Africa's first ester transformer fluid factory opens

Africa's first ester transformer fluid factory opens

Ribbon cutting at the factory Asset maintenance of power infrastructure such as transformers enables such assets to operate to full lifespan optimally. As such, new developments in this area of asset optimisation mark maintenance milestones. UK-based M&I Materials recently announced the opening of manufacturing operations in South Africa, producing its MIDEL brand of fire safe […]

It's really expensive for Africans to live in their own cities

It's really expensive for Africans to live in their own cities

For the last decade or so, lists of the world’s most expensive cities usually include London, Hong Kong, perhaps New York, and then at least one African city—recently it’s been Luanda, Angola or an unexpected city like N’Djamena, Chad. These reports by international firms are focused on expatriate corporate executives, and their calculations often include […]

Africa press review 10 November 2018

Africa press review 10 November 2018

Africa press review 10 November 2018 – Africa – RFI Listen Download Podcast RFI English News flash 04h00 – 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 11/10 04h00 GMT Paris Live AM 04h10 – 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri Features and analysis 11/10 04h10 GMT RFI English News flash 05h00 – 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri News bulletin 11/10 05h00 GMT […]

Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

African high-tech player Mara (https://Mara.com) on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish​ Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference on the final day of […]

12 Bucket List Destinations to Visit in Africa Before 40

12 Bucket List Destinations to Visit in Africa Before 40

Africa is a rich tapestry of fascinating cultures, spectacular scenery and incredible fauna and flora. It’s a land of extremes and packed full of hidden gems. They say you can never leave Africa; it stays with you, there inside your head. Where to go in Africa? The choice is endless. So we’ll start with the […]

Africa's growing cities are inspiring protest and opposition parties

Africa's growing cities are inspiring protest and opposition parties

“FREE BOBI WINE!” say the graffiti outside his recording studio in Kamwokya, a poor district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. On August 13th the pop star-turned-politician (pictured above) was arrested and, he says, beaten and tortured by soldiers. Though he was released after two weeks, treason charges still hang over him. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade […]

A women-led Africa would have Ethiopian President, Namibian PM

A women-led Africa would have Ethiopian President, Namibian PM

There is only one African woman as at November 2018 serving in the capacity of president. She is Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde. In another sole woman political slot on the continent, the only female Prime Minister is Namibia’s Saara Kuugongelwa. Africa is NOT a country and that is a point that most social media users have […]

Africa's warp-speed health revolution misses an old threat

Africa's warp-speed health revolution misses an old threat

The leading killers of human beings are no longer the viruses, bacteria and other microbes that have lurked for millennia in our sewage, in our domesticated animals and in the parasites that bite or burrow into us. For the first time in recorded history, non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and stroke, are the […]

In 100 AD, this African tribe cleverly invented carbon steel

In 100 AD, this African tribe cleverly invented carbon steel

As far back in history as 100 A.D., the Haya people of Tanzania began making steel.  Elders were usually in charge of making the metal and used mud and grass to produce carbon. The carbon was then used with iron over an open hearth furnace to produce steel. The quality of the steel made was […]