Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet service into Ghana. The new financing was led by 4DX Ventures, a new, Africa-focused fund that’s been deploying capital at an incredibly fast clip since its launch earlier this year. […]

Can renewables meet their potential in Africa?

Can renewables meet their potential in Africa?

Africa is a huge continent, consisting of 54 countries that are home to 17% of the world’s population. However, it has long struggled with providing a reliable and wide-reaching electricity network. While this varies widely from country to country, it is true of most rural areas, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Recent estimates suggest that there […]

Rheinmetall-Denel blast: Eight killed in munitions explosion in South Africa

Rheinmetall-Denel blast: Eight killed in munitions explosion in South Africa

At least eight people have been killed in an explosion at a munitions factory in South Africa, a spokesman for the fire and rescue services has said. The incident happened in the Somerset West district near Cape Town during the afternoon. The cause of the blast is not yet known but an eyewitness reported seeing […]

Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city

Skyscrapers, trains and roads: How Addis Ababa came to look like a Chinese city

Theodros Amdeberhan, an Ethiopian lawyer, last year bought a three-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment here for about 3.5 million birr ($127,000). “Local developers never deliver on time,” says Amdeberhan. The complex opened in 2016, and so far 70% of lots have sold. “When Mr Wang offered me a good price, I didn’t hesitate,” he says. With red […]

Why Africa is in world power spotlight

Why Africa is in world power spotlight

President Xi Jinping is hosting the China-Africa Summit in Beijing this week with at least 50 heads of state attending. The global spotlight will, therefore, be shining brightly on Africa in the coming days. Last week, leaders from top states in the continent met, separately, United States President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Veteran envoys defend China's engagement record in Africa

Veteran envoys defend China's engagement record in Africa

Veteran diplomats from China yesterday defended Beijing’s record of engagement with African countries, denying that it engaged in neo-colonialism or that it applied its non-interference policy in blanket fashion to the detriment of Africans. The accusation by Western media that China engages in resource exploitation and neo-colonialism is groundless, said Mr Cheng Tao, a former […]

Africa's week in pictures: 24-30 August 2018

Africa's week in pictures: 24-30 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week. Image copyright Reuters Image caption An eight-year-old girl harvests mangoes in the Egyptian village of al-Giza on Monday…. Image copyright AFP Image caption This farmer checks the picked fruit under the trees before they are packaged up for sale. Image […]

Bobi Wine and Kofi Annan – Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

Bobi Wine and Kofi Annan – Straight Talk Africa [simulcast]

Shaka Ssali discusses the arrest, detention and release of Bobi Wine and the legacy of the late Kofi Annan with Stephane Dujarric, UN Spokesperson, Mildred Tuhaise, a Senior Reporter at NBS TV, Jeffrey Smith, Executive Director of Vanguard Africa, and Daniel Kawuma, Chairman of the Uganda Diaspora Investment Company, USA. Source link

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