Singer Akon has finalised plans to build a 800-hectare city in Senegal that's powered by his cryptocurrency, Akoin

2020-01-16 16:05

Akon, whose cryptocurrency is called "Akoin," has said he thinks the system could be the key to growth in Africa.

Where are the US-trained African economists?

2020-01-04 10:46

Some of the best and brightest minds teach economics at US universities, and foreign students, who study under them, often become impactful scholars and thought leaders. Yet, very few African students receive this exposure.

Africa's Nobel Prize winners: A list

2019-12-09 22:51

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is set to receive the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace for his "decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea". A look at the continent's Nobel laureates who have been honoured before.

Look: V&A Waterfront has ditched traditional Christmas displays for a giant rotating Planet bauble and other sustainable installations.

2019-12-04 13:46

Inspired to by sustainability, they have come up with a delightful authentic African festive display

Africa needs The Gambia's leadership on human rights

2019-11-22 15:11

By filing a case against Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya, Gambia has shown Africa's potential to promote human rights.

Africa's freedom fighters: Liberators or oppressors?

2019-09-09 20:20

How the recently deceased Zimbabwean ruler, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, should be remembered is a question that has split opinion across Africa. Read more

Elon Musk just discovered that Chad and Romania have almost identical flags — but they're not the only lookalikes

2019-09-09 11:37

Tesla CEO Elon Musk turned to Twitter to question why countries like Chad and Romania have almost identical flags.

A 3.8 milion-year-old skull has been found in Africa. It changes our understanding of human history.

2019-08-28 20:37

Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.

Africa's workforce set to overtake Asia by end of the 21st century

2019-07-20 15:54

Africa’s potential workforce will likely be larger than that of Asia by the end of the 21st century as both continents wrestle with different demographic and economic challenges.


Ethiopian PM asks Ramaphosa to intervene in dispute over Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

2020-01-12 20:00

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali has asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt about the building of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

Famed design house MaXhosa just opened its first ever retail store – but you may have to wait 7 days for stuff you buy to arrive

2019-12-17 07:00

Designer Laduma Ngxokolo also has plans for Cape Town, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

Africa caught between climate and growth: top diplomat

2019-12-09 21:20

Mohamed Nasr, head of environmental affairs in Egypt's foreign ministry, is chair of the Africa Group, a 54-nation negotiating bloc at the UN climate conference under way in Madrid. He speaks about Africa's climate change dilemma.

The CEO of Twitter and Square says he's moving to Africa for at least 3 months next year because the continent will 'define the future'

2019-11-28 09:02

After spending a month meeting with the tech community across four African countries, Jack Dorsey is already planning his return to the continent.

Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds

2019-10-28 21:11

Modern humans emerged in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Now, a research team has figured out where on the continent our ancestors originated.

An American spent R6 million to shoot a rare rhino in Namibia, and now he wants to take it home to the US

2019-09-09 19:45

Chris Peyerk killed a rare black rhinoceros at Mangetti National Park, in the Okavango District of Namibia in 2018.

These are the countries with the youngest populations in the world – and South Africa is way down the list

2019-09-09 09:10

South Africa has a reputation as a young country, but compared to many other African countries it is pretty old.

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

2019-08-14 21:34

The Ugandan and Zambian governments reportedly enlisted help from Huawei employees to spy on their political opponents.

Newly released tape reveals Ronald Reagan using racist language: 'Those monkeys from those African countries'

2019-07-31 05:59

The release of this conversation between Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon came as President Donald Trump faces backlash over racist tweets.

Africa is aiming to become a giant, interconnected trading region. It just might work.

2019-07-14 16:15

All but one African nation has signed a continent-wide free trade agreement which economists are saying could open up the region.

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