- Many countries in Africa now have both “kinds” of malnutrition: undernutrition and overweight and obese people
Move To The City, Urbanisation Is Leading To More Innovation – There’s A Small Headache For Africa ThoughWhen someone is in a city which is twice the size of their hometown they become 15% more productive
- Says he is an Afro-optimist, and the prospects for South Africa and Africa are still quite good
- In South Africa, Kenya and Uganda volunteers monitor and record data on everything from mangrove ecosystems to beach erosion; along with a variety of animals and insects like sea turtles, bats, owls, frogs, lizards and …
Two Nigerian Brothers Were Handed Lemons…And Made Lemonade, And These Kenyan Siblings Created ‘Magic’ With The SunPerhaps Africa’s manufacturing capacity will not be built by large multinationals setting up on the continent, but by plucky local young business innovators, who are not afraid to fail
- Mugabe is 92-years-old and his party is beset by factionalism with rivals vying for position as his successor. This situation could bode well for the demise of authoritarianism in Zimbabwe
The East And Horn Of Africa Soap Opera: Buckle Up For The Continent’s Most Headache-Inducing Political DramasIf you are a foreign minister in the broader East African political region, you probably don’t get much sleep and can’t afford to switch your cellphone off
Elsewhere People Rush To The Cities; In Zimbabwe The Desperate Abandoning Towns And Heading Back To The VillagesIn the latest protests in Harare, shops owned by the vice president and other senior officials were looted
In Case You Missed It, A Burundi Presidential Team Says The People Want Term Limits Removed For NkurunzizaIt seems like despite the violence his decision to run again last year caused, Burundi's president Nkurunziza has not plans to go home any day soon
- Pampered and rich, Ethiopian athletes had until now mostly been content to stay out of politics and enjoy their wealth and superstardom
What You’re Reading Most
- Vote For Kaberuka At 67%, Another Rwandan 2nd At 14% – Would Any Of These Africans Make Good AU Chiefs?
- The ‘Nigeriafication’ Of Africa: Triumphing In A War It Never Set Out To Win
- Remember Uganda President Museveni’s ‘Roadside Phone Call’ Photo That Set Social Media On Fire? There’s A Boring Story Behind It
- South Sudan’s Pain: Leader Kiir Is A ‘Drunk’ And Puppet Of The Army Chief, And Machar Is Not Boss Of His Forces
- Japan’s Emperor Akihito Says He Wants To Leave The Throne…And Gets A Call From Zimbabwe’s Mugabe
Hacking A Continent
- Africa's biggest economy shrank in the first quarter of the year, and a recession is feared as oil revenues, the mainstay of the west African nation’s economy, have crashed due to low crude prices
Vote For Kaberuka At 67%, Another Rwandan 2nd At 14% – Would Any Of These Africans Make Good AU Chiefs?Africa has easily over 50 very qualified candidates to replace Dlamini-Zuma as African Union chief. Whether they can be persuaded to throw their hats in the ring, is another matter
- A big gap still separates high-income countries from low-and middle-income ones where 90% of road traffic deaths occur in spite of having just 54% of the world’s vehicles
- Photographs are often able to capture Africa failures, its successes, its beauty and ugliness in dramatic ways
Clap For This 16-Year-Old African Schoolgirl: She May Just Have Revolutionised How Crops ‘Drink’ WaterThe Johannesburg teen’s innovation is made from orange peels and avocado skins, making it easy to reproduce even for impoverished farmers
- "New kid on the block" Magufuli is not just tough with the corrupt in Tanzania--he treats the opposition the same way
- The level of polarisation leading to Zambia’s 2016 polls was unprecedented
- Nigeria's revenues per capita have increased tenfold in 35 years. But the west African nation's income per capita does not reflect this growth
Myth & Reality
- No other country in the region produces as many high-ranking ideologues in the Sahelian jihadist movement as Mauritania
- “This stuff never existed before in Libya. We never saw a range of devices like these,” he says. Doors, windows, even furnishings, have been connected to explosives
- The size of South Africa’s economy is $301 billion at the rand’s current exchange rate, while Nigeria’s GDP is $296 billion
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You might imagine that a university or college education would give you a broader, more cosmopolitan worldview; that the more educated you are, the less parochial you would become. The data suggests otherwise.
I find the word ‘peasant’ to describe a rural subsistence farmer very jarring, yet my Ugandan friends use it quite casually. What’s going on?
The inequity in resource allocation is clearer when you consider that it is just a tiny minority of people who make it to higher levels of education in the first place.
- How did a country of that size and with a population of 7.1 million people come to embody cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship?
- Without making the absolute claim, the authors suggest that violence, corruption or a combination of the two are part of what is holding back
- His is a two-fold horror: first, that this could be happening to South Africa, of all countries; and second, is that it is becoming an “African country”
- Sadat was not of Egypt’s traditional Oriental-European ruling elite stock, and the snobbish upper classes always viewed him as an outsider.
- Paradoxically, even as critics say space for free media is shrinking, more and more newspapers are opening up