How soccer and religion fight it out for the hearts of Africans

How soccer and religion fight it out for the hearts of Africans

In this age of globalization few events draw more attention than sport as the World Cup in Russia illustrates with billions of people across the globe glued to their screens. At this time in football crazy Africa, specialists and ordinary fans are watching, discussing and analyzing the World Cup. But the excitement and euphoria come […]

Young Voices Africa project

Young Voices Africa project

Young Voices Africa is a co-creation project that has developed an interactive package of sexual and reproductive health information materials – created by, and for, young people between 15 and 24 years old in Southern Africa. Our Young Voices project started in October 2017 when we brought together a group of young people from across […]

Africa's week in pictures: 29 June – 5 July 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 29 June – 5 July 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A model prepares backstage during the fashion preview for the Durban July, South Africa’s biggest, and most stylish, horse race… Image copyright Getty Images Image caption With this year’s theme being […]

Will Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed turn into another African strongman?

Will Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed turn into another African strongman?

Since Abiy Ahmed was appointed Ethiopia’s prime minister in April, he has been rolling out one reform after the other with breathtaking speed. This unexpected turn of events made him so popular so quickly in his country and beyond that, some sort of an “Abiymania” seems to be sweeping through the continent. From Kenya to […]

Ghana orchestra reinterprets Western classical music for Africa

Ghana orchestra reinterprets Western classical music for Africa

The Accra Symphony Orchestra is hoping to make a new generation in Ghana fall in love with classical music. The BBC went to see them in action and to hear how they’re winning over audiences with their fusion of African and Western classical art forms. Video journalist: Sulley Lansah Source link

US Probe Darkens Glencore Horizons From Africa to Americas

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Capitalizing on Industry 4.0 in Africa

Capitalizing on Industry 4.0 in Africa

The impact of Industry 4.0—the next phase in the digitization of the manufacturing sector driven by computing power, connectivity, and new forms of human-machine interaction—will be wide and profound. It offers exciting opportunities for African manufacturers and small and medium enterprises to create new business models and integrate into global value chains. However, benefiting from […]

Continent's free trade deal a game-changer for Africa

Continent's free trade deal a game-changer for Africa

South Africa has joined more than 50 African states in signing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTFA) agreement, which is aimed at facilitating a single market for goods and services on the continent. President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the agreement during the official opening of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of African Union […]