Setting Up an African Development Centre

American technology giant Microsoft Corporation has unveiled plans to set up an African technology development centre in Kenya. The technology centre will be Microsoft’s 7th globally and will not only be the corporation’s gateway to the region, but will carry huge potential for jobs and business opportunities for tech-savvy Kenyan youth in the various ICT […]

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Getting Around Africa’s Mapping Issues

The growth of e-commerce in Africa is plagued by an array of issues that include fraud and delivery difficulties. Addressya is a platform that seeks to solve this by providing access to a precise and easy address system. All you need is your smartphone, download the app and simply create your profile. With Addressya users […]

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Plans for Egypt’s New Capital Hit a Snag

Egypt’s government wants to start running the nation from a new capital in the desert from mid-2020, but the $58 billion project is struggling to raise funds and needs to overcome other challenges after investors pulled out. Workers are rushing to build core areas of the new city to replace Cairo, the existing capital on […]

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The First Black African Woman to Reach the Summit of Mount Everest

On the way to the top of Mount Everest, there is garlic and mushroom soup with popcorn for starters, daily lectures on altitude sickness, and wipes instead of showers. That is what Saray Khumalo, a Zambia-born Johannesburg resident, shared on social media in the build-up to finally summiting the highest peak in the world, with […]

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Bird Species thought to be Extinct Rises from the Ashes

Scientists say a previously extinct species of bird returned from the dead, reclaiming the island it previously lived on and re-evolving itself back into existence. The white-throated rail colonized the Aldabra Atoll in the Indian Ocean and evolved to become flightless, before being completely wiped out when the island disappeared below the sea around 136,000 […]

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Africa’s 25 Most Liveable Cities

Many cities on the continent offer attractive environments in which to do business, and the quality of living is an essential component of a city’s attractiveness. The appeal of cities as a place to live and work is a key aspect of attracting talent as well as global and local businesses. In Africa, Port Louis […]

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Is Burundi Playing Dirty?

The Supreme Court has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to opposition activists in exile. The ruling applies to 32 politicians, rights campaigners and journalists living abroad, and also to nine military officers jailed in Burundi over a 2015 coup attempt, according to a statement by the prosecutor general and Supreme Court president. One of […]

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Egyptian Filmmaker to Document Christchurch Attack

A film about the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people died, is to be directed by Egyptian film-maker and academic Moez Masoud. According to Variety the film’s title will be Hello, Brother, the words spoken by 71-year-old victim Hati Mohammed Daoud Nabi, who opened the door to the gunman of Al Noor mosque, where 42 […]

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Saving the African Rhino

The survival of the rhino is under threat. That is according to the World Wildlife Fund, which says that more than 8,000 rhinos have been poached for their horns since 2010. They are killed to meet the high demand for horns in Asia, but in South Africa staff at a wildlife reserve say they have […]

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Giving Zimbabwe Farmers the Legal Right to their Land

Most white commercial farmers were pushed off their land in the early 2000s by the government and replaced by black farmers.  Those new farmers have no guarantee they will be allowed to stay, and no collateral to use to borrow money from banks. Without those, the Commercial Farmers Union argues that farms cannot be productive. […]

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