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Teenage pilot on solo round-world flight arrives Kenya

By Rédaction Africanews Mack Rutherford, a British-Belgian 16 year-old who is attempting to break the current world record of youngest person to fly solo around the world, arrived Wednesday at Wilson Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. He was welcomed on the…

Becoming Resilient: How One Young Woman Made The Transition To Tertiary Education

Being accepted into a tertiary institution is a high point for thousands of matriculants every year. What many of them don’t realise, however, is that the transition from school to university can be a lonely one, fraught with unexpected challenges.…

Financing Dangote’s Fertiliser Dream Tougher than Expected

A new report claims that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, does not have the kind of money needed to complete his refinery by 2023. The report published by Fitch, the world’s biggest global rating agency, alleges that the Nigerian billionaire…

First Black African to Win Grand Tour Stage

Biniam Girmay made history as the first black African winner of a Grand Tour stage – but then had to go to hospital after an accident while celebrating. During his celebrations, the Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert rider was struck in the eye with…

why we need inclusive education in sub-Saharan Africa

Girls in sub-Saharan Africa face numerous barriers to quality education. Research by the British Council shows that in many countries, no more than 10 girls out of every 100 complete lower secondary school. In addition to discriminatory gender norms, there…

The Disruptive Lesotho Architect Pushing Change

From Africa to America, entrepreneur, architect and urban planner Mokena Makeka speaks to his journey from a Maseru childhood to working as a globally recognized scholar in urban planning and advisor trying to bring innovation to climate justice initiatives around…

Burkina Faso: Ouga Fashion week back after pandemic hiatus

From May 9 to May 14, some 35 designers from West Africa and Europe showcased their clothes in Ougadougou for fashion week, and for the first time the majority of designers were local. It is a first since the pandemic…

Preparing Teachers For Project-Based Teaching

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is changing how we learn, work and thrive. The education sector – internationally and in South Africa – has responded to this evolution by researching, implementing and monitoring new methodologies to educate our children, so that…

Applications Open For The Second Cohort Of Google For Startups Black Founders Fund For Africa

60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa will receive a share of $4 million Black Founders Fund (BFF)  Google has announced that applications for the second cohort of the Google for Startup Black Founders Fund for Africa are now open. Following…

Call To Invest ‘Serious Resources’ In Education, To Stem Tide Of Child Labour

By Cecilia Russell “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to eliminate child labour.” So said Dennis Sinyolo, Director of Education International’s African Regional Office in Accra, Ghana adapting liberation icon and late South African president Nelson Mandela’s famous…