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Nigerian artist uses African celebrities as his canvas for a malaria awareness campaign

Earl Nurse, CNN When Laolu Senbanjo received an email requesting him to work with Beyoncé, he thought it was a scam.”The Nigerian in me was just thinking it’s just one of those emails,” the 38-year-old recalls. “I wanted to know…

THE 100th ISSUE: Q&A With Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

By Simone Sribrath From Hollywood exports and Grammy artists to award-winning ideas that can save the world, Africa is not only diverse in its people but also in its industries and creativity. For FORBES AFRICA hundredth issue (since the magazine’s inception…

Nigerian fashion pioneer Folashade ‘Shade’ Thomas-Fahm will be celebrated at the ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition

by Sana Noor Haq, CNN She’s been called one of Africa’s most important designers, and a pioneering figure in Nigerian fashion.Now, Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm is among the names being celebrated by London’s Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum. Set to open…

Amplify Africa & The Africa Channel Celebrates AFRICON with 3-day Virtual Event May 21-23

By Fisher Jack *LOS ANGELES, CA – Amplify Africa, a leading entertainment and media company in the U.S. whose mission is to amplify Africa and the African diaspora through global community, storytelling, and digital innovation, and The Africa Channel, a cable…

Kenya Aims to Achieve a Net-zero Carbon Neutral Economy by 2050

Kenya aims to set up an emissions trading system that will allow companies and other bodies to buy emissions allowances, the finance minister sai earlier this week, as the country strives to limit the release of greenhouse gases. Emissions trading…

Laughter is the Best Medicine for Zimbabwe’s Taboo Subjects

In 2019, Zimbabwean comedy made international news when comedienne Samantha Kureya, known on stage as Gonyeti, was abducted and tortured by masked gunmen. She is one of many comedians in Zimbabwe who have faced violent repercussions for their comedy. In…

Burna Boy, the first African artist with 100 million streams from three albums- chart data

By Rédaction Africanews Grammy award-winning Nigerian singer Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulum popularly known as Burna Boy has made history as the first African artist to achieve over 100 million streams on Spotify, – a Swedish audio streaming and media services, provider.…

4 SA startups secure additional funding, support at end of the AlphaCode Incubate program

BY TOM JACKSON Four South African startups have secured an additional ZAR500,000 (US$35,000) in funding as well as further support after moving into the second phase of the AlphaCode Incubate programme’s demo day. Disrupt Africa reported in February 10 South African fintech…

Nigeria’s CDcare lets you buy appliances and pay over time with zero-interest

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup CDcare has developed an online marketplace that lets users buy appliances and pay in monthly or weekly instalments at zero interest.  CDcare combines savings and loans features in its marketplace, allowing users to automate the payment of…

Emperor Haile Selassie’s gift that left Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta fuming

MILDRED EUROPA TAYLOR  Mzee Jomo Kenyatta had few close friends while he was president of Kenya. One of them was Ethiopian leader Emperor Haile Selassie. They were such good friends, that Kenyatta made sure that the Emperor was Kenya’s first…