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Celebrity Chef Fafa Gilbert specialises in Fusion African Cuisine

Chef Fafa Gilbert specialises in fusion African cuisine, where she mixes both African, Asian and Western ingredients together to create her own recipes. Fafa is from the Volta part of Ghana and a town which shares a border with Togo. Fafa spent most her free time in the kitchen with her Mum and learnt the [...]

The First Application of Balloon-powered Internet in Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya — A fleet of high-altitude balloons started delivering internet service to Kenya on Tuesday, extending online access to tens of thousands of people in the first-ever commercial deployment of the technology. The balloons, which hover about 12 miles up in the stratosphere — well above commercial airplanes — will initially provide a 4G [...]

Coronavirus Pandemic Has Humbled Me – Tiwa Savage, Award-Winning Nigerian Music artist

Tiwatope Savage, known professionally as Tiwa Savage, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and actress. Born in Isale Eko, she relocated to London at the age of 11 for her secondary education. Five years later, she began her music career doing backup vocals for artists such as George Michael and Mary J. Blige Tiwa Savage won [...]

The Land of the Pharaohs is Open for Business

Egypt reopened its famed Giza pyramids to the public after a three-month closure. The reopening marked the restart of a vital tourism industry battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of excited tourists snapped selfies as they wandered around Egypt’s most iconic ancient site. The pyramids were the country’s first tourist attraction to reopen, along with [...]

Africa’s emerging economies to take the lead in consumer market growth

Source for Laraki Automobiles: Wikipedia  Africa’s emerging economies present exciting opportunities to global businesses for expansion in retail and distribution. Changing demographics and improving business environments across the continent will be just two of the factors contributing to rising household consumption, which is predicted to reach $2.5 trillion by 2030. Seven countries—Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic [...]

Senegalese Artist Documents the BLM Movement Across the Decades

In two separate images by the Dakar, Senegal-based photographer Omar Victor Diop, two Black figures - a man and a woman - lie curled against a dark expanse, one surrounded by a splash of technicolored Skittles, the other against ocher stalks of rice. One is Diop, playing the role of young Trayvon Martin, who was [...]

Ade Mabogunje (Nigeria) Chief (Professor) Mechanical Engineer at Stanford University, California

Image: Ade Mabogunje in training session in 2018 in Marrakech, Morocco, during the Atlantic Dialogues conference. © Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) Chief mechanical engineer at Stanford University, this expert in design thinking teaches the virtues of Ubuntu, African humanism, in Silicon Valley. For African entrepreneurs, he advises to get to know finance [...]

Palestinian actress Maryam Abu Khaled slams Arab racism in viral video

Palestinian actress and film director Maryam Abu Khaled slammed racism in the Arab world in a recent video posted on Instagram, maked comparisons with the racism in the US. Abu Khaled, a black woman from Jenin, said that while black people in the Middle East are not being killed by police, racism is a deep-rooted [...]

Africa’s Top 10 Hotel Restaurants

Beautiful views, discreet service, enterprising chefs, and only the very best in food and wine: these are the best places to stay in Africa if you’re a foodie who wants a great hotel restaurant just steps away from your luxurious suite. 1. Angama Mara – Kenya You’ll pick up a whole new foodie vocabulary at [...]

Tanzanian artisanal miner finds large rare gemstones worth US$3.3m

The Tanzanian Government handed cheque to the subsistence miner who found the two dark violet-blue gemstones. Tanzanite is a gemstone found only in a small northern region of Tanzania, Africa. A small-scale miner in Tanzania has earned 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (US$3.35m) after selling to the state the two largest tanzanite stones ever found. The [...]

