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Continent-wide digital skills development initiative aims to train half a million...

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, 19 June 2017. The 2017 edition of Africa Code Week officially kicked off yesterday in Flic-En-Flac, Mauritius. Now in its third...

Next Einstein Forum launches first-ever Africa Science Week

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the...

20 popular African songs played in clubs

Every country in Africa has their own style of dance, music and vocals but I am almost sure that everyone in and out of...

African entrepreneurs encouraged to develop the tourism sector

According to some reports more than a billion people travel around the world every year. Global international tourist arrivals grew by 4% on average over...

Opera invests $100 million to grow African digital economy

Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, announced its plan to invest $100 million USD over the next two years...

Digital-skills-for-girls initiative sets stage for landmark Africa Code Week in 2017

Digital skills development for African girls and women received a major boost at the first #eSkills4Girls Africa Meetup held ahead of the Transform Africa...

Government of Rwanda dedicated to promote its move to a cashless...

The Government of Rwanda and Mastercard have reaffirmed their shared commitment to the development of strong digital platforms to meet the needs of the...

You need to watch this Kenyan hit web series “Tuko Macho”

Tuko Macho is a Kenyan web series, which premiered in 2016. A dramatization of Kenya's issues with crime and vigilante justice, the series centres...

The Croton Tree: Fuelling An African Agricultural Revolution

The croton tree, indigenous to East Africa, produces an inedible walnut sized nut that has never served much purpose beyond firewood until now as...

Onyx-Connect, first African company to manufacture smartphones and will cost only...

South African smartphone manufacturer Onyx-Connect, a privately backed company, will be launching a $30 Android smartphone into the African market. The company moved its full...

Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship Education: A Roadmap to Realizing Africa’s Youth...

By Roeland Monasch, CEO Aflatoun International and Elizabeth Bintliff, CEO Junior Achievement Africa Walk along any street in most African cities and you will see...

New African Woman Awards 2017 winners announced

Gambia's Fatoumatta Jallow- Tambajan, Minister of Women Affairs and Overseer - Vice President's Office, is the New African Woman of Year. DAKAR,Senegal, 13 April 2017,...

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 April 2017, East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according...

African Print: Celebrating 170 years of Vlisco

"Watch this video and let us take you back to a day that we'll treasure forever in our memory. The day that we celebrated...

Maasai Cricket Warriors

From a small village to international cricket grounds, the warriors of Laikipia, Kenya use cricket as an agent of change. They are using the...

Our Heroes: Thomas Sankara

"Everything that man can imagine, he is capable of creating" Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara, commonly referred to as "Africa's Che Guevara", was a Burkinabé military...

Kenyan entrepreneur starts successful spices business with just $48

Kenyan entrepreneur, Anzazi Kiti managed to generate roughly $1,600 a month by starting a pretty successful spices business with only $48. Kiti, who started the...

“I am an African” by Thabo Mbeki, South African President.

South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki's speech poem of, "I am an African." This is the full, extended version of his video speech poem....

Fascinating African Tribes You Can Actually Visit

Thousands of years before the Europeans began colonizing Africa, the continent’s inhabitants set out to colonize the world. Today, it remains a culturally rich...

What East Africa looked like 50 years ago

Sometimes when I tell people that I come from Africa they ask me if I grew up living in a hut or if my...

30,000 Senegalese Youth To Receive Work-Readiness Skills Training

Project to provide hands-on employability skills training and school-to-work transitions to youth attending secondary school and TVET schools in 6 of Senegal's 14 provinces Education...

Artist of the week: Vanessa Mdee

Vanessa Mdee, 28-year-old singer from Tanzania has had a successful 2016 and has long been enjoying pop star status in her home country of...

5 best Nollywood movies you should be watching on youtube right...

The Nigerian movie industry, better known as Nollywood, is not just enjoyed by Nigerians but by people all of Africa and is even reaching...

The ‘Master of Air’ Laolu Sebanjo hired by Nike

Nigerian Artist Laolu Senbanjo takes Yoruba art global together with Nike. Laolu was made famous from his collaboration with Beyonce however, it's his heritage and...

African Presidents Quiz

Another quiz! This time you can test your knowledge of African presidents. The questions are not easy so don't worry if you get a...

African Animals Quiz

If you are planning an African safari and you want to show your travel companions how much you know or you are just curious...

Research Calls for New Approach to Youth Employment

Youth Livelihood Diaries Shed New Light on Working Lives of African Youth Innovative research released today by The MasterCard Foundation is making the case for...

AFC makes maiden $205m mining investment in Guinea-Conakry

One of the largest foreign investments in Guinea post the Ebola crisis.  An international consortium including Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) is set to invest in...