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Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

By Brett HORNER As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician’s false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation.…

Photographing Fela: Bernard Matussiere On His Iconic Images of Fela Kuti and the Kalakuta Queens

DAMOLA DUROSOMO The French photographer speaks to OkayAfrica about what it was like to capture the Nigerian legend in his interior life and on tour. Veteran French photographer Bernard Matussiere had no idea he’d be capturing pivotal moments in the life of…

With its data analytics platform, Briter Bridges wants to deepen the knowledge infrastructure for African

Alexander O. Onukwue Briter Bridges has launched a data platform ‘Briter Intelligence’ as a resource for visual, granular and current data on startup activities in African tech.  The research consultancy has been building a reputation for creating broad-based maps on…

Gentlemen, start your wheelbarrows! Meet the Nigerian kids ingeniously remaking famous videos with household objects

By Toyin Owoseje, CNN A group of Nigerian kids are proving that when it comes to getting creative, less can sometimes be more.The Ikorodu Bois — brothers Muiz Sanni, 15, Malik Sanni, 10, and their 13-year-old cousin Fawas Aina —…

Jahëna Louisin’s Debut Short Film, ‘28 jours,’ is an Homage to Black Fatherhood

CIKU KIMERIA Troubled by portrayal of Black fathers in mainstream media, the Haitian-Reunionese filmmaker set out to make a film about loss and humanity. “Cinema Africa” is your guide to African film. Writer Ciku Kimeria is highlighting new movies and documentaries that…

UK-Based NGO Offers Rural Nigerian Children Free Library And IT Training

By Chile Nwaorgu A United Kingdom-based non-profit organisation, The Rural Gems (TRG) with operational office in Nigeria has expressed its willingness to transform the lives of rural Nigerian children through literacy and free IT training. With the theme ‘Inspiring learning…

This Japanese VC has invested in 20 early-stage African tech startups so far this year

BY TOM JACKSON Some VC firms are more active than others, but Japanese company Kepple Africa Ventures is setting all kinds of records having so far invested in more than 50 African tech startups – with 20 of those deals…

Will Kenya’s Amina Mohamed be the WTO’s first African leader?

Just weeks after current World Trade Organisation Director General Roberto Azevêdo announced his abrupt resignation, Kenyan diplomat and minister Amina Mohamed is among the top candidates to replace him. Azevedo’s decision to leave the global position this August, instead of August 2021,…

Global Food Companies With Franchises In Africa Showing No Animal Welfare Progression In 8 Years

By Evans Kipkorir 27 May 2020, NAIROBI — Leading global food companies are demonstrating that action on animal welfare is possible within a competitive environment however, much more needs to be done as some of the major global food companies…

Isabel dos Santos seeks to revoke asset freeze over ‘forged’ passport

By AFP Angola’s billionaire former first-daughter Isabel dos Santos and her husband are seeking to revoke a court order that froze their assets last year as part of a massive corruption probe, their lawyer said Tuesday. Dos Santos and her…