Sport

Jr. NBA Programs in Morocco, Rwanda Launch Today

The transformative power of basketball and the NBA’s mission to internationalize the sport and use it as a tool to boost third-world communities is on full display in the league’s new multi-year partnership.   The OCP Group (OCP)  a world-leader in the phosphate industry, and the NBA have joined together on a mission to expand Jr. NBA programs, teach life skills and build new basketball courts in Khouribga … Continue reading Jr. NBA Programs in Morocco, Rwanda Launch Today

Music

My record can’t be broken even after my death – Bisa Kdei

Musician Bisa Kdei has said it will be difficult for any musician to break the record he has set in the hiplife/highlife space. Bisa, who is considered by many people as contemporary highlife king due to his multiple award-winning feat made the point while granting an interview to a Canadian reporter over the weekend. The young highlife musician who has a series of hit songs … Continue reading My record can’t be broken even after my death – Bisa Kdei

Agriculture

11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience. Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth in the various academic fields. However, Africa is one of the … Continue reading 11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Art

South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

The Johannesburg-based art fair gets a makeover after it was bought in June by its former director, Mandla Sibeko Last year, a group of six South African galleries, including Goodman Gallery, Stevenson and Blank Projects, decided to stop participating at the Joburg art fair and approached the FNB Joburg Art Fair’s then director, Mandla Sibeko about acquiring it and relaunching it. He agreed, taking over from … Continue reading South African Art Fair Relaunches As FNB Art Joburg

Business

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment. Our recently published book, ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects’, details case studies of economic sectors where digital technologies are making a positive impact. In Ghana, digital technologies have … Continue reading Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics.”This report has set in motion a debate that could have a profound impact on the status of African art held in collections around the world. During this full-day international symposium, the authors of the report … Continue reading The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

Business

Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

Africa China commits USD1.4-billion investment into bankable energy projects in Africa The African Energy Chamber has managed to secure over USD1.4-billion in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors. “During various meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the Chamber discussed the signing of agreements and contracts that will make energy work for Africa … Continue reading Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019