Society

Mobile money in Kenya

Study provides fresh insights into the benefits of mobile money in Kenya

A recently published study on the long-run effects of mobile money on economic outcomes in Kenya provides some valuable insights that will benefit economic...
African agriculture in 2016

Important wins were notched up for African agriculture in 2016

2016 was a big year for agriculture in Africa with some notable “wins” across the continent. One of the most important gains was the...
Robert Smith

African-American billionaire offers scholarship to Nigeria’s rescued chibok girls

African-American billionaire Robert Smith has offered to sponsor the education of Nigeria’s 21 Chibok girls who were released last October. According to Thisday, the...
African history

100 things that you did not know about Africa

1. The human race is of African origin. The oldest known skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans (or homo sapiens sapiens) were excavated at...
Franck has already built three wells in his region

Meet the Cameroonian expat who brought drinking water to his village

In rural Cameroon, about 47% of the population doesn’t have access to potable water. One of those places without clean drinking water is the...

Masaka Kids Africana Dance Their Way to a Bright Future

The popular Ugandan Masaka Kids Africana dance group is making headlines once again with a new dance video for the song “Movie Star” by...
Black Mirror

Black Mirror – Making a great point about diversity

It is time for more diversity and models of all races being seen. We are bombarded everyday with flashy advertisement, billboards and television ads that...
research and development

Reversing Africa’s Brain Drain with Research & Development

Brain drain or human capital flight is the emigration of highly skilled or well-educated individuals from a country or society. Africa has a well-documented...
Theresa Kachindamoto

Female chief from in Malawi breaks up 850 child marriages and sends girls back...

Theresa Kachindamoto, the senior chief in the Dedza District of Central Malawi, wields power over close to 900,000 people… and she’s not afraid to...
Air pollution can be a problem in the heavy traffic

Five African Countries Ban Europe’s ‘Dirty’ Fuel Imports

Five countries in West Africa have decided to stop importing "dirty fuels" from Europe, the UN Environment Programme says. A recent report revealed that European...