Coronavirus in Ethiopia: ‘Incredible recovery of man aged over 100’

The recovery from coronavirus of an Ethiopian man who is believed to be at least 100 years old was “incredible”, one of the doctors who treated him told the BBC. Aba Tilahun Woldemichael’s family says he is 114, which would make him the world’s oldest man, but there is no birth certificate to confirm his […]

Africa is building ‘The Great Green Wall’ to stop the spread of Sahara desert

View Video Trailer Here The Great Green Wall’ is a movement with an epic ambition to grow an 8000km natural wonder of the world across the entire width of Africa by planting trees. It is a collaborative effort of 20 countries that transcends geographical, political, and cultural divides by uniting people across borders. Once complete, […]

Africa’ first Covid-19 vaccine trial is underway

South Africa has become a COVID-19 model for the continent in many ways since it confirmed its index case on 5th March, 2020. From the area of testing through to record number of recoveries, South Africa has been praised for pro-activeness in combating the virus. The economic intervention measures rolled out by President Cyril Ramaphosa […]

AfDB Is Number 4 (out of 47) On Global Index Of Transparency

Publish What You Fund ranked the Bank ‘very good’ — The highest of the five categories used to assess organisations’ transparency Publish What You Fund has ranked the African Development Bank fourth out of 47 global development institutions on its Aid Transparency Index. The Index is the only independent measure of aid transparency among the […]

Masaai Farmers offer Kenya Wildlife Consrevationists a Lifeline.

‘My land is now owned by lions’: Maasai farmers offer Kenya’s wildlife a lifeline. Kenya has lost 70% of its wildlife in 30 years, but conservancy schemes could halt the decline – and benefit local communities Kupai, 47, and his two wives chose to live here after they surrendered 69 hectares (170 acres) of land […]

Tanzanian artisanal miner finds large rare gemstones worth US$3.3m

The Tanzanian Government handed cheque to the subsistence miner who found the two dark violet-blue gemstones. Tanzanite is a gemstone found only in a small northern region of Tanzania, Africa. A small-scale miner in Tanzania has earned 7.74 billion Tanzanian shillings (US$3.35m) after selling to the state the two largest tanzanite stones ever found. The […]

Africa’s First Caviar Farm in Madagascar

Quality! – not Quantity is the object Rova Caviar has established Africa’s first caviar farm in Madagascar. Quality, not quantity is the object, with a kilo of its produce normally selling for thousands of dollars in the capitals of the rich world. But it’s a business model that requires patience, especially when sales are held […]

28 Year Old Cameroonian Nuclear Engineer and Physicist

28 Year Old Cameroonian Nuclear Engineer and Physicist One of the most brilliant physicist of his generation. View Video of Arsène Tema Biwolé Here. (note in French only) 28 year old Arsène Tema Biwolé is a Cameroonian nuclear engineer and physicist. He is cited by the press as one of the most brilliant physicists of [...]

Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for DR Congo colonial abuses

Belgium's King Philippe has expressed his "deepest regrets" to the Democratic Republic of Congo for his country's colonial abuses. The reigning monarch made the comments in a letter to President Félix Tshisekedi on the 60th anniversary of DR Congo's independence. Belgium controlled the central African country from the 19th Century until it won its independence [...]

Yinka Ilori Magnificent Nigerian Multidisciplinary Artist

Yinka Ilori is a London based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics that surrounded him as a child. […]

Defending and Promoting Africa’s Image

AFRICA PRIME is pursuing five key objectives. 1. Africa told by Africans Africa yearns for fairness and respect. Often depicted as having the ‘Heart of darkness’, or as one famous cover of the Economist was entitled “Hopeless continent”. Too often, Western mainstream media depict Africa under what I call the 5Ds, namely, Disease, Disorder, Death, […]

Ethiopia’s Climate Consciousness

Ethiopia is working on planting five billion trees this year, part of an ambitious plan to plant 20 billion seedlings by 2024 to help build a green climate resistant economy. The initiative, started by prime minister Abiy Ahmed, follows the Green Legacy Challenge project that claimed to plant a record 353 million seedlings on a […]

Africa’s Junk Bonds Among Hottest Investments With Big Yields

Africa’s sovereign bonds, all of them rated junk, have been among the biggest beneficiaries of the risk-on mood that’s sweeping global markets as economies reopen from coronavirus lockdowns. Seven of the 12 top-performing emerging-markets this quarter are in Africa. Angola, which is in discussions to reorganise some of its loans, leads the pack with a […]

South African tech helps mastering Agronomy

South African agri-tech startup Skudu is helping agribusinesses lower input costs while increasing yields by mastering agronomy, or soil science, through technology. Launched in 2018, Skudu came about after Andries Sotfberg, an agronomist with 20 years experience, became frustrated with inefficiencies within his industry, such as the length of time it would take to generate […]

Why are Africa’s coronavirus successes being overlooked?

