[ANALYSIS] Why will it cost $1 billion a year to save Africa's lions?

[ANALYSIS] Why will it cost $1 billion a year to save Africa's lions?

This article first appeared on The Conversation. A billion dollars. That’s approximately what it would cost to save the African lion. That’s a billion dollars each year, every year into the foreseeable future. The startling price tag comes from a calculation we did, starting with a new database we compiled of available funding in […]

Kenya, South Africa agree on long-term visas

Kenya, South Africa agree on long-term visas

Kenya, South Africa agree on long-term visas  Anadolu Agency Kenya, South Africa move to ease visa requirements  Xinhua Kenya, South Africa to launch long-term multiple travel visas  News24 Full coverage Source link

Ethiopia launches visa-on-arrival for Africa

Ethiopia launches visa-on-arrival for Africa

By ANDUALEM SISAYMore by this Author Ethiopia has launched a visa-on-arrival service for all African travellers. The service, effective from November 1, 2018, aims at making it easy for Africans to visit the country that hosts the African Union (AU) headquarters. It was launched at a ceremony held at the AU Commission headquarters in Addis […]

Africa's future needs a better research culture—and not just for scientists

Africa's future needs a better research culture—and not just for scientists

Of the many developmental challenges facing Africa, scientific research doesn’t often rise to the top of the discussion agenda, though thankfully that has been changing with high profile initiatives like the Next Einstein Forum. And yet research and development will be key to the kinds of improvements that African citizens need and expect. The priorities, […]

Africa's cities are no longer just stopovers on the way to a safari

Africa's cities are no longer just stopovers on the way to a safari

In the global imagination, Africa’s cities are usually limited to safari stopover or the site of compounded suffering. Now, one of the advantages of increased investment on the continent is that more business travellers are jetting in, and they’re growing tired of the hotel’s bland buffet. The African City Guide was created for travellers who […]

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi strives for more after All Blacks win

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi strives for more after All Blacks win

There is only one man still playing the game who knows what it is like to lead a team to victory over the All Blacks in New Zealand – Siya Kolisi. The handful of others who have done it this century have all quit. John Eales, Martin Johnson, Thierry Dusautoir, John Smit and Sam Warburton. […]

Africa's Youth Needs More Than Just Technology

Africa's Youth Needs More Than Just Technology

by Cathy Smith, Managing Director at SAP Africa Africa’s youth needs more than just technology    We often read about the number of jobs that our youth are going to be doing in 10 or 15 years that don’t even exist yet. The conventional wisdom is that we can prepare them for this “unknown future” […]

Massive, 5655-Carat 'Lion Emerald' Unearthed in Africa

Massive, 5655-Carat 'Lion Emerald' Unearthed in Africa

This 2.5 pound (1.1 kilogram) “lion emerald” is one of the single largest crystals ever unearthed in Africa’s Kagem mine — the most productive emerald mine in the world. Credit: Gemfields Miners in Zambia, in Africa, have discovered an emerald so large that the Queen of England herself would probably think, “That’s a bit […]

PHOTOS: Migrants die, unnamed and unclaimed, in South Africa

PHOTOS: Migrants die, unnamed and unclaimed, in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Ever since Francis Nkomo went missing 10 years ago, his older sister Banele has been waiting for a sign of life. “I miss him,” says Banele while holding his picture, all she has left of her brother. “I miss him a lot.” Francis, a Zimbabwean migrant living in Johannesburg, was 29 when he […]

Rwanda First in Africa to Join Alibaba-Led eWTP

Rwanda First in Africa to Join Alibaba-Led eWTP

Alibaba Group and the government of Rwanda have agreed to multiple bilateral initiatives to promote the African country’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism. The signing of three memoranda of understanding, witnessed by Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma, took place on Wednesday in the capital city […]