Support African women working in agriculture

EMPOWERMENT As South Africa commemorates Women’s Month, the country will reflect on the progress made in achieving gender equality and main-streaming the gender agenda across all areas, including agriculture. Agriculture sustains 70% of Africa’s livelihoods, while playing an integral role as an engine of economic growth and poverty reduction. African women, on average, make upContinue reading “Support African women working in agriculture”

Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian

When Afi Tagnedji and her family immigrated to the United States from Africa 4 years ago, Tagnedji took it upon herself to seize any educational opportunity she could get. She became valedictorian, student council president and is a part of the National Honor Society. She has earned full scholarship to attend college, where she plansContinue reading “Student who emigrated from Africa becomes high school valedictorian”

Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system

Freetown – 6 June 2019: Sierra Leone has become the first country in the WHO Africa region to fully transform its national disease surveillance system from paper-based to web-based electronic platform. As from today, electronic reporting of disease surveillance data is active in all public health facilities. The process, which was first piloted in just one districtContinue reading “Sierra Leone leads the way in Africa with fully functional electronic disease surveillance system”

Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism

Everywhere is a classroom for Emily Kamizi, even the buses in Lusaka, Zambia’s congested capital. It can take an hour or more to cross the city, so Ms. Kamizi puts on her headphones, turns up Taylor Swift and concentrates on her M.B.A. studies. Ms. Kamizi, 25, is a student at Unicaf University, an African institutionContinue reading “Online Classrooms Look to Improve Higher Education Across Africa, but Face Skepticism”

Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup

Three African national football teams have qualified for the Women’s World Cup in France. The Nigerians are veterans of the competition, while South Africa are contesting it for the first time. Nigeria (Group A) As eleven-time African champions, Nigeria have nothing left to prove in women’s football on the African continent – and they’ve been consistent on the world stage,Continue reading “Cameroon, Nigeria, South Africa: African teams vying for the Women’s World Cup”

Ama Dadson of Ghana’s AkooBooks on Audiobooks in Africa

Looking for publishers to share the costs of building audiobook inventory for Africa’s markets, AkooBooks founder Ama Dadson heads to Frankfurt in October. As the Frankfurter Buchmesse prepares its new Frankfurt Audio dedicated area of this year’s fair (October 16 to 20) and the accompanying Frankfurt Audio Summit, one of the exhibitors you’ll be able to find involvedContinue reading “Ama Dadson of Ghana’s AkooBooks on Audiobooks in Africa”

NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver

NBA commissioner Adam Silver delivered a state of the league address on Thursday that sounded more like a foreign policy briefing that underscored the league’s international ambition. With the NBA Finals being played outside of the United States for the first time, the Toronto Raptors hosting the Golden State Warriors provided the perfect setting forContinue reading “NBA looks to Africa as next growth area – Silver”

Africa’s Billionaires

Rank Name Net WorthAgeOrigin of Wealth #1 Aliko Dangote $10.3 B62 cement, sugar, flour #2 Mike Adenuga $9.2 B66 telecom, oil #3 Nicky Oppenheimer $7.3 B73 diamonds #4 Nassef Sawiris $6.3 B58 construction, chemicals #5 Johann Rupert $5.3 B68 luxury goods #6 Issad Rebrab $3.7 B75 food #7 Naguib Sawiris $2.9 B64 telecom #8 KoosContinue reading “Africa’s Billionaires”

The Photographer Fighting Visual Clichés of Africa

Aïda Muluneh’s vibrant images explore Ethiopian identity, and her photo festival aspires to shape a new vision of the continent. In the spring of 2016, the photographer Aïda Muluneh opened a solo exhibition at the David Krut Projects gallery in New York City. The showcase came nine years after Muluneh had returned to her native Ethiopia,Continue reading “The Photographer Fighting Visual Clichés of Africa”

Meet The Online Concept Store Carrying Celebrities’ Favorite African Designer Brands

One of the beauties of e-commerce is that you can shop from anywhere in the world and while you think this leaves consumers with varying closets, people end up having similar looks all the time. Despite online retailers copying one another and focusing on all the same trends, they’re selling out faster than ever. Young entrepreneur Amira Rasool is finally breaking this uninspiring fashion cycleContinue reading “Meet The Online Concept Store Carrying Celebrities’ Favorite African Designer Brands”