Remember, early on in the Covid-19 pandemic, the speculation as to how apocalyptic it would be if this disease hit the African continent? I do. There was deep anxiety about what it would mean for countries with lower income populations, dominant but harder-to-regulate informal economies and far fewer healthcare facilities than the UK or Italy. […]

Kenyan medical startup brings clinic to your home

Maikere is one of over 600 Nairobians getting medical care at home through TIBU Health, a Kenyan startup. It is a small player in a global movement towards home-based medical care, and its March launch coincided with the coronavirus pandemic that has forced much of the world’s population to stay at home. “People think that […]

Idris Elba Hosts Africa Day

Idris Elba to host Africa Day Benefit Concert with some of the continent's biggest music stars. Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) Some of Africa's biggest music stars are lined up to perform at a 2-hour long virtual concert on Monday to celebrate Africa Day. Actor and musician, Idris Elba is hosting the concert titled 'Africa Day Benefit [...]

Ubuntu Beds. SA initiative

Ubuntu Beds is an initiative that aims to unite hospitality businesses that now stand empty, with our healthcare workers who are fighting the virus on the front lines We have all seen how Covid-19 has crippled the Italian health system. Lombardy, a region in Northern Italy, was the epicentre of their Corona Pandemic. When Kim [...]

Ghana Grows Its Space Economy

Since 1998, some thirty satellites have been launched into space by a number of African nations. Ghana joined the club in June 2017 when its first satellite was launched into orbit from the International Space Station. Students from All Nations University College, three of whom had worked on the satellite, were among the 400 people [...]

Namibia’s next generation of Astrophysicists

The University of Namibia is running a yearly scholarship program for a PhD and masters student to study astrophysics in preparation for working on the AMT project. "I'd love to be involved in the first video images of our black hole," said Hiiko Katjaita, a masters student hoping to be a part of the AMT [...]

Ghana’s Tech Solution for Coronavirus Tracking

Officials have launched an application for mobile phones that is intended to help the authorities track and identify suspected cases of coronavirus. The government says the app will be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic and that around 100 suspected cases have already been identified using the app. The app will track [...]

The Kenyan surgical mask assembly line

A week ago, Josephine Wambua spent her days stitching gardening clothes. This week, the factory where she works transformed into an all-out effort to make 30,000 surgical masks a day in a country that barely produced any before. “To sit here and do something that is useful to the world is a dream,” said Wambua, [...]

WHO says Africa will not be a testing ground

The World Health Organization has declared that Africa will not be a testing ground for any vaccine as it slams two French scientists who called for coronavirus vaccine to be tested first in Africa. The director general of the WHO, Ethiopia’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the calls from the French scientists as “racist” Jean-Paul Mira, head of [...]

African Mona Lisa’ sold for $1.4m

‘Christine’ the ‘African Mona Lisa’ was painted in 1971 by the father of Nigerian modernism Ben Enwonwu. It was sold in an auction in London for $1.4m. ‘Christine’ was painted in 1971 by the father of Nigerian modernism Ben Enwonwu. The subject of the painting, Christine, was born in New York but moved to Ghana […]

Nigeria’s first female fighter jet pilot

Kafayat Sanni has made history becoming Nigeria’s first female fighter jet pilot. Sanni in 2017 emerged as the overall best pilot at the Nigerian Armed Forces 401 Flying Training School in Kaduna State. Her reward was her travel to the United States of America to train at the US Aviation Leadership Programme. Sanni successfully completed […]

Best African country for startup CEO

It pays more to be a startup CEO in South Africa than anywhere else, according to a survey of startup compensation packages focused on nearly 50 startups in Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana. The survey was carried out by Timon Capital, early-stage investor in sub-Saharan Africa and think tank Briter Bridges. Nigeria, South Africa […]

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Prize

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his work toward ending a 20-year conflict with neighboring Eritrea and opening up one of Africa’s most notorious one-party systems. Mr. Ahmed’s overhauls have put Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most-populous country and one of its fastest-growing economies, on a transition toward democracy, even […]