Africa under pressure to tackle burgeoning youth unemployment

Africa under pressure to tackle burgeoning youth unemployment

A photograph made avaiable on 10 March 2017 showing unemployed Liberian men sit in front of a store to seek daily labour at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia, 09 March 2017. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO It is imperative that Africa shifts from a poverty reduction mindset (move away from development aid) to a job […]

Africans are telling their own story about Africa on social media

Africans are telling their own story about Africa on social media

Social media platforms are providing Africans with an opportunity to counter negative stereotypes by giving them representational agency. More and more Africans use the internet. By the end of 2000 the continent had a total of 4,514,400 users. Seventeen years later it had increased to 453,329,534, giving Africa an internet penetration of 35.2%. Africans are […]

Tax evasion isn't just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

Tax evasion isn't just for the west: it conspires to keep Africa poor too

There is a comforting mainstream narrative which tells us that African nations, like the rest of the developing world, are doing just fine. Look past the terrorist incidents, the latest Ebola outbreak and areas of drought, and you will find that poverty is being alleviated and diseases confined to isolated pockets. A combination of western […]

Liverpool-Real Madrid: How Mo Salah fever has gripped Africa

Liverpool-Real Madrid: How Mo Salah fever has gripped Africa

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pundits have compared Mo Salah with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo Football is king in Africa and with one of the continent’s own among the stars going into the Champions League final, Africa is united behind Liverpool against Real Madrid. Mohamed Salah has set Africa’s social media buzzing, and even […]

Africa's week in pictures: 17-24 May 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 17-24 May 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week. Image copyright AFP Image caption Wearing a multi-coloured skirt typically used in the dance, an Egyptian performs the Tanoura at el-Ghuri Culture Palace in Cairo… Image copyright AFP Image caption The dance, which incorporates the Sufi technique […]

Agriculture marked as Africa's path to prosperity, and Dube Port is an example of what is achievable

Agriculture marked as Africa's path to prosperity, and Dube Port is an example of what is achievable

The AfDB has entered into a collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) to step up work that would help African countries to add value to their agricultural output, and ultimately to industrialise. “Achieving Africa’s industrial potential will not happen by chance; strong partnerships such as the one our two organisations have now […]

Industry 4.0 in Africa: Helping or hindering?

Industry 4.0 in Africa: Helping or hindering?

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 […]

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Health minister quoted outdated TB stats for Nigeria, South Africa

Does Nigeria have the highest incidence of tuberculosis in Africa, as its junior health minister has claimed? New World Health Organisation estimates show it’s South Africa with the continent’s biggest TB problem. Researched by Motunrayo Joel & David Ajikobi Nigeria’s fight against tuberculosis (TB) suffered a setback when a laboratory that analysed TB samples burned […]

Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom for South African teen

Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom for South African teen

By AFPMore by this Author A gang who kidnapped a South African teenager from a playground at the weekend have demanded a ransom in bitcoin cryptocurrency worth about $123,000, police said Tuesday. The 13-year-old boy was taken in the eastern province of Mpumalanga while he was playing with friends near his home and was driven […]

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