Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know

Miss South Africa will crown a new queen on Women’s Day 9 August at Time Square in Pretoria, make sure you stay up to speed on what is going down. On 9 August a new Miss South Africa will be crowned at Time Square Arena in Gauteng carrying on a tradition that dates back toContinue reading “Miss South Africa 2019: Everything you need to know”

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”

South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April

South Africa’s April manufacturing production rose the most since June 2016 as the output of iron and steel, as well as motor vehicles, parts and accessories, surged. Factory output increased 4.6% from a year earlier, compared with revised growth of 1.3% in the previous month, Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said Tuesday in a statement onContinue reading “South Africa Factory Output Rises Most in Three Years in April”

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”

Nigeria : le ”pidgin” chanté pour la toute première fois à l’opéra

Exrême silence avant une explosion d’applaudissements après qu’Helen Epega a terminé de chanter ses premiers airs d’opéra en langue pidgin au Festival de percussions Abeokuta au sud-ouest du Nigeria. Voix puissante et performances spectaculaires, des atouts qui ont été ovationnés par des milliers de spectateurs. Continuez la lecture …