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A Voice for English Teachers in Africa

Back in 2009, as I sat at a train station in Kobe, Japan, waiting for my train, a young boy aged about six traveling with his mother sat next to me and asked if I was American. I replied no,…

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef, the banished voice of Arab Spring

By Rédaction Africanews Egyptian star satirist Bassem Youssef had his country in stitches during the Arab Spring, but a decade later the politicians may well think they have had the last laugh. Youssef, 46, now lives in the United States,…

The Sounds of Somali Supergroup 4 Mars

VIK SOHONIE n 2019, Ostinato Records became the first label granted access to the grand Archives of Radiodiffusion-Télévision de Djibouti (RTD), a vault of secrets and stories from East Africa. Below, Ostinato Records founder Vik Sohonie writes about their new release, Djibouti Archives Vol. 1: Super…

Lavender Hill police officer fights crime with free meals for children

By Siphokazi Vuso  Cape Town – A police officer from Hillview is going beyond the call of duty and feeding hundreds of needy children in Lavender Hill in pursuit to keep them away from the crime she has witnessed in…

Nigerian startup Autochek opens Accra office as it begins expansion process

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian auto-tech startup Autochek has launched an office in Accra as it aims to increase its footprint in Ghana as part of its pan-African expansion plans. Autochek aims to build digital solutions that will enhance and enable a seamless…

5 brilliant Black authors, you need to know about but might not

BY TINA CHARISMA In a period of ongoing global conversations on anti-racism and representation, debates centred on diversity in publishing are key. The contributions that Black authors have had in literature is an area that has long been part of…

Rwandan Entrepreneur Who Is Reaping The Rewards With Booming Flower Business

By Forbes Africa Rwanda is renowned for its green and immaculate public spaces. And 35-year-old Viateur Ndahayo is a flower farmer playing his part, beautifying the city of Kigali with his ornamental flora. At Gacuriro, a leafy neighborhood in Kigali,…

National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman Performs At The Forbes Women’s Summit | Forbes

Amanda Gorman is an award-winning writer, poet and activist. At 22 years old, she is the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration where she was widely praised for her poem The Hill We Climb. Less than a day…

Gaming guru and YouTuber Grant Hinds chats about becoming a vegan

By Brandstories  Typically, the first month of the new year is the time we look towards making positive changes in our lives, discarding unhealthy habits and replacing them with those which are beneficial to our bodies and minds. Veganuary is…

Louis Vuitton designer plans Burundi makeover

Samba Cyuzuzo BBC Great Lakes A Burundian pattern-maker working for Paris-based luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton has told the BBC how he hopes to transform the fashion industry back home. Pierre Hardy Mwete – whose mother wanted him to become…