiopia and ten other countries. Announced at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the collaboration will support AGRA’s digital transformation as it works to improve food security for 30 million farming households across 11 countries, … Continue reading Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others